Morning Links: Museum Submarine Edition

James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge, now at the AMNH.

Marian Goodman discusses her life, at length, with her expansive new gallery on the cusp of opening in London. [WSJ]

Holland Cotter on memory: “As a critic, I’m partly a research analyst, comparing and evaluating new data. But I’m also a curator of my memory, which carries traces of art encounters from over the Read More


An Art Dealer in the Spotlight

Artist Rene Magritte and gallerist Alexander Iolas - December 16 1965. Photo: Steve Schapiro-Corbis

In 2011, at Sotheby’s, L’Aubade, a 1967 painting by Pablo Picasso sold for $23 million. In recent years, Picasso’s late works have taken center stage, with giddy results at auction and thronged exhibitions at Gagosian Gallery. It wasn’t always thus. The late works were undervalued for years by all but a perspicacious few. One of Read More


Picasso Play to Get Dramatic Reading at Guggenheim

Cover of 'Desire Caught by the Tail.' (Wikipedia)

Tart, Big Foot and Fat and Skinny Anguish are some of the characters that people Pablo Picasso’s play Desire Caught by the Tail, an odd little plotless number written by the painter in 1941 that, according to The New York Times, will be given a fresh dramatic reading at the Guggenheim. The play will be read on Oct. 14 and 15 in conjunction with the exhibition “Picasso: Black and White,” which opens on Oct. 5. Read More


Why NOT Invest in Dinosaurs?

A photo taken on October 13, 2011 at Sot

As the fall auction season winds down with the last major contemporary sale at Sotheby’s tonight, we thought, for the sake of perspective, it might be useful to take a step back and look at the broader auction market. Who, for example, is buying dinosaurs right now? Do you even know? Read More