Archive for September, 2008

By Emily Waldorf If money were no object, which works of art would you pick out from the 20th century to create the ne plus ultra in art collections?  Private art advisers Franck Giraud and Philippe Ségalot of the New York and Paris based art consultancy Giraud.Pissarro.Ségalot (François Pinault is a client) take a stab […]


By Emily Waldorf ArtForum’s Kate Sutton reports live from the scene in Moscow at the A-list openings of the Ilya and Emilia Kabakov retrospective at Dasha Zhukova‘s Center for Contemporary Culture and Gagosian Gallery’s exhibition, for what you are about to receive.  According to Bloomberg, Gagosian makes half of all global sales to Russians. Click […]


By Emily Waldorf Christie’s owned gallery Haunch of Venison opened its New York location on September 12 with an impressive lineup of 63 blue-chip Abstract Expressionist works. The not for sale show, titled Abstract Expressionism:  A World Elsewhere, includes many works borrowed from museums in a grand gesture to make an impressive début on the New […]


By Emily Waldorf The charming, bubbly, and Brown educated Alie Waldman has been in the design business since 2004 and opened her own store, Alie Waldman Home Couture, in January 2007.  As a design student at FIDM, the self described “people-person” worked for Amy Devault and Brunschwig & Fils. While completing her thesis, she serendipitously […]


By Katie Enna Damien Hirst’s latest antic has been all the talk of the auction world this past week. His exhibition “Beautiful Inside My Head Forever” and subsequent sale on Monday and Tuesday at Sotheby’s in London made auction history. Historically auction houses have been secondary dealers, respecting the contemporary galleries who sell an artist’s […]


By Emily Waldorf For better or worse, the art market continues to defy expectations in the face of a dramatically declining economy.  Damien Hirst’s groundbreaking Sotheby’s “artist direct to auction” sale beat expectations, with many lots exceeding their high estimates.  His famous shark sold for $17.2 million and his golden calf for a mind boggling $18.6 […]


By Laura Gatewood I recently had the opportunity to visit Japan and while there had the good fortune to attend not one, but two exhibitions exploring the role of decoration in Japanese culture. Contrary to the widely held assumption that minimalism or simplicity, known as wabi-sabi, is the primary motivation throughout Japan’s decorative history, both the Museum of […]