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.
Beach Boys, Artists and Copyright Lawsuits
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.
Charlie Finch Thinks Art Galleries Should Leave China. He’s Wrong.
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.
Same Show, Different Channel: An Interview with Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes
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.
Blogger Bigwig Joins Artinfo & Modern Painters … More News for Louise Blouin Media
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.