I visited MOCA twice this summer and most recently I stopped by the museum to view Arshile Gorky: a Retrospective, which is the first exhibit brought to the museum by MOCA’s new Director Jeffrey Deitch. I was thrilled to see that the permanent collection, whose works include Giacometti, Rothko, Lichtenstein and Jackson Pollock were still … Continue reading Arshile Gorky @ MOCA L.A.
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Los Angeles has fought for decades to cultivate its artistic identity, and Eli Broad has been a prominent player in this effort as one of the founders of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Since then Broad, the founder of KB Homes and SunAmerica, avid art collector, and noted philanthropist, has played an instrumental role in … Continue reading The Battle for Contemporary Art in Los Angeles
Today, five works of art were stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. Among the stolen art were masterpieces from Matisse, Picasso and Modigliani, all valued at over 100M euros. The attached article in the Economist provides an interesting glimpse into the underworld of art crime. The real crime is that we will … Continue reading Modern Art Theft in Paris
Downtown Los Angeles has been cultivating a thriving underground art scene for years, but l was unaware that DTLA is the home of the world’s largest Art Colony. The Brewery is an artist enclave containing over 500 live/work lofts in converted industrial space off the 5 Freeway on Moulton and N. Main. The complex spans … Continue reading The Brewery Artwalk, Spring 2010
Twelve years ago I visited London’s Tate Gallery and it was one of the most memorable museum experiences of my life. I fell in love with Rothko, Giacometti and Matisse who each influenced my fascination with modern art. The bustling energy of the Tate Gallery’s contemporary wing was palpable, and their iconic collection was exquisitely … Continue reading Tempting Fate at the Tate