Donald Judd’s Untitled, wood boxes from 1976, at the Dia: Beacon. (Image by the Dia Art Foundation, via ArtInfo.)
A boutique display window in SoHo. Making me think those Judds in Beacon would look smashing with some slutty heels on them. (Photo by Ben V.)
Nate’s and Carolina’s shoes in conversation. (Photo by Erik Piepenburg.)
- The piracy map.
- Damien Hirst is laying people off. (Art Observed.)
- Art investment strategies from Javier Peres, aka Terence Koh’s art dealer: “I would never invest money in art, not as an investment.”
- The future of art/fashion collaborations. (Art Observed.)
- New York/Miami art dealer Guiseppe Concepcion arrested for selling forged paintings by Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall and Tom Wesselman. (Arts Journal.)
- MOCA-PALOOZA: Eli Broad offers a $30 million challenge grant to save L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Okay, rich people, time to open your wallets. (Which isn’t going to solve the museum’s main problem: Its board of directors, which has clearly been asleep at the wheel.) Analysis here and here. Plus: 450 people turned out to support the museum at a Sunday rally organized via Facebook. And: Jeremy Strick’s e-letter to museum supporters.
- In related news: Eli Broad clearly doesn’t have his hand in enough museums, because now he wants to build another.
- São Paulo Biennial at risk, for all kinds of problems, including good old-fashioned Latin American-style corruption. My favorite kind!
- Jerry Saltz on Cindy Sherman: “…like a porn star, Sherman is obviously doing what she’s doing in all her pictures—but you never know if she’s faking it.”
- MoMA is on Twitter.
- Hipster deer art.
- Hot Gay Statues: Getty Villa edition. (Featuring my photos!)
- Today’s Street Art: Aakash Nihalani in NYC.
- A lengthy report about street art on BBC World Service, featuring an interview with NYC’s Elbow-Toe.
- Dubai’s architecture market begins to crumble. (Arts Journal.)
- So Miami: “The Vault,” a schematic for an over-the-top art storage facility by Oppenheim Architecture.
- “Translation of Architecture Gibberish.”
- The Chicago Trib’s Blair Kamin on Yale’s restored arts and architecture building, designed by Paul Rudolph: “As a student, I hated it.” (A beautifully written story, BTW.) Plus: Rudolph houses, soon to be an endangered species?
- Mayan playing cards.
- Your moment of tripped-out 1970s Helen Reddy animation. Seriously, light up for this one. (Mercy, Mlle. Connasse.)