Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Princes Ball Mardi Gras Masquerade Gala: To Benefit the Lifeline Humanitarian Organization

TRH Prince Peter, Prince Philip and Prince Alexander host one of the hottest parties of the year - The Princes Ball Mardi Gras Masquerade Gala - taking place on Friday, February 5th at Cipriani 42nd Street. RAZZLE to the sounds of RIO, DAZZLE in your Carnival costume and mask .  DANCE and PARTY the night away to the pulsating beat of Brazil. Proceeds benefit The Lifeline Humanitarian Organization, founded by patron Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia in 1993. Lifeline continues to provide the most desperately needed humanitarian aid for Serbia's medical facilities, handicapped children and orphans. Serbia has the largest refugee population in Europe. The country is also overwhelmed by both the highest incidence of breast cancer in Europe and the highest infant mortality rate. Lifeline is responsible for providing incubators to neonatal intensive care units throughout the country.  For more event information, or to purchase tickets visit:

Divine Jewelry: Miracle Icons by Mary Jo Pane

Mary Jo Pane's inspiring jewelry combines antique religious icons with a chic tarnished feel to bring a sense of coolness to spirituality. Her line has been featured in every top magazine: Elle, Rolling Stone, GQ, People, New York Times and more, with A-list clients including Bruce Springsteen, Anderson Cooper, and Patti Smith (see below for more). Put your faith back into the religion of fashion by going to Barney's Co-Op to purchase one of the heavenly designs.

What inspired you to begin a collection of religious icons to wear as jewelry?
A combination of being in NYC in the weeks after 9/11 attacks and a friends serious illness. I wanted to go back to my childhood make the saint jewelry that I had worn and make it cool.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

ART TALK with AlbuquerqueARTS Magazine publisher Stephanie Hainsfurther

Who are your favorite artists on Kipton ART? 
I especially enjoy the offbeat portrait photography of Marlon Krieger and of Evan Minskoff.

What was the last exhibition you saw?Albuquerque Now, Part 1, at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, showcased local contemporary artists, sculptors and photographers. Part 2 opens this month and I wouldn’t miss it. I also enjoyed the Contemporary Cubano art being shown at the National Hispanic Cultural Center here – many of these pieces have never been seen in this country and they are marvelous.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Closing Party at Hendershot Gallery for Exhibition "ARCHITECTURALLY - works on architecture and space"

Site-specfic performances 
featuring: Laura Petersen Choreography, Yelle B Dance and Merav Ezer.

 Panel discussion on "Works on Architecture and Space: a discussion about the works included in Architecturally..." 
Moderated by Michael Wang. 
Michael Wang is currently teaching with architect Peter Eisenman at Yale University.
 Participating panelist: Diana Balmori, founding principal of Balmori Associates landscape and urban design firm in New York City.
William O'Brien Jr., Assistant Professor of Architecture at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning.
David Ruy is an architect, theorist, and co-director of Ruy Klein.
 Allan Wexler is the principal of Allan Wexler Studio. He teaches at Parsons the New School for Design and is represented by the Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York City. Alisha Wormsley is a Brooklyn-based multi-media artist, photographer, teaching artist and writer.

Saturday, January 30th - open from 4-9pm 
featuring special musical guest: Malcolm Mooney

Click here to go to the Hendershot Gallery

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Image courtesy of Hendershot Gallery: (L) Merav Ezer, Blueprint, 2009, (R) Alois Kronschlaeger, Sphera, 2008/09. Photograph by Marc Lins, 2009

Young Collectors Night at The 56th Annual Winter Antiques Show

The Winter Antiques Show, Young Collectors' Night was held last night at the Park Avenue Armory in order to benefit the East Side House Settlement. Hundreds of Upper East Siders, and a few downtowners gathered in the gigantic space to take a peek at the finest aged furnishings from around the world, such as presidential portraits, ancient urns and stark seatings.

Chair (meaning members) in attendance included
Elizabeth Meigher, Tatiana Perkin, and Kipton Cornkite who conversed with Genevieve Bahrenburg, Julia Moore, Matthew Mellon, Nicole Hanley, Anisha Lakhani, Annabel Vartanian, 
Caroline Cummings, Thorne Perkin, Caroline Rowley, Charles Rockefeller, Charles Darling, Elissa Lumley, Kate Gibbs, Lara Meiland-Shaw, Rich Thomas, Susan Shin, Jamie Korey, Krista Schulz, and Sara Gilbane Sullivan among others. Head over to the show to purchase a porcelain dish before it ends on January 31st.

