Sunday, February 28, 2010

New York Foundation of the Arts Fundraiser Recap

The New York Foundation for the Arts honored artist Yun-Fei Ji and philanthropist and founding artistic director of chashama Anita Durst Thursday night at their 2010 Annual Benefit and Auction.  The benefit is NYFA's most important fundraising event of the year and was held at the James Cohan Gallery in Chelsea during an exhibition of Yun-Fei's work. Amongst the art patrons sipping cocktails provided by the Bubble Lounge and admiring a stellar silent auction were Michael Stipe, Jerry Saltz, Bettina Prentice, Timo Weiland, Antonia Thompson, Sarah Basile, Philip Isles, Dana Farouki, Casey Fremont, Lara Meiland-Shaw, Nina Freudenberger, and Anastasia Rogers.
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Photo: Bettina Prentice, Sarah Basile, Timo Weiland, Antonia Thompson

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Invite and Schedule for KiptonART March Events!

Here is a list of upcoming events taking place in March. To RSVP simply follow the link below each event. A KiptonART representative will get back to notify placement and confirmed address. 

Click here to get the full list of KiptonART March Events in our Online Magazine

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Friday, February 26, 2010


"There's a hurricane of snow going on outside," announced Lydia Fenet at last night's Frick Young Fellows Ball. "So many people showed up! It shows how hearty New Yorkers are, how great our friends are, and how much fun they have at the Frick." Indeed, as the 630 guests glided effortlessly into the museum's Garden Court, the only hint of ice was the stunning jewels donated for the evening by Tiffany & Co. The other half of the ball's Diamond Deco theme was personified by Elisabeth Saint-Amand and Coralie Charriol Paul, who donned custom 1930's headpieces to complement their Vera Wang gowns.

Read more in KiptonART magazine!
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Pictured, Co-Chairs Joann Pailey, Coralie Charriol Paul, Lydia Fenet, and Allison Aston
Photo Courtesy of Guest of a Guest

Weekend Art Picks, New York

Hiroto Rakusho x Ralph Rucci - Closes Saturday February 27th
Onishi Gallery - 521 W. 26th St

Hiroto Rakusho
 was born in the city of Kyoto, with prior international exhibitions held in famed museums such as The Louvre in Paris. Rakusho is an expert at metal leafing, an artistry skill that has existed in the Land of the Rising Sun for centuries. Moon Light Magic is a trio of seemingly ceramic made bowls dipped in acrylic. In actuality the clay fixtures are of paper coated in textured silver leafing representing three phases of the moon. Using his body as the brush, renowned designer Ralph Rucci formed a 10 panel life-size series spanning the entire back wall of the impressive Chelsea space. Harmonious movement flows through the work Creating Myself, 1957 – 2010. This play on material and deceptive construction bridges together the works by Rucci and Rakusho nicely.

Click here to read the rest of KiptonART's Weekend Art Picks in our Online Magazine

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Top: Hiroto Rakusho's Moon Light Magic

Art Middle East to Debut During 2010 Armory Arts Week

Program Marks First Time The Armory Show Will Highlight Contemporary Art From The Region

New York, NY February 8, 2010-Organizers behin the New York based Art Middle East today announced their participation in Armory Arts Week with a series of exhibitions and cultural programs focusing on contemporary art from the Middle East, March 1-7 in New York City.

"In making the decision to include Art Middle East as part of their 2010 VIP Programs, The Armory Show organizers are taking visionary step forward by recognizing the burgeoning art movement from and about the Middle East, " stated Nazy Nazhand, Founder of Art Middle East.

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Photo courtesy of Art Middle East: Julia Mandle's Performance Art

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Preview of the Whitney Biennial

The procession of art patrons snaking around the block Tuesday night announced the official opening of the 75th Whitney Biennial. The typically tedious lines for admission, coat check, and cocktails were transformed into a lively art world reunion as curators Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari greeted the likes of Thelma Golden, Lisa PhillipsDon and Mera Rubell, Terry Richardson, and Shamim Momin. Meanwhile, the Whitney's ever-present celebrity supporters including Tommy and Ally Hilfiger, Chloe Sevigny, LeeLee Sobieski and Rosario Dawson, were ushered in through the side entrance to an equally warm welcome from Museum Director Adam Weinberg.

