The father of Fabergé eggs had a cabinet full of non-egg-shaped curiosities
Peter Carl Fabergé may be best known as the father of Fabergé eggs—those nonpareil Easter eggs originally commissioned by Russia’s emperor—but the jeweler’s work in fact comes in a vivid array of shapes and sizes. A selection of it can be found at the forthcoming exhibit “Celebrating Royal Fabergé – ... More
At the avant-garde art fair, this immersive booth showcased female sexuality outside of the male gaze
In the crowded lineup of art fairs from Armory Week’s New York takeover, which officially ends today, several vied for the title of the “anti-art fair,” eschewing their mainstream counterparts' reputations for showcasing more pomp and circumstance than actual art. Perhaps no fair embodied that spirit better than Spring/Break, ... More
Not here for President's Day? These three new art shows will feed your anti-establishment spirit
In today’s climate, "President’s Day" feels more like a reminder of the current administration’s untold calamities than a case for proud remembrance. And what better way to fill the void left by our dashed “Oprah 2020” dreams than to engage with art? After all, it was art – namely the ... More
Kimmel (née Sobieski) has unveiled her first solo show since leaving Hollywood
Step aside, Britney; another mid-aughts queen is putting her stamp on the artistic canon. Last month, Leelee Kimmel, f.k.a. Leelee Sobieski, star of Joy Ride, 88 Minutes and The Glass House, opened her first solo show at Williamsburg’s The Journal Gallery. Though she may technically belong to that ... More
The new show, “Portraits,” includes everyone from Picasso to David LaChapelle
The myth of Narcissus, who gazed upon his mirrored image until he died, comes to mind at the new exhibit “Portraits,” a funhouse of paintings, busts and photography in the prehistoric tradition of reflecting the human form.
Organized by Opera Gallery New York, the exhibition whittles down the age-old artistic practice ... More
Sofía Sanchez de Betak, a.k.a. Chufy, now has a clothing line and book
In her new Instagram-inspired book, Travels with Chufy: Confidential Destinations, you will find creative director Sofía Sanchez de Betak posing in agrarian-chic threads (think wool ponchos and linen gaucho pants) against exotic backdrops from Icelandic glaciers to the African outback. While Sanchez de Betak's social media may personify an Anthropologie ... More
No press releases, no book trailers. No wonder we—New Yorkers especially—keep coming back
As Rebecca Mead’s recent bibliomemoir My Life in Middlemarch gained favor with the New York literati, one outcome is evident: The city’s intellectual denizens are embracing classic literature not only to transport them to a different time, but to help explain their own lives.
For those in media or ... More