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

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

Studio Visit: Dustin Yellin!

Dustin Yellin is everywhere. He’s at Lincoln Center, Sotheby’s, the Kennedy Arts Center, Armory Week, Frieze Week… and he’s taking over Brooklyn. Good thing he is extremely likeable and inspiringly talented, because he’ll be around for a long time. Born in LA, his family moved to  Colorado, where he went to school and subsequently dropped out before … 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

Art Fair … or UnFair?

One of the very first art fairs in the United States was The Armory Show, founded in 1913 and held in the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue in New York City. It was an exhibition that showcased work by avant-garde European artists alongside the work of American artists, something that had never been done before … Continue reading

Gabriel Ortega

Can’t think of what to get family or friends for the holidays this year? Why not make it something unique and personal. You can’t go wrong with good art. Columbian artist Gabriel Ortega creates each piece of the below diaramas by hand and makes each one different. Below are a few of his works, all … Continue reading

Art with a Purpose

Located in the Pond of Poisonous Provisions, and floating between 135˚W to 155˚W and 35˚N to 42˚N lies the city of Litterin, the “flamboyant” capital of the country known as The United Flotsam of Garbagea. Heard of it? Unfortunately, not enough people have. Those who do know what Garbagea is about may recognize it by … Continue reading