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Articles by Jenifer Mangione Vogt

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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
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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

Gaelin Rosenwaks at the Liman Gallery

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Gaelin Rosenwaks Liman Gallery Palm Beach

I caught a great show last week on my second visit to Palm Beach’s Liman Gallery.  This time it showcased work by a young artist named Gaelin Rosenwaks.  I was as equally impressed by this show as I was by the Emily Zuch show I’d seen there a few weeks prior.  I’m a bit surprised to find such cutting-edge art at a gallery in Palm Beach.  I expect to see work of this caliber and creativity in Miami, but not necessarily in SoFla’s sleepiest and most exclusive enclave.  Here, I guess, the stereotypical notions I hold in my mind make me think I’ll find pretty seascapes and pictures of Palm trees and hibiscus flowers, not a socio-commentary on the ills and ravages of over-fishing.

But that’s what I found at Rosenwaks exhibit, “Global Catch: Portraits of a Precious Resource.”  My friend Elle Schorr was with me.  She’s an accomplished and innovative fine art photographer.  So, I greatly value her opinion and as soon as we entered the small gallery space, she told me she was impressed.  What we saw in front of us, on all of the gallery walls, and hung salon-style cascading up towards the ceiling, were photographs of fish and fish markets.  This is how the Liman Gallery’s press release described Rosenwaks’ work:

“As a marine scientist focusing a majority of her academic career on fisheries, Gaelin Rosenwaks
personally witnessed the tremendous declines in fish populations and the devastation happening to
our oceans. Because of this, she set out to document the diversity of fish and how different cultures
approach their consumption of fish and other marine resources. The Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United Nations reports that 47% of major fish stocks in the world are considered
fully exploited, 18% are considered over-exploited and 10% are considered depleted. In total 75% of
the world’s fish stocks are harvested either to their maximum or beyond, an alarming statistic as we
move into the future. However what Rosenwaks found in her quest to document this consumption is
that many of the largest consumers of seafood appreciate the resource in a way she could have never
imagined. The fish are treated as precious jewels, carefully handled and displayed in vivid colors.”

There was a lot to take in, but the photographs told a story and I felt compelled by that story, even though it’s one that I had no knowledge about, or even interest in, until I saw this exhibit.  After I stopped marveling at the photos, I began to marvel at the fact that Rosenwaks is a Duke-educated marine scientist.  So her art is an extension and expression of her work and studies.  It’s admirable that she found a way to use her creativity and intelligence to make a statement about something she clearly feels very passionate about.  She’s definitely an artist to watch.  She also has created a very interesting company.  Please visit Global Ocean Explorations to learn more about her and to watch videos and see more photos.

Ellen Liman Alexander Dreyfoos and Gaelin Rosenwaks

From left: Ellen Liman, Alexander Dreyfoos and Gaelin Rosenwaks.


Written by Jenifer Mangione Vogt

March 27, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Charmed by Palm Beach’s Liman Gallery

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Liman Gallery Bookstore Palm Beach

Liman Gallery Bookstore, Palm Beach

Last week, I trekked up to Palm Beach — and I mean way up beyond Worth Avenue to near where The Breakers is — to review a show of work by Emily Zuch at the Liman Gallery.  I’m so glad I did.  I really fell in love with this gallery, which occupies one large gallery space at the corner of the Paramount Building and another smaller exhibition space a few storefronts down.

In both of these spaces, Ellen Liman has created a charming venue for art that includes a nook area for out-of-print and rare art books, as well as ample exhibitions space that is teeming with art work from some very well-known artists, but everything is so jam-packed that if you don’t look closely and take your time, you’ll miss some real gems.

For example, what made this visit even more of a delight, Liman had a work by one of my favorite artists, who I also wrote my senior thesis about, Miriam Schapiro.  Schapiro emerged in significance during the 70s when she was recognized as part of a group of feminist artists that included Judy Chicago who helped elevate traditional female crafts, such as needlepoint and quilting, to “high art” status.

Liman has a great eye and is also very well-connected in the art world. She attends all the major fairs in the US and Europe and she’s bringing cutting edge and interesting contemporary art to Palm Beach.  Her gallery is not to be missed if you’re visiting or even if you live here and have never been.

Miriam Schapiro Geometry of Needlework 1979

“Geometry of Needlework,” 1979, Miriam Schapiro

I also enjoyed Zuch’s exhibit, “The Land of Fake Nature.”  Zuch, who is 27, created large-scale oil paintings done on sheets of paper that are colorful and imaginative, as well as smaller drawings that bring to mind the work of Edward Gorey.  You can read more about her in my review of the show for the Palm Beach ArtsPaper.