Read more about the Preview of the Whitney Biennial in KiptonART Magazine!
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Image: Kate Gilmore, still from "Standing Here" 2010. Mixed-media sculpture with video, color, sound, dimensions variable. Collection of the artist; courtesy Smith-Stewart Gallery, New York, Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea, Italy, and Maisterravalbuena, Spain.
Image Courtesy of Whitney Museum of American Art

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

KiptonART Featured Artist: Mike Rollins

The work of New York-based artist Mike Rollins uses the lingual abstraction created by the daily stock market ticker as its main formal and conceptual grounding. The codes and morphology inherent to the stock ticker system are often impossible for the general population to parse. By using a combination of real and imagined stock symbols, Rollins creates a new language - one whose nature is cryptic, yet with a purpose that is implicitly communicative. Fragments of words are combined into new proverbial text borrowed from such disparate sources as poetry, entertainment tropes, and modern colloquialisms.

Check out Mike Rollin's KiptonART portfolio
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Above, Mike Rollins, Completely Different, Oil on Canvas

KiptonART Art for Sale: "Raintree" by Jill Tauzin Broussard

 Jill Tauzin Broussard Raintree 
20 x 10 in, Oil on Wood
Jill Broussard studied Fine Art at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and received her BFA from Louisanna State University. Broussard's subject matter includes nature and the human form. Over the past 10 years, her paintings have been recognized in several magazines and newspapers. Most recently Broussards's work was in Metropolitan Home. Check out Broussard's KiptonART portfolio.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Nicole Romano's Atocha Collection

Designer Nicole Romano presented an intimate showing of the Atocha Collection with close friends at Espace. The bold collection of handmade statement jewelry consisted of oxidized silver and gold stome encrusted necklaces, cuffs with over-sized bows made from manipulated heavy mesh chain and earrings that combined geometric shapes, triangular crystals and shiny, tangled, draped chain. The evening included coconut water cocktails named after the designer and her collection of shipwreck inspired jewelry.

Read more about Nicole Romano's new collection in KiptonART magazine!
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Alliance for the Arts - February Selects

Here is a list of top art events taking place in New York that began earlier this month, with many lasting through March. Go to Alliance for the Arts to learn more.

1. Ansel Adams: Masterworksat Baruch College-Sidney Mishkin Gallery

These 47 magnificent photographs of the American West and America's National Parks were selected by Adams himself as his finest and most enduring. The gallery at 135 East 22nd Street is open noon to 5 pm weekdays (until 7 pm on Thursday). February 11 - March 9.

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Photo courtesy of Alliance for the Arts: Ansel Adams

The Launch of 1500 Gallery in New York

Announcing the launch of 1500 Gallery, located in New York City's West Chelsea gallery district at 511 West 25th Street, #607. 1500 Gallery specializes in Brazilian photography, and is the first art gallery in the world with this explicit focus. 1500 interprets the notion of "Brazilian photography" to comprise photography made by Brazilian photographers, as well as images bearing a conceptual or thematic relationship to Brazil. 1500 represents the work of 17 artists, both emerging and established: 6 of 1500's photographers are represented in the Sao Paulo Museum of Art's Collection of Photography. 1500's collection of images include both contemporary and vintage photography.

Read more about 1500 Gallery in KiptonART magazine!
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Monday, February 22, 2010

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Seventh/Last Day

Nanette Lepore used rich fabrics for her line of affordable fall clothes. Plum velvet was in high demand, along with bohemian tops decked in mosaic stones of turquoise. Faded copper leather with burnt tan lining had a "borrowed boyfriend's jacket who works in a bar" look. The collection felt heavy, with thick materials weighing down the body. But this heaviness added a royal approach. A Renaissance portrait inspired Lepore, a time when Kings wore plush materials in hues of exotic shades. Prints in shapes similar to the Fleur-de-lis can help buyers resemble a Queen without spending like one.

