For my wife’s birthday I acquired a piece of art from Paweł Althamer’s “The Neighbors”, which run through April 13 at the New Museum in New York city.

Since the early 1990s, Althamer (b. 1967 Warsaw, Poland) has established a unique artistic practice featuring an expanded approach to sculptural representation and consistently experimental models of social collaboration.

It was great to discuss with a museum curator which piece to select (we agreed without a doubt), and it’s a pleasure to have this piece in the living room of our Chelsea apartment.

To celebrate it we had dinner nearby, at Daniel Boulud’s excellent (although mainly carnivore) DBGB “gastro pub”.