Michael H. Miller

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Reviewing Artforum’s Advertisements: April 2014

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Artforum, April 2014

Hot stuff in this April issue of Artforum. Perhaps hottest of all? Christine Mehring on Sigmar Polke’s storied 1976 Düsseldorf retrospective, which was organized by none other than Benjamin H.D. Buchloh. (Polke made a rather unexpected intervention in the show.) Also cool: a Top 10 from Pauline Oliveros, J. Hoberman on the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Michael Snow show and quite a bit more. Read More


12 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before April 6

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THURSDAY | Opening: Julian Hoeber and André Kertész at Zach Feuer


Performance: Donelle Woolford, “Dick’s Last Stand” at The Kitchen
(Fictional) Whitney Biennial artist Donelle Woolford will reenact a censored Richard Pryor stand-up routine from 1977. Lot of layers here: “Instead of Richard Pryor playing Richard Pryor playing Mudbone, Dick’s Last Stand is Woolford playing Richard Pryor playing Richard Pryor playing Mudbone—across generations and in drag!” Feels appropriate for April Fool’s. —Zoë Lescaze Read More

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Wu-Tang Clan: The RZA Is Not Valued as Highly as Andy Warhol


The Wu-Tang Clan’s latest album features 31 songs recorded over the course of six years and will not be released by a commercial label. Actually, that’s an understatement: “The music is available for purchase and ownership by one individual only,” according to a website set up for the album. “It is presented in a hand carved nickel-silver box designed by the British Moroccan artist Yahya.” Talk about a collector’s item! (Sorry.) Read More

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Phaidon Press Names Keith Fox CEO

Keith Fox. (Courtesy McGraw Hill)

Art and architecture book publisher Phaidon Press has named Keith Fox CEO. He was most recently the president of the construction division at McGraw Hill Financial, which publishes Architectural Record and GreenSource Magazine among other publications. He has previously served as the president of McGraw Hill Professional and BusinessWeek. Read More

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Artadia Announces New Board Members


The nonprofit artist support network Artadia has announced four additions to its board of directors: Kimberly Light, founder of the art advisory company Lightbox; Karen Mehiel, the CEO of Kampack, an industrial packaging manufacturer; Laurie Ziegler, a Los Angeles-based arts patron; and Margot Ziegler, a New York-based art collector.

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