Monday, December 22, 2014

MARELLA AGNELLI - THE LAST SWAN: Marella Caracciolo Chia Book Signing

reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

On December 8th, Jamie Creel and Christopher Gow of Creel and Gow hosted a book signing reception in honor of Marella Caracciolo Chia for the publication of Marella Agnelli The Last Swan, published by Rizzoli International Publications and co-authored with Marella Agnelli.

Marella Caracciolo Chia, Agnelli's niece and
namesake, is co-author of the book with her aunt

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ARTS AND CULTURE NIGHT Benefiting Retail Orphan Initiative (ROI)

reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

Vinus & Marc, an authentic Vintage Cocktail Lounge, Wine bar and Bistro celebrated its first Anniversary on August 19, 2014 by hosting "Arts & Culture Night from the Prohibition Era,"  a food tasting event benefiting Retail Orphan Initiative (ROI) to promote their inspirational volunteer initiatives.

Venus & Marc owner Paula Levy with artist Ron Ferri

Monday, December 15, 2014

L.EGENDS, S.TATEMENTS, S.TARS: Rashaad Newstone Art Exhibit

reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

The Marlborough Gallery exhibit  L.egends, S.tatements, S.tars, a solo exhibition of new collages and video by Rashaad Newsome opened on December 9th. This exhibition was the artist’s second presentation with Marlborough Gallery and premiere in the gallery’s 57th street location.

Saturday, December 13, 2014


reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

Vintage posters dealers, The Ross Art Group also deals with selected limited edition prints and original paper art.

Sometimes they also pair up with other art sources to promote cultural events. It is in this latter category that on November 12th, an exhibit of four of the five dresses in the collection of HRH Princess Diana to be auctioned by Julien's Auctions of Los Angeles were on a one day exhibit at their showroom right off Rockefeller Center.

An exclusive show of the collection of HRH Princess Diana was also on display at The Museum of Style Icons (MOSI) at Newbridge Silverware in Kildare, Ireland.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CREATION MYTH by Tom Otterness and RECENT WORKS by Richard Estes

reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

On October 22nd, Marlborough Gallery had a two men show featuring major artists of the contemporary art scene. Sculptor Tom Otterness and  and super-realist painter Richard Estes.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

LONDON CALLING: Rich Simmons vision of Pop for the New Millennium

reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

On September 18, Soho Contemporary Art introduced Rich Simmons' first show in America, who after three successful shows in the U.K., decided to bring his latest works to the New York art scene.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

HOLIDAY HOUSE 2014: Gala Night

reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

Iris Dankner, with Honoree Myra J. Biblowit, President of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF),
and Co-chair of Holiday House, Christopher Hyland, giving a cheer to the guests at the event.

November 19 was the night of the Opening Gala at Holiday House NYC.

Everybody's mood and behavior was like that of one big family reunion on New Years Day. Great, great fun was had by all, especially me. It was one of those events where photographing the revelers really added to the merriment, not just for me, but for all of my subjects as well.

Barbara Schorr, Holiday House Director of Production and Events,
handing out rose buds to the participating designers of the show house

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

HOLIDAY HOUSE 2014: Interiors Review

reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

November 18, on the eve of the opening night gala, Press Day at Holiday House NYC took place.

From November 20th through December 21st, at the Academy Mansion, the designer's show house benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, is one of the best holiday outings to make for an inspiring and highly enjoyable cultural treat.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

MEXICAN DAY OF THE DEAD at Kimball Office Furniture

reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

It happened on November 30th, the night before Halloween. Sort of a warm up before the big event of the Halloween Parade, when for one night, New York shows New Orleans how much they need to improve their Mardi Gras. For all intents and purposes, the Kimball Office space became a Mexican enclave complete with non-stop Mexican cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and even a Mariachi band.

FUTURE TENSE: Alex Gross Paintings

reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

Alex Gross' last solo exhibition ran from October 9th to November 8th at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. This exhibition coincided with the release of Alex's latest book, entitled, "Future Tense, Paintings By Alex Gross, 2010-2014." The Book, published by Gingko Press, is 96 pages, and features 40 paintings from the last 5 years.


reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

International dealers specializing in the art of traditional cultures came together for a group show in New York City. The Madison Ancient and Tribal Art (MATA) Fall 2014 show took place on November 8-11 at the Arader Gallery.

