Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Photos from Yve-Alain Bois' Garden Party

Every year for the past five years, Yve-Alain Bois--the Institute of Advanced Study and Princeton University-based art historian--organizes a spring Garden Party for the New York-area art world folks at his home deep in the woods of New Jersey. The setting in the NJ farm country reminds you why this place is called the Garden City State. Beautiful. Nature. Fundamental! (How do you survive the concrete jungle after spending time here? I don't know). Anyways, he treated his many guests--adults, children, pets--to an afternoon of "buffet lunch, drinks, frolicking in the grass, ping pong, pétanque, whatever." The "whatever" in fact included the "weather", because it was manifest in all its verdant spring glory. Ah, one more thing: Yve-Alain has these stacks of cut seasoned cherry wood that have now compelled me to want to return to my first love--wood carving. I left with two hefty logs in my trunk. This is serious! Anyways, here are a few photos from the party:

Yve-Alain (c) chatting with guests

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