During the last few years, the oft-finicky art world seems to have developed an appreciation for arts that are often labeled crafts: innovative and skilled work in ceramics, beading, fabric, glass, wood and jewelry.
An unsettling cash phenomenon happened in the art world just two weeks ago, when a gigantic pile of money exchanged hands between two major American art philanthropists. A $500 million dollar pile, to be precise.
Keltie Ferris has just opened a stunning exhibition of "body prints" at Chapter NY. These intimate works were created by pressing her oiled body, clothed and unclothed, against paper on the studio floor and then dragging powdered pigment along the paper, revealing her imprint.
Every visit to the White House is special, but there is something very exciting about witnessing this event. Perhaps it is because I am a painter and I understand the years of work that went into what they have achieved and I can rejoice with them in their successes.