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Leonardo Lost & Found
Leonardo Lost & Found- South Florida Opulence/SPRING 2014
South Florida Opulence, Spring 2014

Rosenbaum Contemporary at Art Wywnood 2014
February 24, 2014

Beautiful Letters: The Art of Calligraphy
Beautiful Letters: The Art of Calligraphy PDF
Art + Culture Magazine of Palm Beach County, Winter 2013

Armory Exhibit An Impressive Look at Local Black Artists
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, November 24, 2013

View From the Top: Leading Art Dealers Share their Thoughts on Art Basel Miami Beach and Art Miami
JetSet-2013-Art Basel and Art Miami Preview
JetSet Magazine, November 2013

Resident Experts: Visiting Artists Bring Knowledge, Experience and Inspiration to Palm Beach
Resident Experts: Visiting Artists Bring Knowledge, Experience and Inspiration to Palm Beach
Art + Culture Magazine of Palm Beach County, Fall 2013

Gallery Crawl #1: Exhibits Showcase County’s Contemporary Bent
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, October 3, 2013

Two Artists of the Fleeting at Boca Museum
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, August 30, 2013

An Inspired Artist (about Jeff Hein)
JetSet Magazine, Issue 4, 2013

Art, Peace & Harmony at Hong Kong’s Imperial Museum (as ghostwriter)
JetSet Magazine, Issue 4, 2013

History and Art Meet on Clematis Street
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, June 13, 2013

Always in Style: Art in Retail Spaces in Palm Beach County
Art in Retail Spaces in Palm Beach County
Art + Culture Magazine of Palm Beach County, Spring 2013

At the Liman Gallery, Emily Zuch Emerges
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, March 6, 2013

Art Fairs Take New York
NY Art Fairs Jet Set
JetSet Magazine, Issue 2, 2013

SEE// Annie Leibovitz Celebrity Portraits
ArtLog, Feb 1, 2013

New Curator Brings Fresh Eyes to Norton’s American Collection
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, Jan 29, 2013

Palm Beach Art Fairs: Art Away From the Maddening Crowds
Click to download: Palm Beach Art Fairs: Art Away From the Maddening Crowds
JetSet Magazine, Issue 1, 2013

Sylvia Plimack Mangold: An Artist of the Hudson Valley Beautiful
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, Dec 13, 2012

How Basel Put Miami on the Art World Map (as ghostwriter)
JetSet Magazine, Nov/Dec 2012

Restoring Italy’s Treasured Art
Italian Tribune Oct 11-2012
Italian Tribune, October 11, 2012

Palm Beach County Art Season 2012 – 2013 Season Preview
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, October 7, 2012

Camilla Ancilotto at the Freedom Tower in Miami
Knight Arts Blog, September 4, 2012

Boetti Exhibit Shows Italian Art Still Resonates
Tutto NIAF (the blog for the National Italian American Foundation), August 13, 2012

Edward Gorey, the gentle curmudgeon: at the Norton
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, July 21, 2012

Spiritual Wanderlust in Cuba, Mexico, and Miami
ArtLog, June 8, 2012

The Palm Beach Story, or Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
ArtDistricts, June 1, 2012

Open Engagement at the Harn Museum
ArtDistricts, June 1 2012

ReFocus: Art of the 1970s
ArtDistricts, June 1, 2012

Tacita Dean at the Norton Museum of Art
ArtDistricts, June 1, 2012

Miami’s Spring Standouts
ArtLog, April 23, 2012

Jason Shawn Alexander: Undertow
ArtPulse, Spring 2012

Looking Towards the Future of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville: An Interview with Marcelle Polednik
ArtDistricts, April/May2012

Florida Exhibit Showcases Significant Renaissance and Baroque Art
“Offering of the Angels”
ArtDistricts, April/May 2012

Francesco Simeti at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami
Knight Arts Blog, April 5, 2012

Botticelli in Your Own Backyard
Botticelli in Your Backyard by Jenifer Mangione Vogt | Ambassador| National Italian American Foundation
Ambassador: The Magazine of the National Italian American Foundation, Spring 2012

VIP Art Fair: E-commerce comes to the Salon
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, Feb 29, 2012

