Category Archive: design

the museum insel hombroich

outside düsseldorf, germany may be the most successful venue for exhibiting art that i’ve experienced.  in 1982, the collector karl-heinrich müller bought an 18th-century house on a large property in order display the… Continue reading

surprising and delightful

sculptures in susanne schmidt’s studio — are not, in fact, blown glass, but recycled plastic…

design miami

i’d like to go on record as saying that by comparison, contemporary design makes contemporary art seem completely reasonable.    coinciding with the art fairs in miami is design miami – “the global forum… Continue reading

parikrama humanity foundation

a friend of mine works with an organization that is attempting to alleviate the cycle of poverty in india by giving the very poorest children access to first-rate education.    parikrma humanity foundation currently… Continue reading

it took me a while to get over my embarrassment

about being so terribly attracted to timothy horn’s work.    the australian sculptor’s over-sized baubles are just   s o    d a r n    seductive…    but i had a nagging fear that they… Continue reading

stefan kürten

the paintings for stefan kürten’s show arrived today.    from our press release about the show: Stefan Kürten’s subject matter comes from his own photographs of the places he grew up or has traveled… Continue reading

teresita fernandez at the blanton museum

the jack s. blanton museum of art at the university of texas, austin has a first rate curatorial team, a terrific exhibition program and a very good collection.   it’s the largest university art… Continue reading

mexico city / casa luis barragan

the home/studio of pritzker prize winning architect luis barragan 1902-1998 shouldn’t be missed.    unfortunately, visitors aren’t allowed to take photos inside.   too bad —  i could have taken much better ones that these… Continue reading

i’m in mexico city

for liliana porter’s exhibition at museo tamayo de arte contemporaneo   the museum was mexican painter rufino tamayo’s gift to the mexican people.    designed by teodoro gonzalez de leon and built in  1981… Continue reading

when i can’t sleep…

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more art where people live…

paintings on paper by julie chang. the painting over the fireplace is stefan kurten.    the piece to the left is a light box by alfredo jaar.   too bad no one thought about plugging… Continue reading

our aluminum tree

is vintage 1967.     the ornaments are flea market finds.   vintage = recycling.   no fresh pine smell, but no fuel used in trucking it.    and no landfill filled.    happy holidays!

aqua forest aquarium

we stumbled onto this amazing store on fillmore street.   this is so not the tropical aquarium my parents got me (and subsequently maintained for the next ten years) for my fifth birthday…    these… Continue reading

thanksgiving dinner

jane asked how i cook my thanksgiving turkey…   my recipe is a hybrid of the high-heat recipe that was in the new york times a few years ago and more standard recipes… Continue reading


i’ve never believed you could be a good art dealer without being a collector. jeanne always says she doesn’t trust a collector who isn’t a foodie. it’s the same thing, all about obsession…… Continue reading

paul discoe – zen architecture / la mar

we went to paul discoe’s book signing last night at greens.   “zen architecture: the building process as practice” illuminates paul’s considerable understanding of traditional japanese architecture as well as documenting about 10 of… Continue reading

living with art

in the art world, there’s a lot of poo-pooing “decorative” art.    the damning statement “she bought a painting to match her sofa” is delivered with a roll of eyes and/or up-curled lip.  and… Continue reading

shopping for a cause…

i’m hosting an event at the san francisco gallery for an amazing non-profit organization called “afghan hands.”   a friend, matin maulawizada, founded the organization to educate and shelter women in kabul.   the… Continue reading