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Image of a booth at the show, courtesy of 

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Just Kids: Patti Smith preforms at Robert Miller Gallery

This past Friday night I was at the Robert Miller Gallery for an evening with Patti Smith featuring all genre of her work. She took the stage and stood in front of a haunting, ethereal painting that framed Smith and the evening perfectly. It was an ideal back drop for the poetry she read, the songs she sang and the stories she read from her new book Just Kids, a memoir of her years with Robert Mapplethorpe. Those in attendance included: Vince Aletti of The New Yorker, Lisa Anastos, Betsy Baker, Clarissa Dalrymple, the Patti Smith Group drummer JD Dougherty, Tim Goossens of PS1, Deborah Hughes, fashion designer Phillip Lim, Jamie Johnson, artist Edward Mapplethorpe brother of Robert Mapplethorpe, Tarajia Morrell, Erica Orden of New York Magazine and Steven Sebring. -by Talia Eisenberg of Heist Gallery

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Image of Patti Smith, courtesy of Patrick McMullan

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Featured Artist Interview: Moses Foster

KiptonART interviewed 2008 finance-themed commissioned artist Moses Foster, currently residing in Berlin, Germany. 

Q: Who/what is your biggest influence or inspiration right now?
I feel that my biggest influence is the great history and the current presence of art today.
My sheer desire to constantly create is ultimately inspired by a very personal need to learn more about art making. There is always something new out there... Much like inspiration, the power of art is inexhaustable.

Click here to see Moses Foster's portfolio.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Winter Antiques Show Young Collectors' Night: Thursday, January 28

For this year, our goal is to match or hopefully even surpass that number and raise as much money as we can to serve the young people of our South Bronx community. With your help, East Side House can make it possible for these motivated youth to break the cycle of extreme poverty by graduating from high school, enrolling in college, and getting a good job. Most are the first in their families to do so, and they are incredibly grateful for the opportunity. We are proud that East Side House is having remarkable results when need has never been greater. Along with being a glamorous and fun party, philanthropically Young Collectors' Night makes a measurable difference -- the money raised literally changes lives.

On behalf of the charity, THANK YOU for your generous support in this important effort.  It has been a pleasure working with you, and I look forward to seeing all of you on the 28th!- Kipton Cronkite

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Clodagh Collection hosts group show of "Water and Light"

Clodagh Collection is excited to present Water and Light on January 27th. Themed around nine artists' interpretations of water and light, more than 20 original artworks will be on display surrounding the subject.  The opening reception will be held on Wednesday January 27th from 6:30-8:30pm and is open to the public. Varying from established artists who are collected and represented to those whose careers are only now emerging, the artists display a wide array of media and concept in exploration of this topic. Work ranges from abstract photography, sculpture, traditional painting techniques and video installation.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

"Quick While Still" Exhibition Opens at Heist Pop Up Gallery Space

Thursday night January 21st, gallerist Talia Eisenberg, founder of Heist Gallery, presented "Quick While Still," a pop-up exhibition of large-scale paintings curated by Colin Huerter. The show features some of the most highly lauded emerging New York based artists: Katherine Bernhardt, Kadar BrockMark GibsonMatt JonesJohn Newsom, and Wendy White. The exhibition will continue until Sunday, February 21st, and will be open for view from Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 6pm.   

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Image courtesy of Heist owner Talia Eisenberg, and curator Colin Huerter.

Featured Gallery: 516 ARTS

Name of Gallery: 516 ARTS
Owner(s): Suzanne Sbarge, Executive Director, Rhiannon Mercer, Assistant Director
Specialty: Contemporary Art, Interdisciplinary Projects
Address: 516 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

How would you describe the work your gallery specializes in?
516 ARTS is a nonprofit organization. Our mission is to forge connections between art and audiences. We do this by offering exhibitions and programs that address current issues in world culture, and by presenting innovative and interdisciplinary educational programs in a variety of art forms, including visual and literary arts, film/video and music. Our values are inquiry, diversity, collaboration and accessibility.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Top Lots Favored at Christie's Old Master & 19th Century Auction

Christie's Old Master and 19th Century Paintings, Drawings and Watercolors sale will take place on 27th January at Christie's. View the catalog here!  The exhibition is open Sunday, January 24th, 1-5pm; Monday, January 25th, 10am-8pm; Tuesday, January 26th, 10am-5pm. Inquiries: 212 636 2084. 

