A New York Supreme Court judge has recused himself from a case involving an alleged $11 million real estate fraud and referred the matter to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.
The suit involves 315 West 35th Street, a 60,000-square-foot Midtown building that Isaac Chetrit, a cousin of the prominent real estate investor Joe Chetrit, has been trying to foreclose on.
Duke Ellington’s Legacy
Inspires Painters’ Moody Blues
By all rights, I should be getting on my high horse to excoriate Mood Indigo: The Legacy of Duke Ellington , an exhibition at the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery. Centered on the white baby-grand piano upon which Ellington composed many of his signature songs (the gallery breathlessly informs Read More
Although the exhibition called Stuart Davis: Art and Theory, 1920-31 , which Diane Kelder has organized at the Morgan Library, is small in size-a mere 12 items-it’s nonetheless a milestone in the posthumous reputation of this American master, who died in 1964 at the age of 71. It’s also something of a milestone for the Read More
Lucky is the artist who is born to his vocation. For an optimum outcome, however, what seems to be required-in modern times, anyway-is being born to a father of limited gifts who tries and fails at a comparable creative pursuit. In the history of 20th-century art, Picasso is the outstanding example: His father was an Read More
To mark its last 25 years, the Salander-O’Reilly Galleries has mounted an extraordinary exhibition of modern American painting and sculpture drawn mainly from the first four decades of the century. Among the earliest works in the show are the Fauvist Still Life (circa 1907) by Alfred Maurer; a bronze sculpture, Standing Male Nude (1908-9), by Read More