Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dan Flavin's Guggenheim Wedding, High Heels, etc.

John Wesley, Anglo-Saxon Water Fowl Lamp, 1967. Acrylic on found lamp, 18 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. In "Jo and Jack: Jo Baer and John Wesley in the Sixties," at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York. Photo: 16 Miles
  • Dan Flavin married his second wife at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1992. [@TheArtHistory]

  • "With This Spiral": Georgia Dullea's vintage report from Flavin wedding, which includes broken lights ("It's those damn high heels that do it," says Flavin) and a trip "downtown for the opening of the new Guggenheim Museum SoHo." [NYT]
  • "It's very good for the stage": Chicks on Speed show off their electronic, wireless guitar shoes. [Strange Messenger]

  • Lots of great photos of art (and slightly less advanced heels) at Cottage Home and LAXART. [TRYHARDER 1 & 2]
  • "Will the horrors of deaccessioning never stop?" Donn Zaretsky writes sarcastically, of the recent unveiling of the newly restored Thomas Eakins' The Gross Clinic, which was purchased from Thomas Jefferson University by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts for $68 million, fending off an attempt by Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton to acquire the painting for her Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. [The Art Law Blog]

  • Heads: Thomas Schutte, Mari Sunna, Glenn Brown, George Condo. [Amy Goodwin]

  • From octopus pornography to Mad Men to Katsushika Hokusai to Takashi Murakami. [LACMA on Fire]

  • What's that hiding under the curtain at LACMA? Pure pleasure. [Unframed]

  • Alec Soth goes treasure hunting with some experts. [NYT via Ms. Jen Bekman]

  • A smart and succinct profile of photographer Harvey Finkle. [The Artblog]

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