Archive for January, 2009

ARTINFO’s Guide to Seeing Art in Washington:  Yes We Can:  See Art in D.C. Artnet’s Inaugural Art Guide for Visitors:  Mr. Obama Goes to Washington NY Times‘ Roberta Smith reviews Washington’s The National Gallery of Art NY Times’ interactive feature:  The White House Reimagined NY Times‘ Kathy Horyn covers Michelle Obama’s Sparkling Inaugural Outfit Dominique […]


Emily Waldorf interviews Los Angeles based artist Ruby Osorio, whose ethereal drawings and works on paper were just featured in the exhibition, 20 Years Ago Today, at the Japanese American National Museum.  Ruby is represented by Cherry and Martin.   EW:  Please tell us about your beautiful works on paper.  What types of materials do […]


By Emily Waldorf High-profile Los Angeles decorator Michael Smith has been chosen by the Obamas to renovate their personal living quarters at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers introduced the Obamas to Mr. Smith whose celebrity clients include Rupert Murdoch, Cindy Crawford, and Steven Spielberg, among many others.  It has been slyly […]


By Emily Waldorf Though auction houses have never been known to be particularly generous with employees, the art market downturn has exacerbated the industry’s tendency towards thrift.  According to Bloomberg, Sotheby’s has fired 60 employees since December, including a rising star auctioneer and a 35 year Impressionist and Modern art veteran.  Apparently, the layoffs have […]


By Emily Waldorf Natvar Bhavsar’s mesmerizing exhibition, Rang, just opened at the Beverly Hills Sundaram Tagore gallery and is well worth a visit. Bhavsar’s large scale paintings are bold, bright, beautiful and reminiscent of the abstract expressionists and color field painters of yore but with an undeniably original Indian influence.  In order to achieve his signature […]


Christie’s To Cut Jobs as Crisis Cuts Auction Sales (Bloomberg) Connoisseurs Take Back Control of Art Market (IHT) High-Rated, Bargain Priced Wines (WSJ) Fiction Reading Increases for Adults (NY Times) Museums Make Deep Cuts in Face of Global Financial Crisis (The Art Newspaper) Museums Look Inward for Their Own Bailouts (NY Times) Grand Jury Hears […]


By Laura Gatewood Currently on view at the Getty Center through May 3rd is the marvelous exhibition, entitled Capturing Emotions, which presents an investigative collection of paintings executed during the seventeenth century by Bolognese artists, many of which have never before been on public view in the United States. Organized by both the Getty Center […]