Story | Oct 11, 2009
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Story | Jul 12, 2009Urban gentrification—New York’s SoHo is the classic example—tends to follow a pattern: Artists in search of cheap space move into a moribund area, galleries and cognoscenti follow, and soon a once dilapidated district has wide-ranging cachet. This, in a way, was Philbin’s formula when she took over as director of UCLA’s Hammer Museum a decade ago and turned oil baron Armand Hammer’s cold and roundly despised vanity project into the hippest and most dynamic cultural institution in town. “We defined our primary audience as artists,” she says. “If you can capture their attention, everyone else comes along.”
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Story | Oct 10, 2009
Here's a pop quiz: Which 20th century artist had the first solo exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art? If you guessed any big-name artist from Europe, you'd be wrong. But you certainly could be forgiven. MOMA's long-established (and...
Story | Jul 8, 2010
On the cover of its August issue, above the puffed bangs of Angelina Jolie, Vanity Fair promises "Dennis Hopper's last interview." More accurately, the tagline should read: VF contributor Bob Colacello takes a few semicoherent things that Hopper said...