Introducing the Maestra: Judith Rashleigh

Summary Judith Rashleigh works as an assistant in a prestigious London auction house, but her dreams of breaking into the art world have been gradually dulled by the blunt forces of snobbery and corruption. To make ends meet she moonlights as a hostess in one of the West End’s less salubrious bars – although her…

Climate25

A friend’s gallery opening in the West Village. About ‘Climate25’ : “After the apocalypse, what do we call the next generation?…  The beautiful ones will always get by, but how could they ever forgive us and our selfishness, ignorance and cruelties?  Or will they, too, always be part of that continuum–  victim and victimizer?  Are…

I Don’t Want No Retrospective

Skull Set photographs The newest photo blog to enter the fray is Jack Siegel’s TheSkullSet.com.  “I want pictures to hold their own and create distance from other blogs,” says the 22-year-old, who is currently studying photography…   Siegel has created a visual narrative of today’s semi-charmed youth, who bask in the lazy days and late nights of…

She says what we’re thinking

In the ’80s, Jenny Holzer co-opted ticker tape LEDs and billboards to run her “Truisms”—terse phrases such as abuse of power comes as no surprise—inventing a new form of public address that advertised the necessity for thought itself. Now the texting and Twitter-mad public has co-opted her. Her response: sumptuous, techfree oil paintings depicting declassified U.S….

Sweetheart

Jeff Koons. “Even the most Scrooge-like art critics smiled when Sotheby’s auctioned Jeff Koons’ gigantic, shiny ”Hanging Heart (Magenta/Gold),” a dazzling piece of artistic eye candy. A new record for a living artist at auction was set when Jeff Koons’ stainless steel Hanging Heart brought a $23 million sale at Sotheby’s in New York.   Hanging Heart,…

Brilliant Justice

  Le Mur Rose, Henri Matisse ‘‘It’s a remarkable and in some ways slightly creepy story,’’ said Stuart Glyn, chairman of the British charity Magen David Adom UK.  The painting belonged to Harry Fuld, a German Jew who made his fortune founding the H. Fuld & Co. Telefon und Telegraphenwerke AG in Frankfurt, Germany, in…

Those crazy waterfalls

Olafur Eliasson’s “Waterfalls,” which graced the East River from June 26 to Oct. 13, generated an estimated economic impact of $69 million, exceeding the initial estimate of $55 million, the Bloomberg administration announced on Tuesday. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the first deputy mayor, Patricia E. Harris, provided a breakdown of the estimated impact, which included the…

Lovely Spaces

Currently liking: 1.  The Lyell fall ad photos: 2. Zana’s blog  

Four Waterfalls

In the end, these man-made waterfalls are just as absorbing as natural ones. The interesting thing about their sudden appearance on the New York waterfront is the interaction between their rushing movement and the city’s solid monuments — and how movement and monument can switch place as the eye turns to look from one to…

Danny Gregory

    “I believe that we are all born creative and that, at some point in most people’s childhoods, they lose the urge, but not the ability, to make art. This is a tragic loss. Through the history of our species, ordinary people have always made paintings, sung songs, decorated their homes, expressed themselves in a…