The Armory Show 2010 – A Safe Bet

The 2010 installment of The Armory Show has come and gone.  Hundreds of galleries from around the world all packed tightly together for a few days on the piers jutting out over the Hudson.  A fitting location as it felt like a sort-of sardine cannery for art.  I walked the entirety of the show on Saturday [...]

Louis Vuitton – So Trashy.

I have been thinking about the new ‘Raindrop Besace’ bag by Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton.  And I think I love it.  Well… to clarify… I love it… because it is so confusing. 
It is, literally, a trash bag.  Except that it is not.  A neo-realist representation of a trash bag.  But done in glossy treated [...]

Restaurant Matchbooks – Branding And Culture Collide

There is an article in today’s New York Times Dining Section by Katrina Heron about restaurant matchbooks.  It got me thinking about the whole ‘matches-in-restaurants’ thing.  Of course they were originally there for the convenience of the smokers at the bar, waiting for a table or enjoying an after dinner drink.  Which then served a dual [...]

Gagosian Shop: T-shirts and Pop (Art)

Gagosian Gallery has recently opened a new storefront retail venture.  Gagosian Shopis located in a street level space on the ground floor of their Madison Avenue gallery address.  This is a shrewd and timely move by Mr. Gagosian.  Equivalent to high-end chefs turning their attention from foie gras to burgers and pizza. The icily shrouded [...]