- Christopher Knight reviews “Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years,” which has touched down at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Exhibition co-curator Timothy Anglin Burgard was the guest on Episode No. 85 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast.
- NYTer Damien Cave says scholars are pushing for Mexico to treat Jose Clemente Orozco’s work with more respect.
- SF Chronicle architecture critic John King slams George Lucas’ proposed Crissy Field vanity museum.
- In the NYT, Ken Johnson reviews the MFA Houston’s “War/Photography” exhibition, which has arrived at the Brooklyn Museum. Exhibition co-curator Anne Wilkes Tucker talked about the show on Episode No. 53 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast.
- ICYMI on Friday, Glenn Greenwald & Co.’s forthcoming journalism venture will cover art, culture.
- Roberta Smith smartly rolls her eyes at the auction market. One note that will only make sense after you read her piece: I understand what Smith is saying in comparing a $1M Jasper Johns to a $142M Francis Bacon, but that’s a magnitude of difference. Within that magnitude lies the sin.
- Even the LA Times misrepresented the announcement that the University of Texas’ Ransom Center has acquired material from Ed Ruscha’s archive. The LAT: “The archives of Ed Ruscha will reside at the University of Texas at Austin…”, making it sound like the whole darn thing is going to UT. That’s not true. Some archival elements from Ruscha’s collection are going to Austin. But significant other elements from his personal archive were previously deposited at the Whitney Museum of American Art and at the Getty Research Institute.
- Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster offers up the latest on Nasher Sculpture Center v. Museum Tower Death Ray.
- Andrew Russeth reviews the two-part-ish Ad Reinhardt show at NYC’s David Zwirner. (Remind me again why so many art museums loaned paintings to a commercial art gallery in support of the art market? Not that Association of Art Museum Directors has much credibility when it comes to its own guidelines, but AAMD does have guidelines that would seem to be against that kind of thing…)
- On this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast: Erwin Redl discusses the grid, Fred Sandback, and his turn away from electricity in a significant new installation at the Toledo Museum of Art, and lots more. Then “Francesco Vanni” co-curator John Marciari and I discuss the leading painter of early 17thC Siena, who is receiving his first monographic exhibition now, at the Yale University Art Gallery. How to listen: Download the show to your PC/mobile device. Subscribe to The MAN Podcast at iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, or via RSS. Stream the program at MANPodcast.com.
Art-focused Journalism by Tyler Green
Tyler Green Modern Art Notes
November 18, 2013, 10:50 am