- In the Los Angeles Times, Suzanne Muchnic profiles Paul Schimmel. His final MOCA show, “Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-62,” closes today and travels next to the MCA Chicago. (Don’t miss Schimmel talking about “Destroy the Picture” on The Modern Art Notes Podcast.)
- I saved this for a week because I expected the New York Times would run a correction, but since it didn’t… here’s the NYT’s latest Carol Vogel-created embarrassment: On Jan. 3, Vogel wrote, “Right before the holidays rumors began circulating that Louise Blouin, the owner of Artinfo.com and magazines including Art + Auction, was on the verge of buying Merchandise Mart Property’s stake in a group of art fairs it acquired in 2007.” Um, no. On Dec. 13, Dan Duray of The New York Observer/GalleristNY broke that story. That is not an art world “rumor”; that is the product of someone’s hard work and reporting. Vogel’s theft of Duray’s work is insulting to Duray, her readers and it is inaccurate. The Times should run a correction — and Vogel’s bosses and the paper’s public editor should explain to Duray and to their readers how a news story in another publication became a “rumor.”
- John Yau goes longform on Jay DeFeo at SFMOMA for Hyperallergic.
- In the Houston Chronicle, Molly Glentzer details how conservators are enabled by science — including by tools created for the military — to save art.
- The New York Observer’s Andrew Russeth kicks it with Daniel Buren.
- Holland Cotter raves about “The Civil War and American Art” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. (Exhibition curator Eleanor Jones Harvey was a fantastic MAN Podcast guest.)
- Also in the NYT, Karen Rosenberg reviews SAAM’s Nam June Paik show.
- On this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast: In the years after Mount Saint Helens blew its top in 1980, both Emmet Gowin and Frank Gohlke visited the area to examine the aftermath of the eruption — and other ways in which the landscape was damaged. On the occasion of a new exhibition of their Mount Saint Helens work on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art, both Gowin and Gohlke came on the show to talk about their work from the blast region. Download the show, subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, RSS. See images of works discussed on the program.
Art-focused Journalism by Tyler Green
Tyler Green Modern Art Notes
January 14, 2013, 8:32 am