By Lucy Komisar
Nov 25, 2021
It’s back, along with the iconic white spider that hangs from the Jefferson Market (Courthouse) Library at Sixth Avenue and 10th Street.
And the big cutout figures, held high so even people behind the crowded barriers can see them.
Looking at the creative and artistic Halloween costumes, you see that the best ones are in groups. There are the traditional macabre visions, some stilt walkers and clowns, games: cards and chess.
I always like a bit of history. Here are some warriors outside their Trojan horse. They are waiting to be interviewed by TV. The cameras always hang out at 10th Street, which means there is good lighting. Good for other photographers and viewers.
I liked the cross-border culture, this by the Chinese.
The stilt walkers
Love this parade, going to it for decades. I’m always surprised. Always admiring.
A few days before, I heard the mail deliverer to my building, a woman in her 30s, telling the doorman about her costume, telling how she was paying more attention to it than she had planned.
And I realized how the Halloween parade is really an artistic celebration of and by people who get no serious recognition for their artistry anyplace else.
Big museums have exhibits about the clothes worn in the past by the very rich. Inventive Halloween costumes should be added to the canons of art.
See comment below. The director of the parade agrees!