Gus Powell’s Putti (2000–present).Photo: Image courtesy of the photographer.
Though it’s always good to have confidence in your work, this shot — part of Gus Powell’s “Manhattan Noon” show currently up at the Museum of the City of New York — makes us a little uneasy. As all of Powell’s tableaux were taken at noon in midtown, it’s possible a leggy passerby may have been throwing these boys a bit off course. We’re particularly worried about the big guy on the right. —Rachel Wolff