The latest stories from Holly Mazar-Fox's blog, Holly Knows Art:

April 14, 2020


The Washington Post art critic, Sebastian Smee published a wonderful little piece on the beauties of party paintings (see link below). Parties, large gatherings with friends and crowds seem like distant memories as we live an existence of sheltering in place and...

October 1, 2018

It’s time I put pen to paper and compose a brand new blog entry (apologies folks, it has been a while!) The global art world is abuzz with a flurry of shows and fairs ripe for viewing.  With the sunny, warm summer days behind us, fall breathes new life into the art cal...

December 1, 2015

As the bright spotlight dimmed on yet another fascinating New York auction cycle — last week’s focused turned north, to the Canadian auction sales, where Heffel and Waddington’s hosted their Fall sales. Far from the $2.4 billion USD worth of artwork sold in the Big App...

September 15, 2015

As the Toronto International Film Festival (#TIFF) grips the city – the streets are abuzz with a flurry of activity (justifiably so, cinema related, but also fine art related too). #TO has emerged from a long, quiet summer with a full on fall program that has been exci...

June 25, 2015

With the summer officially upon us, Toronto's art scene is in full bloom with a range of exciting exhibitions that will have you ditch the patios and head straight to the galleries! Here are my top three picks of Toronto's hottest shows this season:

I <3 Paint II at Ang...

March 26, 2015

After watching CNN’s special on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s $500m art heist, that still remains unsolved (anything art-related hitting prime-time TV airwaves gets my full and undivided attention!), got me thinking about some other notable art thefts that have...

February 4, 2015

One of the mainstays of the auction calendar comes rolling through London this evening;  Sotheby’s has the pleasure of kicking off a week of big auction flurry, beginning with the inaugural Impressionist & Modern sales (fashionably, shortened in the industry to “Imp Mo...

January 10, 2015

The brilliantly talented and pioneering work of photographer, Gordon Parks is currently on show at Toronto’s Nicholas Metivier Gallery. Gordon Parks Segregation Story captures the intimacy and reality of life for African-Americans in Mobile, Alabama from 1956 (for a Li...

January 7, 2015

Happy New Year! I thought to kick off the 2015 blog season on a slightly different note with a review of “Mr. Turner”, Mike Leigh’s movie about the British landscape painter, JMW Turner (1775 – 1851). As an art lover and appreciator of Turner’s exceptional talent (alth...

December 18, 2014

Latest publication for Applied Arts featuring the amazing, colourful work of California-based illustrator, Eric Petersen:





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