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Photographer Nadav Kander’s haunting Chinese landscapes

Photography is an amazing art form.   A superb image can draw you in and take you to new places and experiences, all through the eyes of the artist.  My latest “voyage” took me with Israeli artist Nadav Kander down the … Continue reading

Eye 2 Eye with Columbus at New York’s Time Warner Center

photo: Nicholas Baume One of the great things about living in New York is the display of public contemporary art dotted throughout the city.  These days, the “it” show to see in Manhattan is the art installation Tatzu Nishi: Discovering … Continue reading

The illuminated sculptures of Jeff Zimmerman

Like lily of the valley, its pods of flowers dangling off their stem, this naturally organic formed light pendant is a glam piece of functional art and one of my all-time favorites. Devised and created by New York-based master glass … Continue reading

elevating hardware to an art form

Having spent a morning at E.R. Butler & Co. selecting doorknobs, I feel inadequate calling it a “hardware” store.  Located in NoLita in Manhattan, this “emporium” is more akin to a jewelry studio than a hardware store not only for … Continue reading

Simone Martini’s modern Virgin Annunciate

We’ve all heard the expression “it’s so out, it’s in” in reference to furnishings so out of fashion that they’re actually IN vogue.  In a way, this saying applies to this precious 700-year old panel. At first glance, readers of … Continue reading

Marc Bankowsky’s naturae

I’m always looking around.  People may not know at what, but like a sunflower looking for light, I’m always on the lookout for beautiful and well-made original art, design and architecture. It was like a burst sunlight when I discovered … Continue reading

Diego Rivera and the Rockefeller commission

Diego Rivera and his wife Frida Kahlo are undoubtedly Mexico’s most famous 20th century artists.  But even the mightiest of artists do not have carte blanche to do as they please when commissioned by a powerful arts patron, as I … Continue reading