Alexandra Peers

  1. comeuppances
    Will the Crappy Art Market Have Its Revenge on Richard Fuld?Christie’s is selling ‘master drawings from a private collection’ that turns out to be Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld’s.
  2. the economy
    Opening of Fall Art-Auction Season Marked by Crappy Sales, Great DealsGreedy art sellers “have learned their lesson,” said Tobias Meyer, Sotheby’s Teutonic auctioneer.
  3. goodbyes
    Outgoing Met Director Philippe de Montebello Forced to Share Plaque at Farewell PartyOn his replacement, Thomas P. Campbell: ‘We do not see eye to eye on everything.’
  4. Walking Tour
    Calvin Trillin on His Chinatown Stand-bys, and Sarah ‘Tic-Tac-ToeHe led a lucky group on his annual tour of Chinatown and the Lower East Side yesterday.
  5. news reel
    New Met Director Plays Down Sarah Palin Comparisons’I don’t hunt and, to the best of my knowledge, I don’t have a 17-year-old who is pregnant,’ he said.
  6. Starchitect Sultanate for Goog’s KrensFinds himself in desert.
  7. A More Cautious OrgyThe post-bubble Art Basel Miami Beach promises to be much less of a haute debauch. Where are the sponsors?
  8. Will Tinterow Go After Met Snub?Museum Hot Jobs roundup!
  9. Robert De Niro Hits TriBeQatar!Very sheikha.
  10. Will MoMA Lunch Put Qatar on Radar?You get what you Pei for.
  11. Own a Francis Bacon? We’ll Pay You $$!Sotheby’s, lender of last resort.
  12. Gago a No-Show at Hirst Blowout SaleAuction a threat to dealer?
  13. MoMA Misses Big PatronPost-Modern Wall Street.
  14. The Venison MenaceChristie’s goes into the gallery business, much to the art world’s chagrin.
  15. DeathWatch Stalks GalleriesVirtual Schadenfreude.
  16. YSL’s Opium War ‘Loot’ Up for AuctionChina welcome to bid.
  17. Sotheby’s Uses Its (Red) HeadCharity begins at home.
  18. SuperflatbushWith its groovy Murakami show, Brooklyn’s got a brand new bag.
  19. Top Chef Tastes Worldwide ThrowdownCome and get it.
  20. Thoroughly Modern Kathy?If Lowry goes to the Met…
  21. Chelsea’s Subprime MomentGalleries are overleveraged, and leases are coming up. Could the neighborhood go the way of Soho, circa ’92?
  22. Early Warning SignsDo I hear a million? Or nowhere near it? All eyes are on the London auctions.
  23. Stay West, Young Museum DirectorLACMA chief says nyet, Met.
  24. The Tribes of Art Basel MiamiMore than 50,000 people will descend on Miami next week for the sixth annual art bacchanal; it’s doubled its size of three years ago. A look at […]
  25. Head CaseThe mystery of the very well-timed sale of Damien Hirst’s $100 million skull.
  26. Journal of Modern SchmoozingForget Paris.
  27. Pony Herpes Threat Whacks Polo-ersNo rubbing noses, horses!
  28. Sunny’s Money On DisplayVon Bulow art at the Morgan.
  29. Metropolitan Modern MysteryMoMA non grata gets gig.
  30. Philip Johnson Sells Out Again!Glass House booked solid.
  31. The Return of the Grand TourA nineteenth-century aristocratic habit gets the art-world makeover.
  32. Don’t Try to Get Too RothkozyProtecting the painting.
  33. Sotheby’s Paddles Auction Regulars“Active clients” only.
  34. Five Years Aprés le Sotheby’s-vs.-Christie’s ScandaleEver since they were founded in London in the 1700s, Sotheby’s and Christie’s have been the Hulk Hogan and André the Giant of auction houses, b […]
  35. Antique Roadshow for Shari RedstoneUES debut of Viacom heiress.
  36. Manhattan BeachA cheat sheet for the celebrity-studded, money-drunk, ever more decadent fifth annual Art Basel Miami Beach art fair.
  37. Houses on FireThis year may bring the craziest set of sales yet.
  38. Weighty MattersBotero’s chubby Guernica hits New York.