On the pre-war and wartime Berlin of Marsden Hartley, the subject of a new exhibition at LACMA. [WSJ]
There’s one silver lining of the mess of the Corcoran getting unceremoniously split apart: the museum is now a part of the National Gallery, so it will no longer charge for admission. [The Washington Post] Read More
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
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
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.
Guards at London’s National Gallery, where the blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci show is on display now, are planning two-hour strikes on Jan. 19 and 28, as well as Feb. 2 and 4.