Dina Goldstein: Once Upon a Time

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”?

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

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

Fotográfica Bogotá: May 2 – June 15

While New York City is busy finalizing the last major events (Frieze NY) of the season before it starts to wind down for the summer, the rest of the world is only starting to warm up. There is the international art fair in Basel, Gallery Weekend in Berlin, the Venice Biennial, and the Havana Biennial. … 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

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

Flowers and Fish I, after G.V.S., 2012

Flowers and Fish I, by Paulette Tavormina

Miniatures

Having been around architectural models a lot, I find that I’m very drawn to miniature representations of the real world. These are some of the artists whose work I’m really loving: