Los Angeles’s Hammer Museum announced today that it has hired Connie Butler to serve as its chief curator, taking the place of Douglas Fogle, who stepped down about a year ago. Ms. Butler was already bound for L.A. to curate the museum’s 2014 “Made in L.A.” biennial with Michael Ned Holte. She had served as chief curator of drawings at the Museum of Modern Art since 2006.
Los Angeles’s Hammer Museum announced that L.A.–based curators Karin Higa and Michael Ned Holte have been selected to curate the sophomore outing of its biennial, “Made in L.A.” The first edition of the exhibition closed at the beginning of this month.
For the past few months, following Los Angles Times writer Jori Finkel’s lead, we’ve noted the fact that none of the scores of shows about postwar art in Southern California, organized under the aegis of the Getty’s “Pacific Standard Time” initiative, were scheduled to travel to New York.
Author and artist Miranda July is selling vaguely artistic curios at the pop-up store Partners & Spade over on Great Jones Street. [AnimalNY]
Martin Gayford, chief art critic for Bloomberg Muse, has written a book about David Hockney that focuses, at least in part, on the artist’s iPad drawings. [Bloomberg]
On the difficulties of marketing Jesus at the Detroit Institute of Art. [Detroit Free Press]