Emily Zuch Land of Fake Nature

Emily Zuch stands amidst her exhibit, “Land of Fake Nature” on view at Palm Beach’s Liman Gallery until March 16, 2013.

Michelangelo’s David, an Enduring Symbol of Triumph

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Today is Michelangelo’s birthday, so I’m posting this article I wrote about him for the newsletter for a local Italian Club last year.  The photo below is from an event organized by the Friends of the Uffizi Gallery. They raise funds for the restoration of art at the Uffizi and recently funded the new Michelangelo Room that opened at the Uffizi on Jan 29, 2013.  You can read about that project here:  The organization is led by President Contessa Maria Vittoria Colonna Rimbotti.  You may recall that Vittoria Colonna was Michelangelo’s muse and descends from the same family! Please visit their website and consider joining their organization, or donating to their very worthy cause:

Friends of the Uffizi Gallery

Anyone who has seen Michelangelo’s David has no need to see anything else by another sculptor, living or dead.
~ Giorgio Vasari (Renaissance painter and writer, as well as Michelangelo’s biographer)

 Michelangelo Buonarroti was twenty-six years old in 1501, the year he began working on David, the 17-foot-tall marble statue that would become one of Italy’s most iconic artworks.  Of the work, he is often quoted as having said, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” Throughout history, people have acknowledged that quote as pertaining not just to art, but to human potential. Therefore, David also serves as a visual testimony to the important influence of Italy on the development of Western art, as well as to the many other important cultural contributions it has made in the world.

The biblical tale of the young David cleverly defeating the giant Goliath, which inspired the work, is also one of human potential. It’s likely that Michelangelo identified with David because he was also a young man with immense talent, which drove him forward in an indefatigable manner. He’d been born in Caprese near Arezzo in Tuscany. His father was a banker and government worker, who eventually, albeit reluctantly, supported his son’s artistic aspirations. By the time Michelangelo was thirteen he was apprenticed to a painter, and when he turned fourteen his father persuaded a sculptor to pay the teen as a working artist, which was as unusual then as it would be today.
Michelangelo's David
The monumental David was completed in 1504. This was after Michelangelo created the hauntingly beautiful sculpture, the Pietà, which was finished in 1499, but before he began working on the intricately-detailed ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in 1508, which he completed in 1512. This means that all three masterpieces were completed before he turned 40.  Mistakenly, it’s been reported at times that Michelangelo lost his eyesight while working on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, but the condition was only temporary and the artist continued to work until he died at the age of 88.

What many don’t know about David is that the statue had already been started by two other artists before Michelangelo was commissioned to finish it. The expensive block of Carrara marble had lain abandoned for twenty-five years in the yard of the cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore.  The Overseers of the Office of Works of the Duomo, known as the Operai had wanted to commission a series of twelve large Old Testament sculptures to sit at the top of the cathedral, but the two artists that they’d contracted for the David, one working under the tutelage of Donatello, had both failed to complete the work.

Michelangelo was chosen from a group of artists, which included Leonardo da Vinci, to finish the work because he made the most persuasive case to the Operai as to why he should get the commission. Da Vinci later remarked dismissively, perhaps from jealousy, about Michelangelo working on David “He looks like a baker. The marble dust flour all over him and his back is covered with a snowstorm of chips.”

However, Michelangelo triumphed where previous artists had failed. He completed the magnificent work in 1504. When he revealed the six-ton David to the Operai and other Florentine dignitaries, they immediately realized that the plans to erect the statue atop the cathedral were flawed. Not only was it extremely heavy and large, but it was so magnificent that they decided, instead, to give it a more prestigious location.  Even da Vinci conceded that David deserved a more prominent location. Ultimately, the statue was placed in the Piazza della Signoria near the entrance of Palazzo Vecchio where an exact replica now stands today.  The original has remained in the nearby Accademia di Belle Arti since 1873.

Michelangelo never married, nor had children. He remarked, “My sculptures are my children. And they will live for much longer.” His biographers note that he was often disheveled, frenzied. Though he was paid well for his art, he lived like a peasant. He did not accept apprentices, nor would any have lasted with him.  His artistic talent created a fire inside of him that raged deeply and made him difficult to endure. Though he was widely admired, he had few close friends.

Perhaps Michelangelo’s isolation was a blessing in disguise because it enabled him to channel his passion and talent entirely into his work.  As such, he made a significant contribution to both the artistic achievements of Italy and to the creation of Western art as a whole. His works, such as David, and just like the biblical story that inspired it, continue to endure, inspire and triumph.

