Tag Archives: art fair reviews

The balancing fantasies of Alexander Calder

For many years I have marveled at the poised and colorful mobiles – sculptures whose essence relies on balance and movement – of the great American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976). Perhaps this is why on a recent trip to the … Continue reading

Art Deco, New York and the SS Normandie

Last night I was lucky enough to wrangle an invitation to the Benefactor Preview of the International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show in New York.  What a treat!  I saw many friends (and friends with new faces) and had … Continue reading

Forging a new art fair in paris

Perhaps better recognized as THE most successful of European portrait artists of the mid-eighteenth century(as popularity goes, think of him as today’s Mario Testino, painting the “in” crowd of the 1750s),  Pompeo Batoni (1708-1787) was also an accomplished painter of … Continue reading

Guest Blogger: European Chic

For a change in pace and when possible, I thought it would be nice to have a Saturday guest blogger bring to us their thoughts on art, design, decoration and related fields.  Opening this series I’ve invited the terriblement fabuleuse European Chic, a Paris-based blog … Continue reading