The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Thursday, October 6, 2022


New publication inspired by "Cocktails with a Curator"
Acclaimed Cocktails with a Curator video series inspires fall publication.



NEW YORK, NY.- Based on the critically acclaimed video series of the same name, the new publication Cocktails with a Curator presents engaging histories of works of art at The Frick Collection paired with creatively inspired drinks. The book, to be released in the fall of 2022, offers a crash course in art history and a delightful introduction to the treasures of the esteemed New York museum.

A Webby Award honoree (the “Oscars of the Internet”), the Frick’s weekly YouTube program began as a means to stay connected with the public during the pandemic shutdown. It quickly became a global phenomenon, much talked about within and beyond the art world, accumulating more than 1.8 million views over some sixty-five thought-provoking and varied episodes. Each video, and correspondingly each chapter of the book, presents a fresh take on a highlight from the permanent collection, with personal and timely perspectives offered by the Frick’s dynamic curatorial team.

Paintings, sculpture, furniture, and porcelain—from the Middle Ages into the early twentieth century—are discussed for their exemplary features and fascinating backstories. Cocktails, with recipes, are thematically paired with the works: a Jaded Countess (absinthe, vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup) with Ingres’s portrait Comtesse d’Haussonville; a classic Pimm’s Cup with Gainsborough’s depiction of English beauty Grace Dalrymple Elliott; and a Bloody Mary (named after the last Catholic regnant queen of England) with Holbein’s painting of Sir Thomas More, who opposed the Reformation of Mary’s father, Henry VIII. The perfect addition to any art connoisseur’s library, Cocktails with a Curator is a witty and intoxicating way to enjoy the treasures of a world-renowned art collection.

The publication’s chapters are authored by members of the Frick’s curatorial department: Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator; Curator Aimee Ng; and Giulio Dalvit, Assistant Curator of Sculpture. The book also includes an introduction by Simon Schama, art historian, professor, and documentarian, and illustrations are provided by Luis Serrano, an artist commissioned to create a series of drawings based on the Frick’s featured masterpieces. The book’s preface is contributed by Ian Wardropper, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director. This publication is made possible by Virginia and Randall Barbato.

Comments Salomon, “The response to Cocktails has been remarkable, reinforcing our sense that discussions of art on digital platforms can be deeply restorative and successfully shared on a global scale. As we’ve expanded our online content beyond the series and welcomed visitors to Frick Madison—our temporary home during the renovation of our historic buildings—much of our public has remained vocal about the deep impact the videos had on them. We felt that capturing our commentaries in book form would allow the series to live on and to reach subsequent waves of culturally engaged audiences around the world.”

Cocktails with a Curator is published in the autumn of 2022 by The Frick Collection in association with Rizzoli Books. The hardcover volume of 272 pages has 256 color and black-and-white illustrations ($39.95, member price $31.96). It may be pre-ordered online through the Frick’s Museum Shop at frick.org/shop or by emailing sales@frick.org or calling 212.547.6849 (and it will be available for purchase on-site this fall).










Today's News

June 27, 2022

Documenta was a whole vibe. Then a scandal killed the buzz.

Hauser & Wirth opens an exhibition of critical late works by Alberto Giacometti & Pablo Picasso

The Richard Kan vase enters the Guimet Museum's collection

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery opens Fruiting Bodies, a group exhibition curated by Sam Rauch

Steidl publishes 'Mitch Epstein: Recreation'

Dead roaches that ate Moon dust went up for auction. Then NASA objected.

The lessons of nothingness from maverick Zen monks

Cummer Museum opens new exhibition: Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon

'Carmen Argote: Filtration System for a Process-based Practice' on view at MCASD Downtown

Hubert de Givenchy collectionneur: The Tribute Sale ends in success: $123.7 million

Alchemy Gallery opens an exhibition of works by three dynamic painters

The Museum of Craft and Design opens the first mid-career survey of German artist Iris Eichenberg

Meriem Bennani's first-ever public sculpture opens on the High Line

Anna Laudel Bodrum opens Fırat Neziroğlu's solo exhibition: "The Sea Inside Me"

New publication inspired by "Cocktails with a Curator"

Buck Ellison's Great White Society

Ordet opens an exhibition by Lorenza Longhi and Megan Marrin

New drone footage and film reveal the immense scale and ambition of the restoration at the Science and Industry Museum

Exhibition explores connections between artists across time, place and media

New outdoor sculpture by Ivan Toth Depeña, embraces the intersection of art and architecture

Mitchell Fine Art opens 'Important Aboriginal Art #1' exhibition

Kunsthaus Hamburg presents 'Formafantasma: Seeing the Wood for the Trees'

Three theaters, three plays, one cast, all at once

MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome opens Eva Barto's Sharp Smile

Apple-1 computer sold for $468,750 at Remarkable Rarities auction

eCommerce Companies are using Clipping Path Service to Boost Product Sale




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful