- Artist Doug Wheeler designs an exhibition at the Menil.
- As it turns out, some of the Met’s Richard Serra drawings show is, er, semi-original.
- Via the indispensable sippey.com, check out how then-unknown Paulson Bott Press approached Ross Bleckner about making some prints with them. Cute story. [Image: Bleckner, (On) Spinning, 2010.]
- MANfave artist Steve Roden talks and JPEGs his way through some unlikely influences.
- Sweet: Conscientious takes a remarkable Arnold Genthe picture of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire that I posted on 3rd of May, and finds a parallel in 9/11-related photography.
- Wildfires have raced through the Marfa-Fort Davis, Texas area and have done so much damage, especially to homes and livestock around Fort Davis, that the Chinati and Judd Foundations sent out a shared email (!!!). If you’d like to help, visit the Big Bend Tribune or Marfa Public Radio to find out how. You can see pictures of the fires here.
- Yesterday, seven days after MAN first reported on the story, the Washington Post finally detailed cuts to arts spending in the recent FY 2011 federal budget deal. Yes, that’s right, the Post covered the news a week after it happened. Awesome. As is pretty much always the case when it comes to art journalism and the Post, Washington (and the nation) deserve better.
Art-focused Journalism by Tyler Green