When it comes to art, Natasha Schlesinger is a big deal. Not only is she an award-winning art historian and art consultant who has been working in the art field for the past 20 years, specializing in the history of fine and decorative arts, she is also the Art Curator/Art Expert in Residence at the über elegant Surrey Hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
I'll never forget the experience I had years ago when I was invited to the beautiful home of one of my collectors. The highlight of my visit was the wonderful original Miro print I experienced in the downstairs toilet. I absolutely loved the idea of finding this fine art object in such an intimate space.
Seeing 'The Art Show' at the Park Avenue Armory is a completely different experience when the space is empty of visitors. At the early afternoon press preview-- while vacuum cleaners are roaring and booths are hung seamlessly, devoid of buyers or gallerists, it feels like one is stepping into an abandoned Museum.
The belts were painted by the artist with color gradients, thus creating a kinetic work that combines sculpture with moving paintings. In this video, Brent Birnbaum talks about this work, his background, his future plans with the treadmills and other projects, and his participation in an upcoming event at the museum MARTa Herford in Germany.