With a Mark Rothko painting selling for nearly $87 million at Sotheby’s in addition to record prices for artists from Edvard Munch to Roy Lichtenstein, it seems pretty strange to see a variety of art and business writers are predicting the end of the art market boom.
It’s a cruel world that makes a thief out of an adoring fan. Erik den Breejen is a keen Beach Boys fan and one who knows, now, what the back of a beloved hand feels like.
This week’s edition focuses on the de Kooning retrospective at MoMA, some final essays on the 9/11 Museum, an endangered mural in Manhattan, the timeline design of Facebook and Instagram as art.
In a column for Artnet, veteran art critic and grumbly curmudgeon/cheerleader Charlie Finch responds to Ai Weiwei’s recent house arrest with an ultimatum: the art world should stop having anything to do with China. He calls for a boycott of the country, Western art galleries abdicating their Beijing spaces, auction houses to cancel Asian sales. Here’s why Finch is wrong.
On Tuesday, Tyler Green announced that he was leaving his 8 1/2 year stint at ArtsJournal for the mainstream art media world of Louise Blouin Media’s ARTINFO and Modern Painters. The news came as a surprise to many who view Green’s online voice as a cornerstone of the indy art blogosphere. Yet the veteran art blogger — though he dislikes the label — doesn’t expect to change what he already does. The following is the first interview with Green since the big news came out.
This morning, a pioneer of the indy art blogosphere Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes announced – with the help of artist William Powhida – that he will be joining Modern Painters as a columnist and Artinfo as a blogger. But it’s worth noting that this isn’t the only major news announced by Louise Blouin Media.