Art a GoGo Podcast #64 – Remembering Robert Hughes, Claes Oldenburg, and Gallery Girls

Show Notes:
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(24.50 minutes)

Remembering Robert Hughes

- Robert Hughes obituary in the New York Times
- Robert Hughes on Charlie Rose
- Excerpt from American Visions: interview with Jeff Koons
- The Shock of the New (1980)
- American Visions (1998)

Claes Oldenburg

- Hat in Three Stages of Landing by Claes Oldenburg
- Installed in 1982, Sherwood Park, Salinas, CA
- KSBW news story about restoration of Three Stages of Landing. Cost = $80K-100K. Hopefully done by end of 2012

Gallery Girls

- The Twenty Most Ridiculous Lines From Gallery Girls – via Vulture

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Art a GoGo Podcast #63 – Lucian Freud: Portraits at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

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(30:28 minutes)

Trip to Fort Worth

Lucian Freud: Portraits
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
July 1 – October 28, 2012

- “I want my paintings to feel like people. I want the paint to feel like flesh.” –Lucian Freud
- Robert Hughes, former art critic for Time magazine described Freud as “the best realist painter alive.”

Recommended readings on Lucian Freud

Freud, Interrupted by David Kamp
Vanity Fair, February 2012

Courting Lucian Freud by Andrew Marton

Exhibition catalog: Lucian Freud: Portraits by Sarah Howgate, Michael Auping, and John Richardson

Other Museums to visit in Fort Worth

Kimbell Art Museum
- Building designed by Louis Kahn
- Less than 350 works of art
- Admission is free

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
- Large collection of Frederic Remington and Charles Russell
- Admission is free

Day trip to Dallas

Dallas Museum of Art
- VERY large building. Layout seemed a bit confusing
- Large permanent collection but many minor artists
- Most notable exhibit was the the movie by Omar Fast “5000 Feet is Best”
- June 23 – September 30

Nasher Sculpture Center

Sculptures Outside:

- Mark diSuvero
- Richard Serra
- Barbara Hepworth
- George Segal
- David Smith
- Rodin

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
- Mission: The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy
- A moving experience. Very well done, but go early to avoid crowds.

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Art a GoGo Podcast #62 – Work of Art: Next Great Artist Wrap Up + Art News

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(21:52 minutes)

Art on TV- Work of Art: The Next Great Artist

- Work of Art: The Next Great Artist (Season 2)
- Work of Art: The Next Great Artist – Judges critique of final exhibit

Finalists:

Kymia Nawabi *WINNER*
Not for Long, My Forlorn
Poem by Kymia functions as centerpiece for her exhibition. It explores the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Installation pieces = tombs filled with soil, wood Drawings
“Closest to Thoth” (helmet) copper, cotton leather (looks like feathers)
“The Bridge” drawing of boat with feet and calves on sail

Young Sun-Han
bool-sa-jo [trans: Korean for “phoenix”]
“telephone booth-like” box shrine hanging father’s clothes with dying father’s photographs on them projected images of father, boyfriend

Sara Jimenez
Anonymous Contemplations
Performance piece in which Sara dressed up in a white long-beak-like bird (cf. plague costume) in which she asked strangers to write down secrets. These later appeared hanging on a line gallery.
A large bird cage with 1,000 paper cranes; appear like they’re flying out
Mattress filled with hypodermic needles
A silhouette of herself made by dead skin on cellophane tape

Buy art from Work of Art, Season 2

http://www.overstockart.com/workofart2.html

Art-related films – An Object of Beauty starring Amy Adams

Amy Adams to Star in ‘Object of Beauty’ for Maven Pictures

Book Summary
Lacey Yeager takes New York City’s art world by storm, charming men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness, and experiencing the highs and lows of the art world from the late 1990s into the present day. By the author of Shopgirl.

Recommended Exhibits

Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis
de Young Museum, San Francisco
January 26 – June 2, 2013

The Mauritshuis Museum, The Hague, Netherlands is planning a major renovation and is sending 35 of its paintings on a tour to the United States and Japan.

This is the first time the museum has lent such a large body of work in thirty years.
Exhibit will feature:
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer
The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius

OTHER U.S. VENUES:
Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
June 22 – September 29, 2013

Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis
The Frick Collection, New York
October 22, 2013 – January 12, 2014 *ONLY 10 paintings will be included

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Art a GoGo Podcacast #61 – Bravo’s Work of Art, The Next Great Artist, Upcoming Exhibitions, and More

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(38:59 minutes)

Art News

- The Bay Lights – Artist Leo Villareal
- Vincent van Gogh: The Life by Steven Naifeh

Art on TV – Work of Art: The Next Great Artist

- Work of Art: The Next Great Artist (Season 2)

Recommended Exhibits

Walker Evans
February 1 – April 8, 2012
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University

Cindy Sherman
February 26 – June 11, 2012
MoMA, NYC
*SFMoMA July 14, 2012

Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties
March 4 – May 27, 2012
Dallas Museum of Art

Lucian Freud: Portraits
July 1 – October 28, 2012
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
*ONLY U.S. venue

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Art a GoGo Podcast #60 – Art News, Recommended Exhibits, and TV Series Work of Art: The Next Great Artist

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(31:08 minutes)

Art News

– British Pop Artist Richard Hamilton Dies At the age of 89

- Painter Lucian Freud dies at age 88 [7/2011]

- Steve Jobs’ Greatest Legacy May Be Impact On Design

- John Myatt: a story of fame and forgery

Recommended Exhibitions

Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment, 1910–12

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
September 17, 2011 – January 8, 2012

Maurizio Cattelan: All
Guggenheim, NYC
November 4, 2011 – January 22, 2012

- Wikipedia on Cattelan

*Please note: All ramps and additional galleries of the museum are currently closed due to the installation of Maurizio Cattelan: All, opening on November 4.

