Charles Saatchi-“Art is no investment”

“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…

MCA/Denver hits 50,000 visitor mark in first year.

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…

Tara Donovan Museum Survey Open at ICA/Boston

Tara Donovan, Untitled (Styrofoam Cups), 2003, Styrofoam cups and hot glue. Dimensions variable, Installation view, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, 2005. Photo credit: Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, Courtesy PaceWildenstein, New York. Read about the first major museum survey of artist Tara Donovan who recently won a MacArthur Genius Grant here at Art Daily. Copyright Leanne Goebel.…

Critic moved to tears

The rage, fear and frustration in Louise Bourgeois’ autobiographical art shocked me into understanding what it must be like to be a woman. Art critic Will Gompertz had an epiphany at Louise Bourgeois exhibit at Tate Modern. He shares it in a Guardian article here. Copyright Leanne Goebel. May not be used without permission.

Southwest artists, but no Southwestern art

Media Credit: Courtesy of Albuquerque Museum “Swoop” by Julia Barello, featured at the second annual Biennial Southwest exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum. The second installment of Biennial Southwest at The Albuquerque Museum, features 83 works from artists in New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. Artists competed for cash awards totaling $10,500 in a variety of categories.…

Reaction to Space at Gallerie Urbane, Marfa

Monica Goldsmith Jason Willaford and Ted Larsen Gail Peter Borden Rebecca Rothfus and Jason Willaford “Reaction to Space” at Gallerie Urbane in Marfa, TX features gallery artists, Gail Peter Borden, a former Chinati Artist-In-Resident, Ted Larsen, a recent recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Award and Marfa artist Jason Willaford, with visiting artists, Monica Goldsmith, recently added…

Is art the new gold?

The anxiety continues to build. What will happen at the Frieze art fair? How will the fall auctions go? Does the economic impact on Main Street affect the gallery district? Is art a good investment? And does it really matter? Sarah Thornton writes a great piece in the UK Telegraph here. My favorite comment comes…