Archive for June, 2009

What:  Pae White:  “Smoke Knows” @ 1301 PE When:  May 9 – July 3, 2009 Where:  6150 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048 Why:  Pae White is an artist known for her work with light as air materials such as cat whiskers, spider webs, and reflections from Plexiglas sheets.  Her 5th solo exhibition at 1301 PE, […]


by Meg Emmitt Thanks to a 6 hour layover in Barcelona, I was able to spend an entire afternoon at the MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art).  And it happened to be Wednesday, visitors day, when entrance fees are reduced to $3.50 euros.  Que suerte! Contemporary museums are fascinating institutions to explore because, as is said in the […]


Use Their Work Free?  Some Artists Say No To Google (NY Times) A Thriftier Lot Comes To Basel This Year (NY Times) A New Concept in Handling Art (NY Times Global Edition) Transforming the Louvre in Uncertain Times (NY Times Global Edition) OCMA Sells paintings to private collector, prompting criticism (LA Times) Window Shoppers:   Seasoned […]


by Emily Waldorf There is much urban lore about the ambitious and creative women who choose to work in the art world.  Charlotte York of Sex and the City fame first incarnated the archetype and it was further developed by Danielle Ganek’s loveable gallerina protagonist in her novel Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him.  What happens […]


A Feast for the Eyes: An Interview with Artist Gina Minichino By Suzanne Lenzer A few weeks ago I spoke to sculptor Peter Anton about his food-related works now on exhibit at the Allan Stone Gallery in NYC. This week I was lucky enough to have a chance to talk to Gina Minichino whose work […]


by Emily Waldorf Just two months after opening in New York’s Lower East Side, at 45 Orchard Street, Michali Fine Art, opened its doors last Friday, June 5th, for the opening of their inaugural summer show, The Meaning of Life, featuring work by New York based artists Hedi Ferjani and Scot Thompson.  The artists’ respective works […]


ArtsÉtoile is delighted to introduce summer intern Meg Emmitt, an art history M.A. candidate, who will be reporting from Spain this summer while she researches Catalan identity in Spanish art and architecture.  If you liked Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona, you will surely enjoy Meg’s scholarly contributions and photo-blogging – stay tuned for weekly updates! Graduate Summer […]