Archive for November, 2008

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Call This One ‘Crisis With a Pipe’ (WSJ) Chelsea:  Art Chockablock with Encyclopedic Range (NY Times) Bare Market: Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale (ArtForum) No Bailout at Christie’s (ARTINFO) The Gift of Beaujolais (WSJ) Arts New Oasis (WSJ)


By Emily Waldorf Damien Hirst oversaw the art direction of hot British indie group, The Hours’, recent music video for their new single, See The Light, starring actress Sienna Miller.  The rather dark video casts Miller as a mad woman, dressed in a hospital gown, wandering through a claustrophobic Hirst fantasy that takes off in a luxury boutique […]


By Emily Waldorf If you are curious about what goes on behind the scenes in the art world and would love to live a day in the glamorous (or not so glamorous as it turns out) shoes of a gallerina, then Danielle Ganek‘s debut novel, Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him, is for you.  The […]


A Dreary Night for Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s (NY Times) Christie’s Impressionist Sale Falls Short; 44% Fails to Sell (Bloomberg) Art Auctions Come Down to Earth (IHT) New York Impressionist Sales Fall 37% Since 2007 (Bloomberg) New York Gallery Shows in November (ARTINFO) Frankenthaler’s New Way of Making Art (WSJ) Maya Lin:  Once Inspired by […]


By Emily Waldorf Veranda magazine and the City of Beverly Hills, are currently presenting “The Great House at Historic Greystone Estate,” a who’s who of some of the very best interior designers working right now, through November 16.  All proceeds benefit the restoration of the Greystone estate.  Click here to read The Peak of Chic’s, […]


By Celine Mactaggart Mumbai  (locals still say Bombay) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum While most of the museums in India’s major cities have troubling infrastructure, this one stands apart. Also known as the Prince of Wales Museum, it was commissioned in 1909 to commemorate the future king’s visit. Most of the collection was gifted by the […]


By Emily Waldorf Jori Finkel wrote a fascinating article in The New York Times on the American artist, Jim Dine’s, current installation at the Getty Villa: Jim Dine: Poet Singing (The Flowering Sheets).  She explains that although we may know Dine as a famous painter, sculptor, and printmaker, one of his lesser known passions is […]