David Hockney is no stranger to the limelight, but lately the Los Angeles-based painter and photographer has had unprecedented exposure and the value of his work has risen exponentially, culminating in a canvas selling for more than $90 million.
If you weren’t around for the posthumous Andy Warhol retrospective at MoMA in 1989, and you haven’t studied postwar art, your knowledge about the Pop icon likely centers on soup cans and Marilyns. The Warhol retrospective at the Whitney Museum (until March 31, 2019) fleshes out his life and career.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art may move forward with a plan to install art on its Fifth Avenue facade. Vacant plinths under the arches on either side of the great stairs may become a public showcase for contemporary art projects.
Thoughts on a Chinese Artist Studying a Western Old Master [Jin Shangyi at Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing]
Jin Shangyi, a major Socialist Realist artist of the People’s Republic of China, explores the Classical realist tradition in three paintings based on masterpieces by Vermeer that are the centerpiece of his retrospective at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Beijing in 2011.
IN VIEW blog, June 17, 2010
What should artists and critics urgently care about? A Whitney Museum show of early performance-related art represents curators’ interest in art about art. It’s part of the performance art vogue, but much of the art is rather minor.