Hirst may be a big seller, but Banksy and Kate Moss aren’t as big a draw at another recent auction. Read about it here. Copyright Leanne Goebel. May not be used without permission.
A great article in the London Times here, explores how leading British artists got started. Grayson PerryGrayson’s tip Hone your personal skills. You can have all the technique and all the originality in the world, but if you’re not much fun to be around, nobody will want to work with you. Go to openings if … Read more
A great post by Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes. Read it here. Copyright Leanne Goebel. May not be used without permission.
Bloomberg is reporting that sales are down at Chelsea Galleries. Cristina Delgado, a New York-based art adviser is quoted in the article as saying: “My clients are sitting tight and they want to see what happens in the next six to eight months.” Then she adds: “The prices for young and emerging artists have to … Read more
“The foolish insistence of Dallas Independent School District to allow its teachers to teach this pornographic material and leftist drivel is a textbook example of a school district out of control, and an administration that should NO LONGER be funded by taxpayers.” So quotes a writer from Dallas in response to an article Sept. 22, … Read more
I saw Suzanne Opton’s “Soldier’s Face” billboard in Denver during the DNC. It was a powerful statement. The photographer has captured these soldier’s with their guard down. We all get to peer into their eyes and their souls. “I wanted to look into the face of someone who had seen something unforgettable.” Suzanne Opton said. … Read more
One benefit of the bad economy. Less fake art is being imported from China! Read the Bloomberg article here. Copyright Leanne Goebel. May not be used without permission.
“The Insistence of Memory,” an exhibit at the Durango Arts Center’s Local Expressions gallery, is a show featuring “five women, five forms, five perspectives not to be forgotten,” according to the news release, also suggesting the show was “fresh.” “Fresh” and “memorable” for Durango, or the greater art world? “The Insistence of Memory” is a … Read more
Last week, on September 15 & 16, 2008, the same days the U.S. stock markets tanked and the world economy appeared to be on the brink, Damien Hirst did something revolutionary. He and Sotheby’s sold $200m of his “art.” I put that term in quotes, because critic Robert Hughes weighed in on the “tacky” and … Read more
Entering the “Hello Meth Lab in the Sun” exhibit at Ballroom Marfa is like entering a bad movie set. It is pure fakery down to the plastic chicken hanging from the burned out kitchen oven—and that is why this show works. The exhibit is a labyrinth of assembled rooms, hallways, closets and observation platforms created … Read more