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Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium

In his portraits, whether the subject was Patti Smith or a tulip still life, Robert Mapplethorpe sought perfection. The images were restrained in color but vital in composition. Through his lens, he could transform a figure and, in its simplicity, lay something bare–both figuratively and very much literally. Running March...

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A Sneak Peek at Photo LA

If a picture is worth a thousand words, prepare to experience the innumerable. From January 22 through January 24, dealers from around the world descend upon Los Angeles for the annual Photo L.A. show at the REEF. The international photographic art exposition features both new and vintage works in...

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SIXTY’s Best of Miami Art Week

Well, it was most certainly a whirlwind, but SIXTY’s first venture into the deep waters of Miami Art Week was a success. Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel, open since just this fall, played host to art installations, surprise performances, dignified luncheons, and just enough debauchery to quicken the pulse. What’s...

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@Paridust’s #MiamiArtWeek Recap

The lines between fashion and art are so often blurred. Standing plum in its center is Instagram star @paridust, who thoughtfully juxtaposes canvas and couture. Against a backdrop of hashtag-able works wearing equally noteworthy clothes, Pari Ehsan, a former architect and interior designer, poses in her own art directed...

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A Young Collector’s Guide to Art

Buying that first piece of art can feel like standing at the edge of a cliff, waiting to jump into the unknown. It can seem–if not scary–at least a little bit intimidating. But, as with most things, practice makes perfect, and each subsequent purchase allows for the next to seem...

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6 Questions with Chloe Wise

When you see Chloe Wise roaming around Art Basel, remember to wish her happy birthday. The 24-year-old artist turns 25 this week–still a remarkably young age for her string of achievements. The Canadian-born multi-hyphenate (she digs into painting, sculpture, and video work) made a name for herself in 2013...

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Curating ‘Artsy Projects: Nautilus South Beach’

Since its 2010 inception, Artsy has stood at the forefront of making art accessible for those previously intimidated by the field’s glossy sheen. From educating novices to facilitating the collections of bigger players, Artsy is an invaluable resource, no matter your level of expertise. And so, for SIXTY’s first official Miami Art...

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In the Studio with Katherine Bernhardt

It’s a grey and rainy afternoon when I arrive at painter Katherine Bernhardt’s studio, a former car detailing shop with window decals still in place, on a quiet block of Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood. But the environment the rising star ushers me into is, by comparison, a tropical paradise. Despite...

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‘WONDERWHEEL’ at SIXTY

Art and travel have a few things in common, but one stands out the most: they both attempt to challenge the mind by opening us up to new things. And so bringing them together seems a perfect marriage. As is the case with WONDERWHEEL, an exhibition at Nautilus, a...

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The Past, Present, and Future of ESMoA

Tucked into a small plot of real estate among the eateries and service businesses of downtown El Segundo’s main drag, the ESMoA “art laboratory” is consistently one of the most intriguing visual arts venues in Los Angeles. Since its opening in 2013, ESMoA (short for the “El Segundo Museum...

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