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High Heels by Yayoi Kusama

One of the most fascinating personalities of 20th century art, Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929), was feted with a retrospective of her work at Le Centre Pompidou, Paris from October 10, 2011 to January 9, 2012. The chronological exhibit of about 150 of Kusama’s works will travel to the Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Tate in […]

New York Book Fair at PS1. Courtesy of Printed Matter Inc.

I have been spending a lot of time at the Grolier Club (http://www.grolierclub.org/) lately. Founded in 1884, the Grolier is devoted to the book arts and as such it remains current today. For how long can this unique trove of printed matter be relevant?  My experience at the New York Book Fair (http://nyartbookfair.com/) this weekend […]

Lyonel Feininger woodcut on European wove paper. Courtesy of Moeller Fine Art.

No one will ever find April 29, 2003 in Lyonel Feininger’s (1871-1956) approved chronology. Yet, that is the date when, still a graduate student, I took my orals exam to qualify for my PhD at the Institute of Fine Arts. Neither the refined décor of the Institute’s Oak Room nor the majestic view of Central […]

Odalisque and Slave, 1839. Courtesy of The Morgan Library.

The Morgan Library’s Moore Curatorial Fellow Esther Bell organized a small exhibit comprising 17 of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres drawings (September 9 through November 27, 2011 for details visit: http://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?id=51). The exhibition is designed to reward the visitor with a few of the most perceptive portraits by the great French draftsman. In late Robert Rosenblum’s seminal work […]

Courtesy of Bloomsbury Auctions

Richard Hamilton’s (London, b.1922–  ) prints come up at auctions in the UK every so often. The upcoming sale of June 30th at Bloomsbury Auctions in London, “Andy Warhol and the Pop Legacy,” features several works by Hamilton from the 1960s and 1970s. The one presented here, an offset lithograph printed in color (1977, 70/75), […]