The ever-charming Simon de Pury of Phillips de Pury & Company joins The Big Think today to weigh in on the blurring line between fine art and design.
“Nowadays somebody who collects great art doesn’t want to have ugly furniture in his home or mediocre daily objects,” he tells the extreme close-up. “He wants to Read More
The swans in Town Pond paddled on serenely, unfazed by the crowds filing up James Lane toward Guild Hall. The birds, evidently, are accustomed to such revelry. The event, last Saturday, was a celebration of Richard Prince’s exhibition “Covering Pollock,” currently on display at the Hall’s gallery. The work, Mr. Prince’s latest, consists of black-and-white photographs of Jackson Pollock obscured by images of models, ’80s punk stars and various forms of old-school erotica. Inside, groups of curious viewers—some of them peering over their spectacles at the prints—made polite banter about the graphic images.
Last night Bravo screened the pilot for their new art-themed reality show, Work of Art, at the Paley Center for Media in midtown. The show, which premieres June 9, follows the formula of Project Runway, with 14 contestants (culled from more than a thousand applicants) competing over the course of the season for a solo Read More
Last night, we met up with André Balazs—the hotel magnate behind a cartel of boutique sleeperies, which includes the Mercer in SoHo, L.A.’s Chateau Marmont and the Standards. Looking dapper in a form-fitting gray suit that had a subtle sheen, Mr. Balazs, 50, had just flown back to New York after a weekend at Art Read More
Like an ambassador from an alien land populated with smarter, taller and richer blond bombshells, Louise T. Blouin MacBain stood behind a podium in a Columbia University auditorium. She asked the assembled spectators if the leaders of the planet Earth did “not require a new, more creative brain in this new evolution of mankind?”
The Read More