Morning Links: Going to California Edition

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with its Chris Burden installation. (Photo courtesy LACMA)

Sam Falls, Jordan Wolfson, and other Los Angeles transplants explain why they came out west, often away from their galleries in New York or London, to work. Apparently the weather is nice there. [T]

And while we’re out in California, let’s note that the Hammer Museum has handed out the prizes associated with its Read More


Morning Links: Gold in Miami Edition

Alicja Kwade's KOHLE (1T Rekord) at the "Gold" exhibition at the Bass Museum of Art.

Holland Cotter looks at a compendium of the artist Ray Johnson’s letters, entitled “Not Nothing.” [NYT]

Some modest galleries are making a killing selling less-than-stellar art to less-than-serious buyers. [NYT]

“Gold,” a new exhibition at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, displays gold-inflected works from a dozen different artists. [WSJ] Read More


Here’s More on Virginia Dwan, Who’s Giving 250 Works to the National Gallery

Dwan in 1969. (Courtesy the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

As you may have read in Carol Vogel’s column in The New York Times today, the storied art dealer Virginia Dwan is planning to give 250 works she owns to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Ms. Dwan showed many of the pioneers of Minimal, Conceptual and Earth Art at her gallery in Los Angeles, then New York, from 1959 to 1971,

“I want the collection to have the largest audience of people possible, not just art world types who have a to-do list,” she told Ms. Vogel. Which is classy. Read More