Click here to read the rest of the article in our Online Magazine

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Photo: Nanette Lepore

Irving Penn, 1917-2009 at the MOMA

Irving Penn's photographs adorn the walls of MOMA's lobby, a treat to all of those who visit the museum. This remarkable artist's work spans seven decades sharing his findings of style, grace and wit. The MOMA presents this retrospective, sourcing from their own collection, as a tribute to Penn and his outstanding career.
Visit the MOMA at 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

Above, Irving Penn, Large Sleeve (Sunny Harnett), New York, 1951. Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Edwin Olaf at the Hasted Hunt Kraeutler Gallery



Edwin Olaf's new exhibition Hotel, Dusk and Dawn currently at the Hasted Hunt Kraeutler Gallery in New York features work from his new series. Nothing short of romantic with an aire of disconnect, his carefully sculpted photographs touch on a dream like state constructed by the photographer. The statuesque quality of the photographs' models portray a somewhat "cut and paste" effect, where they stand out beyond their environment. The play between light and dark serves a similar purpose, heightening the dramatic sense of mystery present throughout.  

Hotel, Dusk and Dawn is open through March 20th, 2010 at the Hasted Hunt Kraeutler Gallery, 537 West 24th Street, New York, NY.  Read KiptonART's recent interview with Hasted Hunt Kraeutler here with owners Joseph Kraeutler, Sarah Hasted and Bill Hunt.

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Above: Erwin Olaf, Hotel Kyoto (Room 211),  2009 from "Hotel"
Below: Erwin Olaf, The Soldier, 2009 from "Dusk"
Images Courtesy the Hasted Hunt Kraeulter Gallery

KiptonARTISTS Happenings...

Here are a list of KiptonART artists who have events displaying their works this month:

David Szydlowski: Open Studio
February 28, 4:00-8:00pm
285 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn
Artist Profile:

London, UK
Erin Kornfeld:  
part of a group exhibition displaying a collection of personalities who have contributed to British life, culture and history
When: February 5 - May 9Place: The National Portrait GalleryArtist Profile:

Click here to read the rest of this article in our Online Magazine
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Photo:  Sir David Cannadine and Linda Colleyby Erin Kornfeld, April 2009
Erin Kornfeld / National Portrait Gallery, London NPG x133077

NYFA Annual Benefit 2010

February 25, 2010 the NYFA Annual Benefit will honor Anita Durst, Artistic Director of Chashama and Yun-Fei Ji, 1999 NYFA Fellow in Printmaking. The auction preview reception begins at 6:30pm with auction and cocktails following at 7:30pm. The benefit is being held at the James Cohan Gallery, 533 West 26th Street, New York, New York. For more information

The New York Foundation for the Arts mission is to empower artists at critical moments of their lives. They provides fiscal sponsorship to individual artists, artists' collaborative projects and emerging arts organization. NYFA offer free Fiscal Sponsorship information seminars that are specifically designed to promote a better understanding of the unique relationship between an artist or an arts organization.Check out more about NYFA at

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mario Moya Fall/Winter 2010 Collection

(New York, New York) On February 16th, 2010 at 6:00pm, Mario Moya unveiled his Fall/Winter 2010 Collection at 497 Greenwich Street in Manhattan, New York.

For his Fall Collection, Moya channels haute couture masters and reinvents that sense of timeless decadence and appreciation for the feminine form by combining textures of duchess satin, double faced wools, lightweight cashmeres and leather in hues of chicory, dove grey, royal blue with pops of mercury.
Photos courtesy Mario Moya

Read more about Mario Moya's Fall 2010 Collection in KiptonART magazine.
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Tibi Fall/Winter 2010 Collection

Napoleon and Josephine. Tibi's Fall 10 collection is about the appeal of opposites - masculine meets feminine, draping paired with structure, and neutrals with high contrast brights. Looks featured a variety of separates in contrasting textures, leather and chiffon, paillette sequins and knits. Layering played a lead role under strapless dresses, sweater coats and floor length gowns. Disheveled curls topped the heads of dewy faced models (makeup by Bobbi Brown), walking to a lively beat in Tibi sling back clogs and Maria La Rosa thigh high socks in varying hues. Those in attendance included: Olivia Palermo, Matthew Mellon, Nicole Hanley, Jamie Korey, Elizabeth Meigher, Gillian Hearst Simonds, Anisha Ahooja, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Peter Davis, Lydia Fenet, Cena Hackler Jackson, Kipton Cronkite, Chessy Wilson, Annabel Vartanian, and Page Leidy.

Read more about the Tibi FW 2010 Collection in KiptonART magazine!
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Photo Courtesy Tibi

Objects That Love You Back Exhibition


Tonight is the opening reception for OBJECTS THAT LOVE YOU BACK curated by Gabe Ferrari and Grear Patterson.  

