Month: October 2015

Art Show to See: Enoc Perez’s “One World Trade Center” at Peter Blum Gallery

Peter Blum Gallery/ 20 West 57th Street; 212.244.6055 Enoc Perez’s first solo show at Peter Blum Gallery—titled “One World Trade Center” and on view until November 14—features 10 vertical oil paintings (roughly 80 by 60 inches) of the recently constructed Freedom Tower. At its heart, “One World Trade Center” isn’t really about the building itself. …

It Seems Like Yesterday

Bobby Fischer was actually the opposite of what I expected. The impression everyone had before meeting him was that he was effete and small, but the chess genius was actually tall, standing 6’2”, a strong, healthy man who worked out regularly and drank nothing but orange juice. His actions were big and lumbering until, amazingly …

New Kid, Old Block

“Why aren’t you in Chelsea or Brooklyn? I hear that a lot,” says contemporary art dealer Georges Bergès. “People are somewhat incredulous that I’ve opened a gallery in SoHo. Can you believe that?” He laughs and shakes his head. At only 39 years old, the baby-faced Bergès looks far younger than that. With his mop …