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”
The Art Newspaper tells us: Now that a temporary export ban has been lifted from the work by the UK government, French newspaper Le Figaro says the Middle Eastern state has acquired Picasso’s Child with a Dove for £50m.
The New York Times reports: Cubism, Which Changed Art, Now Changes the Met, as the museum takes in a trove of signature works, which includes 33 Picassos, 17 Braques, 14 Légers and 14 works by Gris. The group of works is valued at more than $1 billion.