Featured work by: Harry Callahan, Mark Essen, Terence Koh, Jeff Koons, Gaston Lachaise, Brendan Lynch, Stephen Neidich, Dieter Roth, Carl Sandburg, David Benjamin Sherry, Kiki Smith, Lucien Marc Smith, Edward Weston, Freddy Tuppen and Edward Steichen. 

Saturday, February 20th, 7pm -11pm - 211 Elizabeth Street, New York, New York

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Sixth Day

Following Max Azria's lead lets keep this structured, brief and minimal. Thirty-six looks and 5 basic hues, with each design being monochromatic creates a challenge to call a collection interesting. Paneled sheer asymmetrical necklines held light mesh garbs against matching tights. Leather was combined with a knit cape top and wool skirt or left alone in a cognac tone garb stylishly missing half an arm (the dress not the model).  Hervé-ish bandaged dresses revealed seam work, while a halter frock's frontal lining was lifted and attached by a leather strip to the upper torso. A beige leather tee, with matching leather trousers came together under a beige boucle jacket. It was very cool. And in fashion "cool" tends to be a better seller than "interesting".

Click here to read the rest of the article in our Online Magazine

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Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Weekend Art Picks, New York

Paul Seftel Studio Visit- Saturday February 20th 

With the successful turnout and glorious feedback we've received from our most recent studio visit (Brooklyn based KiptonART Rising 2010 Winner Avery McCarthy & Reed + Rader) KiptonART is excited to announce our upcoming visit to Paul Seftel's space in Chelsea. Seftel's work has sold to top collectors in the past year that he has joined KiptonART. Currently he is displaying art at Linden 78 Property on the Upper West Side. His pieces focus on natural elements of spirituality shown with deep colors and cool contemporary works using stamps.  Join us on February 20th at his downtown space in Chelsea, where we will view his most recent work, hear him speak while enjoying appetizers and drinks.  Contact to RSVP

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Photo: Paul Seftel's, (What do we) Remember?, 36" x 36", Mixed Media

ART TALK with Socialite Annabel Vartanian

Who are your favorite KiptonART artists? Why?
My favorite KiptonART artists include: Jeannie Rusten, Audrey Anastasi, Matthew Satz and of course Julie Combal.

What was the last exhibition you saw?
The last exhibit I attended was Look Again at the Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea. I also recently saw Slash: Paper Under the Knife at the Museum of Art and Design. On my list is the Damien Hirst exhibit, End of an Era at the Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue.

How would you describe your decor at home?
I love mixing antiques with contemporary pieces. I'm currently digging the color gray, using different shades of the color looks very chic. I also like to throw in a few art deco pieces to make a strong statement.

Which artists have influenced or inspired you in your life?
The artist that has most influenced me over the years would have to be Irving Penn along with many of the great Impressionists: Van Gogh, Degas, and Monet. I enjoy works by Klimt and Kandinsky, the former because he paints beautiful redheads!

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

ART TALK with Architect Chad Oppenheim

Who are your favorite KiptonART artists? Why?
Vivian Rosenthal, she is one the greatest digital content creators of our generation, and her mixed media work is great too. 

What was the last exhibition you saw?
Jumex, at the Bass Museum of Art. 

How would you describe the decor in your home?
Romantic Minimalism 

What artists have most influenced or inspired you?
Olafur Eliassan

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Carolina Herrera

The women longing for choices other than the minimal approach seen this season can look to the sensational designs by Carolina Herrera. Here is a collection that is bold rather than safe, enforcing the entire purpose of getting gussied up and looking beautiful. The Venezuelan's collection early Monday morning was a recipe of all things wonderful. Construction, color, and prints of floral paintings and embroidery were a relief compared to the stark functioning fashion on other runways.
Those attending included: Anna Wintour, Chiara Clemente, Fran Leibovitz, Cece Cord, Peter Lyden, J. Alexander, Mary Alice Stephenson, Lee Radziwell, and Tory Burch

Click here to read the rest of this story in our Online Magazine

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Image: Carolina Herrera/KiptonART

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

KiptonART Art for Sale: "Four in the Afternoon" by Ana Heaton

Ana Heaton, Four in the Afternoon
36 x 48 in.
Mixed Media, Acrylic on Canvas

Anna Heaton is an Oklahoma native who sourced creative inspiration from living aboard and traveling Europe. She received a BA in Studio Arts from the University of Central Oklahoma after returning from living in Italy. Heaton loves working in a wide range of mediums, check out her  KiptonART portfolio to see more work.

