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 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, [...]
As I watched one man rapidly peeling oranges on a machine with a table clamp, and the other handing us the coconuts he prepared with straws poking out, the combination of the heat, the fruit stand, and their heavy Cuban accents convinced me that I was thoroughly disoriented. Wasn't I at Port Authority in Manhattan just 15 minutes [...]
Controversy and art are by no means strangers. As a photographer, it is difficult to avoid it, especially since most subjects worth photographing are by nature controversial, or reveal a provocative narrative. The challenge in undertaking a touchy subject then, is to present it tastefully without censorship. Although, whose taste is the artist serving ultimately… and who determines what is “tasteful”?
Two of my favorite holidays are Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July, both distinctly American. They both celebrate friendships and family, and place a huge focus on food! What could be better than that? Today, we celebrate our country's birthday but we also are celebrating SUMMER! No matter how we do it, whether it's with grilling, picnics, fireworks, it's [...]
"Daahling! I'm so happy you were able to make it! Bob, meet Bob! Bob Shafer, Ambassador of the Order of Malta to the UN, this is Bob Colacello, writer extraordinaire!" Today, Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis still has the spunk that earned her the nickname "Princess TNT, Dynamite Socialite" and "Punk Princess" in the late 80s [...]
In honor of a recent trip up to Williamstown, I wanted to spend a little time highlighting the legendary “Williams Art Mafia”. There are very few schools that can claim to be the breeding ground for a mafia, and usually if they can, they wouldn't advertise it. Williams College (my alma mater), however is one, and proud of it. The [...]
Color...Street-art...Giant artist studios, drenched in light! Ok, ok, it's summer, and Brooklyn always looks its best in the sunshine, but I think I'm in love with Bushwick. I have to be honest, I spend 97% of my time in Manhattan, and I've only really wandered around Bushwick during the Open Studios last weekend (June 5-7)... but [...]