COLLECTING
Thomaï Serdari on Fine Arts & Luxury
Norma Kamali dress. Courtesy of CFDA.

For collectors of haute couture the current exhibit at the Museum at FIT, “IMPACT: 50 Years of the Council of Fashion Designers of America,” is reassuring. This is because the pieces on display seem to have had a twofold impact on American culture: as items of popular fashion/culture, namely trends that inundated the market at […]

John Baldessari, God Nose, Courtesy of Gemini G.E.L.

If you are interested in prints (lithographs and etchings) you must visit GEMINI G.E.L at Joni Weyl. The gallery just moved to a new location in Chelsea at 535 West 24th Street, 3rd Floor to a sleek, upbeat, and most inviting space. The quality of the work conducted at Gemini G.E.L., which began in 1966 as an […]

Film still: James Nares, Pendulum, 1976. Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery.

Just days after viewing Jesus Soto’s exhibit at the Grey Arts Gallery, I was invited by a former student of mine to join her and the social club “The Contemporaries” in a gallery talk by James Nares at the Paul Kasmin Gallery.  JAMES NARES: 1976: ‘Movies, Photographs and Related Works on Paper’ is a show […]

La cocotte, 1956; Courtesy of The Grey Arts Gallery

Jesus Soto (1923-2005), a Venezuelan artist who moved to Paris in the 1950s to escape his country’s political repression, is re-introduced to this side of the Atlantic with an exhibition at New York University’s Grey Arts Gallery. The exhibit examines Soto’s production during two decades, from 1950 to 1970, and while he worked among the […]