Thursday, July 15, 2010

Eli Broad's Rent, Len Lye's Wind Wands, etc. [Collected]

Adam Pendleton, Collected (Flamingo George), 2009, at the Studio Museum in Harlem, July 14, 2010. Photo: 16 Miles
  • Eli Broad's Proposed Rent: $347 a month. But: "$1 rents are standard for museums. Pasadena rents the site of the Norton Simon Museum for $1 a year. Thirty-six years into the deal, how many Pasadenans regret that giveaway?" [LACMA on Fire]

  • The Wind Wand sculptures that stopped Robert Moses and saved the West Village. []

  • A comprehensive look at SFMOMA's Fisher Collection — and the museum's formidable art-themed cake offerings. [C-Monster]

  • MOCA takes a peek at the trippy, surreal photographs of Max Yavno, just donated to the museum by his estate. [The Curve]

  • After a visit to "Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries" at the National Gallery, London, Michael Kimmelman writes one of his best pieces in years. [NYT]

  • Smithson's Wildman of Chelsea: Unrealized performance piece whose time has finally come? []

  • LACMA's head of painting conversation looks at works by Rembrandt and Picasso, "extensively reworked but still ... unresolved." [Unframed]

  • Does the Guggenheim's partnership with YouTube amount to pay-for-play? [Modern Art Notes]

  • 958 Words: Thoughts on what may be the longest sentence in modern literature, from Proust's Sodom and Gomorrah. [Theory Now]

  • "Really! That's wonderful. I don't think I want to drip." – Andy Warhol via Ivan Karp, in the first posthumous documentary of the artist. [The Artblog]

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