Artist a Day Challenge 2016-15: A Ruckus on the Runway: Black Models in Fashion

On November 28, 1973 America found itself officially placed on fashion’s map after the legendary Battle of Versailles runway show.   This walk-off pitted American designers against French designers in an elaborately designed show that catapulted the U.S. to design prominence. The 5 American designers who showcased their work to an international crowd featured 10 black models- an unprecedented move in fashion. To … Continue reading Artist a Day Challenge 2016-15: A Ruckus on the Runway: Black Models in Fashion

Artist a Day Challenge No. 24: Beauford Delaney x Ella Fitzgerald

This painting by Beauford Delaney out of all his portraits of fellow artists really stuck out to me, not just because it is a beautiful piece, but I wonder why he chose to obscure the Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald amongst this colorful palate of brushstrokes.  Delaney’s work transitioned from figurative to abstract upon his … Continue reading Artist a Day Challenge No. 24: Beauford Delaney x Ella Fitzgerald

Beneath the Bronze- “Little Dancer” Comes to Life at the Kennedy Center

Edgar Degas’ love for the ballet is prominently featured in his body of work and one of his most iconic works is “The Little Fourteen Year Old Dancer”.  This piece has been reproduced in all mediums and has served as an artistic inspiration for artists and dancers around the world. The Kennedy Center will bring the story behind Little Dancer … Continue reading Beneath the Bronze- “Little Dancer” Comes to Life at the Kennedy Center

Modern Art Theft in Paris

Today, five works of art were stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.  Among the stolen art were masterpieces from Matisse, Picasso and Modigliani, all valued at over 100M euros. The attached article in the Economist provides an interesting glimpse into the underworld of art crime.  The real crime is that we will … Continue reading Modern Art Theft in Paris