Archive for January, 2010

Despite Assurances, Met Finds Artworks Aren’t Restored Overnight (NY Times) Questions Over Fixing Torn Picasso (NY Times) For Tapestry, One More Renaissance (NY Times) How Art Affects the Brain (WSJ) A Cultural Agony in a Nation Where Art is Life (LA Times) A Gleaming New Showcase for the Acropolis (LA Times) Christie’s Sees Art-Market Recovery […]


by Caroline Newman Light and water is necessary for our survival as a species.  Photography uses light and water as part of the photographic process. “Elements of Photography,” at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art,  employs these essential elements in photographic and video works of art. These two elements are experimented with in both the photographic process […]


In Europe, Arts Ask for Alms (NY Times) Making Art Out of an Encounter (NY Times) Online, It’s the Mouse that Runs the Museum (NY Times) Scorsese, Govan Talk Film Preservation and Hint at Future Collaboration (LA Times) Critic’s Notebook, MOCA Begins to Roll Out Future Exhibition Plans (LA Times) A Renaissance at the V&A […]


Art for Haiti, a silent auction organized by eleven Los Angeles art galleries will be held this evening at the Mandrake from 7pm-9pm.  All funds raised are 100% tax-deductible and will go directly to the Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti. Opening bids will be starting as low as $100 and bidding in the sale […]


MOCA has named New York City art dealer Jeffrey Deitch as it’s new director.  It is a controversial and exciting choice because it blurs the line between the academic museum world and commercially driven art market.  Currently, no other major U.S. museum is overseen by a former gallery owner and Mr. Deitch certainly doesn’t fit […]


A New Boss and a Jolt of Real World Expertise: Jeffrey Deitch (NY Times) Artists Miffed Over Rothschild Foundation’s Missing Grant Money (NY Times) For China’s Western Expatriates, Creative Lives of Plenty (NY Times) Drawing Distinctions:  Rembrandt at the Getty (WSJ) Director of Getty Museum to Step Down (WSJ) Deitch’s Contract Has Safeguards Against Conflict […]


by Caroline Newman For those who are interested in both sports and photography this is the show to see!  Currently on display at The Annenberg Space for Photography is the exhibit “Sport” containing photographic works from Walter Iooss and Neil Leifer.  Both Iooss and Leifer propel the genre of sports photography into a whole new […]