Archive for December, 2009

At 94, Carmen Herrera is the Hot New Thing in Painting (NY Times) Beyond the Mobiles, Alexander Calder:  Printmaker (NY Times) Old Master Auctions:  Looking for Gems when the Going Gets Tough (NY Times) The Rabbi and Frank Lloyd Wright:  Beth Sholom Synagogue (WSJ) Soulages, Black Prince of Abstract Art, is Feted in Paris Show […]


Who wouldn’t want a customized, original portrait of their best furry friend for the holidays?  It is easier than ever to commission a portrait of your pet by simply emailing a photo to the many artists who offer this service.  Here are a few of the best pet portrait services out there: Happy Menocal will […]


Gabriel Orozco’s Whale of a Return to MoMa (NY Times) A Beating Heart of Social Import at the Studio Museum in Harlem (NY Times) Book Review:  John Singer Sargent’s Model Children (NY Times) “American Stories” at the MET:  A Roundup of Iconic Images (WSJ) Sotheby’s, Christie’s Contemporary Art Sales Total Drops 75% (Bloomberg) Glenn Ligon […]


“Happenings”  are an avant-garde new media art form started in the U.S. in the 1960’s that privilege time and audience participation.  Known for being random, loosely structured, and containing elements of the unexpected and even improvisational, Happenings include the performing artist'(s’) sounds, gestures, and movements and are unique in that they cannot be exactly reproduced […]


Miami Fair:  Big Pieces, Smaller Prices and Relief (NY Times) Tweaking the Big Money Art World on Its Own Turf:  William Powhida (NY Times) A Rembrandt Identity Crisis at the Getty (NY Times) Peter Zumthor, Michael Govan Plot LACMA’s Future (LA Times) The Worlds of David Hockney (LA Times) Sizzle Sans Steak and other New […]


Jeff Koons:  New Paintings at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills features ten oil on canvas paintings that breath new life into Koons’ tradition of questioning taste, banality, sexuality, and consumerism.  The multilayered paintings are either 9 x 12 feet or 9 x 7 feet and the dominant colors are graffiti tinged silver, verdant green, and […]


Wednesday, December 2 at 7pm:  Andrew Holder lecture: Drop It Like It’s Fake: Architecture and the Necessity of Faux Science Thursday, December 3 at 7pm:  MediaSCAPES & Center For Visual Music present an evening of Immersive & Expanded Cinema of Visual Music Wednesday, December 9 at 7pm:  Eric Owen Moss Construction Manual, 1988-2008: Conversation with Eric […]