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post #1156 of 1578
StephenHero, you would probably like Charlie Finch's column on artnet magazine. I haven't read it in awhile, but he is one of the curmudgeonier skeptics in art criticism.
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I thought of this during the ridiculous kerfuffle -- timed perfectly by lazy minds for lazy August -- newly aborning from the Art Newspaper to the Winkleman blog to Artinfo about "the failure of the gallery model," based on some moronic study citing the rise of the art fairs as a harbinger of doom for our beloved way of gallery life (someone didn't bother to tell the dozens of galleries in last week's Chelsea Art Walk that they are goners, but I digress).

These deep thinkers, wool gatherers and statisticians of white cubes going dark are all proceeding from a mistaken hypothesis: the point of galleries is not to sell art, it is to show art. Forty years mooning around the New York art world have at least shown me that galleries emerge and continue for a variety of economic reasons, but always for one sociological one -- that of exhibition.
post #1157 of 1578
If Charlie Finch has a strong opinion, I'll like him. I like all art critics that don't mince words. I've become intrigued by The New Criterion lately. You a fan?


Also, good article in NY Times recently on uncovering Leonardo's Battle of Anghiari, which allegedly stands behind a behind a brick wall painted over by Vasari.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/27/arts/design/leonardo-mural-in-florence-may-be-revealed.html
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post #1158 of 1578
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I've become intrigued by The New Criterion lately. You a fan?

Also, good article in NY Times recently on uncovering Leonardo's Battle of Anghiari, which allegedly stands behind a behind a brick wall painted over by Vasari.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/27/arts/design/leonardo-mural-in-florence-may-be-revealed.html

I've only read a couple of articles here and there. That NYT article is fascinating.
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I like every art critics that don't mince words. I've become intrigued by The New Criterion lately. You a fan?
I often appreciate same ... especially when combined with an ability to express oneself well while avoiding profanity. wink.gif

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Also, good article in NY Times recently on uncovering Leonardo's Battle of Anghiari, which allegedly stands behind a behind a brick wall painted over by Vasari.
Perhaps Giorgio should have stuck with criticism.
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Perhaps Giorgio should have stuck with criticism.

+1. Fucking wanker.
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+1. Fucking wanker.
I like your opinions sufficiently that I overlook the profanity ... in fact, I have rather learned to 'relish' it.

You see, in a 'trade agreement' I was asked by my spouse to give up profanity. It was a hard bargain but what I got in return was too good to say no.

I now live vicariously though several of you here at SF.

Of course, when home alone ... %#@@$**^& I have fun!
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post #1162 of 1578
If one were to pick up the new issue of Artforum, or the last issue of Art Papers they would find a full print review of a recent show at my lady's gallery. And a million advertisements.
post #1163 of 1578
BrooklynBridge_b.jpgNot sure who painted this. In my mind it's a cross between Colin Campbell Cooper and the Ashcan School.

Just found a close-up of the signature. Anyone recognize?

BrooklynBridge_c.jpg
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post #1164 of 1578
Sculptures by Matt Johnson:

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post #1165 of 1578
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Sculptures by Matt Johnson:



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Stunning. Easily the best sculpture I've seen since my side of onion rings last night.
post #1166 of 1578
^ Would you purchase any of those?
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^ Would you purchase any of those?

Yes, they are all fantastic. I love small sculpture and technically impressive art with a sense of humor.

By the way, my thoughts on breadface up there, and many other artworks that I've posted changed completely after seeing them in person. Most contemporary art just doesn't look like anything on-line. This is that artist's Pieta

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^ Would you purchase any of those?
You aren't asking me ... but why not share my opinion. I might find them amusing ... but they aren't going in my house.
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Mordecai, do you think that frame is real gold?
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