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one remarkable ocean-front trophy home in new york

1100 Architect is the New York and Frankfurt based architectural firm of creative minds David Piscuskas and Juergen Riehm. Celebrating 30 years of breathtaking modern architectural designs this year, this awesome duo has done work for institutional clients as diverse … Continue reading

from the artist studio to the home: decorating with body parts from the past

These fascinating terracotta body parts are rare examples of 16th century artist’s models taken largely from Michelangelo’s figures for the Medici tombs in Florence, used by aspiring late Renaissance artists and sculptors to practice their technique. For sale at Sotheby’s … Continue reading

Old Master Paintings at Sotheby’s: Pietro Longhi’s Venetian spectacle

Old Master Painting’s week in New York is held from 25-30 January.  Here the luminary auction houses and dealers pull out their best kit in order to dazzle the world.   Sotheby’s in particular, has an exciting sale. I love Italian … Continue reading

Merry Christmas 2012!

From New York City, wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season.  I’ll be back on Monday 7 January 2013. image credit: Patrisha Z for Dwell Studio. The Swarovski’s 2012 snowflake at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 57th Street.

20th century design powerhouses arrive in New York

With much fanfare, the Salon Art + Design Fair opened in Manhattan Wednesday night.  I can already hear many of you saying … “ANOTHER Art Fair?” Indeed, I don’t blame you.  There seems to be either an art or design … Continue reading

Francis Bacon’s anguished Pope Innocent X at Sotheby’s: talk about art with wall power

Pictures of Popes and Cardinals can be a difficult sell.  While these were prevalent in the centuries prior to the 20th, I wouldn’t say they are popular with today’s artists or art-buying crowd.  So what’s all the fuss about a … Continue reading

a movie still of 1880s Parisian street life – the work of French artist Jean Béraud

While we often think of the work of the Impressionists in the second half to the 19th century, there were more realistic painters and many of these had a huge following. One such artist was Jean BĂ©raud (1849-1935) whose work … Continue reading