art history

This is a film about John Baldessari

I have to share this short video about John Baldessari, narrated by Tom Waits. It is made by filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, aka Supermarché. And, inside this film, it has everything you wanted to know about Baldessari, including

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This is a film about John Baldessari

I have to share this short video about John Baldessari, narrated by Tom Waits. It is made by filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, aka Supermarché. And, inside this film, it has everything you wanted to know about Baldessari, including

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Weekly Round Up: Lictenstein breaks auction record, the art world is awash in wealth, Asia’s superrich flaunt their art, and Canadian artists are fed up with Harper

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK Pondering an art world awash in wealth, Boston Globe “Have people forgotten how the Museum of Fine Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Guggenheim Museum ended up with so many masterpieces? For that matter,

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Weekly Round Up: Lictenstein breaks auction record, the art world is awash in wealth, Asia’s superrich flaunt their art, and Canadian artists are fed up with Harper

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK Pondering an art world awash in wealth, Boston Globe “Have people forgotten how the Museum of Fine Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Guggenheim Museum ended up with so many masterpieces? For that matter,

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The Google Art Project: the Internet’s art database

The chance to visit a museum free from throngs of tourists doing everything from blocking your view, talking loudly, to letting their children run wild used to be a pipe dream. Not anymore. This morning, I spent a great deal

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The Google Art Project: the Internet’s art database

The chance to visit a museum free from throngs of tourists doing everything from blocking your view, talking loudly, to letting their children run wild used to be a pipe dream. Not anymore. This morning, I spent a great deal

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Art Collecting: The MOCA’s First Thirty Years

I pity the permanent collection in the age of the blockbuster. While art museums are often rated by the quality of their permanent collections, too often it is the temporary exhibits that stir excitement and draw crowds. A work of art will that is barely noticed while on permanent display is suddenly lionized in a short-term exhibition. The MOCA’s First Thirty Years is a quest by museum curators to divert attention away from the blockbuster and instead direct the art lovers’ attention towards the collection and all of its treasures. The collection displayed here creates a visual timeline; a master narrative of art from 1945 – 2009, highlighting some of the most influential artists associated with contemporary art pra

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Art Collecting: The MOCA’s First Thirty Years

I pity the permanent collection in the age of the blockbuster. While art museums are often rated by the quality of their permanent collections, too often it is the temporary exhibits that stir excitement and draw crowds. A work of art will that is barely noticed while on permanent display is suddenly lionized in a short-term exhibition. The MOCA’s First Thirty Years is a quest by museum curators to divert attention away from the blockbuster and instead direct the art lovers’ attention towards the collection and all of its treasures. The collection displayed here creates a visual timeline; a master narrative of art from 1945 – 2009, highlighting some of the most influential artists associated with contemporary art pra

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I he[art] Herb & Dorothy Vogel.

Herbert and Dorothy Vogel like the most unlikable art. They own a few inches of frayed rope with a nail through it. A curved lead pipe. A black cardboard square with  definition of the word “nothing” printed on it, in white.

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I he[art] Herb & Dorothy Vogel.

Herbert and Dorothy Vogel like the most unlikable art. They own a few inches of frayed rope with a nail through it. A curved lead pipe. A black cardboard square with  definition of the word “nothing” printed on it, in white.

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Favorite Art Shows of 2009

After reading Peter Schjeldahl’s “Eleven Best Museum Shows of 2009″  in the New Yorker, I thought, I too will compile a list. 1. Please, Please, Please, Jeppe Hein, January 30 – March 29th 2009, The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada 2.

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Favorite Art Shows of 2009

After reading Peter Schjeldahl’s “Eleven Best Museum Shows of 2009″  in the New Yorker, I thought, I too will compile a list. 1. Please, Please, Please, Jeppe Hein, January 30 – March 29th 2009, The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada 2.

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