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”?
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]