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Despite Assurances, Met Finds Artworks Aren’t Restored Overnight (NY Times) Questions Over Fixing Torn Picasso (NY Times) For Tapestry, One More Renaissance (NY Times) How Art Affects the Brain (WSJ) A Cultural Agony in a Nation Where Art is Life (LA Times) A Gleaming New Showcase for the Acropolis (LA Times) Christie’s Sees Art-Market Recovery […]


Frescoes 101

28Aug09

by Emily Waldorf In light of the fascinating current Pompeii exhibition at LACMA, Pompeii and the Roman Villa, I thought it would be interesting to delve into frescoes.  Many people know what frescoes look like but few know how they are made. There is a common misconception that frescoes are made with oil-based paint when […]


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: […]


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 […]


Previously published on ForYourArt By Emily Waldorf A Benefit for P.S. Arts Organized by the Antiques Dealers Association of California (ADAC), the Los Angeles Antiques Show opened on Wednesday, April 22 for a star-studded collector’s preview and party benefiting P.S. Arts. The event was held at Santa Monica’s Barker Hanger and was attended by a mix of art and antique […]


Previously published on Decorati.com By Emily Waldorf The Getty just unveiled two exciting complementary exhibitions on March 31st: Made for Manufacture and Taking Shape:  Finding Sculpture in the Decorative Arts.  The two shows highlight some of the gems of the Getty permanent collection as well a few never before seen pieces on loan from historic Temple Newsam House […]


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 […]