Archive for the ‘modern art’ Category

A Bold and Modern White House (NY Times) Luring Artists to Lend Life to Empty Storefronts   (NY Times) Tomi Ungerer:  A Perpetual Outsider with a Museum of his Own (NY Times) Freehand Gallery Clears Space for a Craft Study Center (LA Times) Charles Burchfield: A Master of American Modernist Watercolor (LA Times) Cezanne’s Influence Over […]


America, Captured in a Flash by Robert Frank (NY Times) Art Among Friends is Up for Sale (NY Times) The Angel in the Architecture:  Kandisky at the Guggenheim (NY Times) Behind Duchamp’s Door at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (WSJ) Hockney, Wolfe, Mailer Draw Themselves in Quirky Portraits Sale (Bloomberg) Kapoor Fires Canon, Makes Mess […]


By Meg Emmitt I realized the other day why I love art museums.  For me, they are an escape from the daily rigors of life.  Specifically, from the ramblings of my inner voice that is constantly going a hundred miles a minute.  Like everyone else, I suppose, my mind is consumed with trivialities such as […]


ArtsÉtoile is delighted to introduce summer intern Meg Emmitt, an art history M.A. candidate, who will be reporting from Spain this summer while she researches Catalan identity in Spanish art and architecture.  If you liked Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona, you will surely enjoy Meg’s scholarly contributions and photo-blogging – stay tuned for weekly updates! Graduate Summer […]


Picasso:  Mosqueteros, a collection of the famous artist’s late paintings and prints at Gagosian’s Chelsea gallery, has been billed by The New York Times art critic Roberta Smith as “one of the best shows to be seen in New York since the turn of the century.” Glowing review by Roberta Smith Interview with John Richardson, […]


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 […]


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.


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 […]


By Lauren Dickinson Maybe this wasn’t the year you made it to St. Barth’s or Aspen for scheduling (aka, financial) reasons, but a weekend in Palm Springs is much closer and still a very fun getaway. All of a sudden there seems to be nothing but cool new hotels opening, like the bohemian Ace (complete […]



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