David Hockney, Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott, 1968

Hail Hockney: The $90-Million Man

Market Soars for Britain’s Most Popular Painter    David Hockney is no stranger to the limelight, but lately the Los Angeles-based painter and photographer has had unprecedented exposure and the value of his work has risen exponentially, culminating in a canvas selling for more than $90 million. Nearly a million and a half visitors swarmed…

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Fifth Avenue façade. Photo by Jason Edward Kaufman (c) 2013

A Modest Proposal for The Met: Make the Façade a Canvas for Public Art

From Rockefeller Center to Madison Square Park and the Park Avenue median, public art has become increasingly prominent around New York. Among the memorable projects in recent years were Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s The Gates winding through Central Park, Olafur Eliasson’s New York City Waterfalls edging the lower harbor, and Tatzu Nishi’s Discovering Columbus, a living room constructed around the column-top statue of the explorer at Columbus Circle, a hot ticket earlier this year.