Contributed by Sharon Butler / Here is a selection of art articles and books I’ve been reading and pondering this week.
Reading links: NYC art fair cheat sheet, last chance for Rochelle Feinstein�s show at the Bronx Museum, Mira Schor�s lifetime achievement award, Allen Ruppersberg at the Hammer, new privately-owned and operated museum-quality art spaces, and the Rothko Chapel renovations. —— It�s the first week in March and art fairs are […]
Contributed by Sharon Butler / The semester is over and I�m finally catching up on the news. Here are links to some of the stories that caught my eye: Ceramic Christmas trees, NYTimes critics pick their favorite art books of 2018, John Yau ODs on Mark Grotjahn, Sept Rodney on “Soul of a […]
This edition of �Quick study� includes good news about how the arts drive economic growth and bad news about MoCA curator Helen Molesworth. Also: Grant Wood�s retrospective at the Whitney, Russian collectors’ hankering to join in the global art world, the future of art fairs, a mural in Parkland, Joan Baez is a painter, and one of my […]
Stories about painting in the news include: the return of a�stolen Degas, why�portrait painting is making a comeback, and the Russian intrigue in Ghent. �Also,�some�reviews are out for��Songs for Sabotage,”�the New Museum�s 2018 Triennial.
According to Hauser & Wirth, abstract painter Jack Whitten has died�at 78. In 2013 NYTimes review, Holland Cotter�praised Whitten for his restless energy: With a career grazing the 50-year mark, Jack Whitten is still making work that looks like no one else�s, which is saying something, given the flood of […]
Disagreeing with Charlie Finch
Jules de Balincourt, “Holy Arab,” 2007, oil on panel, 34x 34� Louis Cameron, “African-American Unity Flag (after Vincent W Paramore),” 2009, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 60″ Wendy White, “Dotte,”2010, acrylic on canvas, 82 1/4 x 96” Marlene Dumas, “Charity,” 2010, oil on linen, 43-1/4 x 50-5/8″ Charlie Finch chewed […]