Other MATA locations included the prominent Pace Primitive, a leading gallery specializing in tribal art form Africa and Oceania; Arte Primitivo, and Hunt Fine Arts.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

LORI WEITZNER Explains the Art of Passementerie

reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez
copy: Samuel & Sons

Lori Weitzner

On November 5th, at Samuel & Sons Passementerie, Lori Weitzner, one of their favorite designers, had a presentation of her latest creations.

Lisa Danell Staprans, ASID President Elect Robin Baron, and Jennifer Matthews,
Group Publisher  of NYC, CT, SF, and H Cottages & Gardens magazines,
on the far right, were present to support Lori in her lecture

Monday, November 3, 2014

CHRISTIAN SIRIANO: "Silhouette" Fragrance Launch

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Silhouette officially launched on Sept. 3, but for Fashion Week, Siriano opened a 16-day pop-up shop devoted to the fragrance at in the heart of the HiLine Park district, and has plans to take the concept to more cities nationwide.

MICHAEL ARAM Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of His Firm

reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

To celebrate his firm's 25th year anniversary, Michael Aram, who has dazzled the design community for years, had a cocktail reception on October 16th at his showroom in Chelsea.

The glittering metalwork of intricate foliage, outstretched wings, and other forms were rendered in silver and gold hues as part of the new Atelier sculpture collection.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015: ALEXANDRA POPESCU

reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

Alexandra Popescu York is a Romanian born and New York based visual artist. Her Spring/Summer 2015 line was unveiled at Couture Fashion Week New York, held on September 7th at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan.

Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015: SORELLE IULIUCCI

reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

Atelier Sorelle Iuliucci Spring/Summer 2015 line was unveiled at Couture Fashion Week New York, held on September 7th at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan.


reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

September 9th was the date when Lladró Atelier unveiled the latest figurine by Paul Smith in their Guest series.

Originally created by Jaime Hayon for Lladró Atelier, this particular figurine is an invitation to cutting edge artists to create a distinctive personality for this porcelain character. Each artist's version is numbered in a limited edition, hand crafted by Lladró artists in Valencia, Spain.

Monday, October 13, 2014

ANDY GOLUB: Street Art

reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

Thursday night is the traditional gallery opening night in the Chelsea Art District of New York, when  a sizable number of galleries create a Fair like atmosphere offering new art to admire, with throngs of art lovers hopping from venue to venue as part of a unique socio/cultural event.

On September 11th, as I got to the heart of the district at the corner of 11th Avenue and 23rd street, I bumped into notorious (and to some, infamous) bodypainting artist Andy Golub, with some of his models in the midst of creating some much needed street art in an area where all of it is kept indoors. It was a much appreciated welcome to a very busy night of gallery reporting.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

...INTERRUPTION: Hans Kotter Light Sculptures

reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

On September 11, De Buck Gallery arranged an exhibition entitled ...Interruption, by Hans Kotter, light sculptor.

Centered around the dramatic installation, Big Bang...Interruption, Kotter's first solo exhibition with De Buck Gallery since the 2011 Light Sensitive, shows a marked evolution in the artist's work, especially in his increased utilization of three-dimensionality. Arrows of light shoot from illuminated surfaces, complimenting the illusions created by reflections of light throughout the artwork.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: Three Charity Auctions of Ball, Barcelona, and Hanging Bubble Chairs


The top of the line furniture retailer, Regency Shop arranges three topical auctions from October 1 to 31st October, 2014 to help breast cancer research.

October 7, 2014. October is the authority Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and furniture retailer, Regency Shop will take an interest in the development with a philanthropy auction. The store has chosen to backing the social reason while giving fantastic solace and extravagance. It has composed three topical auctions from October 1 to 31st October, 2014 to urge individuals to demonstrate their backing for breast cancer survivor and win a la mode, comfortable lounge seats.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015: FOXXY FACE COUTURE

reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

On September 12 at the Empire Hotel Rooftop Lounge, Geary Marcello, founder of FoXXy Face Couture, had his Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week show

Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015: PATUNA

reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

Designer Patuna returned to Couture Fashion Week New York with a highly- anticipated presentation of her latest collection on Sunday September 7, held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square

Known for her distinctive luxurious designs, Georgian-American designer Patuna’s passion for art and her dedicated creativity have attracted a large and growing clientele, who is looking to own Patuna's designs.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

SHARON MOODY'S Trompe L'Oeil Comix and "FIRST LOOK" Group Exhibition

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On April 3rd, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery had a double presentation on the art of Realist painter Sharon Moody and a First Look Group Exhibition which included Photography and Light Paintings