Archive for November, 2009

Tim Burton at the Museum of Modern Art (NY Times) Gift Guide:  Critics Select the Best Art & Architecture Books (NY Times) A Survey Shows Pain of Recession for Artists (NY Times) Rembrandt Real and Fake at Getty Museum (LA Times) Art Review:  Tomoo Gokita at Honor Fraser Gallery (LA Times) Russians are Collecting Used […]


An aquatint is a type of etching that mimics the appearance of watercolor and ink washes through the use of a tone process.  The technique is used to create shaded areas that range from light to dark and is most common in landscapes, portraits, and figure studies to give a sense of depth and realism. The […]


by Emily Waldorf The characters in Jane Austen’s brilliant novels inhabit your imagination indefinitely once you have had the pleasure of reading about their hopes and desires.  Who hasn’t encountered an overly passionate Marianne Dashwood or dashing but unreliable John Willoughby? Austen’s genius talent for social satire, despite being firmly planted in the world of […]


Art Prices (and Mood) Inch Back Up at Big Fall Auctions (NY Times) How to Conserve Art that Lives in a Lake:  Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (NY Times) ‘FallMauerFall 61-89-09’:  An Art Show Encompasses East Meets West: (WSJ) Robert Frank’s ‘The Americans’ Revisited at the MET (WSJ) Art Review:  ‘Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years’ (LA Times) […]


by Emily Waldorf Swiss-born, New York-based artist Urs Fischer’s current show, Urs Fischer:  Margeurite de Ponty, at the New Museum features installations and constructed environments from the past two years that span three floors, which is almost the entire museum.  Walking through Fischer’s show is like stepping into Alice’s Wonderland or a Surrealist painting that has morphed […]


Warhol’s ‘Dollar Bills’ Fetches $43.7 Million at Auction (NY Times) Zaha Hadid’s Modern Lines for the Eternal City (NY Times) Some Object as New Museum Trustee Joannou Shows his Art (NY Times) MOCA Revs Up Chris Burden’s ‘Big Wheel’ (LA Times) Francesco Vezzoli Escorts Lady Gaga to MOCA’s Gala (LA Times) Christie’s Sale Brings in […]


New York based artist Marilyn Minter’s sexy eight minute video, Green Pink Caviar, will be on view at The Standard, Downtown LA + Hollywood from October 21 – December 6th.  The mesmerizing video depicts sensuous female lips licking vibrantly colored cake and candy decorations.  Green Pink Caviar is also being shown as part of Madonna’s […]