26 February 2012

From the Court to the Gallery

Two former NBA players show their acumen as collectors of African-American art.

24 February 2012

Exactly Why All the Fuss?

It's one of the most recognizable art images ever.  What is the fascination with Munch's The Scream?

23 February 2012

A Second Chance?

What's up with artist Tom Friedman?  He's bidding to make his mark all over again.

22 February 2012

Hotel Art

What's going on in the Big Apple?  It's not all happening in the galleries.

21 February 2012

What a Trip

A short film into the creative mind of Dutch artist Thijme Termaat.  A wild ride.

On the Auction Block

It's one of the best-known works from the late 19th Century, and it could be yours if you win the bidding war.

Faithfull Follower of Art

She's not only a singing icon of the Sixties, Marianne Faithfull is a serious student of art.

20 February 2012

Richter Scale

Germany's Gerhard Richter's life and career are being hailed as part of a major Berlin retrospective.

13 February 2012

Joan Song

Just because it's the work of a modern master doesn't mean it's an automatic multi-gazillion-dollar sale.  Case in point:  Joan Miro.

09 February 2012

Where's the Beefcake?

Paraphrasing Clara Peller's lament, the answer is:  an exhibit of Bruce of L. A.'s signature work at the Stephen Cohen Gallery.

06 February 2012

On the Horizon

The Whitney Biennial's on the way.  Check out the list of artists who'll be featured.

New Art

Blue Study -- Benediction
Acrylic on Canvas Board
January 2012

The great Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis wrote a moving novel about Jesus, The Last Temptation of Christ.  For his trouble, he was assailed and the book was condemned by the Greek Orthodox Church and placed on a Vatican list of prohibited books.

05 February 2012

Ah . . . But Is It Art?

That's so frequently the question, isn't it?  And it's a query viewers are forced to confront at the new David Shrigley exhibition in London.

01 February 2012

RIP Mike Kelly

His work lives on.

Sleight of Celluloid

Special effects master Doug Trumbull will be recognized with a special Oscar this year.  Well deserved; but it hardly marks the end of his singular career.  He's still pushing the cinematic envelope.