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Bruce Helander

Hunt Slonem's 'Bunnies' -- Another Slant on 'Hip-Hop' Culture

Bruce Helander | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

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.

The Artist and the Astronaut by Bruce Helander

Bruce Helander | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Chicago artist Marla Friedman's recent portrait sculpture of the legendary Apollo 13 astronaut Captain James A. Lovell, Jr. follows the historic and t...

Childhood Cartoons Get An Awesomely Disturbing Makeover

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.03.2014 | Arts

If you were to try and piece together your memories of childhood, from the cartoon characters who graced your morning television screens and nighttime...

Masterworks by Working Masters

Bruce Helander | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

With these pleasant reminders of the past and the present and their connections to contemporary inventiveness, I've had the unexpected and pleasurable experience of seeing great classic works within reach, up close and friendly.

Making and Breaking Waves

Bruce Helander | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

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.

Flashes of Light From the Annual Gala Event at the Norton Museum of Art

Bruce Helander | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Leave it to a first-rate museum with a great permanent collection to host an annual gala for a local super affluent seasonal community, enticing these...

To Jane, Love Andy: Warhol's First Superstar

Bruce Helander | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

In 1949, a young, ambitious, working-class artist named Andrew Warhola left Pittsburgh for the Big Apple with $50 in his pocket, determined to become in a short while the most successful illustrator in New York City.

Hollywood Collects

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 03.30.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

"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...

Diane von Furstenberg: Bright Past Revisited

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I wonder, how many of you remember the glory days of one of the best known LA department stores: May Co. It's been a quarter century since it was cl...

The Conscience of the King

Bruce Helander | Posted 02.28.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Tony Scherman is a painter's painter, because other painters who paint with a seriousness of purpose immediately recognize in his distinctive work a high command of skill, idiosyncratic maturity, captivating inventiveness, and an obvious love of picture-making.

Wool Worth Building

Bruce Helander | Posted 02.02.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Entering the mighty Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue can be a spiritual experience for many of us, particularly when one is eagerly anticipating a riveting survey exhibition by Christopher Wool, an artist whose time has come.

Poster Boy

Bruce Helander | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts
Bruce Helander

As those of you know from reading my observations on creativity, I have certainly penned plenty of film and book reviews, which often supplement my standard fare of art essays about talented artists that I admire.

Your Show of Shows

Bruce Helander | Posted 09.14.2013 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the sizzling streets of Chelsea, not expecting to discover something particularly notable in the typical "summer show" venues but nevertheless making the rounds, out pops a truly unique and memorable exhibition that is shaking things up.

Twist and Shoot

Bruce Helander | Posted 07.12.2013 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Recently, I had the pleasure to be the moderator for a panel whose distinguished participants included Mr. Benson and were part of "Artist as Author," an unusual exhibition at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County museum in Lake Worth, Florida.

Bruce Helander on the ImageBlog

Bruce Helander | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Sending Out an S.O.S., 2009, Original acrylic on canvas with printed background, 79 5/8 x 50 in. A reminder not to attempt to go camping without bring...

Should Artists Pay for Their Own Exhibition Catalogues?

Daniel Grant | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Artists are told that they must take an active role in the development of their careers, this brings up the question of whether or not self-pay garners the same art world esteem as when someone else is the underwriter.

Abstract Expressionism's Softer Side

Posted 02.22.2013 | Arts

When we think of Abstract Expressionism, we often think of angst, aggression and a heavy dose of machismo. But what happens when an adorable seal arch...

Art on the Road

Bruce Helander | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts
Bruce Helander

A potential treat while driving across the country can be the discovery of offbeat town names, like Art City, Utah. Since I saw that one, I have kept my eyes peeled for more examples, and I have collected literally hundreds of crazy sounding places.

State Seal of Approval

Bruce Helander | Posted 03.06.2013 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Art... has represented the United States in its embassies and consulates around the world by putting our "best foot forward" in the spirit of creativity and cooperation among nations and showcasing some of America's most respected contemporary artists.

Tom Wolfe Digs Into Miami In New Documentary

Bruce Helander | Posted 01.16.2013 | Books
Bruce Helander

Although there certainly has been a history of blood on the streets, here Wolfe's new book and the documentary Tom Wolfe Gets Back to Blood are about blood lines and how they interact with each other.

A Decisive Moment: Marilyn Monroe At Danziger Projects (PHOTOS)

Bruce Helander | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Nearly sixty years ago, Marilyn Monroe's moving spirit was captured serendipitously by a 14-year-old Peter Mangone's movie camera as he and the actress strolled the sidewalks of New York together.

Gallery Girls Gone Wild

Bruce Helander | Posted 10.13.2012 | Arts
Bruce Helander

By Bruce Helander Gallery Girls, the new docu-series premiering on Monday, August 13 (Bravo, 10:00pm ET/PT), is a fascinating portrait of seven dynam...

Chance Encounter (PHOTOS)

Bruce Helander | Posted 09.11.2012 | Arts
Bruce Helander

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Assembling America

Posted 07.12.2012 | Arts

If painting is a monologue, Bruce Helander's collages are a chattering classroom, where literary legends and academic facts get whispered in the same ...

Top 10 Picks From 'Savage Beauty'

Bruce Helander | Posted 09.28.2011 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Alexander McQueen's designs, on display until August 7 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, literally changed the course of fashion history and culture....