When Mera Rubell met her future husband Don, a medical student, the two quickly discovered that they shared two powerful passions -- for each other and for art. Together, they built not just a business empire but one of the most important private contemporary art collections in the world.
As a graphic artist obsessed with branding, I took one of the most recognized peices of pop art, Andy Warhol's Soup Can, and replaced the text on the can with quotes by people like Helen Keller, Confucious and Napoleon Hill.
Wayne Koestenbaum's shift from writing desk to easel, from mind to matter, from written word to glittering images, can be admired in his first solo exhibit at White Columns, where his unabashed sweeping series of colorful male nudes make a convincing case for risktaking.
Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach and Frieze London are arguably the most important art fairs in the world but it seems Paris is carving out a place for itself in the contemporary art arena. The city of lights isn't just about dead artists anymore.
Here's a strong argument against homophobia: Shutting the door on collaborating with LGBT people can hinder your artistic and professional development. Just take it from Futura, a graffiti artist who wished he'd been open to working with Andy Warhol in the '80s.
Working in this world can be surreal but, when one comes across kindred spirits who have an authentic appreciation for art, it's refreshing and reaffirms the validity of participating in this dialogue.
At the age of 30, having deliberately stepped away from acting and show business for five years to figure out what she wanted to do, Gaby Hoffman has decided that acting is a choice she wants to make for herself.
These days, I'm just glad to have known the real woman, to have her insights and a record of her tremendous accomplishment in ink on paper. I only hope tangling horns with the hoarder in me didn't overly distress her, because what it taught me was invaluable.
Vidal had no self-doubt. He used his legendary intellect in the service of opinions that drew blood. Feuds thrilled him. And he never lost the swagger that comes from knowing that -- at least in his youth -- he was a stunner. Want a guided tour?
If you're the kind of person who loves family scenes in which a doting parent reads a bedtime story to a child, stand warned that Love and Anger is about as far removed from The Princess Bride as you can possibly get.