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KiptonART Art for Sale: "Nicolas Dotta" by Vincent Edmond Louis

Vincent Edmon Louis, Nicolas Dotta 16 x 16 in, Photography

Contact info@KiptonART for price details 

Vincent studied photography at Central Saint Martins, a renowned college in the London Institute. During his time in London, Vincent expanded his understanding of photography and was ready to “go his own way”. This led him to New York City were he assisted many renowned photographers and has since traveled the globe showing in Miami, Paris, Monaco and New York City. Click here to go to his portfolio

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

KiptonART Studio Visit: February 20th- PAUL SEFTEL

With the successful turnout and glorious feedback we've received from our most recent studio visit (Brooklyn based KiptonART Rising 2010 Winner Avery McCarthy & Reed + Radar) KiptonART is excited to announce our upcoming visit to Paul Seftel's studio in Harlem. Seftel's work has sold to top collectors in the past year that he has joined KiptonART. Currently he is displaying art at Linden 78 Property on the Upper West Side. His pieces focus on natural elements of spirituality shown with deep colors and cool contemporary works using stamps.  Join us on February 20th at his uptown studio, where we will view his most recent work, hear him speak and enjoy appetizers and drinks. 

To RSVP to this event click here.

To view Paul Seftel's portfolio click here

Image: Paul Seftel's, Tarnished Age My Two Stamps, Mixed Media (Stamps), 72" x 48"

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Third/Fourth Day

Georges Chakra delivered his "Editions" line worthy of its audience. With all the lace and heavy metallic beading it was screaming Eastern European oligarch. The inspiration came from another continent entirely. Luco Fontana an Argentinien painter and sculpture is famed for beginning the spatialism movement in the mid 1940's. Spatialist art is designed to capture movement by eradicating popular mediums such as easels and paint. Fontana's art showed "the real space of the world" most popularly seen in the slashing of canvases. Chakra's asymmetrical necklines with sheer paneled overlays resembled this technique, though his use of the space around was minimal with sheath gowns and mini dresses.

Click here to read this article in our Online Magazine

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Photo: Georges Chakra red/KiptonART

Monday, February 15, 2010

KiptonART Art Talk with Venanzio Ciampa

Art Talk with Venanzio Ciampa
Owner of The Promotion Factory, a marketing and communications agency specializing in lifestyle products and services from Italy, France and the U.S.

With a journalism background and having worked as a reporter and producer for RAI television for many years, Ciampa prides himself on his understanding of the news cycle and mentality of fellow journalists, providing a 360-degree understanding of the media world. It was only natural for Ciampa to shift his energies to the marketing side. In 2004 he opened The Promotion Factory, a marketing and PR Agency specializing in fashion, accessories and lifestyle brands.

Read more about Art Talk with Venanzio Ciampa in KiptonART Magazine!
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KiptonART Featured Gallery: Salomon Contemporary

Name of Gallery: Salomon Contemporary
Location: East Hampton & New York, NY
Owner: James Salomon
Specialty: Progressive ideas from the East End and beyond

How would you describe the work your gallery specializes in?
When I opened the East Hampton warehouse in 2005, I got together with a few artists that are set up in the area, which helped develop the Summer 2006 program. With a core group of regional talent, the warehouse has also exhibited Lawrence Weiner, a Middle Eastern video showcase, a group show on "Sex & Sensuality" that included Ghada Amer, Cecily Brown, Will Cotton, Eric Fischl, Billy Sullivan, a Scope-Hamptons film screening of "Stereomongrel" by Luis Gispert, a group show curated by Alice Aycock. Summer 2010 will comprise an exhibition of Billy Sullivan photographs, a group show curated with Beth De Woody tittled "Hunt & Chase", and an architectural show by Maziar Behrooz. Salomon Contemporary, with an eye on past, present, and future, specializes in progressive ideas from the East End and beyond. inspired by 112 Greene Street, among others.

