Art a GoGo Podcast #54 – Orbit Tower, RED, News and More

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(27.35 minutes)

Art News

– Jeff Koons Previews his BMW Design
Pritzker Prize Goes To Japan’s SANAA Duo
Anish Kapoor chosen for landmark 2012 sculpture
London’s Olympic tower is a monument to historical irony
– Museum Guards ‘Sw!pe’ The Spotlight

Art Related Play and Movie

Red (play at the Golden Theater NY)
* Alfred Molina (Mark Rothko)
* Eddie Redmayne (Ken, Rothko’s asst.)
Primary Colors and Abstract Appetites [NYT review]
What’s True in Art Studios and Onstage [Another NYT review]
– “Red” Alert [interview with Molina, Redmayne, and producer]

Art of the Steal (Documentary)
Art of the Steal (Movie Site)
The Art of the Steal: February 26, 2010 Manifesto From the Battle for the Barnes Collection
Art of the Steal’: Actual Heist Or Conspiracy Theory? [NPR]
– The Art of the Steal – Official trailer

Recommended Exhibits

Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay
May 22 – September 6, 2010
de young Museum, SF

Impressionist Paris: City of Light
June 5 – September 26, 2010
Legion of Honor, SF

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

Bill Viola, The Night Journey
The Night Journey is a video game/art project that integrates some of Viola’s imagery from previous projects.

“The Night Journey” (USC, official site)

“The Night Journey” trailer

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Art a GoGo Podcast #53 – News and Art Related Movies

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(28.05 minutes)

News and Art Related Movies

Art News
Giacometti Sculpture Sells For Record $104 Million

See It, Feel It, Touch It, Climb It

Why Van Gogh cut his ear: new clue

Colbert’s Vancouver 2010 Games Poster by Shephard Fairey

Stephen Colbert Vancouver 2010 Games Poster

Art Related Movies

Herb & Dorothy
Herb and Dorothy on IMBD

The Maiden Heist
The Maiden HeistTrailer on YouTube

Exit Through the Gift Shop (A Banksy film, 2009)
Banksy rocks festival with ‘Gift Shop’

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Art a GoGo Podcast #52 – News, Movies & Upcoming Exhibitions

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(30.50 minutes)

News, Movies & Upcoming Exhibitions

Art News
Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009) Died November 18, 2009 of brain aneurysm in NYC
Museum attendance rises as the economy tumbles (The Art Newspaper)
Times Are Tough? Bring on Vermeer and the Pianos

Art Related Movies
– (Untitled)(2009)
–> Untitled website
–> IMDB for Untitled
–> NY Times Review of Untitled

– Rembrandt’s J’accuse (2008)
–> Peter Greenaway
–> Rembrandt’s J’accuse on IMDB
–> “The Man Who Watched the Watchers” by Manohla Dargis, New York Times review
– Nightwatching (2007) – Available on instant-play on Netflix
– Rembrandt’s J’accuse (2008) – Available on instant-play on Netflix

Recommended Exhibits
Cartier and America
Legion of Honor, San Francisco
December 19, 2009 – April 18, 2010

Shanghai
February 12 – September 5, 2010
Asian Art Museum, S.F.

Sargent and the Sea
February 14 – May 23, 2009
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
*Part of “An American Season” February – August 2010
Encounter five exhibitions by four intriguing artists during “An American Season” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The work of Maurice Prendergast, John Singer Sargent, Alice Neel, and Charles M. Russell comes together in a uniquely American gathering of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and more.

The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry
March 2 – June 13, 2010
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

The Allure of the Automobile
March 21 – June 20, 2010
High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century
April 11 – June 28, 2010 (MoMA, NYC)
July 24 – October 3, 2010 (MFA, Boston)

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Art a GoGo Podcast #51 – News from the World of Art

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(26.46 minutes)

News from the World of Art
Teaching Cops to See
Godzilla, strippers… but was it art? The Fourth Plinth
Leonardo fingerprint reveals $150 million artwork
Scott Herhold: A curious case of art theft at Pebble Beach


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Art a GoGo Podcast #50 – Art News and Featured Exhibitions

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(42.07 minutes)

