Adam Straus: Shared Earth

You know those moments when you are standing in the middle of nature and you know it won’t last forever, so you take a picture knowing you are lucky to be able to see it in person just the way it is? As a landscape painter, Adam Straus has many of these moments, and he takes … Continue reading

End of the Year Wrap Up (Part II)

I left the last post with images from Miami Art Basel, the last major art fair of the year, which is usually a good barometer for what the state of the art world is in. And by the way, to give you an idea of how popular Art Basel Miami Beach has become, if you’re talking about the … Continue reading

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

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

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 … Continue reading

Paris Photo Canceled, but not Paris

It was only a week ago that I considered buying last minute tickets to Paris for Paris Photo, even though I had been anticipating the international fair for some time. It’s hard to believe that this “city of lights” became a city of terror overnight. Had I gone to Paris, I most certainly would 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

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 … Continue reading

Excuse me, there’s a bug in my art!

I don’t know about you but there are a few places I cannot walk into unless I know I have time to kill. These include: a pet shop, a paper store, an art/craft shop, and a bookstore. It’s when I’m inside these places that my New York-bred ADHD kicks into full gear.  Most recently, I … Continue reading