Damage report

In The Guardian Laura Barnett reports that sometimes visitors damage artwork, but more likely gallery staff are to blame. “Incidents of damage involving gallery visitors are few and far between; works of art stand a far greater chance of being destroyed at the hands of curators, picture handlers or cleaners. Most of the major galleries … read more… “Damage report”

No Comments

Fetching Freud’s etchings

“Lucian Freud: The Painter’s Etchings,” curated by Starr Figura. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Dec. 16 through Mar. 10. The press release says the exhibition presents the full scope of Freud’s achievements in etching, including seventy-five examples ranging from rare, early experiments in the 1940s to the large and complex compositions created since … read more… “Fetching Freud’s etchings”

No Comments

Modeling for Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud’s “Ria, Naked Portrait 2007,” Tate Modern, London. From October 5. Ria Kirby modeled for Lucian Freud, and Martin Gayford watched the work as it progressed over sixteen months, seven days a week. In Telegraph Magazine, he tells the story. “Often – especially with new sitters – he begins with the head even if … read more… “Modeling for Lucian Freud”

No Comments

Eric Fischl: Face time in the Hamptons

In the NYTimes, Martha Schwendener reports: “The show at the Parrish, ‘All the More Real: Portrayals of Intimacy and Empathy,’ stems from discussions between Mr. Fischl and Ms. Falkenberg, who met when Mr. Fischl saw a film at the museum about the strategies artists use to elicit responses from viewers. With Mr. Fischl’s ruminations on … read more… “Eric Fischl: Face time in the Hamptons”

No Comments