Archive for February, 2009

The YSL sale with totals of $484, 426, 456, is now the greatest single-owner auction in history and second only in all-time high grossing sales to Christie’s multi-owner Impressionist and Modern Art sale in New York in November 2006, which had totals of $491,472,000. Auction records were set, thousands of visitors crowded the Grand Palais […]


Dreaming of Spring & Figs By Suzanne Lenzer As a longtime NYC dweller who has only recently found herself with a small patch of outdoor space, I’m yearning for spring to hit the East Coast. I know I have a few weeks to go before I can turn my small plot of dirt into the […]


by Emily Waldorf If you are a college student in today’s economic climate is it smart to study the humanities?  Wouldn’t it be wiser to stick to the sciences, math, and business in order to embark on a secure pre-professional track?  Not necessarily.  The humanities is an umbrella term for the disciplines of  language, literature, the […]


By Emily Waldorf The first night of the historic three-day Yves Saint Laurent sale already made $264 million, making it the most successful single owner sale in history.  According to Bloomberg, “Dealers said collectors were attracted by the quality of the objects gathered together and were choosing to ignore concerns about falling demand at international […]


  Why University Museums Matter (NY Times) Contemporary Indian Art Gives Fresh Spin to Yale School of Art Gallery (NY Times) Recession-Related Closures Rock Chelsea Galleries (ARTINFO) Party Pics:  Dan Graham at MOCA, BMWs and Beyond (ARTINFO) Crowds Mob Exhibition of Yves Saint Laurent Collection (ARTINFO) Party Pics:  Andrew Berardini at Dan Graham’s Opening at […]


Previously published on Decorati.com By Emily Waldorf It is staggering how many auction house clients, including seasoned collectors who should know better, fail to read the fine print when bidding at auction. In the February 2009 issue of Art + Auction magazine, art lawyers and brothers, Charles and Thomas Danziger discuss in their column, “Brothers […]


Making Much of a Cocktail Party Wallflower By Suzanne Lenzer Good crackers, like great art, are rare. At least when you buy them in a package. And unlike cheese, olives, or other traditional cocktail party fare, crackers don’t often get a lot of deep thought. You know what you want in a cheese: a robust […]