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The Sherman Zwicker first met the Atlantic just after we joined The War — a sailing vessel stop-gap in the transition to diesel power — fishing and trading from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean and back for over a quarter century. The last of his fleet, the SZ is now docked in Tribeca at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25; a 142-foot curio rescued with the help of the not-for-profit Maritime Foundation to become the seasonal oyster bar and maritime exhibit Grand Banks. 

Atelier Ace Director Eric Cheong and Ace familiar Johnne Eschleman left their fastidious fingerprints all over this one, so may God bless ol’ Sherm and all who dine upon him. 
Grand Banks sets figurative sail just in time for Fourth of July weekend.

New York City

The Sherman Zwicker first met the Atlantic just after we joined The War — a sailing vessel stop-gap in the transition to diesel power — fishing and trading from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean and back for over a quarter century. The last of his fleet, the SZ is now docked in Tribeca at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25; a 142-foot curio rescued with the help of the not-for-profit Maritime Foundation to become the seasonal oyster bar and maritime exhibit Grand Banks

Atelier Ace Director Eric Cheong and Ace familiar Johnne Eschleman left their fastidious fingerprints all over this one, so may God bless ol’ Sherm and all who dine upon him. 

Grand Banks sets figurative sail just in time for Fourth of July weekend.


Bear witness here to some work by coastally-limber Ace artist-in-residence Mr. Johnne Eschleman at Ace Hotel Seattle. Come and visit them sometime.

Bear witness here to some work by coastally-limber Ace artist-in-residence Mr. Johnne Eschleman at Ace Hotel Seattle. Come and visit them sometime.

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Elisa Nalin and friend at Ace Hotel New York — with artwork by our friend Johnne Eschleman.

Elisa Nalin and friend at Ace Hotel New York — with artwork by our friend Johnne Eschleman.


Johnne bedazzling our lobby windows for the Ace NYC x KEXP broadcasts.

Johnne bedazzling our lobby windows for the Ace NYC x KEXP broadcasts.


Art in room 402 at Ace Hotel New York by our resident thief of hearts, Johnne Eschleman. In his own words:

A version of the Thieves Family “Husband and Wife” tattoo. the acronym on the left signifies “Prisoner of the Zone”. The acronym on the right (spelling of the Russian word for “bread”) signifies “I Shall Preserve My Only Love.” I changed the image from the original book version, but here’s the book title in case we should include with photo on the blog: Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedaedia Volume Two. Okay, that’s it.

Thanks, Johnne. See you soon.

Art in room 402 at Ace Hotel New York by our resident thief of hearts, Johnne Eschleman. In his own words:

A version of the Thieves Family “Husband and Wife” tattoo. the acronym on the left signifies “Prisoner of the Zone”. The acronym on the right (spelling of the Russian word for “bread”) signifies “I Shall Preserve My Only Love.” I changed the image from the original book version, but here’s the book title in case we should include with photo on the blog: Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedaedia Volume Two. Okay, that’s it.

Thanks, Johnne. See you soon.


Resident artist Johnne Eschleman recently posted a secret code in room 727 at Ace Hotel New York. Solving it may be easy for some, difficult for others. Depends on the quantity and quality of what you’ve imbibed before making it back to your room. If you can’t parse it, drink lots of water before you go to bed.

Resident artist Johnne Eschleman recently posted a secret code in room 727 at Ace Hotel New York. Solving it may be easy for some, difficult for others. Depends on the quantity and quality of what you’ve imbibed before making it back to your room. If you can’t parse it, drink lots of water before you go to bed.



Johnne paints in 3D in room 1218 at Ace New York. Music by one of our own, Ryan Bukstein, and Pete Bowhan. They are Contacts.


TRANSFORMING MILK INTO MILK

Harry Everett Smith was an American archivist, ethnomusicologist, experimental filmmaker, artist, bohemian, magician, and mystic. He was born in Portland, Oregon in 1923, and lived at Ace New York when it was The Breslin Hotel. So we’re pretty fond of him.

OMFGCo and resident artist Johnne Eschleman designed and installed this photograph of Harry shot by Allen Ginsberg at The Breslin in 1985. Harry dubbed it “Transforming Milk into Milk.” Come by the lobby sometime and see it.

And many thanks to Rani Singh at the Getty Research Institute.


Ace Hotel New York.
Design by OMFGCo. Photo by Chase Jarvis.

Ace Hotel New York.

Design by OMFGCo. Photo by Chase Jarvis.


Johnne, Master Wheat Paste Owl: Sleeps By Day, Works By Night

Johnne Eschleman is the resident artist at Ace Hotel New York. He also made the walls and signs special at Ace Hotel Portland. Johnne tears up old dictionaries and uses heavy equipment under the influence. He has a good eye for straight lines and lyrics unfurling backwards. He keeps hours we could call odd, but they are our hours, too.

If you’re ever standing around in New York or Portland, look at the walls, and look for Johnne. He might be around.

Photos by Michael Bunsen and Jeremy Pelley of OMFGCo


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