Week in Review: Art Basel Miami Previewed, NY Fashion Week Covered, And More

Week in Review: Art Basel Miami Previewed, NY Fashion Week Covered, And More
Jason Wu Spring 2013 Fashion Show Runway
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Our most-talked-about stories in Art, Design & Architecture, Fashion & Style, and Performing Arts, September 3-7, 2012:


— Julia Halperin parsed the list of galleries participating in this year's Art Basel Miami Beach fair, remarking on notable absences like New York dealers Tony Shafrazi, Zach Feuer, and Marc Jancou.

— Chloe Wyma recapped the latest episode of Bravo's art world reality TV show "Gallery Girls," which included a visit to the International Print Center and a cameo by the Sucklord, one-time star of Bravo's other art-related reality TV show, "Work of Art."

— Judd Tully looked into the resurgent market for Surrealist art, noting spikes in demand for works by René Magritte, Max Ernst, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró, among others.

— Alanna Martinez checked out the "Artists for Obama" print portfolio, which included pieces by John Baldessari, Julie Mehretu, Richard Serra, Jasper Johns, and more, benefiting the U.S. President's re-election campaign.

— Coline Milliard tried out ArtStack, a visual arts-based social network launched late last year by Ezra Konvitz, Alex Gezelius, and James Lindon.


— Janelle Zara visited "Imagining the LowLine," a new exhibition that offers a glimpse of the possible subterranean park on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

— Kuwait's Sheikh Majed Al-Sabah picked Dutch starchitect Rem Koolhaas's firm OMA to design a glassy new luxury mega-mall in Kuwait City.

— The National September 11 Memorial & Museum moved to take over control of the popular 9/11 memorial "Tribute in Light" from the Municipal Arts Society.

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— Danish architect Bjarke Ingels Group's proposed luxury pyramid condo development on Manhattan's West side was shot down by the local community board.


— Katharine K. Zarrella looked back on the highlights of New York Fashion Week, including the conspicuous number of designs that might be described as "biker chic."

— The three members of ThreeasfourAdi Gil, Angela Donhauser, and Gabriel Asfourexplained the sources of inspiration behind their otherworldly showing at New York Fashion Week.

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Karl Lagerfeld shed light on his vision for this year's La Biennale des Antiquaires fair at Paris's Grand Palais.


— England's National Media Museum realized that it was in possession of the earliest color film ever shot, from 1901, by inventor and early cinematographer Edward Raymond Turner.

Cynthia Nixon was cast to star in a long-planned biopic of the poet Emily Dickinson.

Philip Glass discussed "Einstein on the Beach," his epic opera colaboration with Lucinda Childs and Robert Wilson, which is being revived at the Brooklyn Academy of Museum.

— J. Hoberman reviewed the Toronto International Film Festival's two biggest tickets: Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and the Watchowski Brothers' "Cloud Atlas."

— Avant-garde choreographer Yvonne Meier discussed her classic interactive performance piece "The Shining," which is being revived at Brooklyn's Invisible Dog Art Center.


Teresita Fernández revealed the disparate sources of inspiration for her new exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, from Napoleonic sign language to astronomy: