Ross Bleckner recruiting artists to fight child enslavement and trafficking

On Tuesday Simone Monasebian, the New York chief of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, announced that Ross Bleckner will be the next goodwill ambassador for United Nations’ agencies. Randy Kennedy reported in the NY Times yesterday that earlier this year Bleckner, who has long been involved in AIDS-related causes, went on an … read more… “Ross Bleckner recruiting artists to fight child enslavement and trafficking”

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Eric Karpeles: Paintings in Proust

Randy Kennedy wrote in the NY Times that long before Marcel Proust died in 1922, his novel about art and memory, In Search of Lost Time, was being dissected for wisdom on a stunning variety of topics. Painter Eric Karpeles‘s book, Paintings in Proust: A Visual Companion to In Search of Lost Time is the … read more… “Eric Karpeles: Paintings in Proust”

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Art in America gets a makeover

In the NY Times Randy Kennedy reports that the longtime editor of Art in America magazine, Elizabeth C. Baker is stepping down. “Peter M. Brant, a newsprint magnate and art collector, took over Brant Publications, the magazine’s publisher, in January after buying out the 50 percent stake owned by his former wife, Sandra Brant. Mr. … read more… “Art in America gets a makeover”

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Lawrence Weiner’s words

“Lawrence Weiner: As Far As The Eye Can See,” co-curated by Donna De Salvo, Whitney Museum Chief Curator and Associate Director for Programs, and Ann Goldstein, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Senior Curator. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. November 15, 2007-February 10, 2008. At MOCA April-July 2008. In conjunction with … read more… “Lawrence Weiner’s words”

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So are they really Jackson Pollocks?

“Pollock Matters,” curated by Ellen Landau. McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. September 1-December 9. Geoff Edgers reports in the Boston Globe: “That’s a question, perhaps the question, surrounding the exhibition ‘Pollock Matters,’ which opens Saturday at Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art. Though the show features about 170 pieces, including paintings, … read more… “So are they really Jackson Pollocks?”

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