May 22, 2013
what am i watching on ebay?
Austrian Seccessionist Jugenstil period centerpiece.....
17th century old master drawing.....
De Morgan style vase - Scottish, circa 1900.....
huge silk work portrait of Beatrice Cenci after
circa 1880 brass ewer.....
i LUV my ebay!!!!! :)
May 15, 2013
May 10, 2013
May 3, 2013
Barney's NY loves a splash..... party last night to unveil the new
limited edition Lichtenstein inspired accessories.....
click HERE to check out the collection......
.....there are a few building in NYC that always give me a
tickle when they come into sight. the Edward Durell Stone
tower at 2 Columbus Circle was near and dear to my heart
BEFORE it's radical alteration and transformation into the
current MAD (museum of art and design).....
the original building was commissioned as an art gallery
by grocery chain hair and art patron Huntington Hartford
and announced in the NYTimes in June of 1956.....
click HERE for a fascinating period publication.....
the alteration of this architectural gem ruffled more than a few
feathers. mine included. i watched in dismay as the permits
were granted and the once intoxicating facade disappeared
perhaps in personal protest i have not visited the
new museum - BUT - time passes - wounds heal and i'm ready
to give the museum a go.....
tomorrow afternoon - i will put on my happy face and give
the galleries a look see........
"marine group" 2008
hot worked glass
"tastes like applebees" 2007
hot worked glass
rhinestone & silver plate eye brooch (1950's, 60's)
"nymph and satyr" 20011
stoneware with underglazes
"malcolm's chicken" 2002
styrofoam, matches, wax, marbles
click HERE for full info. on the museum and it's collections.....
2pm - meet me in the lobby and DON'T be late! :)
April 29, 2013
April 22, 2013
i look forward to seeing you all at this years DESIGN ON A DIME
benefit for Housing Works.....
April 25 - 27
click HERE to purchase your tickets to the preview evening and
i enjoyed participating in last years event - this year i'll be
April 21, 2013
the annual Frieze Art Fair is just around the corner and
the banners have gone up in the village....
May 10 - 13th
this year on Randall's Island - adjacent to the main fair structure
will be a sculpture park curated by Tom Eccles from proposals
by the 180 world's leading contemporary galleries participating in
put this on your calendar!
April 17, 2013
if you are not familiar with the incredible work of brooklyn
based contemporary artist Graham Caldwell - check it out!
i'm crazy about his mirror, glass & metal constructions!
click HERE for more images of his work.....
i'm saving my pennies for one of these babies!!!!!!
April 14, 2013
.....mention claes oldenburg's name and we immediately
think of huge hamburgers - giant erasers - POP ART in it's purest
form.... i must admit i was taken aback at the early works in cardboard
and found materials in the new block buster exhibition newly opened at
the MOMA..... my favorite part of the exhibition.....
.....who doesn't like a good desert display!?
.....of great interest to me where the two display "pods" constructed
in the main atrium of the museum. luckily it was a members
preview day so the lines were not too long..... one contained
the "mouse museum" - a collection of object the artist used for
inspiration and the other a collection of objects that suggested the
shape of a "ray gun".....
click HERE for a youtube video that will take you through this
part of the exhibition.....
.....the artist - in his 80's - lives and works in Soho.
if you can't make it in person - the book on the exhibition is
for more info on the exhibition (now through August) - click HERE.....