Adam Straus: Shared Earth

Adam Straus: This Is Not A Video, 2015 oil on paper 11 x 15 in. 28 x 38 cm.

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

Artist Profile: Kim Keever

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Hello there. It’s been a while, I know, but it’s only because I’ve been busy gathering great material for you! I’m really excited about this year, because it’s already started off in a promising way with creative and provocative exhibitions. Maybe it’s something about it being the year of the Monkey… There are a few artists whose … Continue reading

End of the Year Wrap Up (Part II)

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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)

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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

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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

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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

Art in Venice

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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

Labouring over Fruit

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As I write this, I am sipping from a fresh coconut, not from Union City, NJ, but from the tree a few feet away from me! I am finally at one of my favorite places in the world —a volcanic lake in El Salvador— where I can eat fresh papaya and guayabas. While I’m sipping … Continue reading

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

Happy Birthday ‘Merica!

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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 … Continue reading