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, [...]

Labouring over Fruit

Labouring over Fruit

As I write this, I am sipping from a fresh coconut, not from Union City, NJ, but from the tree a few feet away from me! I am finally at one of my favorite places in the world —a volcanic lake in El Salvador— where I can eat fresh papaya and guayabas. While I’m sipping [...]