category archives: art

lighting is the jewelry of a room.  and, aquarium, a mobile commissioned by the fondation cartier pour l’art contemporain, designed by brazilian artist beatriz milhazes, and crafted by cartier, was the jewel of art basel miami beach 2011. the fondation cartier exhibited aquarium in the miami design district during art basel. beatriz milhazes | aquarium […]

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you might think of art basel as an art, party, or fashion scene, but at art basel miami beach 2011, the satellite exhibitions and the public spaces were interactive and happening. if you were hungry, you could visit incubation, the annual breakfast installation at the rubell family collection.  incubation continued new york artist jennifer rubell’s exploration of […]

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is chinese porcelain as valuable as impressionist art? sold for US$21.6 million, the world record auction price for ming dynasty porcelain. a blue and white meiping vase with fruit sprays | yongle period | ming dynasty the meiyintang collection, part II | lot 11 | sotheby’s hong kong | 5 october 2011 photo credit sotheby’s […]

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over memorial day weekend, we saw the steins collect | matisse, picasso, and the parisian avant-garde, an art exhibit at the san francisco museum of modern art (sfmoma).  followed by midnight in paris, the new woody allen film.  (a rare occurrence for my husband, bob, who prefers live entertainment.) surprisingly, the film and the art exhibit […]

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circle of animals/zodiac heads, a public outdoor sculpture exhibition by chinese artist/activist, ai weiwei, recently debuted in new york and london, following a september-december 2010 appearance at the biennale in são paolo, brazil. ai weiwei | circle of animals/zodiac heads 2 may-15 july 2011 pulitzer fountain, grand army plaza, new york, NY photo credit arrested […]

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