August 9, 2019
The recent turmoil surrounding Dean and Deluca in Soho marks the end of an era for this dynamic neighborhood in New York. How did we get to this point? Aaron Shkuda, the author of The Lofts of Soho: Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, shares the dramatic story of how Soho became Soho, one of the most iconic neighborhoods in Manhattan. With its quaint cobble stone streets, unique collection of cast iron buildings and sophisticated blend of fashion, art and business, it is hard to imagine Soho, as it once was - an industrial neighborhood dubbed “Hell’s Hundred Acres.”
July 24, 2019
Richard Dattner of Dattner Architects is the architect behind the sculptural Spring Street Salt Shed at the intersection of Spring Street and West Side Highway in Manhattan. The salt crystal shape inspired the building’s exterior design, a peculiar structure that has piqued the interest of spectators and made it an ideal backdrop for a number of fashion shoots. Richard Dattner tells the intricate and exciting story of a somewhat mundane project on its face that became perhaps one of the most complicated and challenging projects of his career.
June 22, 2019
Rafael Risemberg, founder of New York Gallery Tours, comments on the current contemporary art gallery scene, giving insights and perspective on the ever-changing art community in New York. New York City is the world's center for contemporary art, with over 600 galleries and Rafael Risemberg visits them all to curate an exciting and inspiring art experience for his clients. Each tour is based on a selection of the most fascinating and varied exhibits; the newest in painting, sculpture, electronic media and photography, by American and International artists. The most frequent tours take place in Chelsea, with its 300 galleries, plus special tours in Soho, Lower East Side, Upper East Side, and Midtown.
May 29, 2019
Victoria Shaw, now at Artland (a leading community for discovering contemporary art), provides valuable insights and observations regarding trends in the burgeoning online auction market for mid century design. A special focus will be devoted to transparency and the often-intriguing approach to determining the provenance for design objects sold online. Victoria is a certified appraiser with over 25 years of experience in the world of art, antiques and auctions following a career spent working with Christie’s and 1st Dibs.
May 8, 2019
Every May, thousands of spectators, innovators and investors meet in New York City for a one-of-a-kind spotlight into the best of the design world called NYCxDESIGN. What does it take to organize and coordinate such a celebration of design, with over 400 events in five boroughs over two weeks? Who better to share the fascinating story of how a design event of this magnitude takes place each year than the person at the epicenter of it all, Ed Hogikyan.
April 20, 2019
Marcus Fairs is the founder of the website Dezeen - a portmanteau of design and magazine. With 2.5 million monthly users, Dezeen is widely regarded as one of the most influential and popular design website in the world. Marcus Fairs tells the fascinating story of how Dezeen came about and how it has developed over the years, including their first ever award program celebrating the world's best architecture, interiors and design. Marcus himself has won numerous awards over the years, and he is the first digital journalist to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
April 4, 2019
Jacob Pabst is the CEO of Artnet, the leading online resource for the international art market, that has revolutionized the way we buy, sell and research art online. This online art auction empire is based on more than 13 million auction results spanning over 30 years, servicing 3 million monthly users, nearly 1,800 auction houses and 400,000 artists. In this episode Jacob Pabst shares his experience of running Artnet and current trends in the online contemporary art auction market.