Wednesday, December 26, 2007




Thursday, December 20, 2007

check Brigitte Saint Ouen' Blog for updates about:

Christmas Time in New York City
Every year New York City is home to some of the most magnificently decorated trees in the country, and many are meant specifically for public view. Here are some tree we recommend you see this season:
The Metropolitan Musuem of Art will display “The Angel Tree” in the museum’s Medieval Sculpture Hall from November 20th to January 6th. Visit for more information. Since the 1960s this tree has featured crèche figures from the Neapolitan tradition of using old-world techniques and materials to create 1700s style figures. Angeli Art is the leading distributor of these figures in the United States. For more information visit
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts lights their own Christmas tree each season on Josie Robertson Plaza. The tree will be lit this year on November 27th, and remain up until early January at Lincoln Center, Broadway and 63rd. Open to the public daily.
Christmas at Rockefeller Center
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time this holiday season on Wednesday, November 28th, 2007. This star-studded holiday tradition attracts thousands yearly, be sure to get there early, and leave your car at home if you plan on attending. But even if you don't want to brave the crowds and traffic, the entire extravaganza will be broadcast live on NBC from 7pm to 9pm. The Christmas Tree will then be lit from 5:30am to 11:30pm daily, from November 29th, 2007 to January 8, 2008. For more information call 212- 632- 3975.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Bierstadt est decidement tres a la mode

After the suggested visit at BLUM in SOHO,to realize that Famous Artist's choice was not so...Bad" another artist being inspired by Bierstadt

"Art has always needed patrons and House of Campari fits the bill quite nicely. The Campari Commissions for 2007 were recently on display in Miami, featuring the Fallen Bierstadt by Valerie Hegarty and the Mosaic Mask (XXX) by Nathan Mabry. Hegarty’s piece is a reconstruction of a landscape by Albert Bierstadt that she pushes several steps further, into destruction. Mabry creates a mask out of coloured pencil and mylar, then embellishes the piece with Swarovski crystals. Featured along with the commissions was an exhibition of works from New York and Los Angeles galleries called Distinctive Messengers, as well as an amazing site-specific work by Andrew Schoultz."

Que faire pour les vacances a Buenos Aires????

New York Times has 1 answer:
Cheap and Cheerful

"Style Map | Buenos Aires The 11-hour flight to Buenos Aires is richly rewarded with warm weather (our winter is their summer), great shopping and a still-kicking dollar. The Palermo Hollywood district is a welcome antidote to the already overrun Palermo Soho across the tracks — a quieter place to stumble across young designer boutiques, underground restaurants and an easy-to-navigate flea market. Happy hunting.
Check on the title to see the map........

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Thanks to Karen..........

Cochrane Mural
For those not living in the west, Cochrane is NW of Calgary and east of Banff, in the foothills of the Rockies .
This mural was unveiled in July at the Cochrane Ranche House.
Each tile is 1 foot square, is it's own individual picture and each is by a different artist. All of them together form this huge mural.

You can click on each of the tiles to see them in detail. Check out the horse's eye.

Friday, December 14, 2007

December Work in Focus

The Black Feather Hat, 1910
Oil on canvas.
Private Collection, New York, courtesy
Neue Galerie New York

Klimt was an artist who drew inspiration from a variety of sources, ranging from Byzantine to Asian art. In this work, we see the strong influence that French avant-garde artists exerted on his oeuvre. The restricted, striking palate of black, red, and white attests to the degree to which Klimt was influenced by the graphic work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Instead of deliberately posing for the painter, the unnamed sitter in this work seems lost in her own thoughts. In that way, she is reminiscent of Edgar Degas's ballerinas, whom that artist captured in intimate, private moments.
The Black Feather Hat is on display in the second-floor galleries as part of the Gustav Klimt: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections exhibition.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Holiday Coktail Party % Alex Beard dec 18th...

de la part d'Alex Beard
Holiday Cocktail Party
December 18th, 6pm - 9pm
Join us for a cocktail and Christmas cheer. All are welcome!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The DWR Annex Pre-Holiday Sale

Saturday, December 15, 10am–6pm
Sunday, December 16, 11am–5pm

Form follows function all the way to New Jersey during the DWR Annex Pre-Holiday Sale. Overstocks, still-in-the-box new items and samples will be available, including lots of lighting, lounge and little giftable items, all 20–65% off the original price. Without Wheels? For less than $3, you can take Bus 129 from Gate 318 at Port Authority.

