Move out of the way, Houston, with your fancy Rothko Chapel. Austin’s fix’n to get one of its own, this time designed by Color Field artist Ellsworth Kelly.
With summer almost upon us, we note the arrival on these shores of Mary Heilmann: Good Vibrations, published last year by Walther König, Cologne, to accompany the artist’s reception of the prestigious Biennial Award for Contemporary Art (BACA) and its related exhibition.
On the occasion of the Ellsworth Kelly: Prints and Drawings exhibition at LACMA, the museum has posted a four-minute segment from a longer conversation between the artist and curators Stephanie Barron and Britt Salvesen.
This week, Christian Marclay’s unoriginal(?) “The Clock,” art in post-revolution Egypt, power of Renaissance portraiture, GIF trends, Gagosian troubles, Adolph Gottlieb’s words in 1966 and more.
At the Winfield House in London, US ambassador to England Louis B. Susman and wife Marjorie are using their diplomatic powers for artistic good, showcasing modern American artists in the Neo-Georgian space. What’s interesting about this display of American artistic diplomacy, with Mark Rothko, Ellsworth Kelly and Brice Marden all leaving their mark, is that it was made possible by a US State Department program called ART in the Embassies, a project that works to place American art and artists abroad on a large scale. This includes offering travel fellowships, commissioning art installations and bringing foreign artists to the US.