End of the Year Wrap Up (PART I/II)

During the last few days before the year’s end, I always think how fast this year has flown by. There are so many things left to do before 2016! But looking past my short-term memory to last January, I realize so much has happened and changed since the beginning of 2015. For example, this blog really only took … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Art Basel Miami Beach Survival Guide

We’re in the very middle of Miami Art Basel, one of the craziest international art fairs of the year. Does Chelsea seem a little lonely right now? That’s because everyone is in Miami. Whether you’re a veteran of this fair, or it’s your first time, this survival guide can make your experience a whole lot better. Trust me. I … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

Life’s a Beach

I’ve noticed at every art fair that I’ve been to recently, there is always beach photography. It’s enough to make you start counting the minutes, hours, and days until the weekend. In the meantime —as you wait for Friday— I’ve compiled a selection of some great photography to hold you over.

Finding Value in an Art Fair

When I attend an art fair, I am often struck by how often I find connections to other contemporary work I have seen, and I wonder if the gallerist or the artist knows about it. My first thought is that the artist must’ve seen the other artist’s work and tried to do something similar. However, most of the … Continue reading

FRIEZE Recap: More Interaction, More Food, More…

For a fair that’s only been around in NYC since 2012, it sure has become a staple quickly. This year, it includes over 190 of the world’s leading galleries, much larger than Frieze London, and has become an essential component of the international art fair conversation. Before going into the art, let’s just take a minute … Continue reading

Eye Opening AIPAD

In my last post, I presented two images, one by Massimo Vitali and one by Dean West. They look so similar, except that there is a clear difference in monetary value, since one of the works sells for $20k more than the other. So which one was by Massimo Vitali? If you chose the one below, … Continue reading