William Eggleston, “Untitled”, 1975. Dye transfer print, 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm). © Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy Cheim & Read Gallery
Location: Upper East Side, NYC
Photo: William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961–2008
Show time: Wed-Thurs & Sat-Sun 11 AM-6 PM, Fri 1-9 PM; Through January 25, 2009
Venue: Whitney Museum of American Art
Food: Brother Jimmy’s Bait Shack
Miscellaneous: Dylan’s Candy Bar
One of the most influential photographers ever, William Eggleston gets his first retrospective in the United States which includes his more famous and lesser known works ranging from black-and-white to color as well as his video work from the 1970s, Stranded in Canton. If you’ve got a craving for barbeque, check out Brother Jimmy’s Bait Shack as the ribs, chicken, beef, and pork are all smothered in some amazing BBQ sauce. BB&R, which stands for Blonde, Brunette, and a Redhead is the brainchild of three best friends. What they’ve created is something between a neighborhood bar and a lounge with leather seats in the front and a pool table, photo booth, and video games in the back. Looking more like it came out of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Dylan’s Candy Bar is a colorful place to get lollipops, licorice, and all things sugary. Don’t go crazy though, or your sweet tooth might melt here!