Join us every Saturday as we peruse binders full of our favorite blog posts of the week, in retrospect.
— In retrospect, we think Mitt Romney’s “Binders Full of Women” comment may have unleashed the biggest art meme of the year — bigger than “Beast Jesus” — especially if it continues to inspire actual artworks like “Painter of Pancakes” Dan Lacey’s syrupy portrait.
— In retrospect, Newsweek might not have had to go online-only if it had commissioned more artists to create awesome covers like Roy Lichtenstein’s explosive painting for 1966’s Pop art issue.
— In retrospect, while the Rotterdam Kunsthal heist netted an impressive trove of pieces by Picasso, Monet, Gauguin, Freud, and others, they’re going to have a hell of a time unloading all that hot loot.
— In retrospect, Italian culture minister Lorenzo Ornaghi should probably have named someone to whom he doesn’t have close professional ties — rather than Giovanna Melandri — to be the new director of the National Museum of 21st Century Arts (MAXXI)
— Benjamin Sutton
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