Image courtesy of The Superslice. According to a source “close to the decision-making process,” there is a good chance that the Los Angeles Planning and Land Use Management Committee will reverse the ban on the creation of murals on private property when they vote next week. Check out a great video short on The Superslice about efforts toContinue reading “"Museums are for the Dead, I Want Life"”
Judge Oetken of the S.D.N.Y. issued his Biro v. Condé Nast opinion. J. Oetken granted The New Yorker and Grann’s motion to for an order finding Biro to be a public figure, as well as their motion for judgment on the pleadings, and granted the remaining defendants’ motions for dismissal for failure to state a claim. Notably,Continue reading “News Heavy…”
Sue, the T-Rex at the Field Museum. The fossils of dueling dinosaurs were found by commercial prospectors, who calls himself the “Dino Cowboy,” on on a private ranch in Montana. Since the U.S. only regulates fossils found on public lands, and the Dino Cowboy has not found a ready institutional buyer, the dinosaur fossils areContinue reading “Dueling Dinosaurs and Illicit Artifacts”
Image from Arts & Culture: 104 Walter de Maria died yesterday at the age of 77. Although de Maria was not a household name, he had a huge influence on the Earthworks movement. Check out his piece, “Lightning Fields” (above), and maybe you’ll see why he is one of my favorites. In other art lawContinue reading “In Memoriam”
Some great links from around the Internets. Stay cool people. DIA drama over deaccessioning plan. Try to say that three times, fast. Also, Detroit has officially filed for bankruptcy. This does not bode well for the Detroit Institute of Art. A member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council has announced that he plans to fightContinue reading “Heat Waves, Hot Topics: A Tale of Two DIAs”
It’s still raining in New York. In other news: The State Senate thinks DIAs’ collection is important, but less important than summer vacay. Over on Bloomberg, Virginia Postrel makes a pretty good case for why the collections should be sold off. Richard Prince posted a video of him burning a “Canal Zone” painting, one ofContinue reading “Picking Up Where We Left Off.”
The ArtNewspaper tells us about damaged art and the questions it raises about valuation and the transparency of the art market.