Archive for March, 2009

We live in an age of texting and twittering and over saturation with logos, slogans, and billboards.  So it is only natural that both emerging and established artists are grappling with layered meaning in language and texts.  Gagosian Gallery’s Lauren McCaffrey and Allyson Spellacy are co-curating a groundbreaking group exhibition of over 25 artists’ language-inspired, […]


Architecture Review:  Reinventing America’s Cities:  The Time is Now (NY Times) Picasso Biographer John Richardson Discusses Picasso Show at Gagosian (NY Times) Roberta Smith Reviews James Castle Shows in New York (NY Times) Cuba’s Alternative Art Scene (WSJ) The Strange Tale of a Chinese Emperor’s French Prints (IHT) Getty Museum Ads Try Hip Humor to […]


By Emily Waldorf The latest financial scandal to unravel in the face of the recession involves a well-known Upper East Side art dealer who supported a lavish lifestyle through a high-end gallery.  Lawrence B. Salander sold paintings he didn’t own to multiple buyers, cheating investors, collectors, and artists to to the tune of $88 million. […]


ArtsÉtoile.com is delighted to announce that our contributor, Suzanne Lenzer, will be writing a weekly column called “Amuse Bouche: Weekly Musings on Food & Life,” every Thursday.  With a degree from the Institute of Culinary Education and working side by side with The New York Times‘ Mark Bittman, as a food writer and stylist, Suzanne is a […]


ArtsÉtoile.com is excited to introduce our new partner, The Daily Sip™ by Bottlenotes, a short daily email that will expand your knowledge of wine, help you discover new hidden gems, and learn about the people who make it.  Click here to sign up! About two hours north of San Francisco and 30 miles east of Mendocino, the Anderson […]


  East in the Eye of This Beholder: Kamrooz Aram’s New Orientalism (NY Times) Getty Ex-Curator, Marion True, Testifies in Rome Antiquities Trial (NY Times) Graffiti Artists Hold Panel With Old Nemeses in Blue (NY Times) Stories Found in the Streets: Paul Graham at MOMA (WSJ) A Victorian Novel Set in Stone: British Houses of […]


Listening to artists describe the emotional impact of other artists’ work on their own work is fascinating. This educational BBC video is a wonderful window into Louise Bourgeois’ work through the eyes of hot British contemporary artists. Tracey Emin is particularly eloquent on the subject of Louise Bourgeois.


A Cookie You’ll Remember, Even When You Forget the Eggs By Suzanne Lenzer Lately I’ve been thinking about macaroons. I can’t help it, but when Spring fever hits my head starts imagining all the fabulous things that are soon to be in season. This train of thought leads quickly to the question of what I’m […]


Previously published on Decorati.com By Emily Waldorf Housed in a 1914 mansion built for the Vanderbilt family by architects Carrère and Hastings (of New York Public Library fame), the Neue Galerie is a gem of a museum, just steps away from the Guggenheim, and much less crowded. The current exhibition, “Brücke: The Birth of Expressionism […]


Optimism and Jitters at Maastricht (NY Times) A Wounded Museum Feels a Jolt of Progress:  Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (NY Times) Asian Arts, From Robes to Porcelains, Have Their Annual Jamboree at Asia Week (NY Times) Getty Gives in to Recession (ARTINFO) Late Frank Lloyd Wright House Up For Sale (ARTINFO) Armory Show 2009 Roundup […]



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