Archive for March, 2010

Painting, Still Lively in the 21st Century (NY Times) Kiki Smith:  Works in Glass (NY Times) J.M.W. Turner’s Last Rome Painting to Be Sold (NY Times) Jeff Koons Curator’s Debut Features Candy Giants, Jesus:  Review (Bloomberg) Anish Kapoor to Design $29 Million Olympic Tower (Bloomberg) Cy Twombly:  Hitting the Louvre Ceiling (LA Times) Review:  ‘Leonardo […]


Art Handling Olympics on the Lower East Side (NY Times) Talking with Ex-Met Director Philippe de Montebello (NY Times) Smart Phones Serve as Docents in Many Museums (NY Times) Renoir in the 20th Century, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (WSJ) Los Angeles Municipal Arts Begin to Feel Budget Crisis’ Effects (LA Times) […]


by Kelly Boyd Layers of pigment, built up with brushes and palate knives on cardboard and canvas make up Mark Grotjahn’s Seven Faces exhibit, now showing at Blum & Poe.  Reminiscent of Picasso and drawing inspiration from Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, the exhibition features thirteen paintings, most of them quite large, and quite recent.  While the […]


Emily Waldorf interviewed Los Angeles-raised, Brooklyn-based artist Jaqueline Cedar, whose vibrant new paintings are currently being shown at the Tracy Park Gallery’s new location at the Malibu Country Mart. EW:  Tell us about your current show at Tracy Park Gallery.  Is there a dialogue between your work and Daniel Stern’s work or does your work tell […]


The New Guard of Curators Steps Up (NY Times) Judith Rothschild Foundation Promotes Art as Well as Sole Trustee (NY Times) Performance Art Gains Favor, Fights Ensue (NY Times) Art Review:  Mark Grotjahn at Blum & Poe (LA Times) Christie’s to Auction off Michael Crichton’s Art Collection (LA Times) Michelangelo:  Anatomy as Architecture at the […]


Why not exploit L.A.’s much bemoaned car culture to promote fresh artistic endeavors, blending existing architecture, with pop culture and conceptualism? “How Many Billboards?  Art in Stead” includes 21 newly commissioned works by contemporary artists using the alternative medium of billboards. The works engage in an important visual dialogue with L.A.’s heavily commercialized public space.  The exhibition […]


Christie’s Wins Bid to Auction $150 Million Brody Collection (NY Times) Caravaggio:  An Italian Antihero’s Time to Shine (NY Times) Ken Price, Suddenly Dominating New York Galleries (NY Times) Andreas Gursky Makes a Long-Distance Connection (LA Times) Ruben Ochoa:  In a Construction Zone (LA Times) $2.7 Billion Dutch Fair Lures Collectors as Confidence Rises (Bloomberg) […]