San Francisco News
Art and tech are not in competition with each other. The art market stands at a momentous turning point. Thanks to e-commerce and social media, the old isolated gallery world no longer dictates an artist's success.
Between his seminal omnipresence on the modern LA scene and more than two decades of the legendary Santa Monica Auctions, people might think they already know everything about Robert Berman. But there is always much more to the story.
F. Scott Hess,
John Nava, Our Torture is Better Than Their Torture, 2008, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches. As a representational painter with some skills, I often wonder what relevance my art form has in the contemporary world. Everywhere I go I see people...
Part And Parcel,
Elliott's poems don't encourage us to turn to the scholars, but to turn to one another. Together, we can reinvent this risky, dangerous place as our perch.
Fred Fleisher was born in Pennsylvania and lives in Brooklyn, NY. After an enlistment in the Army he earned a BFA and a BS from Penn State and an MFA from Queens College, CUNY.
As rehearsals continued for the upcoming Broadway revival of On the Town, New York City audiences had a more immediate opportunity to celebrate Leonard Bernstein's first musical about sailors on leave in the Big Apple.
The plight of the struggling class, bypassed entirely by the slow economic recovery, and the inequities of our immigration laws come into sharp focus in Elizabeth Irwin's timely and ultimately provocative new play My Mañana Comes at Playwrights Realm.
Spain Art And Culture,
Of course a gathering like this is only a fantasy, but imagine how unforgettable it would be to learn about Spanish literature, art and culture from the greats who created so many indelible works.
2014 EXPO CHICAGO,
Chicago Symphony Orchestra And EXPO CHICAGO,
Columbia College Chicago And EXPO CHICAGO,
David Bowie Is Exhibition At MCA,
David Bowie Is Retrospective,
EXPO ART WEEK,
Gallery Weekend Chicago,
International EXPOSITION Of Contemporary And Modern Art,
Kavi Gupta Chicago/Berlin,
MAGRITTE At Art Institute Of Chicago,
Mayor Rahm Emmanuel,
Museum Of Contemporary Art,
Riccardo Muti For Expo Chicago,
Sarah Charlesworth Exhibition,
The Poetry Center And Freedom Of Shadow,
Now is the time to be here for September in Chicago. Our unparalleled visual arts alignments in venues throughout the city offer the chance to survey some of the best in international contemporary and modern artwork being made today, opening in stride with EXPO CHICAGO. All of them are not to be missed.
I fell in love with the Irish theatre scene, both present and past, after spending a summer studying abroad in Dublin. Since then, to fuel my need to hear the rhythms and spirit of that place that I often miss, I have always kept an eye out for the latest pieces of theatre from Ireland that travel to New York City.
Little White Lies,
Oh! What It Seemed To Be,
Sean Patrick Hopkins,
The Fatal Weakness,
Vicki R. Davis,
In The Fatal Weakness, George Kelly's 1946 vehicle for Ina Claire and now revived at the Mint after 68 years, Ollie Espenshade (Kristin Griffith) is a spoiled rich woman who initially looks as if she could be Harriet Craig's younger sister. She's so off-putting that it very soon seems the script in which she's embedded is becoming unfortunately weak, if not fatal.
What this bright young man was looking for was permission. As together as he is, as active and creative, he still doesn't understand that he's the only person he can look to for permission to be exactly who he wants to be.
I have found over time that I actually prefer documentaries to fiction films. Why? From docs, I learn and am exposed to things that I did not know before: how somebody chose to live his or her life; historical events of which I was ignorant; issues that are happening today.
Renzo Piano speaks in a soft voice and listens carefully to the questions posed to him. It was especially so at the inauguration of his latest building in Paris, the city where he made his name with the Pompidou Museum of Modern Art almost 40 years ago.
You don't have to be a classical music lover to enjoy this show, though it's hard to see how you could depart inured to Chopin's glorious music.
This week, celebrated performer, Ann Hampton Callaway will release her latest album, From Sassy to Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project, her 14th solo and/or duet album and first live recording.
It's no coincidence that most of the best-known Hungarian composers loved folk music; the country has unusually rich and deep folk traditions, and many modern Hungarians are fully aware of the treasures of their heritage.
Writing a Novel,
Writers live a solitary existence, much like a tiger, but at least tigers get to meet other tigers during mating season.
12 Angry Men,
Cannes Film Festival,
Mill Valley Film Festival,
New York Film Festival,
Telluride Film Festival,
The Bicycle Thieves,
Two Days One Night,
The Dardennes offer a fascinating glimpse of the human face when confronted up-close with a moral choice between compassion and self-interest.
I was quite prepared to discover that Gevinson was the weak link in this show and she's certainly not quite up there yet with Culkin and Cera. But she held her own and had a perfectly appropriate awkwardly endearing way on stage.