Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library September 11, 2012


WAG, National Gallery sign three-year partnership THE Winnipeg Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada have just signed a three-year partnership. Beginning in January 2013, the two institutions will present exhibitions in a dedicated space called The National Gallery of Canada at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Winnipeg Free Press, September 11, 2012


Lights. Colour. Image Arts Centre ready for actionRyerson University and Diamond Schmitt Architects remake a beer warehouse into a new media building that glows after sunset. Globe and Mail, September 11, 2012


​The AGO has announced that IAIN BAXTER Works 1958-2011, its first ever eBook, has just launched. The core of the book is derived from the print version recently published in conjunction with the exhibition, with added layers of video content originally produced for the interpretative context of the exhibition. This video footage consists of interviews with BAXTER& at his home in Windsor, in which he discusses key works from across the span of his career. The eBook gives them a permanence, and a context not otherwise possible, and also gives more presence to the artist in the book.

Requires iPad (2 or above) and iBooks 2. Price C$ $24.95. Available from:

Los Angeles

L.A. MOCA Cancels Fall Fundraising Gala After a summer of controversy, board resignations, and an attempt to recreate unity among remaining board members, MOCA has canceled its usual fall gala (but may reschedule it at some point). Los Angeles Times, September 7, 2012


Helen Frankenthaler Interview 1984 on Public Access (part 1)  Provincetown public access TV show Lower Cape Arts interviews Helen Frankenthaler.   Artforum, September 2012

New York

Shepard Fairey Sentenced for Destroying Documents The US District Court in Manhattan fined Shepard Fairey $25,000 and sentenced him to two years of probation and 300 hours of community service this morning for tampering with evidence related to his 2009 copyright suit. Fairey pleaded guilty to one count of criminal contempt in February for destroying and fabricating evidence. Prosecutors had asked for the maximum six-month prison sentence. Art in America, September 6, 2012

Norman Bel Geddes, The Man Who Designed All Of America “If anything, it would be difficult to overstate the trajectory of this prolific polymath, whose bold futuristic imaginings, coupled with a belief in the transformative power of art, architecture and design, drove him to rethink everything from Broadway theater sets and department-store window displays to the look of vacuum cleaners, cocktail shakers, the automobile, the circus tent and an interstate highway system.” The Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2012

Alexandria, Virginia

Did Someone Just Find A Renoir At A Virginia Flea Market? Calling “Antiques Roadshow.” It was a Paul Bunyan doll that captured her eye, but the Virginia flea market buyer, who paid less than $50 for the box lot that held it, also purchased what could turn out to be a painting by the French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The New York Times, September 9, 2012

Leicester, England

Lost Medieval Church Found Under English Parking Lot The hunt for King Richard III’s grave is heating up, with archaeologists announcing today (Sept. 5) that they have located the church where the king was buried in 1485. Discovery, September 7, 2012


A Stairway to Pre-Raphaelite Heaven It should come as no surprise to fans of Led Zeppelin that the rock group’s founder Jimmy Page is a big collector of Pre-Raphaelite works (all that long hair and those forests in his “Stairway to Heaven” anthem must be down, in part, to the art of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Everett Millais). Indeed, art (and music) aficionados can see two tapestries by Edward Burne-Jones from Page’s collection in the exhibition “Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde” which opens this week at Tate Britain in London (12 September-13 January 2013). The Art Newspaper, September 11, 2012


Venice Architecture Biennale is “lazy”, critics say While many architecture critics find fault with David Chipperfield’s “Common Ground” exhibition, some give credit to its cohesiveness. Art Newspaper, September 11, 2012

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