[Photo by JACKIE SNOW for PMc].
Not that anything surprises New Yorkers anymore, but an astronaut in full space gear shopping at Fendi is not something you see every day. This particular cosmonaut was part of Performa '09, which is the third biennial of performance art in NYC. Guests got to mill about the Fendi Store watching the befuddled astronaut, sip champagne, and do a little shopping themselves, with ten percent of the proceeds going to the Performa Commissions Fund, so next year they might be able to pay someone to dress up as a Deep Sea Diver and shop at Prada! More pics below...
Esther Kim, Carrie Elston, Niki Cosgrove, Margo Norton
Wangechi Mutu, RoseLee Goldberg
Esther Kim, Kristine Westerby, Robert Rowe, Stacy van Praagh, RoseLee Goldberg
Phyllis Ma, Devo Eilers,Tairone Bastien, Sara Ziff