KiptonART spoke with Christie's VP, Clare McKeon who gave us her top picks for this week's Old Master and 19th Century Paintings, Drawings and Watercolors sale. "Encompassing European art from the 15th to 20th centuries, some highlights to watch include Jan Brueghel II's seminal work The Entry of the Animals into Noah’s ArkLouis Leopold Boilly's extraordinary depiction of fashionable Parisian street life The Entrance to the Turkish Garden CafeSamuel Palmer's sublimely romantic The Sleeping Shepherd and Sir William Orpen's charismatic portrait of his wife In Dublin Bay The sale also includes two important collections of Sporting Art with superb examples by British equestrian society painter Sir Alfred Munnings" says Clare McKeon.  Click here to find view McKeon's full list of favorite Lots in the sale

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Photo courtesy of Courtesy of Christie's Images Ltd. 2010

Image of Sir Alfred James Munnings, A Park Meeting, oil on canvas, Estimate: $400,000-600,000


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Jimmy Choo and Marcia Gail Levine host Charity sale for Calvary Hospital

Fashionable Jimmy Choo and Marcia Gail Levine are hosting a sales event at the famed footwear Madison boutique to raise funds for  Calvary Hospital. Calvary Hospital is the nations only fully accredited acute care speciality hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A portion of the sales will be going to this noteworthy cause taking place Tuesday, January 26th from 6:00-8:30 PM at Jimmy Choo 716 Madison Ave.  RSVP to

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"The Art of Collecting Art" held at Sotheby's

Thursday night, Sotheby's along with co-host The Economist, held "The Art of Collecting Art" panel discussion led by Richard Feigen, Philip Hook, Inge Reist and Allan Schwartzman, with introduction by Lisa Dennison, Chairman, Sotheby's North & South American. The talk highlighted current activities in the art market. Panel consensus agreed that the Chinese demand for Western art would continue thus driving prices upward. Over one hundred-fifty people were in attendance on the 7th floor of the famed auction house. Shortly thereafter the guests moved to the 10th floor to preview the Old Master works of art that are to be auctioned off from the 27th-29th January, 2010...

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Image: Close-up of Edwaert Collier's, "Trompe L'oeil Still Life Of A Letter Rack Holding Newspapers, Letters, A Comb, A Knife, A Quill, Wax And A Seal", 1696, oil on canvas.  

Friday, January 22, 2010

Solid Objectives-Indenbur Liu as Winner of Eleventh Annual Young Architects Program

The Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center announce the winner of the 2010 MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program: the architectural firm Solid Objectives - Idenburg Liu (SO - IL). Celebrating its eleventh year, the program continues its commitment to offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects. After a successful first decade, the Young Architects Program will now focus on designs which address sustainability, recycling, and reuse. The five finalists selected by an invited nomination panel were asked to present designs for temporary urban landscapes that incorporate elements of shade, water, seating, and bar areas for the expansive courtyard entrance of P.S.1, within the allotted project budget of $85,000. SO – IL's winning landscape, Pole Dance, will be on view in P.S.1's outdoor courtyard starting in June, creating an interactive environment for the 2010 Warm Up summer music series...

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ART TALK with Tribal Societe's Partner and Chief Marketing Officer Tatiana Papanicolaou Perkin

What are your favorite piece/pieces or artists on  Why?
I like 
Mike Rohner's oil on canvas paintings for their action and color.  Plus, it always helps to paint familiar scenes with which people connect!  I also love photography as a medium and find Anje Vela's photographs of trees to be particularly moving.  They really capture nature's beauty and make me feel as if I were standing under the trees themselves.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Please tune into tonight to Joshua Bell on PBS - Live from Lincoln Center

With guest artists Sting, Chris Botti, Renee Fleming, Tiempo Libre, Regina Spektor and many more as he performs music from his recent SONY release - At Home with Friends.

