Archive for April, 2009

Pritzker Prize Goes to Swiss Peter Zumthor (NY Times) Young Artists, Caught in the Act (NY Times) Pulling Masterpieces from the Ruins (WSJ) Versailles Fashion is Feted in Lavish Show of Court Costumes (Bloomberg) Gallery Director Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Records (Bloomberg) Downturn Hits Art Investment Funds (The Art Newspaper) South African Market Continues to […]


Art Book or Cookbook? Food Porn for the Tomato Lover By Suzanne Lenzer Some people collect art. Some collect books. I collect what I’ll call “food-as-art” books: a totally made-up category of collectibles that range from the most glorious coffee table tomes to the more humble, work-a-day cookbook. Basically everything in my ever-expanding collection is […]


Previously published on Decorati.com By Emily Waldorf Did you know that Jeff Koons, John Currin, and Damien Hirst all collect Old Masters? In a follow up to my post, “The Recession’s Silver Lining: Art Quality & Value Improve,” I wanted to pinpoint where exactly quality and value are to be found in an uncertain market. […]


By Laura Gatewood The 20th century witnessed a revolution in which objects can be considered works of art. The long establishment of canvas and bronze as the standard materials was usurped by infamous toilet bowls, fluorescent lights, and in some cases, helium balloons. The critical reaction to the modern generation of artists who declared that concept is as […]


Keeping Art, and Climate, Controlled (NY Times) I Dream the Clothing Electric:  Nick Cave’s Soundsuits (NY Times) Valentino Finds Passion in Fashion:  Review ‘The Last Emperor’ Film (WSJ) London Sales Feature Prints (WSJ) UBS Stops ‘Art Banking’ for Rich Clients (Forbes.com) Getty’s $100,000 tab for Chinese Photos Signals Bargain Time (Bloomberg) Baroque Bling Glistens in Ornate […]


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Let Us Eat Cake By Suzanne Lenzer Remember how in old television shows neighbors used to stop in at each other’s houses in the middle of the day for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake? Ethel was always hanging around Lucy’s apartment hatching a plan and having a cup of coffee. And […]


If you are an art-lover and collector or just curious to learn more about the LA art scene, be sure to check out ForYourArt‘s second annual Los Angeles Art Weekend, a four-day event highlighting a comprehensive assortment of the city’s contemporary art, architecture, and design hot spots.  Events include five-day blogging extravaganza, Postopolis! LA, a fashion […]