In the News: Let There Be Neon Art

••• “Paul Shaffer will host a two-night tribute to the Bottom Line, which closed in 2004 after three decades as a landmark Greenwich Village nightclub, as part of the Schimmel Center’s 2017-2018 season.” The New York Times item includes other highlights from the Schimmel’s season. (The venue is part of Pace University).

••• The New York Daily News has another one of those real-estate articles about how people now live in FiDi. It’s written by a broker?!

••• Heyday is opening on the Upper West Side. —Commercial Observer

••• Artsy profiles Let There Be Neon, focusing on its work with artists: Owner Jeff “Friedman waxes poetic about the artists he’s worked with, indicating the close, collaborative effort required for each piece. The shop began working with Emin nearly two decades ago, and now manufactures all her neon pieces for projects in North America. […] It frequently works with Iván Navarro, the Chilean-born, Brooklyn-based artist for whom it has created trippy infinity chambers and furniture silhouettes. Artist Curtis Kulig commissioned the shop to render his iconic “Love Me” tag and “Love Me” smiley in neon; it also manufactured Ugo Rondinone’s neon-lit Hell, Yes! sculpture (2001) that once hung on the New Museum’s facade.” Here’s a Navarro work, courtesy Let There Be Neon, at the new Public Hotel. Andnext time you’re in the World Trade Center mall, check out the one in the entrance to 4 World Trade Center (can’t recall if it’s on the lowest or second-lowest floor of the mall, but the guard will let you go through the revolving door to see the art better).

courtesy Let There Be Neon