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Wall Flowers

The opening of Jeff Wall's MoMA retrospective

February 2007 NEW YORK

When I learned my friends at “Scene & Herd” were poised to pass on the big opening-night party for Jeff Wall’s MoMA retrospective due to the probable difficulty of securing a place at a table for one of their scribes, collegial spirit… READ ON

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Flower Power

The Schaulager dinner for Tacita Dean and Francis Als

June 2006 BASEL

I don’t know if you’re superstitious when it comes to art junkets, but if the first art-worlder I spot is a creep, I take it as a bad omen. The sight of Ann Temkin, fielding a couple last-minute cell calls as she inched her way along the… READ ON

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Houses Proud

Miami

December 2005 MIAMI

The upside of my early night Thursday was an early start Friday. The weather was perfect—I guess it always is in Miami—but the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, my first stop, was awfully good too. Celebrating new digs on North Miami … READ ON

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Planet Mirth

Miami

December 2005 MIAMI

Each November (has it been four seasons already?) the international art clan roots about in its closets for garments not black and makes the journey south. The art world doesn’t do Miami all that well; it’s bad for the pallor. In public… READ ON

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Richter Scale

Gerhard Richter

November 2005 NEW YORK

I hate to travel. Still, a tempting triple bill (and a “yes” from a favorite New York date) persuaded me to undertake the crossing from London, my habitual stomping ground, as some of you may know. Reviewing our admittedly rigorous … READ ON

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Wall to Wall

Jeff Wall Day

October 2005 LONDON

Wednesday—by my count day three of the Frieze Art Fair, though the official opening was still twenty-four hours away—was, for all intents and purposes, Jeff Wall Day. The London art world kicks into high gear for the fair, determined to … READ ON

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