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24 W 57:Manhattan

Really. In this tony gallery building they need to remind people to flush? What are New Yorkers coming to or should I blame it on the tourists?

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Marion Boesky: Manhattan

This is not a private bathroom, but rather one in a townhouse that serves as an art gallery. The current exhibit is by Lucie Fontaine who is not a real person, but a collaboration between two artists. This sink collection is composed and the "Employees Must Wash Their Hands" sign, which is pictured here and appears to be in Japanese, is actually a piece of art. Go figure!

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Middlesex Clinic: Essex, CT

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Could be a new Damien Hirst art work if this was taken at a museum or gallery, but it is just a wall of extra supplies at the clinic.Notice the progression of the purple gloves from tightly packed to partially out to spilling forth. I promise I did not stage this.

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Cooley Gallery: Old Lyme, CT

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Love a restroom with a view. Given the tiny proportions of this one, it is a good thing. This is far from the only view in a frame to be found at this gem of a gallery known for its offerings of Lyme Impressionist painters, but more and more frequently presenting contemporary work as well. This month's exhibition by local artist Judy Friday is terrific. My son bought a small painting. Even the little ones in this show pack a big punch. And then there are the woven pillows and rugs that she is producing on her new loom.

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Gallery Hemachromatosis: Manhattan

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Not the usual restroom notice about where to throw the towels. Although Duchamp displayed a toilet as a piece of art, this gallery prefers to keep theirs behind a closed door.

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Corcoran Gallery: Washington, DC

It really does make you proud to go to the galleries in our capital.  Everything is free and clean.  Even the metro.  And you should see the train station! Loved the Annie Liebowitz exhibit "Wanderings" of her travel around the country visiting sites that are particularily meaningful to her.  A total change from the rest of her ouvre.

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Pier 92: New York

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This is a lot nicer than what you get at the Javitt's Center.  Must be the difference between catering to art galleries and collectors versus merchandisers and vendors.

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Frick Collection: Manhattan

Old fashioned sinks line the wall of the Frick Ladie's Room with a nice glass shelf above and they even have stacks of paper cups to use for a drink of the icy cold New York tap water.  You expected a drinking fountain? Not here. Came to see the Picasso drawings. Amazing show. How could anyone draw and paint like he did in his early teens? Lest on forget his strict classical training in looking at his later work, this show reminds us of his roots.  Most astonishing are the Ingresque graphite portrait of a gentleman and the red watercolor of his is father.  The new procelain gallery was pretty amazing as well as much for the natural light flooding the formerly outdoor space as for the delightful display of mostly Meissen pieces.

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