Archive for November, 2008

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 […]


By Emily Waldorf If you are a Gwyneth Paltrow fan, you will be excited to learn that she has started a new lifestyle newsletter called GOOP:  Nourish the Inner Aspect, covering all sorts of fun topics such as health, nutrition, beauty, fashion and culture with an A-list twist.  This week she zeroes in on the […]


By Lauren Dickinson I have been thinking about cupcakes for a while. Not so much about eating them myself, but about everyone else who is, and how places to buy cupcakes keep springing up. As much as I adore cupcakes, I don’t require a daily fix, so this phenomenon has been a bit mysterious to […]


By Emily Waldorf According to the The International Herald Tribune, a 1911 Fernand Léger painting, Smoke Over Rooftops, was returned to the heirs of Alphonse Kann by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, after a decade of research concluded that the painting had been stolen by Nazis during World War II.  Léger examined the “smoke over […]