New York City / Princeton 2010

A walk through Madison Square Park where Antony Gormley had an installation.

Lunch was at an old favorite "Otto" .... Creme Fraiche gelato on a brioche was the best !




Natalie Jeremijenko, PhD
Environmental Health Clinic
New York University

Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist and engineer whose background includes studies in biochemistry, physics, neuroscience and precision engineering. Jeremijenko is the director of the xDesign Environmental Health Clinic at NYU, assistant professor in Art, and affiliated with the Computer Science Dept.

(photo by Art Piccinati)

Rodolfo Llinas, MD, PhD
Langone Medical Center
New York University

One of the founding fathers of modern neuroscience Rodolfo Llinas MD, PhD, Thomas and Suzanne Murphy Professor of Neuroscience and Chairman of Physiology and Neuroscience at New York University School of Medicine, who is author of ‘I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self’. We have asked Dr. Llinas to discuss ‘the self’, and is there a self, dreams and consciousness, and the development of symbolic thought.



(photo by Art Piccinati)

Barbara Oberg, PhD
Firestone Library
Princeton University

Barbara B. Oberg is a lecturer with the rank of professor at Princeton University and general editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson. She was previously editor of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin at Yale University. She currently serves on the council of the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture and on the board of trustees of Colonial Williamsburg.


Yve-Alain Bois, PhD
Princeton, New Jersey

A specialist in 20th-century European and American art, who is a Professor of Art History at The Institute for Advanced Study, Bois is recognized as an expert on a wide range of artists, from Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso to Piet Mondrian, Barnett Newman and Ellsworth Kelly. His books include: Matisse and Picasso (1998), for which he received the Alfred H. Barr award in 2001; Formless: A User’s Guide (with Rosalind Krauss, 1998); Painting as Model (1990); and Art Since 1900 (with Benjamin Buchloh, Hal Foster, and Rosalind Krauss, 2004). He is an editor of the October Journal.



Sara Friedlander
Post-War and Contemporary Art

Sara Friedlander, a specialist of post-war and contemporary art at Christies, New York, who is responsible for researching and cataloguing the biennial Morning and Afternoon Sales. Her main expertise is on post 1960’s American painting and photography with an emphasis on work done by women artists. She is also a charity auctioneer.

Sara will discuss Works from the Collection of Michael Crichton, the Post War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale, and the Post War & Contemporary Day Sales.






Carl Andre (b. 1935)

Aluminum-Magnesium Alloy Square
aluminum and magnesium 100-unit square (10 x 10) Executed in 1969.

Andre dedicated himself to the truth of his materials, in this case the smooth hardness of aluminum and the dense weight of magnesium. Gravity cannot be truthfully defied and so the metals are placed upon the floor. Consisting of 100 metal plates laid in a checkerboard pattern on the ground, the present lot is explicitly meant to be stepped upon, a radical breakthrough in the history of the medium. Walking into the sculpture the viewer interacts with the work in a way that is usually expressly forbidden for art.



Michael Novacek, PhD
American Museum of Natural History

Dr. Novacek, Senior Vice President and Provost, paleontologist and curator at the AMNH, studies concern patterns of evolution and relationships among organisms, particularly mammals. His interests have ranged from paleontological evidence to new data on DNA sequences. He has led paleontological expeditions around the World. Dr. Novacek is the author of ‘Terra’ that combines evolutionary biology, paleontology, and modern environmental science to look at how the natural world as we know it came to be, and the human factors that could put it at risk.





Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present
March 14–May 31, 2010








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