Sunday, September 1, 2013


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The Third gallery I visited February 21st in Chelsea after Clampart and PACE (Click on the names to go to their article) was porter/contemporary Gallery, showcasing GRINDHOUSE, a most enjoyable exhibit of the art of Australian Johnny Romeo

MIGUEL DOMINGUEZ: AFTER MAGRITTE - Photo Recreations of Magritte's Paintings

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Threatening Weather

The Large Family


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On June 16, in the new Chinatown of New York, located all the way to the Queens terminal of the "7" subway in Flushing, the luxurious tea house 718 Lounge had it's grand opening in the traditional Chinese way, with Lion Dancers announcing to the whole neighborhood the festive occasion, and then going through every corner of the establishment, blessing the premises.

Happy Birthday PATRICIA FIELD!

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What is "Star Quality?"

As the paparazzo I was for many years, I can tell you Star Quality is the ability to be your unselfconscious self in front of the cameras and still photograph like a million bucks.

Birthday girl Patricia Field has it by the truckload, the reason why I decided to make this article about her birthday—wouldn't you know it, one of the biggest names in Fashion would have her birthday on February 10th, right smack in the middle of Fashion Week—mostly as a portrait album.

I am only sorry it had to happen during Fashion Week, what with me running around like a headless chicken all over the city and could only stay very briefly at the going ons taking place at TOY, a rather cool hangout inside the Gansevoort Hotel by the HiLine park.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

KEVIN McHUGH Art Exhibit

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With an opening party on November 30th at The Out NYC Hotel, Artist Kevin McHugh unveiled his new Pucci-inspired sculpture collection of fish and shark sculptures adorned with Swarovski crystals.This new collection, a six sculpture assemblage, pays homage to McHugh’s other muse: the world of fashion. McHugh, along with Patricia Field and Danny Tenaglia, hosted

The collection debuted in New York City in an exhibition with the support of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and Avant Gallery. It remained on display at The Out NYC Hotel, located at 510 West 42nd Street, from November 30th to December 2nd and was open to the public, after which it went to be showcased at the Avant Gallery in Miami for an Art Basel presentation.

Kevin McHugh on the right with his publicist Coury Hay 


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On March 23rd, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) hosted its 15th-annual Dining by Design fundraiser in New York at Pier 94, in conjunction with the Architectural Digest Home Show. It was hosted by fashion designer Tracy Reese and culinary master Geoffrey Zakarian and honored powerhouse fashion and design figures, Isabel and Ruben Toledo, long-time supporters of DIFFA, and Rick Wolf, showcasing more than 40 table settings devised by leaders in the design community.

The exhibition and gala dinner, held for the fourth year in a row at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, raised $650,000 for the charity. Ralph Lauren executive vice president and chief retail creative officer Alfredo Paredes—who had a hand in creating Ralph Lauren’s table—was honored with the first annual David Rockwell DIFFA Service Award, to recognize his efforts on behalf of the organization.

Benjamin Moore, a sponsor of the event, was put together by David Stark


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Photos of the Grand Canyon taken on May, 1995.

NEUE WELT by Wolfgang Tillmans - book signing

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Over at Taschen Books on April 29th, Wolfgang Tillmans was present to sign his latest publication of both his book Neue Welt and its accompanying Limited Art Edition portfolio that can be purchased separately. Other of his previously published photo books were also at hand for signing.


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April 30th was the date when Agostino Antiques, Ltd. had a presentation to discuss the incorporation of antiques in contemporary interior design, taking place in their showroom at the Decoration & Design Building.

MIGUEL DOMINGUEZ: Variations on the Mona Lisa

ARTIST: Miguel Dominguez

Mona Lisa #12

Cuban born Miguel Dominguez graduated from the High School of Art and Design, and the Fashion Institute of Technology, majoring in photography at both institutions.

In 1992, with the advent of digital graphic technology, Miguel began to manipulate photographic images using Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter, creating an extensive portfolio of photo illustrations on various subjects, one of these being a series of variations on the Mona Lisa.

Mona Lisa #10

BURGUNDY WINE WEEK 2013 Tasting Celebration

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Gabriella Fine Wines arranged on May 20th for Orsay Restaurant to be the place to go for the very privileged members of the wine trade and press, who were ever so lucky to taste a smallish, but superb selection of wines from the Burgundy region of France. The owners of many prestigious Burgundy wineries were sampling more than 35 wines from estates including Domaine Sylvain LoichetDomaine Des RempartsDomaine FourreyDomaine des Trois TilleulsSeigneurie De PosangesDomaine Naudin, Varrault Maison, Veuve Ambal and Miss Vicky Wine.


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Larry Clark Stuff, Boo-Hooray‘s exhibition drawn from Larry’s personal collection of skateboard decks, skater t-shirts and related posters, stickers, photographs and stuff had it's New York opening in the Chelsea art district of New York on March 6th.


ARTIST: Miguel Dominguez

Major Arcana #1 - The Wizard

Major Arcana #3 -  The Empress

Major Arcana #6 - The Lovers
Major Arcana #7 - The Chariot

Cuban born Miguel Dominguez majored in photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

After graduation, he began to work in the field of commercial photography, first assisting well established advertising photographers who specialized in tabletop still life, fashion and beauty, architectural, and location photography. Throughout the latter part of this period, he developed an interest in the art of photomontage, creating a large body of work in the subject of erotic fantasy.

After several years of this type of on the job training, he started out photographing architectural interiors, then publicity events and celebrity coverage.

In 1992, with the advent of digital graphic technology, Miguel decided to change careers and become a photo illustrator and graphic designer. Within one year, he stablished himself as a successful freelance photo manipulator and graphic designer with a very wide publishing and advertising clientele.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Excecutive Chef Chris Coleman's SPRING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN Feast

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May 10, Petaluma Restaurant — Influenced by Top Chef Ross Siragusa and chef Cecilio Matos, Executive Chef Chris Coleman served a dazzling array of Spring Mediterranean dishes for a party of Journalists, an International Designer, a Director and a Supermodel as part of a warm up in preparation for his new television show and book in development.

Sunday, February 24, 2013


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Jay Gurewitsch

On February 4th, Voices of Gotham, the New York men's chorus group, was the beneficiary of Arcadia Spa & Home’s First Mondays Fundraiser.

Happening the first Monday of each month, First Mondays are free afterwork socials that benefit grassroots, local and NYC based charities. Over the evening, 10% of the evening’s sales and 100% of raffle proceeds are donated to the featured cause—part of Arcadia’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.

Housing Works, Broadway Cares, Angel on a Leash, Trinity Place Shelter, GMHC and the PTAs for both Lab School and PS11 have benefited from First Mondays and shared almost $3,000 raised since May.

“Our First Mondays events benefit local charities that have real and positive impacts on our community,” says owner Jay Gurewitsch. “We want to foster those relationships and encourage connections between our customers and these causes.”

Monday, February 18, 2013


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Scooter LaForge with Munch

On October 26th at the Munch GalleryScooter LaForge had his one man show. His popularity and reputation, greatly enhanced by his hand painted T-shirts and other fashion accessories, which are carried by the Patricia Field Boutique are such, there was as much of a crowd out on the sidewalk as there was inside the gallery.

Even though I was having loads of fun, It was kind of difficult for me to get good photos of his art on the walls, with such a large crowd blocking the view. To see more of his art, click on his name link above and also on his portfolio page at the Munch Gallery web site.

Friday, February 15, 2013

PRETTY MASCULINE APP: A Look Behind The Scenes

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Celebrity Photographer Mike Ruiz partnered with Echo Interaction Group to transform his coffee table book, Pretty Masculine, into an interactive photographic gallery for the iPad. The Pretty Masculine App will offer access to Mike’s creative process. “As an artist and photographer, I've always been interested in peeling back layers and portraying people out of context,” says Mike. The Pretty Masculine App will introduce an Innovative way for people to enjoy art. It is a photography showcase with interactive functionality, the first of its kind to be published by a photographer.