Saturday, November 23, 2013

Photos on the Pier


I spent the day today at The Pier Antique Show in NYC. 


My goals were to seek visual inspiration and to go on a photo safari. With almost 500 exhibitors, both goals were easily achieved! Locals can still head to the show tomorrow, Sunday 11/24, from 10am-6pm. 

The Pier Show is being held at Pier 94, on the Hudson River on the West Side of NYC. 


I was excited to see the space again as I will be exhibiting there in April as part of Artexpo New York 2014. The Piers, each 1,100 feet long, were completed in 1935. While Pier 94 is exclusively used for exhibition space, the others are used as passenger terminals for cruise ships and as the home of USS Intrepid.

Given that part of the show was vintage clothing, there were a number of very fascinating people milling about. And there were a few "recognizable" people as well. But my inspiration came from the objects... 











24 comments:

Sharon W. said...

oh that quilt. i just want to lick the computer screen.

Erin in Morro Bay said...

Way cool! Your head must be exploding with inspiration and ideas.
Erin

eb said...

gorgeous pics and stuff - esp love the quilt and journals!

cHim-prints said...

My word! I hope you took your checkbook. Such treasures.

donnaj said...

Looks like an extremely inspiring place! great photo's-even reminded me i have a book like the bottom photo-now to go dig it out :)

Cherie said...

Thank You for taking me there Seth, my heart yearns for NYC more each day ;)

Jacki Long said...

Oh seth, these are my idea of heaven. Lucky you and good for you! Great pics.

Ruth L said...

Thank you Seth for sharing these inspirational photos!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Sounds like a collector's dream!!! Those vintage shows can be a tad expensive, but worth it, I think. My house would explode!!!

amy of four corners design said...

thanks for sharing your day - great eye candy - I love those brushes!

Roberta said...

Oh you did get some fantastic photos didn't you!

Jo Murray said...

That must've been fun! I'd kill for some of that vintage Asian paper.

Nan G said...

Looks like you had a fabulous day. Love the pic of the paint brushes and the thing with all the knobs. I see a tin of inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Brian Kasstle said...

And wonderful inspiration it is.

Love that all paper.

Kathryn said...

A treasure trove of inspiration. Great pics.

Frances said...

Really like how you see images and then capture them! Interesting.

Maureen said...

Art heaven!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This seems to be a fantastic event! Happy everybody who visits this extravaganza!Thank you for the photos!

Norma Conway said...

LOVE that wooden face. Love it. Love your capture(s) here Seth. How much fun can one have, hey? Thinking of you...Norma, x

dryadart said...

looks incredible!

angi eharis said...

i am drooling, don't see stuff like that on maui! tx for sharing, aloha, angi in hana

Darlene K Campbell said...

Oh yes, this is where you needed to be. I can already imagine how your art will be inspired by this show of fabulous stuff. I don't know how you kept from buying it all. Appreciate you snapping photos so I could take a peek too. Loved those letters spelling junk and the old books and the metal drawers and...and...

Hastypearl said...

One word!
Jealousjealousjealous!
Laura

rivergardenstudio said...

Wow, these are such fabulous shots, what a wonderful place!!
roxanne