Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Worcester's New Mural, the Lost Johns Flag, Robert Hughes, etc. [Collected]

Still image of Paul Sharits, Ray Gun Virus, 1966, at MoMA. 16mm film (color, sound), 14 minutes, looped. Photo: 16 Miles
  • George Sugarman! [Anaba]

  • The Worcester Art Museum has commissioned Charline von Heyl to paint a giant mural for its lobby. Cate McQuaid takes a look at the gorgeous Ellsworth Kelly-tweaking piece. [Boston Globe via MAN]

  • Greg Allen is on the hunt for the Jasper Johns flag painting that was stolen from a compartment in Robert Rauschenberg's 1955 combine Short Circuit decades ago. This is an epic mystery. [Greg.org: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4]

  • Art critic Robert Hughes on Rauschenberg: "He blew open the boundaries of form and content that postwar American artists had inherited from Europe." Plus, bonus appearances by James Rosenquist (telling an amazing story about Willem de Kooning) and Herb and Dorothy Vogel. [YouTube]
  • Amanda Ross-Ho's Cherry Martin show may have the best press release of the year. [Cherry and Martin]
  • Monica Bonvicini's violently bright "Not For You" and a public toilet. [Strange Messenger]
  • Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock's mother, and Jackson Pollock cutting a delicious-looking turkey in 1950. [C-Monster]

  • An unfinished Koons lobster in New York and a finished Koons lobster in Paris. [Flickr/16miles and ArtObserved]

  • Don't give up on Ireland: From the sneak peeks on the Dublin City Gallery's web site, this Richard Tuttle show looks great. The Irish Times has the review. [Hugh Lane and the Irish Times]

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