Image Above: James Salomon inside Lauwrence Weiner
"Pushed Down into the Sand to a Depth to Assure Adhesion/Pulled up through the sand at a rate & a means to assure adhesion" (2007-2008)
Installed at Dubai International Finance Center, March 2008

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Second Day

Attending the finale of Project Runway at Bryant Park there is an expectancy of discovering which final three designers made it to the end. With the season having aired only the first five episodes that secret would surely get out.  Guests were fooled as ten designers presented, not knowing who was safe and who kissed "Auf Wiedersehen".  It was all hush-hush, indubitably the longest show of the week, lasting for an hour. As this was first and foremost a TV taping, stills were shot of the judges walking down the runway--with Faith Hill as guest judge. Heidi greeted the audience with her quirky cheerfulness in a markedly Germanic tone as the lights dimmed and the first designer appeared. Rather than going over each designer (and ruining what may appear on television) it will be better suited to mention the highlights, both good and bad.

Click here to read the rest of the article in our Online Magazine

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Image: Project Runway design

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: First Day

KiptonART was honored to attend our last show of the evening, Chado Ralph Rucci. Rather than being held in the oversized tent at Bryant Park, Mr. Rucci opted for his own private showroom in Soho. Upon entering the elegant space you truly felt you were among top Chado supporters. Those in attendance included longtime lovers of the master American designer Martha Stewart, Whoopi GoldbergPatti Smith, David Patrick Columbia, Meredith Melling Burke, Fran Lebowitz, Andre Leon Talley and famed New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham as well as fresh young faces involved in internet blogging but devotees just the same. After the show KiptonART learned the reason for the intimate venue choice was to ensure that all who attended could observe the quality details in each garment, which amassed to a brilliantly cohesive collection of 61 pieces: Bravo!

Click here to read full review along with the first full day of KiptonART's experience

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Image: Ralph Rucci Runway/KiptonART

Friday, February 12, 2010

Weekend Art Picks, New York

Sterling Ruby, 2TRAPS

Sterling Ruby's first solo show at Pace Wildenstein expounds his ongoing fascination with the themes of confinement and repression on what is at first glance an exceptionally literal level. To delve deeper into the psyche that created the two large-scale structures, "Pig Pen" and "Bus", one must step inside them and experience Ruby's version of isolation on an individual level. The installation defines several years of the artist's work that has employed divergent media and subject matter while maintaining a remarkably cohesive thematic composition. 

2TRAPS is on view through March 20th at Pace Wildenstein, 545 West 22nd Street

Above,  Sterling Ruby
Installation View of Pig Pen and Bus
PIG PEN, 2009-2010
Steel with Hardware and Spray Paint
Overall Installation: 9' 2" x  9'  x  41' 9" 
BUS, 2010
bus, electrical cunduit, foam, speakers, spray paint, stainless steel, spheres, steel, sub-woofers, 
T5 fluorescent light fixtures, T5 bulbs, tires and vinyl
9'  4" x  8' x  40' 11"
Copyright Sterling Ruby, Courtesy Pace Wildenstein, New York
Photo by: G.R. Christmas/Courtesy Pace Wildenstein, New York

Read more of this week's Weekend Art Picks in KiptonART Magazine!
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fashion Week Kick-Off Honoring the Artistic Designs by Ralph Rucci

Artists are rarely revered until they mature. Fashion designers, artisans of works lived in rather than stared at, are treated quite differently. They are searched out, discovered as young visionaries making trends dated or re-modernized. As seen of late, historic fashion houses have gone bankrupt, while the new sore. "Fashion is a profession that discards elders as if (they were) trash," Mr. Rucci explains through the phone. "Galanos, Ungaro…so many of the designers that retire end up this way."  A renowned work of Marc Chagall quality represents an enriching past, a renowned work of Marc Jacobs style reveals the present or, even more valued, the future of fashion. If not discovered while young then there may be no hope. Perhaps why Ralph Rucci had to wait some time before recognition is because rather than strictly being a designer he is foremost, with everything, an artist.

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Image Above: Runway shot from Chado Ralph Rucci Spring 2010, New YorkImage Courtesy of KiptonART

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Power of Muze Concert: Supporting the United Nations

Anisha Lakhani, Susan Bond, Dasha Brave, Beata Bohman

 Michael Okwu, Maya Beiser, Tomo Nomua

 Alexander Dexter Jones, Ann Dexter Jones, Mick Jones

The Human Security Association's first ever Power of Muze concert filled Zankel Hall last week at Carnegie Hall. This concert is just the beginning of a new initiative that aims to raise awareness of security issues worldwide and provide a platform for future programs to bring music and hope to communities under stress. Contemporary cellist Maya Beiser and world renowned opera singers Asako Tamura and Mari Moriya were featured performers.

