Art

Sublime Vistas

by Lily Hoagland Looking at Emily Buchanan’s landscapes, viewers are plunged into panoramas with a sense of tranquility and, often, the comfort of a familiar place. “I’ve always been drawn to landscape,” she explains. “As a student, I did a lot of figure drawing, portrait, and still life. It was important for me to do, …

Innovative Glamour

by Alex R. Travers Whether you’re familiar with the garments of the 1930s or not, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s latest exhibition, “Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s,” acts as a revelation. The exhibit is a celebration of craftsmanship—with the clothes, clearly, but also with a space that …

The Best the World Can Offer

by Lily Hoagland In a time when Christie’s is breaking records with every auction and the art world keeps inflating its economic bubble with outrageous sums, the European Fine Arts Fair (TEFAF) offers the genteel civility of impeccable standards. TEFAF has established itself as the place where galleries display their finest art and antiques. Sellers …

Auctions of Cinematic Scale

by Alex R. Travers Everyone wanted it or feared it. Men were killed for it. And in late November 2013, Bonhams, one of the oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques, sold it for $4,085,000. Still wondering what it is? “It’s the stuff that dreams are made of”—the iconic lead statuette used in …