Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library February 26, 2013

Vancouver

Ian Wallace The king of photoconceptualism is at ease in his studio kingdom. Nuvo, Spring, 2013

Millstone, New Jersey

Frank Lloyd Wright House For Sale (But You Have To Move It) “The asking price is $950,000, plus relocation costs. And they’ve found a prospective buyer: an Italian architect wants to bring it to Fiesole, a hilltop town near Florence, where Frank Lloyd Wright once lived.” The Guardian (UK) February 25, 2013

Chicago

‘A Haunted Take On Campus-Gothic Grandeur’ – Univ. Of Chicago’s New Arts Center In their design for the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien “hold a variety of tensions at bay. The tower’s layered planes appear ready to peel apart. The tower itself erupts from a broad, plain-spoken two-story base with a sawtooth clerestory roof.” Bloomberg, February 26, 2013

New York

Retrospective: When ARTnews Went to the Armory Show And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago. ARTnews, February 26, 2013

Gilty Pleasures: The Guggenheim Reframes Its Classics A team of experts at the Guggenheim is reframing modernist works from the Thannhauser collection in period frames dating back to the 17th century. ARTnews, February 25, 2013

Self-Portrait of the Artist as a Self-Destructing Chocolate HeadChocolate was the medium of choice for Janine Antoni and Dieter Roth to depict—and deface—their own image. ARTnews, February 21, 2013

London

Agnew’s to sell historical archive As the historic London gallery closes, one of the most important and complete records of art market dealings over the past two centuries to go on the block. The Art Newspaper, February 22, 2013

Paris

Olympia allowed to leave Paris President Hollande gives special dispensation for Manet’s work to travel to Venice. The Art Newspaper, February 25, 2013

Kizhi, Russia

Culture minister’s controversial appointment sparks protest in north Russia Karelia’s former governor to run state museum at Kizhi World Heritage Site. The Art Newspaper, February 26, 2013

Iraq

Ancient Babylonian bricks stolen in Iraq Size of theft much greater than previously announced. The Art Newspaper, February 26, 2013

International

The Birth Of Pantone (What Would We Do Without It?) “In the early 1960s, as Lawrence Herbert drove to work in a blue Cadillac with cherry red seats, he mulled over a problem: How to create a ‘universal language’ of color. … Each company defined colors differently, and when you ordered ‘wheat’ or ‘taupe’ or ‘cream,’ you couldn’t predict what you’d get.” The New York Times Magazine, February 24, 2013

Why Do People Think That Food Is Art? “People clearly take this food stuff very personally, invest a huge amount of feeling in it, which only strengthens my conviction that it has become a kind of new religion. People believe in food, the way they use

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s