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Jim Campbell: SFMOMA’s 2012 Bay Area Treasure

The Modern Art Council for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has a wonderful tradition of selecting and honoring a local, community based artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. In years past, honorees include Robert Bechtle, Manuel Neri, Nathan Oliveira, Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Serra, Sara Little Turnbull, Lawrence Halprin, Ruth Bernhard, Larry Sultan, Bill Fontana, William Wiley, and last year's Mark di Suvero. This year's award is granted to Jim … [Read More...]

Steve Martin – Art Collector

Steve Martin has long guarded his private self. Perhaps most guarded was his collection of modern art, referred to in interviews but the scope of which was unknown except by close friends. Few public glimpses have been given of what lies behind the facade of the wise-cracking film star. Acquainted with fame early on for mocking the commercialism of the century’s biggest blockbuster art show; today, Martin acquires new-found fame for his collection of Modern Masters while expounding on a … [Read More...]

Genius: Full Frontal Coffee Table

At Design Miami, I discovered a coffee table (pictured above) like none I’d seen before. Chilean born, New York-based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz teamed up with artist Ross Bleckner to show his $250,000 full-frontal coffee table in Cristina Grajales Gallery’s booth at Design Miami. Errazuriz conceived the white coffee table in the form of a traditional artist flat-file. The table fits four large, framed paintings, and each can be moved to the top of the table or can be taken … [Read More...]

Liz Taylor auction at Christie’s NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP).- From the colorful, couture frocks worn during her two weddings with actor Richard Burton, to the dazzling ruby and diamond Cartier jewelry set, a gift from her third husband, film producer Mike Todd, "The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor" on display at Christie's auction house in New York tells a passionate story, spanning seven husbands and nearly five decades. "(Through the collection) you can see that all the men were really, really fundamentally in love with her," said … [Read More...]

Top 3 Corporate Collections

The top three corporate collections are owned by UBS, Deutsche Bank, and Progressive Insurance.UBS … [Read More...]

Monique Lhuillier – Fashionista

Monique Lhuillier seems to be entering a blue period. After a body-hugging, athletic Spring show … [Read More...]

Liz Taylor auction at Christie’s NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP).- From the colorful, couture frocks worn during her two weddings with actor Richard Burton, to the dazzling ruby and diamond Cartier jewelry set, a gift from her third husband, … [Read More...]

Monique Lhuillier – Fashionista

Monique Lhuillier seems to be entering a blue period. After a body-hugging, athletic Spring show that found her working largely in cobalt and indigo, for pre-fall, she revisited the color, offering … [Read More...]

Dungeness Crab (oh, happy face!)

The reigning crab of the West Coast, Dungeness are rolling into the Pier in full throttle now in the Bay Area. Although the large crustaceans get their name from the Northern port town of Dungeness, … [Read More...]

Lumière | Closin’ Up the Ritz

The marble fountain sang. The waiters moved with elegance and grace. The sun softened the sharp edges of the late October afternoon. The outdoor terrace at the Ritz was open for tea. It could have … [Read More...]

GLIDE’s do-good thing

Come get your groove on at The Love Groove, the GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam benefiting GLIDE at the Warfield Theatre. Join this radically inclusive, loving community for a tribute to Nick Ashford with a … [Read More...]

Top 3 Corporate Collections

The top three corporate collections are owned by UBS, Deutsche Bank, and Progressive Insurance.UBS Art Collection. Why do corporations collect art? It seems, even large corporations want to put … [Read More...]

NYC’s Public Art Fund seeks a part-time communications intern

New York’s leading presenter of contemporary art projects seeks a part-time Communications Intern PUBLIC ART FUND is New York’s leading presenter of artists’ projects, new commissions, … [Read More...]