The 12,000 square foot Annex is a one stop resource for some of the most innovative modern design of the past and present with only a few of life's dings and dents. While these pieces may have been jostled in their journeys, we think their flaws give them a history that is all their own.
As an evolution of our cult classic warehouse sale, the Annex represents an assortment of returned and discontinued merchandise that changes constantly with everything as is and ready to take home immediately. Peruse and purchase pieces within our showroom and supplement your discoveries with new pieces under the friendly direction of proprietor Hunter De La Cruz or our qualified sales associates.

Membership Promotion@ the Chelsea Art Museum

Are you still running around looking for the perfect gift for your loved one? No need to worry! Come to the museum store and find something for everyone on the list. We have a wide range of artist multiples, monographs and new publications. Here is a secret: making someone a patron of the arts by offering them a museum membership may be the most memorable gift you can give. Membership benefits at the Chelsea Art Museum include unlimited free admission to the museum, invitations to exhibition openings and 10% discount on museum store purchases.
Remember, as members you save 10% in the store and the café on your holiday shopping.
Membership Promotion - Join now!
Join our group of committed art supporters by December 31, 2007 and receive 5 FREE guest passes for your friends! And if you join at family level membership or above you also receive the current exhibition catalog FREE!
Please contact or see our website at

Monday, December 10, 2007

Yankell peint New York....

A number of recent available paintings started on location in Times Square on Broadway. A rather rich and exotic experience, painting in the heart of Manhattan's theatrical piazza. The parade of energy and life was quite inspiring.

Joyous Holidays!

Stuart Yankell

Guided tour with LMNY in January or before Jan 13th on your own

Image: Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910). Homosassa River, 1904. Watercolor with additions of gum over graphite on cream, moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper. Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund and Special Subscription, 11.542

Brushed With Light: American Landscape Watercolors
On view through January 13th

This exhibition showcases eighty important works from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned collection of American watercolors of landscape imagery. Ranging in date from 1777 to 1952, these watercolors represent major movements in American landscape painting: late eighteenth-century topographical and Picturesque view painting; the Hudson River School and Pre-Raphaelitism; post–Civil War realism; American Impressionism; modernist abstraction, and American Scene painting.
This exhibition is supported in part by the Brooklyn Museum American Art Council.

View the exhibition.

Did you say Needleworking techniques.....

Nava Lubelski, Side Dish, 2004
Hand-embroidered thread on ink stained cotton canvas
12 x 12 in.
Photo: Nava Lubelski

For nearly half a century, the Museum of Arts & Design has served as the country's premier institution dedicated to the collection and exhibition of contemporary objects created in clay, glass, wood, metal and fiber. The Museum celebrates materials and processes that are today embraced by artists in the fields of craft, art and design.

To read about the current exhibit and "EMBROIDERY".....please click on the title

Sunday, December 9, 2007

FRIDAY DEC 14th ....organized by the National Academy and

This is an email I received from VIVIANE SILVERA..who is organizing walking tours in galleries...........

Dear Art Lovers,

For those of you interested in hearing several contemporary critics discuss the work of Anne Harris (which we saw this week) along with several other artists showing right now, The National Academy Museum and com present:

The Review Panel

The National Academy, in conjunction with presents the fourth season of The Review Panel, beginning Friday, October 12th at 6:45 pm. This popular panel is moderated by David Cohen, art critic for the New York Sun and editor of Each month, three prominent art critics join David Cohen in discussing four pre-selected exhibitions currently on view in New York museums and galleries, with time allotted for audience response.

This popular series fosters awareness of contemporary art through critical dialogue about exhibitions on view in New York galleries and museums. Past panelists include: Deborah Garwood, Arthur Danto, Roberta Smith, Robert Storr, Karen Wilkin, and Mark Stevens. This season’s panelists include Svetlana Alpers, David Grosz, Carol Kino, Donald Kuspit, and Roberta Smith, among others.

Friday, December 14 at 6:45 PM

David Cohen (moderator),, New York Sun
Ben Davis, Artnet
Lance Esplund, New York Sun
Lilly Wei, Art in America

Exhibitions under review:

Tara Donovan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (until Apr 28)
Anne Harris at Alexandre Gallery, 41 E. 57th Street (until Dec 30)
Bharti Kher at Jack Shainman Gallery, 513 W. 20th Street (until Dec 23)
David Reed at Max Protetch, 511 W. 22nd Street (until Dec 22)
Zhang Huan at Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue (until Jan 21)

Admission is $5 per person. Open to all. No reservations required.

FREE for National Academicians, Friends of the Academy, and students.

