My favorite art critic is Jerry Saltz of New York Magazine. (His wife Roberta Smith from the New York Times is likely my second favorite). Mr. Saltz has an insightful article on the state of contemporary art in the current issue. Read it here. Art Market Watch from ArtNet.com also explores the situation in detailed … Read more
Read the transcript of an interview on Air America with Christo and Jeanne-Claude about their work, including the in process “Over the River” that may happen in Colorado. Copyright Leanne Goebel. May not be used without permission.
Note: This was the original text I submitted for the ‘Dialogues’ article. Ceramic artists featured in Ceramics Monthly and American Craft are on display in Pagosa Springs. Jeff Pender, from Charlotte, NC is one of the artists sparking conversation in “Dialogues” an exhibit at Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts. Pender’s elegant stoneware pieces are like mystical … Read more
Pagosa Springs art show urges talk of intangibles “Bird Woman” by Carrianne Hendrickson is a ceramic sculpture featured in “Dialogues.” Ceramic artists stand out in the new show at the Shy Rabbit Gallery in Pagosa Springs. Jeff Pender, from Charlotte, N.C., is one of the artists sparking conversation in an exhibit titled “Dialogues.” His elegant … Read more
“I know very little about contemporary art but have £1,000 to invest. Any advice?” When Charles Saatchi was asked this in an interview in ‘The Independent’, he responded: “Premium bonds. Art is no investment unless you get very, very lucky, and can beat the professionals at their game. Buy something you really like that will … Read more
Another great article from The Guardian by Sarah Thornton. Read it here. Some highlights: “There remains a strong feeling in the art world that good art is made by people with more profound goals or intellectual ambitions than simply making money. As the former YBA Gavin Turk told me: ‘If artists are primarily motivated by … Read more
Press Release received from the ever delightful Daniele Robson, communications manager for MCA/Denver. Denver, October 27, 2008 – Marking a hugely successful first year in the new building, MCADENVER welcomed its 50,000th visitor on Friday October 24. The Museum set thisunprecedented goal of first year attendance seeking to welcome 50,000 visitors from Denverand around the … Read more
Christian Science Monitor to end print edition and publish solely online. Read about it here in the NY Times. Time, Inc. to cut 600 jobs.Gannett to cut 10% of workforce. American Express publishing to cut 22 jobs. For publishers, new circumstances demand new business models. Newspapers’ circulation declines faster in past six months. It’s a … Read more
Read Blake Gopnik’s take on Over the River, currently on display at The Phillips Collection in Washington DC. Click here for a link to the Washington Post. Copyright Leanne Goebel. May not be used without permission.
A roundup of the news reports and financial results from Frieze, FIAC, the Sotheby’s and Christies London Art auctions and even Sioux Falls, SD. If there is any doubt that the contemporary art market is in limbo, then just check out these headlines that have crossed my desk in the past few days. Most recent … Read more