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A Filmmakers Journey Continues: The Film Festival Circut

Today begins the Sundance Film Festival. Take a look at an inside story on "The Film Festival Circut" with movie director Max Nova and his film The Shaman's Apprentice, produced largely in part by Kipton Cronkite.

Almost a year after the premier of my new film, The Shaman's Apprentice, we are reaching the end of the festival circuit and I am very thankful for the positive responses that the film has received. The film, which was made possible in part by executive producer, Kipton Cronkite, has screened at ten film festivals so far in five different states. The Shaman's Apprentice, is a short narrative fiction film about belief and spirituality, focusing on the interaction between a western anthropologist and the subject of his study, a mysterious shaman healer. It was shot entirely in my hometown, Boulder, Colorado.- Max Nova

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Image: Poster of The Shaman's Apprentice

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Fashion Forward: Keith Lissner

Keith Lissner is a favored designer of the youthful social set in New York City who is sure to rise to high ranks among American fashion powerhouses. Prior to starting his own line, Keith designed for Perry Ellis (the same company where Marc Jacobs got his start) and Ralph Lauren. KiptonART's Zev Eisenberg interviewed Keith to discuss his inspiration, favorite New York spots and current fashion trends we could go without.

When did you decide to become a designer?  What was the first look you ever designed?
This may sound clichĂ©, but it was the first time I saw Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady.  The costumes in the scene at the races (and that amazing hat she wore) made me realize I wanted to create this type of beauty in the world....

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Image: Designer Keith Lissner

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

ART TALK with socialite Tatiana de Pahlen

Who are your favorite KiptonART artists? Why?
Kiritin Beyer's work is very realistic. The atmosphere is felt through her pictures and each seems to have a story behind it. I also really like Debra Frieden. Each of her images has its own style. Thomas Hodges is also very interesting - his works are so relevant to today’s world. Matthew Satz's mixed media works are outstanding.

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Image of Tatiana de Pahlen

Monday, January 18, 2010

Golden Globe Styles

Last night's Golden Globes had a few surprises: Glee winning over Modern Family (and 30 Rock), The Hangover awarded funnier than the rest (it was) and Sandra Bullock beating out everyone in the category. Though Mrs. Bullock won a globe, she lost in best dressed, wearing a stiff taffy-purple sheer-backed Bottega Veneta strapless. In a favorable shade of royal violet was the J. Mendel shoulder dress shown off by Jane Krakowski. More humorous (in fashion at least) was co-star Tina Fey looking like a pincushion in Zac Posen. 

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Image courtesy of Drew Barrymore in Atelier Versace

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Video: "Look Again" Exhibit at the Marlborough Gallery

KiptonART attended the opening of Marlborough Gallery's "Look Again" group exhibition. The focus of the two-floor exhibit centers on trompe l'oeil works of paintings, photographs and sculptures (you find yourself asking if a picture is a painting and vice versa). On display is an impressive photo-realism triptych of tied crumbled paper by the Latin master Claudio Bravo. Besides Bravo, the video below includes footage of works by the following artists: Shelter Serra, Hans Silvester, Vik Muniz, Douglas Gordon, and Arman. "Look Again" has been curated by Casey Fremont and Karline Moeller.

Click here to see the video of socialite Annabel Vartanian checking out the space.
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Image- Annabel Vartanian's reflection in Douglas Gordon's Self Portrait of You + Me

Friday, January 15, 2010

ART TALK with People's Revolution's Founder Kelly Cutrone

Who are your favourite artists? Why?
My favorite photographer is Mary Ellen Mark because she brings dignity and revelation to people that society has turned their back on. My favorite painter is Ronnie Cutrone – he was my first husband and I love him. Greg Lauren and Joe Coleman are other favorites.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Marlborough Gallery's "Look Again" Exhibition Opening

Last night I attended the opening of Marlborough Gallery's "Look Again" group exhibition. The focus of the two-floor exhibit centers on trompe l'oeil works of paintings, photographs and sculptures (you find yourself asking if a picture is a painting and vice versa). Casey Fremont and Karline Moeller curated the space beautifully, balancing each floor with enjoyable works that played with sight. High above the gallery over looking the city was a glass penthouse where guests conversed over the exhibition and current financial revival seen in the art market.

