MATTIA BONETTI: DESIGNS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE ORIGINAL

MATTIA BONETTI: DESIGNS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE ORIGINAL

In late 2004, I was working with Mattia Bonetti on designing some furniture for my house. He is as warm and friendly as they get, especially for a superstar designer. When I first met him I expected an air of importance, or stiff European formality. But that’s not...
Abyss Table

Abyss Table

In my house, there are stories we tell around the dinner table and then there are enchanting stories about the dinner table itself.  Thanks Architectural Digest for sharing a bit about what makes “Abyss” so magical. Designer Mattia Bonetti says that he conceived of...
Miami Mountain Rocks

Miami Mountain Rocks

Left: Ugo Rondinone, Miami Mountain, 2016. Stone, paint, steel. Collection of The Bass, purchased with the John and Johanna Bass Acquisition Fund. Photo © Zachary Balber. Courtesy of The Bass, Miami Beach. Right: Bouquet of Tulips by Jeff Koons is to stand in front of...

Excellent!

Excellence is not easily quantifiable. Dictionary.com (one of my favorite iPhone apps) defines it using superlatives such as superior, remarkable, and outstanding. Many critics and art fans use “excellence” or “excellent” when describing museums, art shows, and artists. “The best” is used a lot too.

Art Museums are not Moral Policemen: Version 2.0

Artnet’s online magazine just published a story about my recent blog post. Well, not exactly… But they did write about the same subject. It seems to be a hot subject these days, and I’ve read and heard many reactions to my blog post. Should museums reject donor money...
We Are Always Learning!

We Are Always Learning!

For the past 9 years, I’ve had the unique privilege of serving as the President of the Board of Directors of The Bass.  It’s been a time of transformation, growth, service and, of course, learning.  We are always learning at The Bass.  In fact, one of the things that...
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