December 18, 2008
The Digest. 12.18.08.
High School #9 by Coop Himmelb(l)au in Los Angeles. (Photo by F. Trainer .)
A poem for L.A. (Thank you, Michele!) Me, me, me…
guest blogging for Art21!
The Hirst Industrial Average is Down: Only two of the artist’s eight works at Christoph Van de Weghe’s booth sold during Miami Basel. “The feeling is that the Hirst market has been stretched a bit too far, almost as if it snapped and backfired.” The SF MOMA collection,
in pairs. MOCA MESS-o-palooza: The board is to meet today. And
Eli Broad is supposed to attend! Oh joy!! First up: The L.A.T.‘s Christopher Knight, who says that the museum should take the Broad offer and get back to work. And that museum director Jeremy Strick and board co-chair Tom Unterman should get the heck out of Dodge. Next: The NYT reports that the board is divided. (No, really?) Plus: Tyler Green reports that California’s AG could be in a position to block the transaction. (And, just in case you were wondering, he doesn’t at all like the idea of a merger.) Related: Looking Around coolly weighs the options. In the meantime, here’s a little ditty we here at C-Monster.net would like to dedicate to all our homies on the MOCA board! In other news: The Getty Trust’s endowment is
in the pooper. More here.
The Seed Magazine bacterial portfolio. Beautiful. ( Kottke.)
Sarah Vowell guest DJs on KCRW. First song up? Loretta Lynn’s The Pill. Nice. The “Impeach Bush” ornament that the Bushies didn’t want, is now available for
free download. More
Obamart. (Gracias, Big Papi G.) Today’s Graff:
Yisa in Chile. Flying Fortress has
a book. A nicely-done essay by Ana Ferraz on
juxtapoz.com that explains the recent origins of pixaçao, a São Paulo style of graffiti. (Scroll down. The essay begins after the second photo.”
The Bat Mobile has lost its wheels in Bushwick. Urbanism lede of the Day:
“There will surely come a day when Dubai runs the world’s reserves of hyperbole dry.” Case Study House No. 9, by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen,
is on the market! (But is now reportedly relegated to servants quarters status behind a McMansion-ish bunker.)
A trippy, caterpillar-like pavilion, by Explorations architecture, at Versailles.
The U.N.’s stalactite ceiling in Geneva. Global warming could lead to
the underwater fossilization of our cities. Your moment of
Ode to Joy , Beaker style.