Archive for the ‘sculpture’ Category

by Kelly Boyd At this year’s dinner celebrating the 66th Scripps College Ceramic Annual it was announced that Scripps alumna Joan Lincoln, class of ’49 and her husband David had pledged to give $4 million to benefit students studying ceramics at Scripps and the affiliated Claremont Graduate University. The gift includes a $3.5 million promise […]


Art Prices (and Mood) Inch Back Up at Big Fall Auctions (NY Times) How to Conserve Art that Lives in a Lake:  Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (NY Times) ‘FallMauerFall 61-89-09′:  An Art Show Encompasses East Meets West: (WSJ) Robert Frank’s ‘The Americans’ Revisited at the MET (WSJ) Art Review:  ‘Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years’ (LA Times) […]


Degas Pastel is Highlight of a Tepid Christie’s Sale (NY Times) On the Block:  Traditional Offerings, Bargain Prices (NY Times) Van Gogh’s Personal Letters Debut Online in English (LA Times) New Street Signage Coming for Downtown LA Galleries (LA Times) Psychoanalyzing Twitter at the Rubin Museum of Art (WSJ) Asian Art Worth $26 Million Lures […]


A trip to Jerusalem is not complete without a visit to the Israel Museum, the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel.  The museum was founded in 1965 and houses over 500,000 biblical and Holy Land archeological objects, including the Dead Sea Scrolls and a fascinating Second Temple Era model of Jerusalem. The most […]


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 […]


One of the largest single-owner sales of all time is hitting the auction block on February 23, 24, & 25 at the Grand Palais in Paris.  The Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé is being offered by Christie’s in association with Pierre Bergé Associés (PBA) with a pre-sale estimate of $280-560 million.  The collection was amassed […]


By Emily Waldorf I was browsing through Suzanne’s Files, one of my favorite lifestyle resources, and stumbled across a wonderfully helpful and well-vetted list of museum gems from across the globe that I wanted to share with ArtsEtoile readers. A museum gem is a smaller scale collection, frequently housed in the original collector’s or artist’s […]


By Steven Siegman I was thrilled when I heard about the Bernini and Baroque Portraiture exhibition at the Getty. I consider myself an admirer; in my mind, what Michelangelo is to painting, Bernini is to sculpture.  About 3/4 of the collection is comprised of “Portrait Sculpture” or busts. There are also a few paintings and […]


If you bring up the work of Dale Chihuly at a cocktail party, you are bound to be met with energetic praise from his devoted followers or pained looks and eye rolls from his critics.  I have found that people either love or hate the intricate, multi-colored blown glass and have yet to meet someone […]



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