Union City Murals

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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 … Continue reading

The Artist Formerly Known as ‘Princess TNT’

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“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 … Continue reading

Williams Art Mafia

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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 … Continue reading

Bushwick Opens its Studios

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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 … Continue reading

Eye Opening AIPAD

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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?

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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