With the countdown to the ArtSucks 10th Anniversary Party quickly approaching I decided to stay in NY over the holidays and focus on reformatting the blog. I did manage to make a few nights open to fun, just to get my mind out of writing / coding mode, and I'm glad I did, because too much can really burn you out.
The first holiday party was a few days before Christmas, at Ivan Tumanov & Pilar Tlachi's apartment. Ivan Tumanov is one of the lead architects of the ultra-high-end photo site LookBooks. I used to hang out with him a lot back in the early 2000s, and we only recently got back in touch. He taught me .php so I could up the dynamics of this site for the revamp.
We all got pretty good and trashed that night in their Upper West Side apartment, most of these people program all day making the big bucks, so they need to cut loose every once in a while.
There were some other artists there, I wasn't the only one in repose that night.
Artist Arnaldo Desire.
Pilar pulls out the big gun.
Payal Mittal, Ivan Tumanov, and Look Books developer Arunram Kalaiselvan.
I literally stayed up with Ivan till the sun started to rise, drunk off my ass I stumbled to the train. . .fast forward to NEW YEARS EVE.
At the apartment of photographer Athenais Alcibar and her Cuban style New Years Eve party in Astoria. Here is a hallway with some of her prints.
The living room, there were some really nice artisinal cheeses, this is the new thing for a good party, and I love it.
This is a fun group.
I dragged my buddy, poet Chris Caruso who was in town from Boise, Idaho along for the party, and he lived it up like it was 1999.
Photographer and gracious host Athenais Alcibar
Dan DJ-Paco and Jenna Lynn
DJ-Paco watching the ball drop.
Artist Erin Cadet.
As the New Year was rung in I was on the phone by the window, as witnessed in the background right of photo by Jenna Lynn of musician and designer Joel Pena Rios. I was talking to Molly who was partying with her friend Tiffany in Tennessee. Our first New Years apart in years.
Myself, Jenna Lynn, and Dan in 2013, photo by Athenais Alcibar.
2012 was a pretty good year, I'm hoping 2013 is really something special. Let's do this shit right. Photo by Athenais.
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