Posts Tagged: Paul Schimmel

MOCA Independence Day

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“MOCA Independence,” the new fund-raising drive, aims to raise the museum’s endowment to $100 million. In the press release MOCA says it has obtained recent commitments that would… More ›

Love that Stuffed Animal Art!

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Wall Street Journal headline: “MoMA Buys Stuffed-Animal Artwork For More Than $4 Million.” I thought that headline was kind of funny, so I tweeted it. They’re talking about Mike… More ›

Recent Acquisitions at MOCA

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MOCA Grand Avenue is doing three simultaneous shows of recent acquisitions. One is the first full display of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel’s 2005 gift of minimalist and conceptualist works on… More ›

Frenemies of the Museum

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MOCA watchers will want to read Bob Coalcello’s venom-packed and unreliable narrator-dense article in the March Vanity Fair. • MOCA Lifetime Trustee Lenore Greenberg on Eli Broad’s… More ›

MOCA the Likeable

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Last week the Los Angeles Times reported that donations of art to MOCA have not, as doomsayers feared, fallen off a cliff. Here’s another positive indicator: MOCA is the city’s most liked… More ›

Hammer Buys a Feminist Landmark

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The UCLA Hammer Museum has acquired Suzanne Lacy’s Three Weeks in May (1977), a major feminist work that was featured in MOCA’s “Under the Big Black Sun.” Created at L.A. City… More ›

“Destroy the Picture” at MOCA

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In the standard model of art history, post-war anxiety culminated in the action painting of the New York School. MOCA’s “Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962″ presents a… More ›

Mythbusters: The Broad Conspiracy

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The “Broad Conspiracy” is the belief that Eli Broad wants MOCA to fail. It has quickly become the art world’s birther theory, an all-but-unfalsifiable claim that Broad is scheming… More ›

Paul Schimmel, the Great Populist

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In the L.A. Times, Mary McNamara parses the MOCA unpleasantness as “Flash versus substance. Celebrity versus artistry. Popularity versus integrity.” That’s now the standard… More ›

Poll: Broad v. the MOCA Four

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By now you’ve probably read Eli Broad’s LAT op-ed on Paul Schimmel’s dismissal and the reply of four fellow MOCA life trustees (Lenore S. Greenberg, Betye Burton, Audrey Irmas, and… More ›

Destroy the Picture

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What really happened at MOCA? This afternoon’s twist is that MOCA co-chair Maria Bell told the Huffington Post: “I can absolutely confirm that Paul was not fired. He resigned.” Bell… More ›

Repealing and Replacing Schimmel

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Those with a tolerance for gallows humor might note that one outside-the-box replacement for Paul Schimmel has already been suggested on an L.A. Times comment board.

Who’s Afraid of Christoph Büchel?

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The latest bombshell from Tyler Green’s interview with Paul Schimmel: MOCA plans a 2010 earthwork show featuring a large-scale project by Christoph Büchel in the Mojave Desert. In 2007 Mass… More ›

MOCA to Reopen Geffen, Show Collection

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In an interview with Tyler Green’s Modern Art Notes, MOCA’s Paul Schimmel is announcing plans to show the permanent collection at both the California Plaza and Geffen buildings. Abstract… More ›