Good question: will the financial crisis do away with the phenomenon of hedge fund manager collectors? And more importantly, what will they do with all that art that they bought at ridiculously high prices when times were good?
Americans for the Arts makes nine recommendations for art policy to the incoming Obama administration. Among them: allow artists to claim unemployment benefits and have access to health care. Extend that idea to freelance writers and I’ll pimp this package like a mutha. (Culture Monster.)
Some people have been getting their panties in a knot over the Brooklyn Museum’s paid Twitter feed, 1stfans. I personally don’t think it’s a big deal. It’s a fundraiser for the museum at a time when museums desperately need the dough. Plus, it’s not as if it’s a thousand dollars. It’s $20 — a.k.a. the price of five lattes. Besides, the museum has a free feed here.
Plus: A Q&A with Victor Samra, the guy behind MoMA’s Twitter feed (which I have to confess is one of my favorites — just the right combination of weird and erudite).