Monthly archives of “December 2014

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Double consciousness

    Flashback to Friday: On the exact date Andrew Carnegie moved into his new mansion on 91st Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, the stately structure reopened anew, 112 years later, as the freshly renovated Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Carnegie Mansion has always… Read More

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Paradise lost

The noun of art filled the Miami fairs, but the verb thrived in Wynwood Arts District, a grid of warehouses reborn as an international street-art mecca. Creativity seems to run wild and free in Wynwood, but those seams frayed early Friday morning when a graffiti… Read More

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Dune bug

Miami was where the wild things were last weekend, a rumpus idealistically led by the Strandbeests, Theo Jansen’s herd of articulated sculptures. In 1990, Jansen wrote a column for the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant proposing a creative antidote to rising sea levels and the potential… Read More

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Miami cocktail

When your reality is the buzzy mayhem of Art Basel Miami Beach, your fantasy becomes a moment of peace. This morning, I literally ran past this plaza on busy Biscayne Boulevard. Now, hours later, soles sore and mind brimming, I imagine returning for a nighttime… Read More