There is a wonderful surprise at The Menil Collection in Houston if you follow a path just a hop skip and a jump from the main museum–a Dan Flavin installation. It is one of the artist’s final works and one of his few permanent installations in the United States. The de Menil’s began collecting his [...]
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Always amazing, this trip to the DF was no exception. Not only was there great work on view at the fair, but the galleries and institutions had some terrific works on view as well.
Private Collection Visit
I love to see the way people live with their art. The rooftop artwork [...]
One of my favorite places to go to sip on tequila post-fair.
It is the ten year anniversary of Zona Maco and the fair pulled out all the stops to celebrate. The opening night dinner was not only in a beautiful historic location, but the food was delicious!
The fair itself had some terrific art on view. [...]
On my way back from Toronto and as I glance out the window of the Porter Airlines plane I am traveling on, I wonder, how many lives do the propellers have? Is it like the number of times you can roll an electric car window up and down, like a heart that [...]
Notice Board, 2011
Polish born, London-based artist Goshka Macuga was born in 1967. This is the first survey of her work in the United States and it is not an easy one to digest but I found it fascinating. Macuga looks at and uses art as a form of research. Her interest lies in [...]
If you are at the Guggenheim checking out the Gutai exhibition which you must do, you need to pop into the small exhibition of works by Zarina Hashmi organized by the Hammer Museum (no wonder I loved it). Born in 1937 in India, in 1947 she was forced to leave and settle in Pakistan and is now [...]
I loved “Life Gem,” a contract and an empty stone setting that will be used to contain a diamond forged from the ashes of artist Jill Magid after she dies. And the presentation in this niche in the wall with the spotlight was great.
Hard to tell but these works by Christina Mackie are [...]
Well, As usual, The Art Dealer’s Association of America’s Art Show was a classy affair. There were some great solo booths that really were showstoppers. And due to the fact that chatter about The Armory was fairly negative, The Art Show only stood to benefit from its small size and the quality of the work.
Tilda Swinton is in an artwork at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC that will occur randomly for the next year. Called “The Maybe,” it has been in the works since 2005. In it, Ms. Swinton lies in a glass vitrine on a bed with a carafe of water for the duration of the [...]