Listen to past review panels at

Partial funding for the Review Panel is provided by NYSCA, the Dedalus Foundation, and the Edith and Herbert Lehman Foundation.

at 1083 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Blogeuse échange livres

BLOG: Bouquinistes à New York

Une blogeuse New Yorkaise a lancé "Des bouquinistes à New York", un blog d’échanges de livres pour les francophones de New York..........Lire la suite de cet article sur French Morning News

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Artists on Artists lecture @Dia Chelsea

Monday, December 10, 2007, 6:30pm

Dia Art Foundation
535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011

Admission for the lecture is $6 general; $3 for students, seniors, and Dia members. Reservations are recommended, please call 212 293 5583

Born in Spokane, WA, in 1957, Jim Hodges lives and works in New York. His solo exhibitions include presentations at Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2005); the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, and touring (2003), Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2003); and the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (1995).

Joseph Beuys was born in 1921 in Krefeld, Germany. He trained at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1947 to 1951, then taught there as a professor of sculpture from 1961 until his controversial dismissal, in 1972. Beuys's first one-person exhibition of his sculpture and drawings was in 1953, at the house of the collectors Franz Joseph and Hans van der Grinten. In the early 1960s he became involved with the Fluxus group, taking part in concerts and performances and devising his own "actions," which for a time became his principal aesthetic mode. In 1970 the Beuys Block-a large collection of Beuys's work formed under his own aegis from the Sammlung Karl Ströher-was installed in the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt; it remains his most important public collection. Dia held exhibitions of Beuys's work in 1987, 1992, and 1998, and has planted trees and basalt columns in New York City as part of his 7000 Eichen, a project he began in 1982 for Documenta 7 in Kassel, Germany, with initial funding from Dia Art Foundation. Beuys died in Düsseldorf in 1986.

Made possible by a grant from Art for Art's Sake, New York, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, this series, established in 2001, highlights the work of contemporary artists from the perspective of their colleagues and peers, and focuses on artists in Dia's collection and exhibition programs.

Michael Torlen Show

Last Blue-Fin (Love and Theft 3)
2006, Monoprint, 20" x 36"

Library Exhibits

Micahel Torlen - The Ocean is Blue and Black
Works on Paper

December 2, 2007 - January 8, 2008
in the H. Pelham Curtis Gallery

Last Blue-Fin (Love and Theft 3)
2006, Monoprint, 20" x 36"

Michael Torlen is a painter and printrmaker, born in San Diego into a Norwegian commercial fishing family. His major series of works, “Songs for My Father” and “Sanger Fra Mor” (“Songs From Mother”) totaling thousands of images reflect his memories of a youth spent on a boat with his father and his own experience on the sea as a commercial fisherman. They are strong, powerful images that evoke a range of feelings, including one of respect for nature’s beauty and intensity. Torlen has a studio in Port Chester , NY , and is one of the founding faculty members of the School of Art +Design at SUNY Purchase, where he still teaches. He also paints on frequent trips to Monhegan Island , Maine .

Artist’s Statement:

In 2002, I completed 1,000 works in my project, Songs for My Father, a body of landscape-inspired pieces in various media, dedicated to my late father, a Norwegian commercial tuna fisherman. I painted the landscape, a long-standing Nordic subject, in and around Acadia National Park , Maine , during the 1980's, and have worked on Monhegan Island during the summers since 1995.
In winter 1999, while an artist-in-residence at Weir Farm, a national historic site administered by the National Park Service, in Wilton , CT , I began to explore the woodlands as a complement to the seacoast. In 2001, I was a visiting artist at Weir Farm. My most recent series, Sanger Fra Mor, dedicated to my mother, is an ongoing visual essay. Working across media in paintings, watercolors, drawings and monotypes I use commercial fishing, oral history and nostalgic images to explore memory, identity and maritime history. For this project, I draw upon my experiences both as a young boy aboard ship with my father, and as a crewmember on a commercial fishing vessel. My connection to this subject continues during summer visits to Monhegan Island , Maine where I paint outdoors as well as research the resources of the Monhegan Museum .

In my studio practice I make oil paintings and works on paper, including monotypes. My imagery develops from direct landscape and studio painting, photography, and memories. I often work in series, using repetition, simplification and variation of image and media, to structure narratives. My monotypes combine old and new technology in multiple layers--computer editing, digital printing and traditional printmaking methods, including plate lithography, silkscreen, and handwork. The layering of these processes serves as a metaphor for memory.

In my work, the persistence of memory, stages of life, the environmental crisis, and the empty ocean are thematic subtexts. – Michael Torlen

The Ocean is Blue and Black by Michael Torlen is sponsored by the Art Committee of the Friends of New Canaan Library. Exhibit curators are Laura Einstein and Susie Salomon.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

le 12 décembre à 19h au LFNY:conference......

