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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 [...]