More than 400 turn out at Geffen Contemporary to support MOCA, LA Times Eli Broad offers MOCA $30 million, LA Times THE MOCA EXHIBITION ARCHIVE GOES LIVEMOCA’s exhibition archive is now available online. Funded by the Getty, this new site features almost every MOCA exhibition from 1983 to 2004, complete with background information and installation … Read more
LA MOCA faces serious financial problems, LA Times The trouble at (not with) MOCA, Modern Art Notes Below, an open letter from critic Christopher Knight on the MOCA situation as posted on weisslink: AN OPEN LETTER TO MOCA’S BOARD OF TRUSTEES By Christopher Knight, Art Critic November 20, 2008 To: MOCA trustees Re: Rescue plans … Read more
Carson van Straaten Gallery showcasing the work of Julia Fernandez-Pol. Carson van Straaten Gallery sent me two recent reviews by Kyle MacMillan and Michael Paglia of their current exhibit of work by Julia Fernandez-Pol. I find it interesting that the van Straatens are using the Carson gallery as a retail outlet for artists discovered during … Read more
Here is a link to a feature article I wrote for Trend magazine. It was published exclusively online. Trend is a beautiful magazine. I hope the publisher is able to resume print publication in the Spring. Copyright Leanne Goebel. May not be used without permission.
Freshman actors fare well despite mature themes by Leanne Goebel Special to the Herald Photo by Courtesy of Jonas Grushkin: Lauren Brown rehearses for the role of Hillary, a therapist who has problems of her own. Asked if she could sum up “Raised in Captivity,” a play by Nicky Silver, in one sentence, the play’s … Read more
Carol Vogel reports on the results of the Christie’s auction on Nov. 12 in the NYTimes. This includes the sale of works on paper by former Lehman Brother’s CEO Richard Fuld and his wife Kathy. Copyright Leanne Goebel. May not be used without permission.
At Sotheby’s sale of contemporary art on Nov. 11, only 43 of the 63 lots sold for a total of $125 million. Presale forecasts predicted a minimum of $202 million in sales. Contemporary art stars plunge to earth, AFP Contemporary art sale at Sotheby’s nets $125 million, International Herald Tribune Sotheby’s contemporary art sale defies … Read more
Songwriter joins Leo Kottke in concert by Leanne Goebel Special to the Herald Folk singer and songwriter Loudon Wainwright III will play Saturday at the Community Concert Hall along with guitarist Leo Kottke. Writing songs “is just something I’ve been doing for 40 years,” the self-effacing folk singer Louden Wainwright III said by telephone from … Read more
Two artist’s I’ve written about previously are featured in issue #78 of New American Paintings. Monica Goldsmith paints hard-edged, geometric abstractions dealing with the environment and land use. Goldsmith is an MFA candidate at the Art Institute of Boston. She is represented by Gallerie Urbane in Marfa, TX. Kevin Bell explores nature and human intervention … Read more
A conversation with an artist whose work I enjoy. Hadi Tabatabai. Copyright Leanne Goebel. May not be used without permission.