- The ICA Philadelphia’s blog Miranda has an interesting rundown of Charline von Heyl’s recent lecture at the ICA. (Here’s The MAN Podcast featuring von Heyl.)
- There’s so much about Pierre Bonnard I don’t know or understand, including: When the Phillips Collection promises a Valentine’s Day love story about Pierre Bonnard, will it be about his wife, Marthe, or his long-term lover, Renee Monchaty? (News peg for this post: This exhibition at the Phillips.) And this art historical tidbit that confounds me: Picasso has been nicked by generations of art historians for picking up a young, 17-year-old Marie-Therese Walter. (That’s Picasso biographer John Richardson’s assignation of her age, anyway.) Bonnard, er, discovered Marthe when she was 16. I can’t recall the same level of art historical ahem over Bonnard… [Image: Bonnard, Marthe nude, seated on the bed with her back turned, 1899-1900. Sepia-toned gelatin silver print; 1 ½ x 2 in. Musée d’Orsay, Paris.]
- Adorabz picture from MASS MoCA is adorabz.
- Nice write up of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Zoe Strauss survey by Barry Schwabsky in The Nation. (Here’s The MAN Podcast featuring Strauss.)
- Christopher Knight unloads on the well-connected, ultra-right-wing opponents of Charles Ray, Frank Gehry and the Eisenhower Memorial.
- This two-day Anthony McCall exhibition-and-symposium in Chicago this weekend sounds like a pretty great place to be.
- One of America’s most underrated curators is SFMOMA’s Corey Keller. So when SFMOMA’s Open Space blog posts a Gchat conversation between Keller and FAMSF chief curator and photo curator Julian Cox, it’s must-read stuff.
- California is home to the best art museum blogs. Each of the first five posts at The Getty’s Iris blog is fascinating both visually and otherwise. (Tease: They include beheadings, love, lust, the apocalypse and other assorted naughtiness, plus a tall Valentine.)
- This is the last week to see Doug Wheeler’s remarkable new ‘infinity environment’ at Chelsea’s David Zwirner gallery. (Across the country, MCASD just acquired this Wheeler, which is on view until August 1.) Wheeler, who at 72 is enjoying a late-career ‘comeback’ for which I can’t really think of a parallel, was my guest on this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast. I think it’s only the third one-on-one interview he’s ever done. You can download the show here, subscribe via iTunes here, and see images of the works discussed on the show here.
Art-focused Journalism by Tyler Green