Happy Birthday ‘Merica!

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

The Artist Formerly Known as ‘Princess TNT’

“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

Bushwick Opens its Studios

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

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

FRIEZE Recap: More Interaction, More Food, More…

For a fair that’s only been around in NYC since 2012, it sure has become a staple quickly. This year, it includes over 190 of the world’s leading galleries, much larger than Frieze London, and has become an essential component of the international art fair conversation. Before going into the art, let’s just take a minute … 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

Highlights from the Armory Show 2015

Every year I get excited about what happens to New York during Armory Week. I guess it could be the same for those who live in Miami, when their whole world turns into one giant art fair. With the exception of course that the weather in Miami is deliciously warm and everyone is happy to run … Continue reading

New Museum Triennial

Hey hey–the ballet flats are out! And so are the cropped pants. Although it’s still in the 40s, I guess we’ve gotten so used to the perpetual chill that we might as well classify today as ‘balmy’. We’ll take what we can get though, thank you very much. Welcome Spring in New York (if you can call it that)! Enough … Continue reading

Damage: No Longer Art: Salvage Art Institute

Value is a fickle thing in the world of art. When there is very little inherent value in an artwork, how is it created and how is it lost? It is true that while the value creation begins with the artist- by creating the work in the first place- once the artwork is in the … Continue reading

Marysia Schultz at the Cupping Room with IndieWalls

You may not have heard of IndieWalls yet, but within a month, anyone who eats out or drinks coffee will start taking notice of the IndieWalls labels next to all the artworks hanging in their favorite venues. That’s because IndieWalls is connecting all local artists with local venues that are in search of great art … Continue reading