“What a great combination: killing Nazis and saving art,” said the artist Tom Sachs. “It’s kind of like my day job—my dream day job.”
Mr. Sachs was talking to The Observer about The Monuments Men, the new Hollywood film celebrating the unlikely band of art historians, conservators, curators and others that rescued Nazi-looted artwork toward the end of World War II. It’s not every day a mainstream movie revolves around, or even mentions, art, and the city’s cultural mavens are more or less on board.
“Man,” said Alberto Mugrabi as he approached Aby Rosen. “This came out great, huh?”
Mr. Rosen nodded and gestured at a collection of nude men in crucified positions on the wall. “Lots of dicks,” he said.
It was Thursday and the two were feting a collection of work by David LaChapelle. Lever House Read More
October 2008 may have seemed like the worst time to start a new magazine, but that didn’t deter Evanly Schindler, the founder and former editorial director of BlackBook, from starting a thick, indie arts biannual called Tar under the rubric of a media company called Tar Art, which he’d founded two years earlier with former Read More
Lou Reed, legendary frontman of the Velvet Underground, and Julian Schnabel, noted artist and filmmaker, were sitting at a rustic wooden table inside the Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea on the evening of Thursday, June 25.
The two longtime friends were there for a book-signing and cocktail party celebrating the forthcoming release of Read More
At Cynthia Rowley’s show on Sept. 11 at a loft in Chelsea, three little girls ran around the runway, tugging at their parents’ arms and climbing on and off the chairs in the front row.
There was 4-year-old Maren Frey, the platinum blond, adorable little daughter of Bright Shiny Morning author James Frey and wife, Read More
Renegade scribe James Frey and his wife, Maya, made their runway début in the front row at Cynthia Rowley’s défilé de mode at Gotham Hall.
“We’re just friends with Bill and Cynthia and we’ve come to support her,” Mr. Frey said, referring to the designer and her author-husband, Bill Powers.
“My wife is into fashion,” Read More