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 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 […]

How To Do Art Basel Miami Beach ( A Kindler, Gentler Art Basel (ARTINFO) Miami Art Fair Sports Slower Pace, Lower Prices, Careful Buyers (Bloomberg) Editor’s Picks:  Art Basel Miami Beach Preview (ARTINFO) Art Basel Miami Beach:  A Naomi Campbell Retrospective (NY Times T Magazine) ForYourArt in Miami Beach ( Art Basel Miami Beach Preview […]

By Emily Waldorf MAP ForYourArt just announced the exciting release of their special edition map of Miami, a stylishly curated tour through America’s most important art fair.  Since navigating such a large art fair can be overwhelming, the map helps you edit your visit with a well-vetted selection of the best arts and culture hot […]

Saving MOCA


By Emily Waldorf What is going to happen to MOCA?  It has been unclear since news broke a few weeks ago of the serious financial difficulties the museum is facing.  The Los Angeles Times‘ art critic Christopher Knight wrote an angry open letter to the board of trustees at MOCA, accusing them of complacency in […]