It is Art Basel time in Miami which brings world-class art, parties, celebrities and culture and Art Basel problems. How many blisters can my feet take? Is Band-aid an official sponsor of Art Basel this year?
The Impressionists' work was eventually seen by the public (not all rave reviews, by the way), and the rest is art history. Those same paintings from that exhibit are today now worth more than a billion dollars!
A five-day visit to New York. Six shows, half good and half not-so. Three museums. Some of this is utterly evanescent; a few items might travel if you're patient; but some of it requires you to jump on a plane and go. Herewith a guide to your trip.
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at the Metropolitan Museum of Art displays how master painters (mavericks in their day) created magical gardens -- and gowns -- using relationships between light and dark color.
Marie Laurencin's life spanned two world wars and a great economic depression, but these left no trace in her art. For most of her life, her art portrayed an unchanging dream world. The popularity her art enjoyed during her lifetime has now receded.
In the modern era, great painters have learned from their peers (and from their teachers), but have made distinctive individual contributions. To fail to recognize this is to fail to understand modern art.
This record-breaking month of May closes the strongest annual Spring auction season since the 2008 recession started. The art market has bounced back strongly as the world's super rich seek blue-chip artists, particularly seduced by modern and contemporary works.