Ponzoña, Arena Coliseo, ca. 1983, by Lourdes Grobet. Part of the exhibit Photography in Mexico, opening at SFMOMA, this Saturday. (Image courtesy of SFMOMA.)
- L.A.: Robert Adams: A Retrospective Selection of Photographs, at LACMA. Opens Sunday at BCAM, in the Fairfax District.
- L.A.: Natalie Bookchin: Now he’s out in public and everyone can see, at LACE. Opens Thursday, at 8pm.
- L.A.: Carolyn Castaño, El Jardin Femenil y Otros Ocasos, at Walter Maciel Gallery. Through April 7, in Culver City.
- L.A.: Transforming Public Art: Chicanos in the 80s, at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. Opens Friday at 7pm, in downtown.
- Claremont, Calif.: It Happened at Pomona, Part 3 — At Pomona, at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Opens Saturday.
- London: Matthew Picton, Urban Narratives, at Sumarria Lunn. Opens Thursday.
- Plus: Get all my NYC listings over at Gallerina…
Better Late than Never: Photos from my visit to SFMOMA’s Anniversary Show this past June. It was a pretty dang incredible gathering of works, which included some early Clyfford Still and Jackson Pollock, as well as Richard Diebenkorns from various eras — not to mention the truly show-stopping Barry McGee, among many many others. If you live in SF, don’t miss. The show is up through Jan. 16 at SFMOMA. (All photos by C-M. Place cursor over image for caption info; click on images to supersize.)
‘Cuz all those Gap khakis bought a buttload of art: My very long photo essay of the Fisher Collection show at SFMOMA. Above, Spider, 1995, by Louise Bourgeois.
Untitled (Rome), 1971, by Cy Twombly.
Not part of the Fisher collection, but pretty fracking spectacular nonetheless: The Mondrian cake at the museum’s rooftop cafe. I ate the Thiebaud cake. Photos of art — and cake — after the jump.
Southern California, 1985 by Henry Wessel. Part of the exhibit The View From Here at SFMOMA. (Image courtesy of SFMOMA.)
The Window, 1932, by Rufino Tamayo at SFMOMA. (Photo by C-M.)
Chamboles les amoureuses, 1947 by Roberto Matta at SFMOMA. (Photo by C-M.)
- In NYC: Roberto Matta: Five Decades at Pace Wildenstein, through Feb. 28.
- In NYC: Tema Stauffer & Francesca Romeo at Daniel Cooney, opens Thursday.
- In NYC: That’s Kinda Queer, video and film screenings, at Chez Bushwick, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
- In NYC: Urban China: Informal Cities at the New Museum, through Mar. 29.
- In NYC: Zdanek Kosek at Cavin Morris, through Feb. 28.
- In Rochestor, Minn.: Experimental Geography at the Rochester Art Center, through April 19.
- In Seattle: Cut: Contemporary Collage at Platform Gallery, opens Thursday.
- In S.F.: Underground Newspapers from the ‘60s and the ‘70s at Babylon Falling, opens Thursday.
- In L.A.: Nobhuito Nishigawara at Mark Moore, opens Saturday.
- In S.F.: Jonah Lehrer, author of the new book How We Decide, at BookShop West, tonight at 7 p.m.
- In London: Joseph Beuys, early works on paper, at Hauser & Wirth, through Feb. 28.
A random passerby molesting Jim Hodges’ fake flower sculpture No Betweens (1996) at SFMOMA. (Photo by C-M.)
- The 50 Most Loathsome People in America. And you are on the list.
- The Cisneros family is undertaking a strategic plan to decide the fate of their priceless Latin American art collection. Let the jockeying begin!
- The Old Gold talks to Harry Shearer about his video exhibit, Silent Echo Chamber, at Connecticut’s Aldrich Museum of Art.
- The New York Observer profiles the Brooklyn Museum’s “chief geek” Shelley Bernstein. (Art Fag City.)
- Outrage continues to brew over Brandeis University’s plan to have a garage sale with its art. On the line-up today: Boston Globe, NY Times, NPR, Culture Grrl, Edward Winkleman, Modern Art Notes, Looking Around, Jen Graves and Sebastian Smee. Plus: A Q&A with the museum’s director, Michael Rush.
- As part of “a deeper commitment to the arts,” the BBC will put images of every publicly-owned oil painting in Britain online.
- Things great at Art L.A. — except for the sales.
- Google is all Jackson Pollock today.
- Remix Martha Graham.
- The other day I linked to a list of porn stars who are on Twitter. Well, as my colleague Mlle. Connasse so helpfully pointed out to me, it was a totally gay-free list. So, to make up for the oversight (and avoid a kerfuffle with the C-Monster.net human resources department), here is a rundown of some hot gay porn Twitter feeds: Starrfucker, Queer Me Now, Rod Barry, and Pierre Fitch (who is currently looking for models for his website).
- A visualization of Obama Wikipedia page edits. (jennydeluxe.)
- A Q&A with Adrian Tomine. His advice to artists just starting out: “Shut the fuck up.” (NotCot.)
- Neil Gaiman wins the Newbery Medal.
- Today’s Graff: Saber in L.A.
- The American Institute of Architects wants in on the stimulus package.
- Paul Goldberger leads a tour of the revamped Alice Tully Hall, which he describes as “a radical reconstruction.” I’d be curious to know the source of that wall of Brazilian wood. (Unbeige.)
- Visuals from the winning proposal for the P.S. 1 architectural courtyard installation for this summer.
- Your moment of the Three Degrees — because it’s about three degrees outside. (Love the chiffon!) (Mercy, Mlle. Connasse.)