The Political Line: Keith Haring At The de Young Museum


I wrote about this show when it first opened in November, but last Sunday, I was in San Francisco for a show I was in at the Bedford Gallery and went to see it. First of all, the museum itself, situated in Golden Gate Park, is architecturally unique and beautiful, in a brutalist Whitney sort of way. The café (which has a great menu faces a serene ... See the Rest

Artist Maurizio Cattelan’s Cosa Nostra Is A Peep Show

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Conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan has officially retired as an artist, so this exhibit at Venus Over Manhattan isn't new work but it's a tantalizing way to present a show. I can't explain any of it to you –just watch and you be the peeping Tom, Judge Judy and see what it means to you. The exhibit is up at 980 Madison Avenue in New York through ... See the Rest

In “I Hate Art” News: Man Punches Claude Monet (Painting) Goes To Jail


A man who punched a hole through a Claude Monet painting worth $10 million two years ago, has been sentenced to five years in prison. The art attack took place at the National Gallery of Ireland, in Dublin, where Andrew Shannon punched a painting by Monet, Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat from 1874, and then shouted at the group of shocked ... See the Rest

#ArtBaselMiami: “Don’t Shoot” Protestors Shut Down I-95

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Last night as parties, dinners and art fairs were happening all over Miami, protesters gathered in Wynwood to demand justice for Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Israel Hernandez. Hundreds of protesters shut down part of I-95 as they moved toward Art Miami. As we all know, twice in the past ten days grand juries have decided not to indict white ... See the Rest

To Do: Check Out Jason Mecier’s Super Sweet Candy Portrait of La Toya Jackson at Sweet, Hollywood

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Pop Artist Jason Mecier is a master at creating outrageous, one-of-a-kind, how-does-he-do-it mosaic portraits. He can can make anybody out of anything, from Kevin Bacon out of bacon, to Honey Boo Boo out of 25 pounds of trash. This Saturday he's unveiling his latest candylebrity portrait – La Toya Jackson! Out of Chiclets and Hot Tamales! – and at ... See the Rest

#ArtBasel Miami: Food, Drink & Fun, But No Art…


I'm in Miami, sitting on the restaurant terrace at SoHo Beach House waiting for my friend, curator Melanie Johanson to arrive from DelRay Beach. Tuesday night was the opening of "Language Art" at the Cornell Museum, a show I'm in at the Cornell that Melanie put together... more on that later. I arrived in Miami last night and checked into the ... See the Rest

#CyberMonday: Support Your Local Artists (Like Me!)


I would say this is a shameless self-promotion, except that it's really neither. Well, I AM plugging my own website, as I, like every other viral marketer is using social media to get the word out today. But I'm not ashamed. I'm an artist and my work is really about connecting with people who like art and want to have it as part of their lives, not ... See the Rest

#LadyBunnyAuction: Bunny Mellon’s Two Final Auctions Rake in Nearly $60 Million

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That Bunny Mellon REALLY had an eye for the finer things in life. She had truckloads of cash so, she could afford them too, but she really bought THE best stuff. The auction of her fine art collection that hauled in $158,737,250 at Sotheby's had everyone's jaw hanging open –and the final two auctions of her jewelry and furniture was equally ... See the Rest