Sunday, March 25, 2012

Art News

The first sign of Spring!
James Panero, managing editor of The New Criterion, makes a good case for the preservation of old art institutions like the Barnes and Gardner museums. Scroll down to the last third for the best of it.

Johnny Ramone was really into clothes. Check out this New York Magazine article adapted from Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone.

Finally someone agrees with me: Paddy Johnson, Werner Herzog's Hearsay of the Soul is Overrated.

Typically masterful and brilliant, T. J. Clark reviews Picasso and Modern British Art at Tate Britain and Mondrian Nicholson: In Parallel at the Courtauld Gallery: Almost all visual art made in Britain in the 20th century has the instinct of hiding (and good manners) built into its every move ... .

There are two completely different LES exhibitions near the New Museum definitely worth seeing: Not Vital at Sperone Westwater (until March 31);
Not Vital, Hanging & Weighting (2010).
and one of the wildest shows I've seen (and walked on) in a while, Franklin Evans at Sue Scott Gallery (until April 15). Below is only a small taste. 
Franklin Evans, Wallcollectionwallsystems, 2012, mixed media, 120 x 300 inches.

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