HSA is a Tokyo/New York based non-profit organization founded by Tomo Nomura, the private sector's non-profit correspondent to the efforts made by the UN to advance Human Security. HSA's missions is to raise awareness of the UN's Human Security global initiatives through media, celebrity and influencer advocacy.

Images Courtesy of Shin Advisors, LLC

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FOX News Segment featuring KiptonART

Fox News Anchor and Analyst, Kimberly Guilfoyle interviewed Kipton Cronkite on the Strategy Room last week where he talked about KiptonART's growing online artist directory and how one can buy art on a budget.  Other panelists included Monica Knoll from Cancer 101, author Anisha AhoojaSerena Merriman who discusses Lincoln Center Institute and fashion designer Thuy Diep speaks about Dress For Success

The 20 minute segment is broken up in two segments so be sure to watch each segment below.
Segment 1
Segment 2

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KiptonART Art for Sale: "Bali" by Daniel Rosenbaum

Daniel Rosenbaum, Bali  86 x 98 in. Acrylic on Canvas 
Daniel Rosenbaum is a newly registered artist with KiptonART. He studied at the School of Visual Arts, New York and has been painting, sculpting and exhibiting his work throughout the US for over 20 years. His most recent show was Winter Whites at the Tria Gallery in New York. Check out the Rosenbaum's KiptonART portfolio here.

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Featured Artist Interview: Vincent Edmond Louis

KiptonART interviewed newly joined artist Vincent Edmond Louis about his work, life and inspiration.

Q: Why do you work in this medium?
From a young age I have been visually intrigued by all images: films, tv shows, comic books, art books, etc... I took a camera on my first trip to India when I was 12 and still go over the images. I hope to compare them upon my return this summer. The reason why I paint and write on my photographs stems from living with my Vietnamese grandmother. Every time we go through photo albums or a shoe box full of pictures we have to turn the image around to see when it was taken, and who was in it, to understand the story. So I thought I should write the story on the front of the photograph. I have the space, considering that my photographs are 20 times larger then the ones she has from years past. Why not allow my imagination to run and add color to black and white pictures?

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Photo courtesy of Danny Cardozo

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Thomas Dozol, "Entre Temps"

 Thomas Dozol, Jamie, 2008

Thomas Dozol, Entre Temps at Envoy Enterprises 
A once seemingly safe place away from the camera lens, the bathroom has become the setting of an eloquent dislodge of privacy and secrets in Dozol's current show at Envoy Enterprises, New York. Wet hair and beaded skin, these images bring a sense of quiet and solitude to the viewer. Stripped down and honest, there is no where to hide in these brilliant portraits.
Catch this exhibition before it closes on February 14th, 2010

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Robert Rauschenberg: Gluts at Guggenheim Bilbao

Robert Rauschenberg: Gluts at the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum
Opening February 12th-September 12th, 2010

Gluts represents Rauschenberg's final series of sculptures, bringing to life assemblages of found objects. Rauschenberg always had a spirited enthusiasm for Frank Gehry's architecture, especially his museum in Bilbao, Spain. Playing off of the grandiose exhibition space, larger and more elaborate Gluts are being added to this exhibition.

"Well, I have sympathy for abandoned objects, so I always try to rescue them as much as I can"
- Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg, Mercury Zero Summer Glut, 1987

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Sunday, February 7, 2010


KiptonART has confirmed a kick-off event in Bal Harbor, Florida for early April and would like to feature Miami-based artists.  If you are an artist from Miami (or have a studio there),  please register today and help us get the word out.  There is no fee to enter for consideration; however, all artists interested must register on KiptonART and complete the entire artist profile.   The event and exhibition will be in SAKS Fifth Avenue in the Bal Harbor Mall and more details will be coming soon.

To create your profile, click here.  If you are already a Miami-based artist and have an existing profile on KiptonART, please email and put in the subject line "MIAMI ARTIST" so we can confirm your interest. 

Deadline for entries is Sunday, February 21st.  After this date, we will share the list of Miami-based artists in our directory with the curatorial team who will then make final selections by the end of the month.

KiptonART Approved!