The Moment: The New York Times blog
The Insider | Jennifer Steinkamp
By Alex Hawgood
The Insider is a recurring profile of tastemakers in the fields of fashion, design, food, travel and the arts. Here, the new-media artist Jennifer Steinkamp shares a few of her style essentials. "Daisy Bell," her first exhibition of new work at Lehmann Maupin's Chrystie Street gallery space, opens September 7th. The Los Angeles-based Steinkamp, who has created site-specific work for the likes of The Getty Museum and the Denver Art Museum, is no stranger to T either: she created the "T" for our Holiday 2007 issue.
Name: Jennifer Steinkamp
Home base: Los Angeles
Retail standby: Tortoise
Music venue: Royal Albert Hall, London
Favorite concert: The Police in 1978.
Music: Punk and electronic.
Provisions: Whole Foods
For gifts: Jin Patisserie — amazing chocolate gift boxes.
Restaurant: Bastide, Los Angeles.
Drink: Coffee from Venice Grind.
Party central: My 50th at Bastide.
Momentary style obsessions: Pencil in the hair.
Reading material: Newspapers
Art pick: Cathie Opie at the Guggenheim.
Museums: Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo.
Movie: "Code 46?; anything social-science fiction.
Vacation destination: India, for the colors.
Something you are looking forward to this summer: Summer not ending so soon…
Jennifer's Mar Vista/Venice Calif. Neighborhood
Here are some of Steinkamp's favorite haunts in Los Angeles that she visits regularly. The map below is interactive; click on the blue markers to learn more about Jennifer's spots.
* Venice Grind— for coffee
* Jin Patisserie — for chocolate
* Tortoise — for household supplies
* Axe Restaurant
* Angles Gallery — many friends exhibit there
* Mrs Winston's Green Grocery Santa Monica — best Salad Bar
* Gym The Sports Club/LA — best trainer Jo Anne