Daily photographs by HANS VON RITTERN, with humorous, artistic and social commentary on life in the big city.

Archive for May, 2014

Photo of the day: OLD TIMER’S NAVY SALUTE

SALUTE

Photo of the day: OLD TIMER’S NAVY SALUTE – Yesterday in Bryant Park, the navy serenaded lunch time picnickers with a rousing concert. At the end of the concert, the conductor asked audience members from each branch of the military to stand up and be recognized. This old timer still gave the perfect proud navy salute.
The Navy Band Northeast Pops Ensemble and the U.S. Fleet Forces Band featured a wide variety of musical styles including traditional concert band literature, pop, Jazz and patriotic favorites.

Under the direction of Lt. Cmdr. Carl Gerhard, Navy Band Northeast is one of 13 official bands of the United States Navy worldwide, and is comprised of 45 professional Navy musicians, many of whom are from the New York metropolitan area and welcomed a chance to perform in front of the hometown crowd.


Photo of the day: HAPPY 68th BIRTHDAY CHER!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHER

Photo of the day: HAPPY (yes) 68th BIRTHDAY CHER ! – If ever an icon has kept the love of six generations of fans, she has, with a hit record in every decade. No recording artist has done that. I have had the sheer delight to have met her several times and she is as beautiful inside as she is outside. Happy Birthday Cher – you DID turn back time !


Photo of the day: CAN YOU SPOT THE TOURIST?

On the #7 train, Grand Central Station stop.

On the #7 train, Grand Central Station stop.

Photo of the day: CAN YOU SPOT THE TOURIST?

Photo of the day: RED WHITE AND BLUE, REMEMBERING TYRONE MAY

red white blue world trade center
Photo of the day: RED WHITE AND BLUE, REMEMBERING TYRONE MAY – The World Trade Center 9/11 memorial’s security walls came down today and as a native New Yorker tour guide who visited the site several times a week, it is very odd and it takes some getting used to that there are no longer any long snaking lines, advance $2 tickets and airport type security screening. As of now – you can walk right up to the waterfalls. Tyrone May’s family came to remember him as they privately visited the newly opened museum, they left this red, white and blue remembrance for him. On this rainy day, the raindrops looked like tears.

Photo of the day: MAY 14, 2014 THE WORLD TRADE CENTER MUSEUM FINALLY OPENS

First look

First look

Photo of the day: MAY 14, 2014 THE WORLD TRADE CENTER MUSEUM FINALLY OPENS


Photo of the day: DISCUSSION TODAY 6pm ‘THE IMPORTANCE OF PUBLIC ART’ at JEFFREY LEDER GALLERY (5 Pointz)

5 POINTZ DISCUSSION

Photo of the day: DISCUSSION TODAY 6pm ‘THE IMPORTANCE OF PUBLIC ART’ at JEFFREY LEDER GALLERY – Come join me and the artists of 5 Pointz to discuss the ever growing importance of public art in our cities and culture. ‘Street art’ gives our communities their identity, brightens blighted areas, gives pride and keeps the flavor of the neighborhood. Come join us! 6pm.
If you would like to hear more expressions by great artists tonight – come to the Jeffrey Leder Gallery tonight and view and hear the awesome artists: Auks, Cortes, Hans Von Rittern, Jerms, Just One, Meres One, Poem, Shiro, See TF, Topaz, Zimad, all brilliantly curated by Marie Cecile Flageul!
The Jeffrey Leder Gallery: 2137 45th Road, L.I.C.
#7/G subway stop. One block away from 5 Pointz and PS1 Moma. Admission is free, open 6 to 9pm.
Leder Gallery: http://www.jeffreyledergallery.com/whitewash.php
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Photo of the day: “LET US DIRTY”

B train, 1:00am, New York City

B train, 1:00am, New York City

Photo of the day: “LET US DIRTY” – 1:10am, Anthony Alonzi fixing his eyeliner after the Cher concert. On the B train,  Brooklyn.

Photo of the day: URSULA VON RITTERN, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY !

MOM CONFIRMATION 1942

Photo of the day: URSULA VON RITTERN, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! ~ Coming from a long line of fiercely independent women, mom learnt from them and did it all on her own. From my great grandmother Johanna on – three generations of women divorced their husbands, each woman reaching success without her husband. Beauty, talent and strength – a remarkable combination.

Photo of the day: HEAVY CONSCIENCE by AUKS/5 POINTZ

HEAVY CONSCIENCE AUKS

Photo of the day: HEAVY CONSCIENCE by AUKS/5 POINTZ – One of the thought inducing powerful photos part of the current ‘Whitewash” exhibit in memory of the vandalistic destruction of the great murals at 5 Pointz Graffiti and Street Art Museum. I am proud to say I have one of Auk’s amazing paintings in my home.
“Auks One” (Thomas Lucero), an artist who draws much of his inspiration from Chicano tattoo art, cartoons, skateboard graphics, and later Hip Hop culture and high Renaissance drawings. He is a self-taught artist who has worked diligently over the years to refine his skills in every form of artistic expression. He is best known for his graffiti inspired illustrations and murals and his work has inevitably spread to the gallery circuit.
If you would like to see more expressions by great artists on canvas and in photographs (mine included) this weekend – come to the Jeffrey Leder Gallery this weekend and view the brilliant art by artists: Auks, Cortes, Hans Von Rittern, Jerms, Just One, Meres One, Poem, Shiro, See TF, Topaz, Zimad, all brilliantly curated by Marie Cecile Flageul!
The Jeffrey Leder Gallery: 2137 45th Road, L.I.C.
#7/G subway stop. One block away from 5 Pointz and PS1 Moma. Admission is free, open 12-6.
Leder Gallery: http://www.jeffreyledergallery.com/whitewash.php

Photo of the day: CHER COMES TO BROOKLYN’S BARCLAYS CENTER TONIGHT!

My personalized advertising on the Barclays Oculus

My personalized advertising on the Barclays Oculus

Photo of the day: CHER COMES TO BROOKLYN’S BARCLAYS CENTER TONIGHT! – Six decades of hits, six decades of fashion, six decades of fantastic shows all culminate tonight in Cher’s “Dressed To Kill” tour here in New York. Cher the eighth wonder of the world, will perform with loveable ‘fun girl’ Cyndi Lauper at Brooklyn’s new modern wonder the Oculus, at the Barclays Center. I’ll be there with Janet Novick and my international Cher fan friends and we’ll be ‘dressed to kill’!
(I’ve done my own advertising on the Barclays oculus here with my photos personally taken of Cher and Cyndi.)