“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.
The front rows at Bryant Park on Saturday, Sept. 6 were noticeably shorter on notable names, probably due to Tropical Storm Hanna. But the Daily Transom found quite a few ducking into Pastis that evening for a dinner hosted by Carlos Jereissati, the owner of luxury shopping malls in Brazil.
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What makes New York artists–especially the straight ones–think they’re so totally groovy? Julien Schnabel, Mathew Barney (who’s dating Björk), Damien Loeb, David Salle, Jeff Koons–who or what gave these high self-esteem sufferers the idea that they are so unimpeachably hip, and why are they so desperate to be groovy in the first place? Are these Read More
As most sentient New Yorkers know, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has appointed a 23-member Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission, reviving a long dormant and presumed extinct institution that is now charged with providing oversight of the artworks displayed in publicly funded museums. Presumably “oversight,” in this case, doesn’t mean forgetfulness; it means finally determining community standards Read More
Jan. 15: C’est moi, c’est moi , Phyllis Stine. En route to airport for Paris and spring-summer 1999 couture shows. J’adoring the New Year, after considerable dread. Realized I’ve been pushing myself much too hard lately to become someone of more substance, not just style, especially during the demise of my marriage to Read More