Archive for the ‘architecture’ Category

F.B.I. Art Sleuth, Now Author of ‘Priceless’ (NY Times) Review: Yves Klein Retrospective at Hirshhorn Museum (NY Times) TV Review: ‘Work of Art: The Next Great Artist’ on Bravo (LA Times) Art Review: ‘They Have Not the Art to Argue with Pictures’ at Cherry & Martin (LA Times) Lehman Looks to Sell More Art (WSJ) […]


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 […]


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 […]


At 94, Carmen Herrera is the Hot New Thing in Painting (NY Times) Beyond the Mobiles, Alexander Calder:  Printmaker (NY Times) Old Master Auctions:  Looking for Gems when the Going Gets Tough (NY Times) The Rabbi and Frank Lloyd Wright:  Beth Sholom Synagogue (WSJ) Soulages, Black Prince of Abstract Art, is Feted in Paris Show […]


Wednesday, December 2 at 7pm:  Andrew Holder lecture: Drop It Like It’s Fake: Architecture and the Necessity of Faux Science Thursday, December 3 at 7pm:  MediaSCAPES & Center For Visual Music present an evening of Immersive & Expanded Cinema of Visual Music Wednesday, December 9 at 7pm:  Eric Owen Moss Construction Manual, 1988-2008: Conversation with Eric […]


T. C Boyle sat down with the editor of the The New York Times Book Review, Sam Tanenhaus, to discuss “The Women,” his new novel about Frank Lloyd Wright, told from the point of view of the women who loved him.  Mr. Boyle has authored more than twenty works of fiction and lives in a […]


by Meg Emmitt Thanks to a 6 hour layover in Barcelona, I was able to spend an entire afternoon at the MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art).  And it happened to be Wednesday, visitors day, when entrance fees are reduced to $3.50 euros.  Que suerte! Contemporary museums are fascinating institutions to explore because, as is said in the […]


Artist’s Life: Cut, Nip, and Tuck at Apexart in TriBeCa (NY Times) Across Borders Few Could Imagine: Outsider Art (NY Times) When is a Work of Art Finished? Tinkering with the Ideal (WSJ) Artist vs. Blight: Pioneering Artist Communities (WSJ) Linz to Return $15 Million Klimt to Holocaust Heirs (Bloomberg) Hirst Skull Frowns at Whitechapel […]


Pritzker Prize Goes to Swiss Peter Zumthor (NY Times) Young Artists, Caught in the Act (NY Times) Pulling Masterpieces from the Ruins (WSJ) Versailles Fashion is Feted in Lavish Show of Court Costumes (Bloomberg) Gallery Director Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Records (Bloomberg) Downturn Hits Art Investment Funds (The Art Newspaper) South African Market Continues to […]


Optimism and Jitters at Maastricht (NY Times) A Wounded Museum Feels a Jolt of Progress:  Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (NY Times) Asian Arts, From Robes to Porcelains, Have Their Annual Jamboree at Asia Week (NY Times) Getty Gives in to Recession (ARTINFO) Late Frank Lloyd Wright House Up For Sale (ARTINFO) Armory Show 2009 Roundup […]