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Plans to Buy Muhammad Cartoons - The Art Newspaper has reported
that the Museum of Danish Cartoon Art in Copenhagen is currently in
talks to acquire the 12 controversial Muhammad cartoons that caused
probably the largest and most insane reaction to a cartoon that I
have ever seen. More than one hundred people were killed in protests
around the world (according to wikipedia).
Artists at the MoMa - Jerry Saltz has published an interesting
article over at the New York Magazine. Saltz asks where are all the
women? (at the MoMa)
on Doris's Crack - In a recent post on Doris's Crack at the
Tate Modern, I said that artists can sometimes ramble on a little
too much. And that is fine if you feel like reading an essay, but
it shouldn't be necessary to understand the work.
at the Tate Modern - Doris's Crack - The crack in the floor
at the Tate Modern has swallowed its first victims.
Virgin of the Rocks - National Gallery in London scanned the
under-layers of Leonardo's "The Virgin of the Rocks" painting.
They used a technique called "Infrared Reflectography" which
is similar to x-radiography.
Art or the Art of the Brick - Nathan Sawaya is currently touring
the United States with his "The Art of the Brick" exhibition.
He just finished exhibiting at the Lancaster Museum of Art where record
crowds came to see his work.
Demoiselles d'Avignon after One Hundred Years - The Museum
of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is celebrating 100 years of Pablo
Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" painting.
of America Pays for Museum Entry - I usually delete any emails
that have "Bank of America" in the subject as they're usually
just scammers phishing for my details (and I don't have a Bank of
America account anyway!). But I opened one today (as it seemed legitimate)
and found an interesting story.
Whiteley Studio Free - Entry into the studio/museum of one
Australia's most famous artists will now be free. A partnership with
JPMorgan and the Art Gallery of NSW has allowed the door fee to be
taken away from the Brett Whiteley Studio in Sydney.
Still Museum in Denver - Over at Art and Perception I found
this post about the abstract expressionist artist Clyfford Still.
It points to an article in the New York Times about the life of the
elusive artist and a museum in Denver that will be dedicated to the
work of Still.
Abu Dhabi - The Louvre is selling the use of its name to Abu
Dhabi for $520 million. The building will cost a mere $108 million
to build, but to slap the Louvre name on it, Abu Dhabi will have to
part with more than half a billion dollars!
Warhol Animals - My interests in art and the environment don't
often collide, so I was surprised to see Andy Warhol mentioned on
ENN (the environmentally friendly CNN). He's the last person I would
of expected to see on the Environmental News Network.
Pollock at the Guggenheim - ..Irv also mentioned the Jackson
Pollock exhibition of works on paper at the Guggenheim in New York.
Museum in the United Arab Emirates - The Art Newspaper has
reported that the Louvre museum is in talks with Abu Dhabi officials
in regards to opening a museum in the United Arab Emirates. I wonder
if the UAE Louvre will also have no nudes like the planned Abu Dhabi
Museum Ticket Prices - There has been a bit of news around
lately about the price of museum entry. The Museum of Modern Art charges
$20 and the Metropolitan Museum of Art has also announced that they
will be raising their ticket price to $20.
Galerie's Most Expensive Painting - The most expensive painting
in the world is now on display at the Neue Galerie in New York. "Gustav
Klimt: Five Paintings from the Collection of Ferdinand and Adele Bloch-Bauer"
will be on show through to the 18th of September.
in UAE with no Nudes? - The United Arab Emirates will soon
have the largest Guggenheim museum to be built. The New York based
Guggenheim Foundation currently has museums in New York, Bilbao, Venice,
Berlin, and Las Vegas.
Exhibition - Amedeo Modigliani is showing at the Royal Academy
of Arts in London until the 15th of October this year. The exhibition
is a summary of paintings from his short career, with famous portraits
of Jeanne Hebuterne, Beatrice Hastings and Paul Guillaume among the
works on display.
Absorbed Geniuses - There's an exhibition opening later this
month at the National Gallery in London called Rebels and Matyrs.
The theme is a common one that artists sometimes use to their own
advantage. Promoting themselves as the outsider or the misunderstood
Hodgkin at Tate Britain - The British artist Howard Hodgkin
will soon be exhibiting at the Tate Britain, from June 14 to September
10. The exhibition will span his career from the 1950s through to
Drawings: Closer to the Master - The Michelangelo Drawings
exhibition that was recently at the Teylers Museum in the Netherlands
and is about to open at the British Museum focuses on the working
drawings of the master.
