With columnist Joe Alexander and Photographer Patrick McMullan
Birds, books, art, movies and girls have been heating up our chilly city. Sexy Uma Thurman confessed, “I’m looking forward to shooting the next Kill Bill with Quentin Tarantino.”….. Sex and the City designer Patricia Field raved about the shark disco ball that sculptor Kevin McHugh made for her store on the Bowery. “Kevin lights up my life,” laughed Fields at THE OUT NYC where the artist was showing his fish sculptures covered in Swarovski crystals inspired by the patterns of Emilio Pucci. Wendy Williams revealed, “I keep my pink shark over my desk at Fox.” And you thought she was a barracuda. Additional pieces were shown at the Avant Gallery in Miami alongside Damien Hirst’s spot paintings. THE OUT also unveiled the massive Arches of Hope installation by Antonio Pio Saracino in its edgy undulating lobby designed by Paul Dominguez. The project symbolizes the fight against AIDS and benefited MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation. Brazilian photographer Victor Haim exhibited his avant-garde pictures featuring reflections in coffee cups and on car doors in the hotel’s Xl Nightclub as well as at the Hudson River Music Hall where Judy Mauer showed her mirror images of street scenes and mannequins in store windows. Sales of Haim’s work benefited the Ali Forney Center in Chelsea. …… Patrick Meyer celebrated the publication of the world’s first NFC empowered book, “Steve Jobs & the World of Mobile,” at Barbizon 63. Guests included Thinaire’s co-founder Tim Daly and CEO Mark Goodstadt, attorney Jonathan Goldberg, event planner Harriette Rose Katz, actor Steve Stanulis and Dr. Laura Torrado.…..The Spin Doctors got everyone dancing at the finale of Wall Street Rocks Battle of The Bands at Irving Plaza. The night raised funds for the Salvation Army, Wounded Warrior Project and ReserveAid.