Archive for the ‘old masters’ Category

Painting, Still Lively in the 21st Century (NY Times) Kiki Smith:  Works in Glass (NY Times) J.M.W. Turner’s Last Rome Painting to Be Sold (NY Times) Jeff Koons Curator’s Debut Features Candy Giants, Jesus:  Review (Bloomberg) Anish Kapoor to Design $29 Million Olympic Tower (Bloomberg) Cy Twombly:  Hitting the Louvre Ceiling (LA Times) Review:  ‘Leonardo […]


Christie’s Wins Bid to Auction $150 Million Brody Collection (NY Times) Caravaggio:  An Italian Antihero’s Time to Shine (NY Times) Ken Price, Suddenly Dominating New York Galleries (NY Times) Andreas Gursky Makes a Long-Distance Connection (LA Times) Ruben Ochoa:  In a Construction Zone (LA Times) $2.7 Billion Dutch Fair Lures Collectors as Confidence Rises (Bloomberg) […]


Jeff Koons, one of the world’s most famous living artists, is well-known for his inflatable lobsters, puppy dogs, and porn stars but he is also a passionate and very private collector of Old Masters and blue-chip 19th and 20th century works.  In addition to being an avid collector, Mr. Koons can now add curator to […]


Depending on the Culture of Strangers:  Holland Cotter Reviews Past Decade (NY Times) Make Room for Video, Performance and Paint:  Roberta Smith Reviews Last Decade (NY Times) Small Museum Captures a Rare Chagall Featuring Nazi Figure and Christ (NY Times) Thanks to Love and Money:  From the Private Collections of Texas (NY Times) Art Thieves […]


As part of an art exchange program between the Frick Collection in New York and the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, French artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’ stunning portrait, Comtesse d’Haussonville, 1845, is being shown for the first time in California.  The temporary exhibition includes two related preparatory drawings and is on view through January 25, 2010, […]


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 […]


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 […]