Art on TV

Work of Art: The Next Great Artist
Season 2 Premiered on October 12
Bravo TV

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Art a GoGo Podcast #59 – Ai Weiwei released, Christo’s Over the River, Cave of Forgotten Dreams and more

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(24.00 minutes)

Art News

- Ai Weiwei: Dissident Chinese Artist Is Released
- Ai Weiwei Released on Bail

- What does Whitey Bulger know about the 1990 Gardner Museum art heist?

- Over the River: Christo, Fabric Artist, To Suspend Miles of Fabric Panels Over Parts of Arkansas River, Pending Final Approval
- State Parks board OKs Over the River

Art-Related Films

- Cave of Forgotten Dreams (official site)
- Cave of Forgotten Dreams Trailer
- Cave of Forgotten Dreams – NY Times review

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Art a GoGo Podcast #58 – Where is Ai Weiwei?

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(30.44 minutes)

Art News

Liu Bolin
Chinese Artist Attempts To Blend In … Literally

Ai Weiwei Controversy – Abducted by Chinese Government

- Ai Weiwei bio (Wikipedia)
- Ai Weiwei: Sunflower Seeds, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London
- Chinese artist Ai Weiwei held for ‘economic crimes’
- Art World denounces Ai Weiwei’s disappearance
- Students at Harvard Demonstrate Support for Detained Artist Ai Weiwei
- Free Chinese Artist, says bold sign at UK Gallery
- Museums Press for the Release of Ai Weiwei
- Chinese Baffled by Support for Imprisoned Activist Ai Weiwei
- Why Ai Weiwei Matters
- Call for the release of Ai Weiwei [petition from change.org]

Book Review

- People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks, 2008

Exhibitions

Rooms with a View: The Open Window in the 19th Century
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
April 5 – July 4, 2011
-> Go to the CF ‘Connections’ link on left side of website

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
May 4 – July 31, 2011

Shirin Neshat: Passage
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno
June 4, 2011 – January 8, 2012

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Art a GoGo Podcast #57 – Cache of Picassos, Donors Help Louvre Buy a Painting, Steve Martin’s Book ‘An Object of Beauty’

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(25.19 minutes)

Art News

- Staggering Cache of Picassos Turns Up In France

- Drawing Every Person in New York

- 5,000 Donors Help Louvre Buy a Painting

- Metropolitan Museum’s Exhibitions Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Doug + Mike Starn on the Roof: Big Bambú, and American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity Stimulate $784 Million Economic Impact for City

Books

- ‘An Object of Beauty’ by Steve Martin
- NYT review of Steve Martin’s ‘Object of Beauty’
- The Colbert Report, Steve Martin, Part 1
- The Colbert Report, Steve Martin, Part 2

- Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud by Martin Gayford
- The Sitter Depicts the Artist (Art News)

Recommended Web Sites

Connections
On January 5, 2011, The Metropolitan Museum of Art launched Connections, a new online interactive feature. New episodes will be posted weekly and feature audio and slide shows of works of art from the Met’s collection. Each episode is presents a theme: the color black, small things, maps, etc.

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Art a GoGo Podcast #56 – Christo vs. Colorado, The Art of the Steal, Recommended Exhibits, and the Next Great Artist

Show Notes:
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(29.45 minutes)

Art News

- Christo vs. Colorado (WSJ article)

Art Related Films – Art of the Steal

- The Art of the Steal

Reviews of Art of the Steal

- NY Times Review
- NPR Review

Recommended Exhibits

Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay
de Young Museum, San Francisco
September 25, 2010 – January 18, 2011

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century
SFMoMA
October 30, 2010 – January 30, 2011

NEXT: High Museum of Art, Atlanta
February 19 – May 29, 2011

Lee Friedlander: America by Car
Whitney Museum of Art, NYC
September 4 – November 28, 2010

Art on TV

Work of Art: The Next Great Artist

Season 1 Results:
First Place – Abdi Farah
Brooklyn Museum
August 14 – October 17, 2010

Second Place – Peregrine Honig

Third Place - Miles Mendenhall

Season 2 Work of Art: The Next Great Artist on Bravo announced

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Art a GoGo Podcast #55 – RED, Birth of Impressionism, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Work of Art – The Next Great Artist

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(45.14 minutes)

RED (Tony award winning Broadway Play)
Winner of 6 Tony Awards
* Best play
* Best featured actor (Eddie Redmayne)
* Best director
* Best lighting design
* Best sound design
* Best scenic design

http://redonbroadway.com/
NOTE: Broadway run ended on June 27, 2010. We’re hoping it continues on somewhere else.

Recommended Exhibitions

Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay
de Young Museum, San Francisco
May 22-September 6, 2010
http://deyoung.famsf.org

Works mentioned during the podcast:
The Birth of Venus by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1879)

Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe (The Luncheon on the Grass) by Edouard Manet (1863)

The Magpie by Claude Monet (1868)

Exit Through the Gift Shop (A Banksy Film)
Described on the film’s website as “The Worlds First Street Art Disaster Movie”
http://www.banksyfilm.com (official site)

Work of Art: The Next Great Artist
- Reality TV show on Bravo

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