Archive for July, 2009

By Emily Waldorf If you are an art history student or simply an aficionado of Chinese art, there is no time like the present to brush up on the basics, particularly in the area of Chinese painting, where memorizing the rich history, artist names, and iconic scroll paintings is crucial for a more critical understanding.  […]


Art or Ad or What?  Lynda Benglis’ Photograph Caused a Lot of Fuss (NY Times) Stripping Away the Darkness as Murals Are Reborn at Rockefeller Plaza (NY Times) A Career Woman’s Short but Sweet Career in the 17th Century (NY Times) The Hand and Eye of Genius:  Frank Lloyd Wright (WSJ) Lehman Mounts Art Bargain […]


by Emily Waldorf Sterile glass and concrete cubes are the first thing that come to mind when thinking of typical spaces for exhibiting contemporary art.  This is not the case in Paris, where contemporary art exhibitions are often displayed in classical hôtels particuliers alongside paintings and sculpture that spans the centuries.  A hôtel particulier is […]


By Emily Waldorf Many people have preconceived notions about French food.  They think it is too rich, too precious, and served by rude waiters that present them with a heart palpitatingly expensive bill, when they really would have rather had Italian.  Members of the anti-French cuisine camp have most likely either fallen prey to tourist traps […]


By Emily Waldorf Did you know that you can get into Los Angeles museums for free on certain days?   Mike Boehm wrote the definitive guide in The Los Angeles Times, that breaks it all down for the budget conscious culture-seeker. Hammer Museum is free on Thursdays Huntington Museum, Library, and Botanical Gardens are free the first […]


An Offering Fit for the Emperors (NY Times) Femininity Salvaged: Lillian Bassman’s Photographs (NY Times) Hundreds Try Out for Art-World Reality Show (NY Times) Modern Maison de Verre in Paris (WSJ) Banksy Works Vanish From Auctions As Demands Drop for Urban Art (Bloomberg) Watts Towers Restoration (ARTINFO) Party Pics: Chinatown Art Walk (ARTINFO) Party Pics: […]


Koons and a Sailor Man in London (NY Times) Sketch to Stage:  Modern Designs for Theater and Opera at Morgan Library (NY Times) Artist Dash Snow Dead of Drug Overdose (ARTINFO) Decoration, Trompe l’Oeil, and Soft Porn at ArtHamptons (ARTINFO) Bon Jovi, ‘Real Housewives,’ Few Buyers Attend ArtHamptons (Bloomberg) Art Dealer Lawrence Salander Indicted for […]