Had a good day yesterday as birthdays go. Walked Alpine. Met Katherine at 4 at MOMA. We saw the Magritte exhibition which reminded me once again that no one has been as hurt by or had more influence on pop culture and advertising from the 1950s until today. It is very hard to look at this work with fresh eyes. You have to work at it. I found the Magritte well rewarded the effort to look. If you are in the city go see it. And then we briefly breezed through the Member’s Preview of the new Isa Genzken Retrospective. Again, I highly recommend it and intend to go back for an in-depth viewing. The only disappointing part was that Abigail was supposed to join us but she felt/feels like hell and stayed home.
We had a very nice dinner at The Modern in the Bar Room and then headed to the Cort Theater to see Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley in Pinter‘s No Man’s Land. Sean Mathias is the director. Not surprisingly, I guess, it is an exquisite production. It also, intended or not, (I believe it is intended) can be viewed as one of the most shattering depictions of dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease I have ever seen. The show and cast are playing in rep with Waiting for Godot which we will see in early December.
A few more views of Alpine before I move on to the new year.