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Spotlight On: Cindy Sherman

  Having grown-up a few miles from New York City, it wasn’t a far leap when photographer and film director Cindy Sherman moved into the city, working odd jobs to support herself and her burgeoning art career. Before Sherman became well-known for her conceptual portraits, many of herself, she was employed at The Artist’s Space in SoHo as a part-time ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Mark Rothko

  Born Marcus Rothkowitz in Russia, what is now Latvia, Mark Rothko is one of the forerunners of Abstract Expressionism, though it was a label he loathed to be grouped under. Rothko immigrated to Portland, Oregon from Russia at the age of 10 in 1913 but settled New York City when he was 20, after a brief two year stint ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Robert Rauschenberg

  Originally from Texas, artist Robert Rauschenberg came to call New York home, spending his formative artistic years in the city before moving to the remote island of Captiva, Florida. Rauschenberg became well-known for his ‘combines,’ pieces that combined painting and sculpture, art that labeled him Neo-Dada. His sometimes romantic and studio partner Jasper Johns also shared this label with ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Jeff Koons

  Jeff Koons has been called mean, banal, carnal and a hack and yet has his work has been so widely popular during his own lifetime that its sales have broken records. His art has appeared everywhere from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as a huge silver balloon, to replacing the tree in Rockefeller Center- a two story terrier covered ... Read More »

Spotlight On…The Costume Institute

House of Dior

The Museum of Costume Art was founded by Aline Bernstein and Irene Lewisohn, who also founded the Neighborhood Playhouse, in New York in 1937. In 1946, the museum merged with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and became The Costume Institute and today its collection spans five continents and five centuries with over 35,000 garments and accessories.   The Costume Institute ... Read More »

Spotlight On…10 Corso Como, Milan

10 Corso Como

  A clothing store, an art gallery, a cafe and most recently, a three room hotel, 10 Corso Como is synonymous with cutting edge art and fashion in Milan. In an era that has seen the importance of Milanese fashion severely downgraded, 10 Corso Como is keeping the flame alive and roaring.   Founded by gallerist Carla Sozzani, sister of ... Read More »

Spotlight On…The Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje

Pablo Picasso, Woman's Head, 1963 oil on canvas

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje, Macedonia houses the biggest, and most complete collection of contemporary art in Southeastern Europe. Which for a city that many people have never heard of, is astonishing but the reasoning is not without a tinge of saddness.   On July 26th, 1963, in the early morning hours an earthquake shook Skopje, killing over ... Read More »

Spotlight On…Sugar Club, Dublin

SugarClub

  Originally built as The Irish Film Theatre in 1963, The Sugar Club reopened the defunct theatre in 1999 after it lay unoccupied for 14 years following the theatre’s closure in 1985. Now, The Sugar Club plays host to a variety of nights including swing dancing, comedy and film.   One of the most talked about features of the club ... Read More »

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