Happy 100th Birthday, Oscar Niemeyer! From Glenn Belverio


Dear Shaded Viewers,

Today is the 100th birthday of my favortie architect, the mastermind behind the Brazilian capital, Brasilia. I’m having a party at my place tonight to honor Niemeyer–if you’re in NYC and want to drop by, let me know at glennbel@aol.com

You are cordially invited to attend a celebration of Christmas 2007

and the 100th birthday of architect Oscar Niemeyer

                      at the home of Glenn Belverio

Saturday, December 15th


till late

Caipirinhas! Treats from


(and Butcher Holler)!

                      Gingerbread Niemeyer!!

(Please feel free to bring a bottle, your favorite mixed CD, or an ornament for my tree)

Dress Code (optional): Tropical-print muu-muus, architecture-inspired couture, skimpy Rio de Janeiro beach ensembles, deep tans and silicone implants, Saint Francis of Assisi drag for butch lesbians, Communist chic (Mao suits, Soviet uniforms, Cuban guerrilla fatigues), Santa Claus/Hugo Chavez Red suits, louche Brazilian male hustler looks, retro-futuristic pieces from Paco Rabanne/Pierre Cardin/Andre Courreges/Rudi Gernreich, Carmen Miranda realness, gold and silver metallic accents for holiday cheer, Lenin or Castro beards, Latin American flying nun looks, or iconic Salvador Allende black-frame reading glasses.


Glenn Belverio

Glenn Belverio is a writer and New Yorker. He has been reporting for ASVOF since 2005 and currently works at The Museum of Modern Art as the Content Manager for MoMA Design Store.