The excellent Comedy Central series Broad City had the premiere of its third season last night, and the episode culminated with stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer paying a visit to an opening at an unnamed gallery. “That gallery looks awfully familiar!” I thought, sitting on my couch, and a telephone call this morning confirmed it: the scene was shot at none other than New York’s esteemed Maccarone gallery. (The big giveaway was the presence of a delightful Danny McDonald sculpture of a musclebound military man sipping on a straw attached to a giant pink penis.)
The other artwork in the exhibition, sorry to say, looks pretty bleak, and the art world gets a bit of a skewering, but we all have thick skins here, so no big deal. Another fun location site: the ladies dine at a new restaurant located in the spot that was once home to the delicious and beloved ‘inoteca on Rivington Street, right across the way from Christian Berst Art Brut.Here’s the full episode.