Saturday, November 13, 2010

What is to become of the Whitney Museum Building?

Great discussion on today's NY Times article about the fate of the Marcel Breuer building on 75th Street now that the Whitney has plans to vacate the site for new digs downtown.

The "uptown bunker for difficult art" is how I have referred to the Whitney for years; my wife calls it the "Whip-me Museum". It is both beloved and beleaguered and not unlike the Museum of Art and Design which has inherited the scorn of many from the Huntington Hartford building.
People joke about Target becoming the new owner but it will be worse: another Hermes / Lacoste / Ralph Lauren corporate showcase for sure will seize this museum and erase all the wonderful history of the love/hate relationship to the city that we all lave/hate.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Brushes on the iPad: Drawing in the 21st Century

Announcing a launch of a new blog about Drawing on the iPad using Brushes
Drawing 21

It's official: a major artist embraces the iPhone/iPad Brushes app to create a series of images for an exhibition!
David Hockney: Fresh Flowers at the The Fondation Pierre Bergé

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Canvas is just so 20th century

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Gerhard Richter@The Drawing Center

Gerhard Richter
Lines which do not exist
"...approximately 50 graphite, watercolor, and ink on paper drawings made by Gerhard Richter (b. 1932, Dresden, Germany) over a period of five decades from 1966 to 2005."
September 11 – November 18, 2010
I was planning to go to the opening reception but something else came up. Gerhard Richter is always interesting. Here is a body of work that has never been shown before. Richter's huge retrospective at MoMA in 2002 apparently was not exhaustive, since drawings were not included in the 40 Years of Painting exhibit.
The New York Times reviewed the exhibit saying it was "superb".