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  • We can't stop talking about the Donelle Woolford controversy

    We can't stop talking about the Donelle Woolford controversy
    Who is Donelle Woolford? Who is Joe Scanlan? It's a debate that keeps going and going. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a pretty epic (as in: loooong) overview and analysis of the controversy surrounding Woolford, the fictional African American female...
  • NY Phil Biennial laudable, yet in need of curatorial vision

     NY Phil Biennial laudable, yet in need of curatorial vision
    NEW YORK — A biennial, as practiced by the art world, is a devotion, a talking stock every other year. It is also pure catnip for a culture maven hooked on being up-to-date. The New York Philharmonic is now the first major orchestra to emulate the...
  • What is an artist? Peter Plagens' 'Bruce Nauman' illuminates

    Ranking high on my list of least-useful questions is the nonetheless common inquiry "What is art?" That became a conventional query in the 20th century, after pure abstraction erased traditional requirements for skill at mimesis in painting, while the...
  • After Ferguson: U.S. museums need to show a work by Natalie Bookchin

    After Ferguson: U.S. museums need to show a work by Natalie Bookchin
    Over this past week, I have been obsessively following the developments in Ferguson, Mo., where the events following the shooting of an unarmed black teen have brought startling images of protest and even more startling images of the heavily militarized...
  • Round-Up: Ancient discoveries, wilderness art and Koons strikes again

    Art Spiegelman comments on Israel, archaeologists unearth a rare tomb in Greece and Jeff Koons is still making everyone crazy. There are all kinds of terrific essays floating around out there on everything from race, the media and wilderness. Saddle up...
  • Monster Mash: Whitney Museum's expansion; art theft gets complicated; Artes Mundi prize

     
    -- Expanding: The Whitney Museum of American Art (left) is moving ahead with plans to build a new museum near New York's High Line. (The New York Times) -- Plot thickens: The recent $80-million art theft case in Pebble Beach......
  • Power is the issue for Art + Auction

     
    What does the art world love to hate more than the Whitney Biennial? Annual lists of movers, shakers, spenders and makers published by art magazines. So look out for Art + Auction’s 2009 Power Issue, scheduled to hit newsstands Dec.......
  • Los Angeles artists to represent at 2010 Whitney Biennial

     
    Score one for the home team, including a local comic artist. Twelve Los Angeles-based artists have been chosen to participate in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, it was announced today. The art show, which is considered by some to be the......
  • Diebenkorn show postponed again at Orange County Museum of Art

     
    For the second time, the Orange County Museum of Art has postponed its much-anticipated exhibition "Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series, 1967-1985." Originally scheduled to open in October, the survey of major abstract paintings by the late...
  • An offer of free museum admission (for some)

     
    Membership has its privileges, and one of them is free admission to local museums. Bank of America is offering free admission to participating museums Saturday and Sunday as part of its Museums on Us program. Customers must present their Bank......
  • Artwork from Michael Crichton's personal collection going on sale

     
    In such bestselling novels as "Jurassic Park," "The Andromeda Strain" and "Disclosure," Michael Crichton demonstrated a fascination with the glimmering, shiny complexities of the contemporary high-tech world. As it turns out, the late author's taste in...