John Baldessari has outlasted critics and art-world fads. The California painter has been around long enough to be hot, in, out, rediscovered, forgotten and, now, all but canonized. A retrospective of Mr. Baldessari’s work opens Oct. 20 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Its name: “Pure Beauty.”
Born on June 17, 1931, in National City, Read More
As a student in Paris in 1927, young designer Charlotte Perriand was turned away by the legendary Le Corbusier after being told, “We don’t embroider cushions here.” A few months later, after a colleague took him to see a glass, steel and aluminum rooftop bar she had designed, he hastily changed his mind. She worked Read More
In the spiraling art boom of just a couple of years ago, fewer artists were hotter than Barnaby Furnas. He was represented by the well-connected powerhouse dealer Marianne Boesky and in the collection of Charles Saatchi; his candy-colored “history” paintings of war battles set him apart from almost everyone else in contemporary art. He became Read More
For more than a quarter-century in New York City, the blockbuster sales of Impressionist, Modern and contemporary art have started on the first Tuesday of May. These sales are the keenly watched bellwether of the luxury-goods world, setting the tone and tastes for months to come. But this season, in which nearly a billion dollars’ Read More
Ralph Lauren, who is 68, said that he will not be retiring anytime soon. [Vogue UK]
Phillips de Pury & Co. will auction off 50 pieces of jewelry worn by 50 Cent, Biz Markie, MC Lyte, Kanye West, Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur in an auction called "Hip Hop’s Crown Jewels." [Read More
Her Holiness Hadid
This morning, the world discovered that wonderful Zaha Hadid will be showing–and selling–her first collection of haute furniture late this fall at Chelsea’s Phillips de Pury.
Why furniture? Why now? “Well, I mean, it started 20 years ago,” the vacationing Ms. Hadid told The Real Estate by phone. “It was Read More
A detail from Seamless: an ottoman?
Some breaking news from the Nation of Starchitecture: Zaha Hadid’s very first collection of furniture will be shown–and sold–late this fall at Phillips de Pury’s Chelsea HQ. The pieces in Seamless will be produced by the voguish new Established & Sons, whose prototype of Ms. Read More