The sculptor John Chamberlain has been around since the early ’60s. He had a corrugated-steel piece sitting on the floor of Andy Warhol’s original Factory, and he had one prominently on display at Max’s Kansas City right through the heyday of the sex, drugs and music.
The artist recently surprised onlookers by leaving Pace, his Read More
I was just in Paris, visiting a painting I had loaned to the wonderful Basquiat show at the Musee d’Art Moderne and marveling at the two-hour-long line to get into the show. The French love our American mythic pop figures–Elvis, Marilyn, James Dean–and you could feel how easily Jean-Michel, prodigy, addict and star, fit right Read More
I owe a lot to Charles Saatchi. Most contemporary art collectors do. Though he’s hard to find, and almost impossible to gain access to, his influence has been felt everywhere in the art world. My visit to the “Sensation!” show at the Brooklyn Museum in 1999 was a formative experience, particularly seeing the Damien Hirst Read More