Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mike Kelley in Detroit, Critics, Palermo, etc. [Collected]

Jeff Koons, Balloon Flower (Red), 1995–1999, on view in front of 7 World Trade Center in New York. High chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating, 114 x 132 x 108 in. Photos: 16 Miles
  • Christie's international co-head of post-war and contemporary art Brett Gorvy notes that Jeff Koons has been very hands-on in preparing the Daimler Collection's Balloon Flower (Blue) for sale. [ARTINFO]
  • Mike Kelley carts a home around his hometown of Detroit on the back of a flatbed truck. [this is tomorrow]
  • Do you owe a critic a thank you card? New York dealer Edward Winkleman discusses the mysteries of the press. [Winkleman]
  • Roger White chats about his new show at Rachel Uffner and the Golden Age of Dutch painting: "So a little bit of death went a long way towards elevating those domestic scenes, and legitimizing the pleasure the viewer could take in admiring the fruit, the lobsters, the gleaming silver. Similarly there’s a sort of conceptual solidity — and maybe moralism? — in constantly evoking the specter of The End." [Idiom via Two Coats of Paint]
  • Who Was Blinky Palermo? Part 1: "Perhaps when the words meant something, Blinky Palermo was the very embodiment of the 'avant-garde.'" [Unframed]
  • Who Was Blinky Palermo? Part 2: "By all accounts, Palermo was a charming womanizer who nevertheless remained notoriously quiet in public and was especially reserved about his art. There were problems with alcohol and drugs, and he died on the remote Maldive island of Kurumba. It's the resume of a romantic." – From Christine Mehring's fantastic 2002 essay on Palermo [Artforum]
  • Who Was Blinky Palermo? Part 3: The artist versus the boxing promoter. [LACM on Fire via MAN]

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