Tag Archives: Alberto Giacometti

The Arts Seen in NYC (#StraightWhiteMen Preview Edition)

Well the Missus trundled me down to the Big Town for my birthday last weekend and, say, it was swell. (It also marked the start of a year’s worth of my saying, à la Raymond Chandler, that I’m pushing 70 … Continue reading

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Travels With The Missus On the Côte d’Azur (Encore!)

After dinner I walked down to the bay one last time. I stood in a soft rain next to the bust of homeboy Jean Cocteau alongside the chapel he renovated in the 1950s, and looked one last time at the … Continue reading

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Auction House Bakeoff in NYT!

It’s art auction season in the Big Town, and the Big Houses are having a swell donnybrook in the ad pages of the New York Times. What follows is a representative sample from Sunday’s Grey Lady. Start with Southeby’s.       … Continue reading

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Why The WSJ Is A Great Newspaper (Picasso Sculpture Edition)

The Weekend Wall Street Journal devotes three full pages to a piece chronicling the quest by one of Pablo Picasso’s granddaughters to catalogue the more than 2000 sculptures created by the 20th Century’s greatest artist. A PICASSO HEIR’S EPIC HUNT … Continue reading

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