"Trophy" by Wim Delvoye at the Lille3000 Tripostal show "Secret Passions."

Whether art collectors buy for passion or for investment, the Belgians seem to know something about picking the next hot artist before they become market heavy hitters. What do they know the rest of the art world doesn’t? A recent peek inside the private caches of typically secretive Belgians was the focus of an exhibition […]

Proceeds from Vanina's necklaces designed from "disabled" matchsticks benefit an NGO that works to stop the trafficking of small arms.

During Paris’s fashion week, everyone’s eyes are on the runways. Behind the lights and music, designers show their wares in showrooms and meet with buyers. Designers aren’t just showing clothes, though. Jewelry is also a market item editors and merchandisers peruse. Here are two of my stories from that week for the International New York […]


A Texas physicist sets the art history record straight with science and “celestial sleuthing” for France’s Musée Marmottan Monet: my story for The International New York Times. (painting: Claude Monet’s Impression, Sunrise, 1872)


Summer took me back to my great home state of Texas for a month of family, sun, pool, ranch and … work. My friends at FD (The Dallas Morning News stylish and smart glossy mag) asked me to write a few stories for their October men’s issue. After two years away, meeting interesting characters and […]


I spent a drug-less afternoon with Cheech Marin (of comedy duo Cheech and Chong) in Bordeaux to talk about his Chicano art collection, which was shown at the Musée d’Aquitaine. Here’s the story for The New York Times.

Vincent van Gogh's Self-Portrait with Pipe and Straw Hat.

Hitting Provence in the South of France this summer? Be sure to pop in on van Gogh in his new modern digs in Arles. Here’s my story for The New York Times on the opening of the Fondation Van Gogh.

D-Day veterans Les Dobinson and James Kunkle share their stories from the invasion 70 years ago. photo by Jake Cigainero

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 D-day Allied landings in Normandy, which turned the tides of World War II. I reported from France’s west coast and spoke to some of the veterans who made what is likely their last trip to beaches for a final marker commemoration since most are […]

Modern Painters Happy Birthday Perrotin 1

In the March 2014 issue of Blouin ArtInfo‘s Modern Painters magazine: my review of the 25-year retrospective “Happy Birthday, Perrotin” at Lille 3000 Tripostal.  


Dallas certainly knows how to entertain. Big D citizens are quite cosmopolitan and take a lot international cues from their jet-setting ways. The November issue of FD Luxe features some tips for adding a touch of international flavor to fêtes of the holiday season. I contributed some pointers on how to finish a meal Italian-style. […]

The Termas Geometricas in southern Chile. photo by Jake Cigainero

Earlier this year (way earlier in February), Dallas Voice published part one of a travel story I wrote from adventures in Chile. Part two about the lower half of our svelte South American friend has been published and features an unbelievable hotel, climbing an active volcano, and soaking in the most serene hot springs nestled […]