Through One Collector’s Eyes: A Conversation with Martin Margulies
ArtDistricts, Feb/March, 2012

Koch’s collection an unequaled Western treasure trove
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, February 13, 2012

The art of anxiety: Dana Schutz’s disturbing visions
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, February 4, 2012

Artist Saville makes beauty out of flesh
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, January 29, 2012

Illustration show at Four Arts also chronicles shift in national identity
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, January 6, 2012

NADA’s collaborative style proves boon for new art, audiences
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, December 19, 2011

Noteworthy exhibits and events surround 10th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach
2011 Miami Art Week Preview
ArtDistricts, December 2011

Zadok exhibits complement Miami Art Week
Zadok Gallery Article
ArtDistricts, December 2011

The weight of Maurizio Cattelan’s “All”
Italian New York, November 28, 2011

Whitespace: A space where life meets art and talent emerges
Art Districts, October/November 2011

Photo Salon show offers fresh take on Florida views
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, October 2011

Norton Museum of Art unveils congenial set of changes
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, October 2011

Boca Raton museum director looks to community for inspiration
ArtDistricts Magazine, August/September 2011

‘Pop-up’ show reveals health of area contemporary art scene
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, June 2011

Vickrey’s world too fragile for the real one
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, June 2011

Writing poetry with his camera lens
Italian South Florida, May 2011

Hudson River painters captured glory of a rising nation
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, March 2011

Fine art fair draws different crowd to the Convention Center
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, February 2011

California Impressionists captured optimistic moment in time
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, February 2011

Art Palm Beach offers trip down rabbit hole into art Wonderland
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, January 2011

Art fairs bring aesthetics, learning to Palm Beach
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, January 2011

Art world converges on Miami Beach for Art Basel ‘party’
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, November 2010

For Adami, everything is allegory
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, November 2010

Boxer exhibit shows painter’s love affair with abstraction
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, May 2010

Norton’s contemporary art deserves its own space
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, March 2010

Exhibit of works on paper shows another side of Cassatt
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, February 2010

Erbe show offers reminders – good and bad – of bygone America–-good-and-bad-–-of-bygone-America.html
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, September 2009

Lyrical Abstraction show demonstrates resilience of American painting
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, June 2009

Andrew Stevovich/Cleve Gray at the Boca Raton Museum of Art
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, April 2009

American Impressionism at The Four Arts Society
Palm Beach ArtsPaper, March, 2009

It’s All About Things/Luis Maldonado
The Scarsdale Inquirer, April, 2005

April Gornik: Mid-Career Survey at The Neuberger Museum of Art
The Scarsdale Inquirer, January, 2005


Written by Jenifer Mangione Vogt

January 24, 2014 at 11:40 am

Annie Leibovitz for ArtLog

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Photo credit: LILA Photo

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to meet Annie Leibovitz during the press preview of her show at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Fl.  The show consists of 39 works that were acquired as part of the museum’s permanent collection.  Leibovitz is an icon who actually became an icon by photographing some of the world’s most famous celebrity icons. She impressed me by how down-to-earth and real she was and also with her passion for what she does. 

Click here to read the article I wrote about the exhibit for ArtLog.

Written by Jenifer Mangione Vogt

February 1, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Palm Beach Art Fairs for JetSet Magazine

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ImagePlease look for the article, “Palm Beach Art Shows: Art Away From the Maddening Crowds” that I co-wrote for the current issue of JetSet Magazine.  The article profiles the three major Palm Beach art fairs and how they create a seasonal winter market for fine art and antiques that attracts leading dealers, collectors, curators, advisers and writers from around the world.

The fairs include two that are produced by IFAE (International Fine Art Expositions) founders ImageDavid and LeeAnn Lester.  The first Art Palm Beach is a contemporary art and design fair.  The second, AIFAF, American International Fine Art Fair, is a fine art, antiques and jewelry fair.

Following these two, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antiques Show happens every year during President’s Day Weekend. That show attracts the financier set who vacation in Palm Beach during that weekend and is produced by the Palm Beach Show Group and its founder Scott Diament.

