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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 something on the office walls (seriously), per Jacqueline Lewis, the UBS curator for the Americas. The idea of creating interesting and stimulating environments for clients and […]

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 […]

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Art Dubai opens March 21

The largest and most established contemporary art fair in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, Art Dubai takes place every year in March at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, and has become a cornerstone of the region’s fast-growing contemporary art community. The sixth edition of Art Dubai, March 21-24, 2012, features over 75 galleries, a new […]

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 […]

Shepard Fairey designs ‘Person of the Year’ for Time magazine

When Time magazine, voice of the establishment, chooses “The Protester” as its person of the year,  only one artist is really suitable for the job of creating the publication’s inevitably ironic cover. Shepard Fairey, designer dissident, stepped up to the plate. Ai Weiwei he’s not. The Los Angeles graphic designer, 41, whose thriving youth-market business, Obey […]

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 wasp-waisted cocktail fare and a few of her voluminous red-carpet confections in shades of royal. Here, they were joined by black, cream, and a hit […]

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, Washington, these hard-shells are very much a San Francisco thing. Swan Oyster Depot doles them out in pure form: cold, cracked and […]

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 […]

E.S.P. TV at INDEX in GENERAL, Berlin, Dec 10

E.S.P. TV at INDEXinGeneral Dec 10, 8 PM Live Performances and Taping  ::  Dec 11, 2-6 PM Additional Exhibition Hours General Public Schönhauser Allee 167c, 10435 Berlin Index Festival (NY) showcase with live performances by Robert Heel (electronics) and Victoria Keddie (electro acoustic composition for strings), live video mix by E.S.P. TV’s Scott Kiernan, sound and video installation, and festival documentation //Date: […]