Feed on
Posts
Comments

Monthly Archive for October, 2010

Ron Milewicz at Elizabeth Harris

ShareRON MILEWICZ HAS BECOME A FORMIDABLE PRESENCE among painters of the urban landscape. This, his second exhibition at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, establishes his place as a painter to be reckoned with.
No small part of his achievement derives from his understanding of architecture as a vital part of the tissue of our lives. His interest is [...]

Read Full Post »

Welfare for Art?

ShareNPR’S FIRING OF JUAN WILLIAMS has reignited examination of the larger issue of taxpaper funding for the arts. It was John Sloan, I believe, who welcomed public money, official award committees and the whole apparatus of state largess on the grounds that, by following the money, artists would know who their enemies are. With the [...]

Read Full Post »

Anish Kapoor in Jerusalem

ShareBy Heddy Breuer Abramowitz
Having outgrown the starter apartment of its youth, the Israel Museum has re-opened after a three year makeover.  The vision of Teddy Kollek, Jerusalem’s legendary mayor, it was built in 1965 before there was a collection to house. Teddy’s own “Field of Dreams” proved true, he built it and they came.
So many [...]

Read Full Post »

ShareTO READ AN ART SCHOOL PRESS RELEASE, it helps to steady yourself with a good shot of Orwell. His essay, “Politics and the English Language” seems more pertinent now than ever. Why now? Because artists are increasingly encouraged to think of themselves as activists and savants. The link between art and craft—and the concomitant aspiration [...]

Read Full Post »

Consider the Oyster, Sometimes

ShareThe pleasure of a theme show lies in seeing how individual artists interpret the theme and in weighing one interpretation against another. Conceived and curated by Ingrid Dinter, this group exhibition is based on M.F.K. Fisher’s 1941 cookbook Consider the Oyster. Of the 50-plus works in the show, the best—with few [...]

Read Full Post »

Plank Road: Group Contemporiana

ShareONCE UPON A TIME, culture was understood as an activity, a nexus of rituals and shared understandings, which enables us to live more fully. Now, it is just a lot of stuff for sale.
Five years ago, James Salomon stepped down as director of Mary Boone Gallery to found his own shop, Salomon Contemporary Warehouse, [...]

Read Full Post »

ShareERIC HEBBORN CAME TO A HARD END, his skull mysteriously smashed in on a Roman alley in 1996. Quite possibly the world’s greatest art forger, he was the hand behind innumerable works once attributed to artists as varied as Brueghel, Piranesi, Pontormo, Corot and Augustus John, among others.
Born in London,  he studied at The Royal [...]

Read Full Post »

ShareWILL YOUR FIRSTBORN RUIN HER CHANCES of getting into Yale if she cuts her baby teeth on picture books? What good are the plastic letters on her teething ring if you let her linger with picture books? Shouldn’t she be weaned onto prose—long and winding prose—as early as possible? What future is there for a [...]

Read Full Post »

Jerry Pinkney’s Narrative Art

ShareJERRY PINKNEY IS A NATIONAL TREASURE. At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, his children’s book illustrations offer artists more food than the ritual tours of Chelsea. Implicit in the beauty of his work (sometimes commissioned on behalf of less distinguished texts) and the decency that informs it, is more culture than in whole square blocks [...]

Read Full Post »

Museum Business

ShareTHAT OLD CAUTION, CAVEAT EMPTOR, does not just apply to shoppers. It applies to museum-users as well. And why not? Museum-going is increasing another kind of shopping. More precisely, it encourages and provides cover for that particular kind of shopping called “collecting.”
The Neuberger Museum holds hands with Faith Ringgold and Raven Editions to offer you, [...]

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »