Archive for December, 2008

By Emily Waldorf President-Elect Barack Obama promises to bring change to America but will Michelle Obama bring change to the White House interiors?  The responsibility of decorating and maintaining the historic 132 room White House has always fallen under the domain of the First Lady and is filled with potential pitfalls that are easily attacked […]

By Emily Waldorf With one scandal unraveling after another and the increasingly frightening economic situation, escaping into the pages of a beautifully bound and illustrated book is a simple and relatively inexpensive pleasure that feels right this holiday season. Well-edited art, design, and architecture books never go out of style and serve the dual purpose […]

By Emily Waldorf The Frederick R. Weisman Foundation in Los Angeles houses a fascinating collection of twentieth-century art that spans the decades, offering a diverse array of examples set in the unique context of the original collector’s home.  Run by Mr. Weisman’s widow, the art conservator and curator, Billie Milam Weisman, the foundation lends work […]

By Emily Waldorf I have enjoyed reading Sarah Thornton’s insightful freelance pieces on the art world for quite some time, so you can imagine my delight when her new book, Seven Days in the Art World, was published.  The material is based on over 250 interviews with a powerful cast of characters including dealers, auction […]

  Here’s How to Rescue a Museum on the Brink (NY Times) What Recession?  London Gets New Contemporary Spaces (The Art Newspaper) All’s Not Fair in Miami (WSJ) Modern Art Showcase Expands, Hoping to Revitalize a London Area (NY Times) Rosa Martinez on Anish Kapoor’s ‘Islamic Mirror’ (ARTINFO) From Mexico, with Love and Violence (NY […]

By Lauren Dickinson It no longer feels like a secret- everyone knows how fantastic Argentina and Buenos Aires are nowadays, as evidenced by the American and European accents that follow you everywhere. No matter- the shopping, food, wine, and nightlife are still tough to beat, even despite the rising prices. You can get lost wandering […]

By Emily Waldorf My good friend from Paris, Maude Michali of Michali Fine Art, is presenting an exciting exhibition of large-scale color photographs from the mid-career artist Kimiko Yoshida as a permanent event at this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach, which will remain installed at the gallery through December 28, 2008.  Kimiko Yoshida, a Japanese […]