Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library January 15, 2013

 

Vancouver

Vancouver city council to explore ways to save Waldorf Hotel  The fate of the Waldorf Hotel and its myriad, on-site cultural activities is hanging in the balance, as city council prepares.  The Globe and Mail, January 15, 2013

 

Buffalo

From Stalled Guggenheim Helsinki to the Albright-Knox: Janne Sirén Named to Direct in Buffalo Prime mover in formulating, promoting plans for Guggenheim Helsinki, for which he was thought to be likely choice for director…. – CultureGrrl, January 14, 2013

 

New York

Decades Later, an Architecture Critic’s Voice Still Rings True In a 1979 review, Ada Louise Huxtable was unimpressed by two residential buildings on Fifth Avenue, and they are still generally agreed to look awful.  New York Times, January 15, 2013

 

Rio de Janeiro

Creator Of Rio’s Famous Mosaic Staircase Found Dead “The ceramic street artist who created one of Rio de Janeiro’s most distinctive landmarks was found dead on Thursday on the spectacular mosaic staircase in Lapa that he decorated with brightly coloured tiles and mirrors over more than two decades.” The Guardian (UK) January 10, 2013

 

London

Aristocrat’s Impressionist collection to be sold Paintings by Monet, Sisley, Pissarro and Gauguin, estimated at more than £8m and assembled by ninth Earl of Jersey, to be auctioned at Sotheby’s next month.  The Art Newspaper, January 15, 2013

 

Oslo

Could Oslo’s Picasso Murals Be Destroyed? “The Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage fears that Picasso’s first monumental concrete murals, which were made between the late 1950s and the early 1970s for two government buildings in Oslo, may be destroyed. The buildings were severely damaged during the deadly terrorist attack in the Norwegian capital in July 2011.” The Art Newspaper, January 14, 2013

 

Hong Kong

Art Basel Hong Kong embraces Asian identity Organisers announce the roll call for the first edition under new ownership. The Art Newspaper, January 15, 2013

 

International

What Happens When A Museum No Longer Wants Something? (It’s Complicated) “Shoving items willy-nilly into a closet is not an option. There are strict and often costly standards dictated by the Association of American Museums on how to conserve and store art.” The New York Times, January 15, 2013

 

Why Is Art So Obsessed With Money?  “The collapse of Damien Hirst’s career is not a sign of the end of money in art, of course. Money and art will always be intertwined. But Hirst’s breakup with Gagosian does signify the end of a kind of obsession that saw nothing other than money.” Esquire, January 14, 2013

 

Stop! Thief! Says Noah Charney His TED Talk On Art Crime — Now Online — Explains Where Stolen Paintings Go And Why That’s So Important… – Real Clear Arts ,January 10, 2013

 

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