Portrait - Art Gallery of NSW - Self Portrait - Renaissance
to Contemporary is on at the Art Gallery of New South Wales up until
the 14th of May. The collection spans 500 years and includes some
masters of the self portrait. Vincent van Gogh (Self Portrait with
Felt Hat), Rembrandt, Velasquez, Gerhard Richter, Chuck Close, and
Hockney Interview - Mark Feeney of the Boston Globe newspaper
spoke to the British artist David Hockney about life and his exhibition
at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), "David Hockney Portraits".
Munch MoMA Exhibition - "Edvard Munch: The Modern Life
of the Soul" exhibition opens at the Museum of Modern Art in
New York on the 19th of February, through to the 8th of May 2006.
Rousseau Exhibition - Henri Rousseau has never been one of
my favorite painters, but he was a great artist. The French painter
(1844-1910) was a late starter, getting the brushes out when he 40
years old, and didn't go to art school. Rousseau painted in a naive,
primitive, or childlike manner, depicting people and nature scenes
often set in the forest.
Gallery of Australia Kandinsky Painting - If Australia was
outraged at paying $1 million for a Jackson pollock in the 70s, I
can't imagine the controversy of paying $35 million for a Wassily
Kandinsky painting "Sketch for Deluge II".
Art Movement" exhibition in Iran - A very impressive
collection of modern paintings have gone exhibition at the Tehran
Museum of Contemporary Art in Iran.
Museum Reopens - The Munch Museum in Norway is about to reopen,
10 months after it lost "The Scream" painting to masked
thieves during a daylight robbery.
Bacon Painting from Iran - Reclining Man with Sculpture, a
work by Francis Bacon that has been in storage at the Museum of Contemporary
Art in Tehran (Iran) for the past 25 years will soon be on its way
Masterpieces Reward - There seems to be a lot of art theft
talk around lately. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston
currently has a $5 million reward up for the return of several important
works stolen way back in 1990.
Modern Art Museum - Turkey has it's first museum of modern
art located in Istanbul. It has been put together with the help of
several wealthy art collectors, philanthropists, and a lesser contribution
from the Turkish government.
of Modern Art - Some discussion on the new Museum of Modern
Art design over at PBS by Jeffrey Brown. There's also an interesting
article at artnet.com by Suzaan Boettger.
of Modern Art Renovations - The Museum of Modern Art is about
to open for business after major renovations.. and business should
do well with a $20USD entry fee.
Gallery of New South Wales Acquires Cy Twombly - The Art Gallery
of New South Wales in Sydney is delighted to announce one of most
significant acquisitions the Gallery has ever made - Cy Twombly's
Three studies from the Temeraire.
Surrealist James Gleeson Retrospective - James Gleeson, 88
years old and still carrying the Surrealist torch that he has carried
almost since he picked up a brush has been awarded with the prestigious
Painters and Sculptors Association Medal at the opening of his retrospective
at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.
Museum is filtered - Spam and adult filters are censoring
the family friendly Horniman Museum in London. I cannot see how such
a wholesome establishment like the Horniman Museum would be censored.
Munch in Melbourne - Australia - The NationalGallery of Victoria
presents Edvard Munch The Frieze of Life, through January 12,
of Bruce Nauman at the Tate Modern - Those heading to the
Tate Modern will be treated to, amused, or baffled by a sound installation
by the artist Bruce Nauman.
makes the Tate Museum - The Tate have dedicated a room to
the work of Tracey Emin - bumping her up a place from Young British
Artist to a Great British Artist.
for visitors to tell the Tate what that splodgy picture means
- Any gallery visitor who has peered, baffled, from the bewildering
splodges of colour on the wall to the bewildering splodges of prose
on the label, is invited by the Tate to do better.
Visitor to the MoMA in Berlin Exhibition - The Museum of Modern
Art, New York (MoMA), and the Nationalgalerie, Berlin, are delighted
to be able to present at the Neue Nationalgalerie some 200 artworks
from the MoMA collection, which together offer a superb overview of
modern art from 1880 to the present.