For the article I interviewed both producers, David Lester and Scott Diament.  The dealers that are interviewed included Jim Schantz, a dealer of high-end glass artists like Lino Tagliapietra and Dale Chihuly at his gallery in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Then there is Arlie Sulka, who deals primarily in Louis Comfort Tiffany, David DeBuck, a contemporary art dealer and Greg Kwiat, the CEO of Fred Leighton. All are in New York City.  Jonathan Dodd of Waterhouse & Dodd corresponded with me from London and David Setford, a prominent curator and art adviser provided his insights on the art fair vetting process.


Rashid Johnson at Miami Art Museum

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Rashid Johnson Miami Art Museum

Rashid Johnson at Miami Art Museum

Earlier today I attended the press preview for the Rashid Johnson show, “Message to Our Folks” that will open tomorrow at the Miami Art Museum.  I’ll be writing some articles about this show and will delve more deeply into Johnson’s art over the next week.  However, this being my blog, where I can allow some of my personality to shine through in my writing, let me just say this, “Whoa.  OK. Wow.”  Not only is Johnson gorgeous – and I mean a really beautiful and handsome man -but he was witty and entertaining.  This is a plus for art writers who are often forced to “pull teeth” to get reticent or inherently shy artists to explain their work to us, so we can explain it to our readers.

When Johnson shared that he was, like me, enamored with Woody Allen movies, I was immediately hooked.  I could tell you he’d had me at Woody, but he’d had me when I saw a mixed media sculpture that featured three duplicates of Al Green’s “Greatest Hits.”  He’d had me at Al, actually.  He was telling me how he’d been living in Manhattan before he moved to Brooklyn and he kept expecting to hear the Gershwin Rhapsody from the beginning of Allen’s film Manhattan. Then he was joking about artists and their “projects” and how they’re always working on a some kind of weird project.  This resonated for me because I remembered when I was at Purchase College, everyone was always talking about some great project they were doing. Then after we graduated “working on this great project” became code for “unemployed.”

MAM has had some great artists recently.  Jose Bedia was incredibly engaging in his style of presenting his work to we writers.  He speaks about his art with great passion and gusto, using big sweeping hand gestures and he has a very animated and warm persona.  I was fascinated by Rivane Neuenschwander’s intelligence and charmed by her humble manner and loveliness.  Johnson had passion and humility, too, and he was funny. So, it just made for an engaging tour.

This morning, I also got to meet two Miami art and culture writers whose work I’ve been admiring for a while: Carlos Suarez de Jesus, who primarily writes for the Miami New Times and he’s also a working artist doing interesting Afro-Cuban inspired sculpture/installations, and Anne Tschida who also writes for the Times, The Miami Herald and others.  They’re the two best art writers in Miami, so it was nice to finally put faces to their names.

And, as an additional quick thrill I finally got to meet Frederic Snitzer, a gallerist here in Miami that I have a great deal of admiration for because he represents some of the best Miami artists, including this young talented photographer Zach Balber, who I just think, for lack of finding a better word because I’m kinda tired, is great.  I saw Snitzer speak at Locust Projects a few years ago and wrote about it, but hadn’t met him.

Definitely catch the Rashid Johnson show if you can, but note that it’s only got a short 2-month run.  It’ll close on November 4, 2012.

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I just stumbled upon this post about the paintings Francesco Clemente did for the film, “Great Expectations,” which starred Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow. Like this writer, I loved them, too. Here, she’s includes images of some of the works along with film stills. Definitely worth a read if you’re a fan of Italian artists.

animal or angel

“Great Expectations” (1998) is a film adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, & Robert De Niro. I am entirely obsessed with this movie. A huge part of that is rooted in the artworks the film features, by the Italian painter Francesco Clemente. Born in Naples in 1952, he has participated in numerous collaborative projects, painting with Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, and illuminating poetry by Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, & Salman Rushdie.

He is truly incredible. The music doesn’t suck either.

shows the progression of Finn’s art throughout the film

Ethan Hawke & Gwyneth Paltrow’s chemistry in this movie is so spot on

…Cut to New York

his art exhibit


De Niro

I’m going to bed. Sorry this wasn’t more well thought out. But I am tired and my bed with Jeff in it is calling. Night.

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Written by Jenifer Mangione Vogt

September 4, 2012 at 9:42 am