Swizz Beatz is changing the artworld, one art fair at a time

Swizz Beatz is changing the artworld, one art fair at a time

On Friday night of the Miami Art Basel week of mayhem, the heart of Wynwood is throbbing with the sounds of Pusha T, DJ Esco, and A-Trak. The night before featured a concert by Alicia Keys, and the following and final evening would culminate with a performance by DMX. Not only is this an unusual lineup [...]

Thank you, ART

Thank you, ART

Here comes my favorite holiday of the year, Thanksgiving!   What can be better than celebrating food, family, and friends? I realize that art plays such a huge role in my life, so I wanted to take a moment to be thankful for all the ways art makes life better: (The following images do not have [...]

Jerry’s Map: 50 Years in the Making

Jerry’s Map: 50 Years in the Making

When I described Jerry Gretzinger to an art dealer friend as "kind of brilliant", he responded "you can't say someone is kind of brilliant, that's like saying someone's kind of pregnant!" I quickly rephrased my comment. "Ok, he IS brilliant. And completely amazing." If you can imagine a physical and tangible version of Minecraft or SimCity, where every [...]

Art in Venice

Art in Venice

Summer may be over, but with the onset of Fall comes the multitude of art openings, auctions, and art fairs! Ok, ok, there's really no vacation from the fairs, but Fall really means a renewal of energy for the New York art world. Europe has already been very busy with Frieze in London and FIAC in Paris, as [...]

Bloody Good Art

Bloody Good Art

Happy Halloween! I was watching Hannibal and Red Dragon last night while eating lamb Tikka Masala- bad idea. However, I forgot that William Blake was the inspiration for the third movie in the Silence of the Lambs trilogy, and it works perfectly for this blog! So... in the spirit of Halloween, enjoy Blake's celebrated The Great [...]

Berlin, Art, and Maike Cruse

Berlin, Art, and Maike Cruse

Berlin is known as the artistic mecca of Europe, a place where abandoned, historic buildings are easily repurposed as artists’ studios, and galleries and experimental creative spaces are sprinkled throughout the city. Without high living expenses, artists are able to produce work at a leisurely pace, and can count on support from the government. However, [...]