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Image courtesy of Marlborough Galery: Claudio Bravo's Eternum

New Year, Second Chances: A Documentary of 2009's "Miracle on the Hudson" Debuts at Lincoln Center

Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger always assured his wife, Lorrie, that "the most dangerous part of [his] trip [was] driving to the airport." Fortunately, that maxim proves to be true most of the time, but, on January 15th, 2009, it was seriously tested. What was supposed to be a routine flight from LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte, North Carolina became the ultimate challenge of a lifetime, when a goose got caught in the US Aircraft upon take-off.

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Image courtesy of Getty Images, Pilot Sully and Fern Malliss

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Featured Artist Interview: James Kennedy

Since graduating from the Royal Scottish Academy in 1986, James has followed several diverse paths as an artist, writer, actor, dancer, curator and designer. In a constant quest for new challenges and greater knowledge, he delves into experience and channels much of his energy into creating a prolific depth and volume of work. "Painting for me is like and extension of my theater work" he confides, "I became an actor because I wanted to escape from myself and be as versatile as was physically possible. The same applies to my art and the numerous techniques involved in my studio process."

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Click here to go to James Kennedy's Portfolio

Image courtesy of James Kennedy; Lautrec

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Deitch Dealer Directs MOCA

New York art dealer extraordinaire Jeffrey Deitch of Deitch Projects is tackling a new project on the West Coast, taking over Los Angeles's Museum of Contemporary Art as director. It is no secret that MOCA has needed some new direction with the coming decade having been both in debt and stale among other modern galleries in the city. It is rumored that after giving $30 million to the museum, former chairman Eli Broad handpicked Deitch to fill the position. What may bother some is the power play that these two have in selecting artists adding to the collection. After all Broad is a client of the new director...

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Image of Jeffrey Deitch courtesy of Artnet

Monday, January 11, 2010

Fake Sketch Sold as $2 Million Picasso

The ink may be mightier than the sword, but in a recent criminal act the choice of weaponry was pastel. LA gallerist Tatiana Khan is being sued for selling a Picasso at 2 million dollars, less than half of its claimed value. In reality the work is a complete forgery. Khan allegedly paid artist Maria Apelo Cruz $1,000 dollars to copy a photograph of La Femme au Chapeau Bleu (The lady in a blue hat), after claiming that the original work was stolen and the copy was needed to catch the supposed thief.  Khan then sold the copy as an original Picasso and (according to the Los Angeles Times) falsely claimed it was owned by the Malcolm Forbes Estate. After the sale Khan purchased a $720,000 Willem de Kooning, which has been seized by the FBI. Khan's attorney has fired back stating that the accused Chateau Allegre Gallery has been well respected for over forty years.  

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Image courtesy of U.S. Attorney Office, "La Femme au Chapeau Bleu" by Maria Apelo Cruz

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Patti Smith: "Objects Of Life" at Robert Miller Gallery

"Godmother of Punk" Patti Smith's "Objects of Life" is a monumental performance for the rock star, though it is a different medium than her famed music career.  Smith has teamed up with fashion photographer (having shot for Lanvin, Ralph Lauren, DKNY, and Coach) Steven Sebring to bring a collaborative project to the fantastic Robert Miller Gallery. The show features a variety of works consisting of paintings by Patti, segments from her documentary by Sebring and childhood objects such as a tambourine made byRobert Mapplethorpe. The show opened January Sixth with guests attending such as Jessica Lange, Michael Stipe, Zac Posen, Calvin Klein and Sam Shepard. The exhibit runs through February Sixth.

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Image courtesy of Robert Miller Gallery; taken by Steven Sebring.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Eric Klemm's "Silent Warriors" Book Launch

Former KiptonART artist and KiptonART Rising 2009 Winner Eric Klemm has released a book "Silent Warriors" under Steidl publishers. Klemm's photography career has spanned over forty years being both a contributor to high ranking German magazines and publishing four books. His series have involved captivating landscapes, still life and portraiture. "Silent Warriors" is a testimony to the Native Americans currently residing in North America.

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