Tartan Heritage

The New York City Tartan Day Parade was held yesterday celebrating Scottish heritage and culture. Organized by the National Tartan Day New York Committee, the parade is in its 24th year and is the highlight of Scottish-themed festivities designated as NYC Tartan Week. Participants in the parade were bagpipers, Highland dancers, clan organizations, Scottish dog… Continue reading Tartan Heritage

Former Flagship Pays Homage to Fine Art

The Winter Show 2022 (in spring) of fine art and antiques is held this year at the former flagship location of Barney’s New York at 660 Madison Avenue. The 68th edition of the Show runs through April 10, 2022 featuring over 60 exhibitors across four floors of the sprawling building. Walking through the exhibition, the… Continue reading Former Flagship Pays Homage to Fine Art

COTERIE & MAGIC 2022

COTERIE and MAGIC Shows at the Javits Center, NY beamed with bold colors, prints and patterns, all with feminine design details. This year’s show featured at COTERIE New York 700 brands including 150+ ones new to the show, MAGIC New York had 300 brands with 30 new. “The return of COTERIE and MAGIC New York… Continue reading COTERIE & MAGIC 2022

Robert Rauschenberg: Channel Surfing

Channel Surfing exhibition at Pace Gallery in NYC, focuses on the Robert Rauschenberg’s response to the rise of global media culture from the early 1980s to the mid-2000s, and a return to painting after taking a break from art. His new works combine his canvases with elements of photography, printmaking, and sculpture exploring of the… Continue reading Robert Rauschenberg: Channel Surfing

Imani Bilal – Behind the Veil: Musings of Muraqaba

Atlanta based contemporary abstract artist Imani Bilal is deeply inspired by her Islamic faith. Bilal states, “I strive to convey the notion of Tawheed (oneness), the idea of primordial matter, chaos, and calm; of all things sharing a source and being connected to an infinite mound, inclusive of the human experience.” Chase Contemporary, NY Featured… Continue reading Imani Bilal – Behind the Veil: Musings of Muraqaba

A Genius In His Hands

On his 87th birthday this year Lino Tagliapietra announced his retirement from active glass blowing. It has been an extraordinary 75-year career of craftsmanship where glass in his genius hands made way for many breathtaking designs. At Heller Gallery in NY the Journey exhibition showcases many of Tagliapietra’s brilliant works over the years. Featured image:… Continue reading A Genius In His Hands

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Easily one of the best museum shows of 2021 – Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the Brooklyn Museum, on view through February 20, 2022. It chronicles the design house from the beginning under Mr. Dior himself and all the other designers that followed – Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf… Continue reading Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Miami Art Week 2021

As with other yearly shows in multiple categories, the last 2 years has been difficult not being able to operate the same way as in the past. But those trying times have mostly disappeared and everyone’s ready to eat, drink and be very merry especially in Miami. Miami Art Week was back this year in… Continue reading Miami Art Week 2021

People Come First

Alice Neel: People Come First, a retrospective of approximately one hundred paintings, drawings, and watercolors at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the first of its kind from a New York Museum. Neel is one of the century’s most radical painters, a champion of social justice with a longstanding commitment to humanist principles inspired her life… Continue reading People Come First

Modern Latinx Art

Estamos Bien – La Trienal 20/21 at El Museo del Barrio in New York, was the museum’s first national large-scale survey of Latinx contemporary art featuring more than 40 artists from across the United States and Puerto Rico. Featured image: Vincent Valdez – The Strangest Fruit Series, 2013 oil on canvas.