Info annoncee par le Westchester Accueil

Conference au Lycée Français de New-York par Frédérique Bressand, spécialiste d'Asie Centrale "Samarkand la Magnifique ou 26 siècles d'histoire"
le 12 décembre à 19h Auditorium du Lycée Français de New-York
Inscriptions auprès de Michelle Mathe -

Frédérique Bressant nous entretiendra de l’histoire de Samarkand, capitale de l’Ouzbékistan. Ville mythique mais non moins réelle, cette cite située au cœur de la Route de la Soie, a connu les plus grands conquérants, d’Alexandre le Grand a Gengis Khan et Tarmelan, destructeur mais aussi bâtisseur. Ce guerrier qui ne connut jamais aucune défaite fit orner au 14eme siècle la capitale de son empire de monuments somptueux dont la magnificence égale la grandeur. Ce passe prestigieux ne doit nous faire oublier l’Ouzbékistan contemporain qui a su préserver ses traditions.

Frédérique Bressant fréquente l’Asie Centrale depuis 30 ans et s’est spécialisée dans l’Art et l’Histoire Timurides (règne de Tamerlan a la fin du 14 eme siècle). Elle a crée a Paris il y a 20 ans une association culturelle d’échanges entre la France et l’Ouzbékistan qui réunit régulièrement archéologues, historiens et artistes. Elle est l’auteur de nombreuses publications dont « l’Or Bleu de Samarkand » et Samarkand la Magnifique ». Elle est le rédacteur de la revue « la Timuride » crée il y a 20 ans

Monday, December 3, 2007

Culinartists: Premiere Recette d'Hiver

Le groupe des entretiens avec Michel Gerard porte desormais le nom de CULINARTISTs et vous trouverez ci apres la raison.
Chaque moment de travail et de reflexions intenses est recompense par un delicieux dejeuner, de l'entree au dessert (miam, miam tarte aux pommes,...) Club cuisine tenez vous bien,,...........


Ingrédients pour 8 personnes:

500g (3 tasses environ) de pois cassés (split peas)
2 litres de bouillon de volaille
200g de jambon taillé en cubes
50g de lard en dés (ou bacon)
4 gousses d’ail
1 branche de persil frais
2 feuilles de laurier
1/2 c. à café de thym séché
1/2 c. à café d’origan séché
2 oignons moyens coupés en 2
4 clous de girofle

On trouve le jambon (grosse tranche) et les pois cassés chez Trader Joe’s.

1. Mettez dans une marmite les pois cassés, le bouillon de volaille, le jambon, le lard, l’ail et les aromates. Piquez un clou de girofle dans chaque 1/2 oignon et ajoutez-les dans la marmite. Portez à ébullition sur feu vif. Réglez alors sur feu doux, couvrez à demi et faites mijoter pendant environ 1 heure 1/4: les pois doivent presque se réduire en purée quand on les écrase avec une fourchette contre la paroi de la marmite.
2. Goûtez la soupe et ajoutez un peu de sel ou d’aromates à votre goût. Si vous aimez une soupe rustique, servez-la telle quelle. Pour un service plus raffiné, pensez à retirer le laurier et les clous de girofle, et passez le contenu de la marmite au moulin à légumes ou mixer très brièvement au mixer.
3. Servez aussitôt dans des assiettes très chaudes.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

EUREKA...........a comment

Thank you North,.....I believe, you've posted the first comment on my blog...
SO I am publishing it!!!So everyone knows...they can do it too!!!!!!!

North a ajouté un nouveau commentaire sur votre message blog "A message from my friend Claudia about ...." :

There was a great street art inspired exhibit this summer at the 3rdRail Gallery in New Rochelle, NY. Some of those artists are currently in Wrap It Up!, an exhibit and sale through the Westchester Arts Council in White Plains. More information can be found at

A message from my friend Claudia about ....

Don't hesitate to let me know when you see something you like and would like to share.Send me an email with the details like Claudia did and I will post it on the blog..

I highly recommend you to see a fantastic exhibit at the library at Concordia College in Bronxville on Route 22. Ellen Frank is an artist with an atelier in East Hampton and she specializes in illumination art. She paints on Belgian linen using gold, silver and copper as well as egg tempura. Her project is called Cities of Peace and each work is dedicated to a city of the world that has undergone turmoil -- Beijing, Sarajevo, Kabul, Jerusalem, NYC, etc.

You can visit her web site: Ellen Frank Illumination Arts Foundation, Inc. (Click on the title)
The exhibit lasts until December 14th.