John Giorno/Basel/Ile de Porquerolles/London June 2018
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John Giorno/Basel/Ile de Porquerolles/London June 2018

On June 5, I was delighted to join Melissa Chiu, Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and other guests on a visit to John Giorno’s studio in Lower Manhattan. Giorno is an American poet and performance artist.  He was featured in Warhol’s film “Sleep” in 1963 and founded “Dial-A-Poem”, using a telephone service to communicate … Continue reading

Frieze Week: London, October 2017
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Frieze Week: London, October 2017

Arriving in London a few days prior to the opening of the Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Masters offered me extra time to view the works at Christie’s, Phillips and Sotheby’s on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning. Christie’s added a group of smaller works called “Up Close” including a 15 inch Alberto Giacometti sculpture, entitled “Man (Apollo)” which tripled … Continue reading

Christo and Peter Doig, November 5th 2015
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Christo and Peter Doig, November 5th 2015

It was wonderful to see Christo and his team last evening at the Craig F. Starr Gallery’s opening of “Christo: Show Windows and Store Fronts, 1963-67”. It’s been ten years since Jeanne-Claude and Christo presented their monumental project, “The Gates, (Project for Central Park) in 2005,  where my role as the liaison between the artists and … Continue reading

Frank Stella at the Whitney Museum October 28, 2015
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Frank Stella at the Whitney Museum October 28, 2015

After the inaugural exhibition, “America is Hard to See”, “Frank Stella: A Retrospective” at the Whitney Museum is a superb choice by Director Adam Weinberg and long overdue. At the opening, Frank, a young 79 years old was holding court and greeting the guests, always humble, still vigorous and captivating. The 70 works spanning six … Continue reading