Manish Vora has finally embraced the artworld by growing his hair long and moving to Williamsburg. Though he loves art, his passion is really in the business of art. He spent many years on Wall Street as an investment banker at Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney and as Director of Research at Moness, Crespi & Hardt before jumping head first into the art world. He particularly enjoys working with a variety of non-profits and causes to help broaden and expand audiences. He is a regular contributor for Artlog on NBC New York. He graduated from Yale University.
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The Gagosian empire is growing as Larry launches his twelfth gallery in a warehouse just north of Paris (his second space in the city).
There will be no reminder to put away your iPhones at the oasis that is The FLAG Art Foundation in New York’s Chelsea Towers—Watch Your Step is an exhibition of floor pieces that will keep you eyes firmly on the ground.
In the past week, I went to seven art fairs, seven open bar parties, seventeen galleries, and read seven hundred articles on the money flowing through NYC during the fairs. For a lucky few, the “seven minutes in creative heaven” spent drawing, sculpting, meditating, and creating with INNER COURSE will be the only lasting memory from just another week in the world of art.
In his Israel series, Wiley brings together the contemporary—the young men who pose for the portraits—and the traditional—the ceremonial papercuts that are the source for the backgrounds—to create a dynamic new form that empowers and enlivens both.
At the age of twenty-one, Joseph Nahmad is one of the newest and youngest gallerists in the New York City art scene. Yet, the art scene is nothing new to a member of one of largest collectors of Impressionist and modern art in the world. Breaking away from his family’s model, Joseph has decided to devote his gallery to contemporary art.
Claiborne Swanson Frank has not taken her transition from working under Anna Wintour at Vogue to fine art photography lightly. After years embedded in the world of fashion, she has spent the past two years working on a book released by Assouline and a solo show at Lu Magnus in NYC that includes over one hundred portraits of American women. The stunning full-length portraits capture not just women from powerful families but women of incredible beauty and intense motivation.
Hernan Bas has sold his soul to the devil, and that’s just one reason he is taking over the world. On Thursday, March 15th, Lehmann Maupin unveiled a solo show that will make you believe that the devil very much exists and that young American painters can rule the art world.
I was skeptical when philanthropist and photographer Elizabeth Jordan asked me to visit Saint Peter’s, a church at 54th St. and Lexington to see her interactive exhibition, Written Offering. When I arrived at the address, I walked past the Citigroup building several times and could not find the church. Cursing google maps and about to give up hope, I realized it was built into the side of a fifty-nine story corporate building.
Gian Enzo Sperone may not be a household name, but for those who remember an art world without art fairs and digital images, he can’t be mistaken. The seventy-two-year-old Italian dealer opened his first New York City gallery forty years ago and came of age in the 1960s amongst Rauschenberg, Warhol, and Dine, and thirty years ago he joined Konrad Fischer and Angela Westwater to open Sperone Westwater. This is the last week to see two remarkable shows curated by Sperone himself and littered with highlights from his personal collection.