Art News:
Banksy
Link to BBC article: Banksy visitors overwhelm gallery
Video of Banksy exhibition in Bristol, England

Frida Kahlo
– “Finding Frida Kahlo” – Forthcoming Frida Kahlo book denounced as fake

Featured Artists:
Vik Muniz – “Verso”

Hiroshi Sugimoto
– Sugimoto image “Boden Sea, Uttwil,” [near Switzerland] 1993 Seascape series used on U2’s new album “No Line on the Horizon” [released February 2009]
– New Hiroshi Sugimoto work “Lightning Fields” on view at the Fraenkel Gallery – Septemberr 10 to October 31

Senator Edward KennedyHyannis Port Compound, silkscreen of original oil
– Seen on the cover of Cape Cod Life magazine’s art issue Senator Kennedy and his wife on their yacht, Mya

Recommended Exhibits:

Out-of-Bounds: Images in the Margins of Medieval Manuscripts
September 1 – November 8, 2009
J. Paul Getty Museum, L.A.

Monet’s Water Lilies
September 13, 2009 – March 29, 2010
MoMA, NYC

Kandinsky
September 18, 2009 – January 10, 2010
Guggenheim, NYC

Fernando Botero: The Abu Ghraib Series
September 23, 2009 – February 10, 2010
Berkeley Art Museum
You Tube video about the Botero exhibit

Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective
October 21, 2009 – January 10, 2010
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Rembrandt: The Embrace of Darkness and Light
November 7, 2009 – January 17, 2010
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno

Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity
November 8, 2009 – January 10, 2010
MoMA, NYC

Cartier and America
December 19, 2009 — May 16, 2010
SF Legion of Honor, San Francisco

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Art a GoGo Podcast #49 – Huh? I just don’t get it!

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(41.09 minutes)

Huh? I just don’t get it!

Review of the book “The Art Thief” by Noah Charney
Link to Noah Charney’s website
– Link to ARCA: Association for Research into Crimes against art

An Expression of Joy (Project commissioned by BMW)
Link to An Expression of Joy website
– Wikipedia page of artist Robin Rhode

Kathleen Gilje “48 Portraits/Sargent’s Women, Restored”
– Exhibition at the Francis M. Naumann Gallery February 6 – April 10, 2009

Lee Price, Snack, 2009, oil on linen, 40 x 52 inches
Lee Price Studios

Review of documentary – “Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock”
Link to “Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock” (2005) website
Burning Man website
Burning Man on Wikipedia

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Art a GoGo Podacast #48 – Recession and the Art World

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(19.21 minutes)

The Recession and its Impact on the Art World

Museums struggling during economic downturn
$787bn American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed by President Obama on 17 February
Sky-High Chinese Art Market Comes Back To Earth
The Maastricht fine art fair Optimism and Jitters at Art Fair in Europe
Free admission: a luxury we can’t afford?
The recession and US museums

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Stay tuned…we’re plotting a comeback

Hi All,

We haven’t fallen off of the face of the planet, although it probably seems that way. We’re in the process of gearing up for a new season of Art a GoGo podcasts, so please stay tuned.

Late last year, our trusty Dell tower finally died after 7 years of service. That led us to a new computer and the wonderful world of Windows VISTA…a world of planned obsolescence where we found that our existing recording technology was relegated to the junk pile.

This has always been a labor of love, so we’ll get there as time permits.

Best,

Doug and Kathleen

Art a GoGo Podcast #47 – Performance Art – From Grocery Lists to Waterboarding

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(18.04 minutes)

A la Cart: The Secret Lives of Grocery Shoppers by Hillary Carlip
Cooking Up Characters From Old Grocery Lists
Amazon Link – A la Cart: The Secret Lives of Grocery Shoppers by Hillary Carlip
– A la Cart: The Secret Lives of Grocery Shoppers web site

Waterboarding At Coney Island
Waterboarding At Coney Island: The Thrill That Chills
“Believe Me, It’s Torture,” by Christopher Hitchens, Vanity Fair, August 2008
Link to Video of Hitchens experiencing waterboarding

Thomas P. Campbell Named Next Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Link to press release – Thomas P. Campbell Named Next Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Link to NY Mag – Thomas P. Campbell Named Director of the Met – But Is He Snooty Enough?

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