David Byrne has had it with the 1% stifling creativity
. It certainly is true that the quality of patronage has gone down as the popularity of contemporary art has turned more into an investment than an avocation.
The Observer asks if the Frieze art fair is elitist
? Short answer = Duh. Look, most things that involve money are elitist but the real question is how does forward the development of art patrons and institutional collections? Since it is a touchstone for London as an international art city it clearly has value.
New York Falls back in "Love" with Robert Indiana
... without a Love sculpture. Fine, but my all time favorite Robert Indiana is the basketball court for Kareem era Milwaukee Bucks in the old Mecca arena
. Still it is interesting how one popular work could so overshadow an excellent body of pop work so thuroughly.
Last but not least, check out this review of Matthew Barney's drawings at the Morgan Library
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