Archives by date
You are browsing the site archives by date.
By Bill Davenport on July 9, 2012
Art philanthropist Eli Broad defended Jeffrey Deitch and the Los Angeles MOCA’s new direction, in an op-ed piece in the LA Times on Sunday, sparking a flurry of commentary, mostly negative. Blake Gopnik, in the Daily Beast, speculates on new shows coming up at MOCA to draw in the crowds the Deitch/Broad faction appears to […]
By Kelly Klaasmeyer on July 5, 2012
[This post originally appeared on Glasstire Texas.] The image above and those below were pasted in a document that opened with the following (loosely translated) text: “To all unmarried ones who would like to spend their life by my side and within all the beauties of my home. Please look below at all the magic […]
By Bill Davenport on July 1, 2012
Blogger Robert Boyd recaps the furor surrounding LA MOCA’s firing of curator Paul Schimmel, putting it in historical context- “Didn’t Nelson Rockefeller and Stephen Clark fire founding MoMA director Alfred Barr in 1943?” It’s not the meddling that’s new, he says, it’s the “massive rise in the number of super-wealthy individuals” who feel entitled to […]