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Elizabeth Sobieski was a Contributing Editor for The Art Economist. She is a screenwriter/producer who has written on arts related subjects for publications including New York Magazine, Avenue Magazine, the New York Post, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Entries by Elizabeth Sobieski

Calatrava Calibrates and Celebrates Midtown Manhattan

(3) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 3:54 PM


Monday Morning, June 8, 10 A.M: A score of journalists congregates in front of the architecturally revolutionary Seagram Building on East 52nd Street and Park Avenue. They are not here to confront the building's beleaguered Four Seasons Restaurant co-owner Julian Niccolini,...

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Lexus RX300: A Classic Car

(17) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 9:24 AM

Lexus RX 300: The Precursor
A Case for a Classic Car of the Future

No one stops to admire my car, to remark on its not-exactly-sleek but most attractive rounded shape and pretty claret color (what they now call Matador Red Mica although...

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Paws & Claws: Animals in Art

(2) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 10:23 AM

By Elizabeth Sobieski

Photo Credit: Christopher Fay

Paws & Claws at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is a twenty-first century take on the historically significant subject of pets and other seemingly benign...

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Still Screaming After All These Years- True Blood's Tara Buck Becomes a Series Regular

(7) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 6:00 PM

photo credit: John P. Johnson/HBO

It is not at all unusual for a standout recurring character in a television series, or even a guest star, to transition into a series regular after a year or two. Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) had been...

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Lothar Baumgarten: Culture and Nature

(2) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 3:08 PM

Lothar Baumgarten at Marian Goodman Gallery: Culture and Nature
By Elizabeth Sobieski

ship models (C. Columbus) 2011-2012
Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris

Cerebral and conceptual, yet surprisingly sensual and often...

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Alfred Leslie: The Last of the Really Great Abstract Expressionists, Now a Master of 21st Century Digital Art

(3) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 4:50 PM

2014-04-02-1_A_Leslie_PinkSquare.jpg "Pink Square"1957-60, Oil on Canvas, 11 ft.hx13ft.w Tim Thayer Photography, Courtesy Hill Gallery
2014-04-02-BILLLDEKOONINGIN1966300dpi.jpg Bill de Kooning in 1966 (2011), Oil Pastel on Linen Copyright Alfred Leslie, Courtesy Janet Borden, Inc., NYC

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Scott Diament: From Bagel Boy to Emperor of the Fair

(2) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 4:22 PM

McCall Fine Art at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show


William Cook Antiques at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show

"There's never been a company like this...

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Hollywood Collects

(3) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 6:17 PM

"I have not collected art. Art collected me. I never found paintings. They found me. I have never even owned a work of art. They owned me."
"You just have to have the picture, there's no cure for it. Fact is you don't want to be cured...."

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#RichKids Producer David Leepson Bounds Across Reality TV

(2) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 4:56 PM


"When you buy a show concept from David you always know it is going to be highly produced, extremely entertaining and guided by the next generation's superstar EP." -- George Greenberg, Executive Vice President, Fox Sports

Known for his rugged sports-oriented programming, top...

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Artist Clifford Ross Has Taken the Road Less Traveled: Stained Glass (Part 2)

(4) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 5:03 PM

The Austin Wall as seen from the main lobby of the Austin Federal Courthouse.
Copyright: Clifford Ross All Rights Reserved

This is the second half of my interview with the artist Clifford Ross, focusing on his stained glass "The Austin...

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Artist Clifford Ross Has Taken the Road Less Traveled

(4) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 4:43 PM

The Austin Wall as seen from the main lobby of the Austin Federal Courthouse. Copyright: Clifford Ross All Rights Reserved

A few years ago, I visited Clifford Ross's Greenwich Village townhouse/studio, where the artist produces his extraordinary photographic images (most notably...

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Debra Scacco: The Space Between

(2) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 4:00 PM

"To You I Will Come Home" (detail)

Much of Debra Scacco's work relates to geography in its portrayal of location, dislocation, topography, maps and dream worlds. The artist, born in New York City to an Italian-American mother and an Italian immigrant...

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Joel Shapiro: Art's Diplomat

(1) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 7:48 PM

JOEL SHAPIRO (American, 1941)
Now, 2013, Painted aluminum, 22 feet, 7 inches high
Gift of the artist to the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies with additional funding provided by Bank of America and The Honorable Ronald S. Lauder and Mrs. Jo...
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James Turrell Lights the Majors: The LACMA vs. the Guggenheim

(5) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 12:15 PM

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james turrell

Unless the artist is Picasso or Warhol, both of those deceased creators legendarily prolific, it is rare for two important American museums to feature simultaneous major exhibitions of a solo artist's work. Over the past few months, three...

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Arden Wohl Is Very Shoes-y!

(4) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 1:24 PM

2013-09-14-mail.jpeg Often depicted as New York's "It Girl," a sobriquet that harkens back to the 1920s and silent film star Clara Bow, Arden Wohl is much admired for her sparkle, charm, charisma, style, and zaniness. And those omnipresent headbands!

Those fabulous, often elaborate...

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Asha Puthli at the GRAMMY Museum

(8) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 6:17 PM


"May I help you?" asked the handsome young man opening the heavy doors to the Museum of Modern Art.

"If you really want to help me, you should marry me," replied the stunning girl eclectically attired in a gold-threaded red midriff-baring blouse...

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For Elyse Part 2 -- Elyse Poppers is Paul Mccarthy's Muse

(4) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 1:30 PM

This is the second half of my interview with actress Elyse Poppers, who is the centerpiece of this summer's New York art world, presented as Natalie Wood, Snow White and That Girl, by the extraordinary artist Paul McCarthy.
---Elizabeth Sobieski



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For Elyse: Elyse Poppers -- That Girl Is McCarthy's Muse!

(1) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 12:22 PM

Editor's Note: This post contains nudity.

Although her name may not be a familiar one, the young actress Elyse Poppers has become the talk of New York. Paul McCarthy, the provocative, powerful and acclaimed performance artist, filmmaker, installation artist and sculptor, has discovered and uncovered his "muse." In his...

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The Eyes Of Ellsworth Kelly: The Insightful Artist Turns 90

(2) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 8:36 AM

"Twelve, thirteen, fourteen, there's another one over to the left." He can see them better than I can. Ellsworth Kelly's electric blue eyes are registering an accurate headcount of the distant poults trailing three mature turkeys across the grounds of his Spencertown, NY home. We are outdoors, observing an artist's...

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That Ain't All, Foulkes: Artist Llyn Foulkes Plays Music at the Hammer Museum

(5) Comments | Posted May 26, 2013 | 6:57 PM

"You don't need to clap," insisted the artist.

He wanted a break. He had zipped, zithered, clanged and tooted his music under the relentless Westwood sun; his 78-year-old Eastwood-handsome head glistened wetly. He promised his empathetic audience that he'd be back in a half hour, that he'd sing more...

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