In the News: Barbara Kruger

••• The owners of Mercat (on Bond Street), in announcing that they’re closing the Williamsburg branch, said they’re planning “a second downtown location in the coming months.” We could use a Spanish restaurant…. (Grub Street)

By Chester Higgins Jr. for the New York Times

••• The New York Times profiled artist (and longtime Tribeca resident) Barbara Kruger.

••• And the Times also poked around Philip Williams Posters: “Mr. Williams is the son of an Army sergeant who dragged him to bases in Alaska, the Philippines and Europe, where posters decorating kiosks and sewer vents may have been his Rosebud. Drawn to New York as a teenager, he spent more than a few days homeless and hungry, but found work in construction. He asked a contractor if he could buy trunks stashed in a hotel basement, and one turned out to contain three letters by Orville Wright. The $1,200 he made selling the letters led to a leased nook in an antique shop, where he discovered that posters were an increasingly popular way to decorate homes.”

••• “A new theatrical adaptation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, set in World War II Britain and mixing live music, video and puppetry with stage performance, received the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award on Friday at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The award covers all expenses for a three-week production at Off Off Broadway’s Flea Theater.” (New York Times)

••• At this point, the Wall Street Journal has written about Adeline Adeline more than I have. The New York Daily News, meanwhile, interviewed the store’s service manager, Frank Wruk.

••• Katie Finneran, who won a Tony for her role this year in Promises, Promises, married actor Darren Goldstein at Trattoria Cinque. (New York Times)

••• “Official records show that Damon Dash’s foreclosed Tribeca condo at 25 North Moore Street went to Platinum Capital for $5.6 million.” Good news for the weed budget! (Luxist)


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