- Today at 2pm EDT: MAN’s first ever live chat, between artist Sarah Oppenheimer and you, MAN’s readers. Arrive with questions!
- LACMA is opening a new building that will house an acre of art. And a sad, cheap fluff show. Michael Govan has made this mistake before.
- ARTnews magazine asks a bunch of interesting people to name underrated artists. [via]
- On the 75th anniversary of the Frick Collection, Gabriel Hainer Evansohn takes to Idiom to remind you who Henry Clay Frick really was — and how he paid for his building and art.
- I appreciate the relationship between Christopher Bucklow (on view now at NYC’s Danziger Projects gallery) and Man Ray’s photograms, but Bucklow’s figures are most closely related to Nathan Oliveira ‘Standing Man’ paintings of the late 1950s and early 1960s. The best of the bunch is Standing Man with Stick, For Manolete, in MoMA’s collection. One of the best American paintings of the period, it’s buried in a warehouse — and from web visitors too.
- The Smithsonian American Art Museum, recently best known for a silly, improper exhibit of the collections of two self-glorifying Hollywood producers, has acquired two beautiful Joseph Cornell boxes.
- Awesome: Once upon a Penn Station (the real one). New York’s neoclassical train station opened 100 years ago this month. Alas.
- I’d say that’s a Murillo ‘Immaculate Conception’ that famous, er, man about town and NHL star Alex Ovechkin is (ironically) sporting on this t-shirt at a Vanity Fair party. Who can nail it down? [via]
Art-focused Journalism by Tyler Green