NY Art Fairs for JetSet Magazine

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jenifer mangione vogt, jetset magazine
In time for the opening of The Armory Show, my next article for JetSet Magazine speaks to the emergence of an elite tier of fairs that are replacing NY galleries as the site for major sales of 20th and 21st century work, while galleries are evolving into museum-like venues for establishing an artist’s prestige. The article includes interviews with Noah Horowitz, Linda Blumberg, Amanda Sharp and Jayne Drost Johnson of Armory, Frieze NY, ADAA’s The Art Show and the buzzworthy Independent fair, as well as Kathy Battista of Sotheby’s art institute and Adam Sheffer of Cheim Read.

Please click here to download and read this article.

Written by Jenifer Mangione Vogt

February 28, 2013 at 9:38 pm

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.


Sylvia Plimack Mangold at the Norton Museum of Art

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sylvia plimack mangold

I’m finally writing again after more than a month of not feeling well.  The fog is slowly lifting as I sort through everything that got neglected and I’m still not quite 100 percent.  However, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to see an exhibit from an artist that works in my favorite region of the world, the Hudson River Valley.  I was born there.  I lived on the Hudson River for 10 years.  My window faced the Tappan Zee Bridge.

I miss it every day.  Wait, let me say that again.  I miss it every single day.

So, I was not going to miss seeing Sylvia Plimack Mangold: Landscape and Trees, which opened at the Norton Museum of Art this past weekend.  I attended the preview on Thursday with curator Cheryl Brutvan and on Sunday I attended a public event with Cheryl and Sylvia.

I got teary eyed while looking at Plimack Mangold’s paintings of the Maple, Elm, Locust and Pin Oak trees that surround her studio in Washingtonville, NY, also the hometown to NY’s oldest winery, Brotherhood.  It also happens to lie in between Goshen and Middletown, areas I drove to often as a kid with my parents when we’d pick up and return my beloved, and now departed stepbrother Greg. So, this is a place that really has a special place in my heart.  Plus, it’s less than 50 miles south of the Catskills where Thomas Cole worked.

I liked the exhibit very much.  I’m a tad more emotional in my approach to the subliminal beauty of the region, however, than Plimack Mangold, who emerges from the Minimalist tradition.  But no matter how analytical and heady one may be, it’s hard not to capture the essence of what makes the Hudson Valley so beautiful when you’re painting its landscapes and trees.

I submitted my review to the Palm Beach ArtsPaper yesterday, but I only had 800 words, which was a challenge because Brutvan provided many references and information in the exhibit’s accompanying catalog.  And, despite the subject matter, Plimack Mangold’s work is complex and requires both context and explanation to really fully “get” it.

Up next: I’m now reading through books given to me by Andrew Stevovich, one of my favorite American painters and my next subject, and then want to contact an Italian photographer named Mauro D’Agati….

List of Annual Art Fairs, Auctions

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NADA 2011 Fair

NADA Miami Beach, 2011. Photo courtesy: New Art Dealer’s Alliance

Please bookmark this list of annual art fairs and auctions.  I continue to add to it and it will be a helpful resource if you are following the art market.

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

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September Thyroid Cancer Awarenss Month

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

This is a completely non-art related post but, as a thyroid cancer survivor, I post about this every year on social media.

I was hospitalized in January of 2008 for a total thyroidectomy and in February of 2008 underwent radiation therapy.  It took until February of 2010 for my body to return to somewhat of a sense of normality in terms of not being tired all the time and actually feeling good.  You can’t underestimate the influence of the thyroid gland on practically every bodily function.  Non only did it affect my body, but it also affected my soul, causing a debilitating clinical depression that took 3 months to recover from.   If you’re a cancer survivor too, please read this excellent article from the New York Times, “After Cancer, Ambushed by Depression.”

Although I’ve mentally recovered from the depression, my physical body has never been the same, but I’m not complaining.  I merely share this for the people that are, or will, have a similar experience so that you know you’re not alone.  I’m often asked how they found the cancer.  It was during a routine annual physical exam.  My doctor felt a lump on my throat.  He sent me for an ultrasound of my throat.  They saw something abnormal and from there sent me for a fine-needle biopsy and within a month I got the diagnosis of thyroid cancer.

Thyroid cancer is the fastest-growing cancer in the U.S. for people under 40.  What can you do about it?  Make sure every year during your annual physical that you remind your doctor to check your neck.

Please share this post if you know anyone who is grappling with thyroid cancer or worried about it.  I’m happy to answer questions, which you can post to this page and then if you don’t want them to appear, just let me know and I”ll respond to you privately.

Written by Jenifer Mangione Vogt

September 6, 2012 at 3:04 am