Archive for October, 2008

By Emily Waldorf Have you ever confused beauty with virtue?  One of Marcel Proust’s characters, Swann, in his famous work, In Search of Lost Time, falls in love with a debaucherous courtesan, Odette, when he is overcome by her similarity to a Venus-like character in a Botticelli fresco.  Eric Eichman, in his article in The […]

By Laura Gatewood Resisting the pull of the tortured soul cliché, painter Edgar Arceneaux has managed to attain both artistic and commercial prominence while also taking up the mantle of community service as director of the Watts House Project in South Central Los Angeles.  His often conceptual artwork explores themes of memory, perception, and how […]

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 […]

By Emily Waldorf Interested in giving Junior a head start as a future art world connoisseur?  Pick up art philanthropist Yana Peel’s newly released Art For Baby book published by Templar Publishing in conjunction with OUTSET Contemporary Art Fund.  The book includes all black and white images that were donated to the project by artists […]

By Emily Waldorf If you happen to be in London for the Frieze Art Fair, you should schedule a visit to The National Portrait Gallery’s concurrent exhibition: Annie Leibovitz:  A Photographers Life 1990-2005.  Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, the exhibition features over 150 of Leibovitz’ photographs, including her well-known images of celebrities, politicians, and the […]

By Lauren Dickinson Break up an afternoon of fall shopping or gallery perusing with the time honored tradition of afternoon tea. 1) Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay: Classic tea service with a gourmet bent, though the real reason to go out of your way is the stunning ocean views. Gaze at the crashing waves while curled […]

By Emily Waldorf I attended Art London last week at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.  The fair is set up in a giant white tent hidden behind stately 17th century red brick hospital buildings.  An exhibition of Lynne Chadwick sculptures lines the walkway to the entrance of the fair, setting up guests for the modern and […]