Weekly Art News

04Feb11

Reposted from WLM Advisors

by Hayley Miner

Google Art Project – virtual art viewing of inventory of the world’s great galleries and museums. You can “walk around” MOMA and view Seurat’s painting up close or Bruegel’s 16th century painting “The Harvesters” at the MET.

L.A. Arts Month is over. Art L.A. Contemporary closed on Sunday to a successful run at the Barker Hangar. The live programming of performance art & musical performances set this fair apart from all the other ones. Most lively and amusing was Marnie Weber’s ragtag monsters writhing about in the aisles. The Walead Beshty talk and other panel discussions at the fair also elevated the experience of art viewing.

Kenny Scharf’s mural in the Bowery was defaced by graffiti bombers. Now, there are surveillance cameras installed by real-estate mogul Tony Goldman who owns the wall. Scharf has since done touch-ups to the mural.

“Ode to Happiness” – an artist’s book created by painter Alexandra Grant and actor Keanu Reeves. They are giving a talk about their collaboration and the ideas of translation and friendship that inspired the book – Feb 13 at 4pm at LACMA.

Laura Owens (MFA Cal Arts 94′) is giving a talk at the Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater on Thursday, Feb. 3rd.

Regen Projects presents John Bock. Opening reception Feb 5, Saturday.

Lynda Benglis opens at New Museum of Contemporary Art on Feb 9, 2011. A major exhibition of her works. Her first museum retrospective in over 20 years.

Jedediah Caesar and Elke Krystufek opens at Susanne Vielmetter L.A. Projects Feb 5.

Larry Fink opens at LACMA on Feb 13. Fink, a society photographer who did shoots for Vanity Fair from 2000 to 2009.

A massive 3000 sq-ft ad for YSL’s “Parisienne” perfume with Kate Moss is now draped over the Musee d’Orsay. A decade ago, this is unheard of but with our economic climate, museums need to find creative ways to cover costs for renovations, like the d’Orsay, or other projects.

James Franco is everywhere these days. Latest project: teaching a class on creating a documentary about Franco called “Master Class: Editing James Franco…with James Franco”, taught by his friend Tyler Danna at Columbia College Hollowood. What’s next for this multi-talented indefatigable wonder boy?

About these ads


5 Responses to “Weekly Art News”

  1. First of all I want to say terrific blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask
    if you do not mind. I was interested to know how you center
    yourself and clear your mind before writing.

    I’ve had a hard time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out.
    I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like
    the first 10 to 15 minutes are lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin.
    Any recommendations or hints? Thank you!

  2. Hi there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it’s
    truly informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels.
    I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future. Many people
    will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  3. Je vais finir de voir tout cela dans la semaine

  4. Je publіе unn petit commentaire afin de congratuler l’auteur


  1. 1 websites designer

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: