Archive for March, 2009

By Emily Waldorf Have you put your collecting on hold, paralyzed by fear of investing in this uncertain economy?  It might be time for you to start dipping your feet back into the art market; there are actually a lot of buying opportunities popping up now that didn’t exist in the last five years.  Even […]


Putting the Art in Artichoke by Suzanne Lenzer Few vegetables hint at spring as intensely as artichokes. Yes, asparagus is up there, and of course the first ramps do their part, but these tightly clenched buds are the ones that declare it in a commanding sort of way. To me these thistles are the ones […]


Previously published on ForYourArt.com By Emily Waldorf On Wednesday night, February 11th, the second floor of BCAM was glowing with an after work crowd of culturally engaged bright young things, on hand for the President’s Circle Avant-Garde special tour of the groundbreaking new exhibition Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures with senior curator of modern art, Stephanie Barron. The […]


By Lauren Dickinson Maybe this wasn’t the year you made it to St. Barth’s or Aspen for scheduling (aka, financial) reasons, but a weekend in Palm Springs is much closer and still a very fun getaway. All of a sudden there seems to be nothing but cool new hotels opening, like the bohemian Ace (complete […]


Pulling Art Sales Out of Thinning Air:  Gagosian Gallery (NY Times) Art of the Computer Generation at the New Museum (NY Times) Beyond the Armory:  Volta, Pulse, and Scope Slideshow (NY Times) L.A.’s Artistic Iconoclasts:  “Nine Lives” at the Hammer (LA Times) Strong Suit:  Armor in the Art Market (WSJ) Optimism Ahead of Maastricht Fair […]


Previously published on Decorati.com By Emily Waldorf Art and antiques magazines are getting thinner, auction houses and galleries are laying off employees, and art prices are slowly but surely coming down. The art market has officially entered a recession like the rest of the U.S. economy. As we learned in Decorati founder Shane Reilly’s article in […]


Images Separated at Birth?  Edward Hopper at Fraenkel Gallery (NY Times) A Caged Man Breaks Out at Last:  The Art of Tehching Hsieh (NY Times) Is Anybody Buying Art These Days?  The Mugrabis Are (NY Times) Art World’s Stimulus Package:  Matisse, Mondrian, Not Picasso (WSJ) Guggenheim Director is a Portrait of Modesty (WSJ) Fine Arts […]