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Carved in Stone Ain’t What it Used to Be: King Monument Quote to be Amended

The National Park Service is putting on its poetical thinking cap to come up with an amended version of an inscription at the newish Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington DC. Among other inscriptions at the monument, one reads “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness.” The paraphrase is snipped from […]

Letter from LA: “Roland Reiss, Personal Politics: Sculpture from the 1970s and 1980s”

Letter from LA: “Roland Reiss, Personal Politics: Sculpture from the 1970s and 1980s”

“Roland Reiss, Personal Politics: Sculpture from the 1970s and 1980s” at the Pasadena Museum of California Art is not part of “Pacific Standard Time.” The Getty-funded project, advertised as a “region-wide initiative encompassing every major L.A. art movement from 1945 to 1980,” includes upwards of 150 exhibitions at upwards of 125 institutions, from Venice to […]

Art Documentary Binge: Happy Queue Year

Art Documentary Binge: Happy Queue Year

A few weeks ago, my girlfriend and I began binge viewing art documentaries. We started with Herb and Dorothy (2008), the story of an elderly middle-class couple whose private collection of art, amassed over 50 years, directly challenges the preconceived notions of what a prominent New York City art collector looks like. Herb, a life-long […]