This year, expanding from Miami, CONTEXT New York will premiere on Pier 94 alongside its sister fair, Art New York, which looks like a visual double whammy of emerging, mid-career and established blue chip talent representing 1,200 artists at more than 150 distinguished galleries from fifty countries around the world.
Sir Alfred DiMora showed a special enthusiasm for cars at ten years old when he began to race miniature slot cars, which led to a genuine passion for the automobile. By the time he was thirteen, he dreamed of building his own car, and, like most genuine passions, simply would not let go until the goal was realized.
Cherry Cake, Wayne Thiebaud's sweet little painterly depiction of a pastry chef's delicious art-to-eat masterpiece, is sumptuously layered with inventive ingredients, and a tempting gastronomical persona that could be served as the perfect metaphorical pick-me-up connection to the newly established Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco.
Hunt Slonem is arguably one of the most fascinating artists of our time. His celebrated career continues to perpetually move forward in leaps and bounds, with a remarkable schedule of museum and gallery exhibitions around the world attesting to the admiration and curatorial support his art has elicited.
As I approached the façade of the mighty Breakers Hotel, I often would wonder what it must have been like when this extraordinary structure rose from the uninhabited tropical wetland during the last few months of the 19th century. Little did I know that this famous landmark would become so familiar and enjoyable to have as a next door neighbor.