Detroit puts everyone on "don't sell the collection to pay city debts" watch
. I don't think that is what is happening here but everyone IS on watch.
Tracey Emin on getting older in the NYT's
. Her confessional work is JUST as influential as Hirst's and moreso than say Gary Hume. It's largely responsible for the crafty confessional trend in contemporary art since the 90's. Actually, I'm a huge fan, though I don't want to be.
You have probably heard that Paul Schimmel joins the mega gallery challenge to the role of non profit museums
. That might sound like something new but onetime it was the gallerists like Viginia Dwan, Leo Castelli, Kahnweiler and Betty Parsons whose advocacy created the context that are now the life blood of museum blockbusters. Perhaps mega gallerists are returning to that role? What's more Schimmel is staying in LA too, which is such a win win for that city.
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