TASTE OF TUPPERWARE
Last week, one of the hottest chefs in New York-hell, in America-turned a plastic crank, demonstrating a strawberry-red Tupperware hand mixer, the Whip ‘N Prep, for a crowd of diners at a pop-up restaurant dubbed the TupperClub, in the penthouse of the Setai Hotel.On the menu? Nova Scotia lobster with burrata and eggplant Read More
Winner of the Week: Frick Collection director Anne L. Poulet, who announced she’ll retire in Sept. 2011 after eight years there, and much success fund-raising. Let the search for a replacement begin!
Loser: Damien Hirst collectors, who are seeing the (near-term) resale value of their art sink in the wake of the Lehman Brothers Read More
Mario Batali has achieved true success as a chef: Now he (or his sous chefs) don’t even have to cook anything for him to make money.
The jovial red-haired fellow opened his 42,500-square-foot Piedmontese retail extravaganza – selling everything from veggies to elegant water pitchers of Italian blown glass — for a preview last night. Read More
Art World News
The silver fox with the golden eye is showing off.
Powerhouse art dealer Larry Gagosian will, for the first time, put his personal contemporary art collection on public view. The cultural and tourism divisions of Abu Dhabi are expected to announce shortly that the gallerist’s own works, which include some 72 Andy Read More
Those of us who wished that Jeffrey Deitch, the art world’s LeBron James in his cruel defection from the city that made him, would fade from the canvas upon moving away, apparently have another thing coming. First there was James Franco’s globally buzzy performance-slash-publicity-stunt, and now another apparent L.A. success.
Deitch’s posthumous show of Dennis Read More
The Museum of Modern Art has picked Kathryn Bigelow to honor at its annual fund-raising Film Gala. (It’s MoMA’s recently-hatched version of the Met’s tony cash-cow, the Costume Institute Ball.) Apart from her shiny Oscars, of course, Best-Director Bigelow’s an unlikely candidate: The two previous winners, Baz Luhrmann and Tim Burton, were known for extremely Read More
From Keith Kelly’s account of payment disputes at Louise Bouin Media, publisher of Modern Painters and ArtInfo:
The disgruntled freelancers from artinfo have banded together to form an ad hoc group that they’ve dubbed WAAANKAA — which stands for Writers Angry At Artinfo Not Kidding Around Anymore.
The group claims to have Read More