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Weekend roundup

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  • Do not miss this piece by Aimee Levitt in the Riverfront Times, the St. Louis alt-weekly: The story of Missouri’s Edward Deeds, an outsider artist. After reading about Deeds’s life and ‘treatment,’ you’ll never think of the term ‘outsider artist’ the same way again. Nice slideshow of his work, too. Just wow. (Tip: Print it out or you’ll be doing a ridiculous amount of clicking-through.)
  • Christopher Knight reviews what sounds like the show of the season: The Ken Price retrospective at LACMA.
  • You pretty much never see a New York Times critic rip a show at the Metropolitan, so what Roberta Smith said about the Met’s ‘after Warhol’ show is particularly striking (even with that kind of weird ‘a perfectly OK time’ passage that turns art criticism into something of a theme park review).
  • Also in the NYT, Hilarie M. Sheets profiles Carrie Mae Weems ahead of her big career survey, which opens Friday at Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts. (The show will travel to Cleveland, the Guggenheim, Stanford and to Portland, Weems’ hometown.)
  • With a Mel Ramos retrospective ongoing at Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum, Kenneth Baker talks with the artist.
  • In the Kansas City Star, Alice Thorson reports on the Spencer Museum of Art’s discovery of a Vasari in its midst. (One point of odd: The monetary value of the painting is completely irrelevant, so why is it in the story?)
  • Thorson also has a really neat story on the Nelson-Atkins’s conservation of a quirky Courbet. (Good news: The Nelson has a new collections website. Bad news: The images are unnecessarily tiny.)
  • LATer Mike Boehm notes that while MOCA’s board is wildly wealthy, that hasn’t helped it function.
  • In ARTnews, Robin Cembalest on Pollock’s… sculpture?
  • This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features LACMA curator Stephanie Barron talking about her Ken Price retrospective and Carnegie Museum of Art architecture curator Raymund Ryan on his new show, which examines six art museums that are more ‘site’ than they are ‘accumulation of galleries.’ Download the show, subscribe on iTunesRSS. See images of Prices discussed on this week’s program.
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  1. Canvas is awesome; I agree with you there can be imperfect visualization in between paintings and photographs in many cases after all it’s an art.

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