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message 1: by Ed (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments I just started the news corner for November.


message 2: by Ed (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments Sad to say, in New York, they are having a conservation nightmare:

New York's art community struggles to salvage flood-damaged works
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCQrnS...


message 3: by Kat (new)

Kat McKay | 14 comments I'm confused, Ed, the link was to a BBC comedy spoof. Very funny, but I don't think it's the one you were aiming for.


message 4: by Ed (last edited Nov 07, 2012 09:57AM) (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments Kat wrote: "I'm confused, Ed, the link was to a BBC comedy spoof. Very funny, but I don't think it's the one you were aiming for."
Oh oooooooooooooops. No laughing matter. It's really sad, the painter with about 20 large paintings made over the course of 15 years that were ruined by sitting in four feet of water.

Maybe this one is better:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-...



also...
http://www.examiner.com/article/moma-...


message 5: by Ed (last edited Nov 07, 2012 11:29AM) (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments

UC Berkeley receives grant to preserve Hans Hoffman's paintings.
http://www.examiner.com/article/uc-be...

Hoffman, as well as being a well-known painter in his own right, was known for shaping the ideas of hundreds of art students, many of whom went on to attain international stature including Helen Frankenthaler, Red Grooms, Alfred Jensen, Wolf Kahn, Lee Krasner, Louise Nevelson, and Frank Stella.

"Our entire being is nourished by color."
Hans Hoffman


message 6: by Ed (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments Ed wrote: " No laughing matter. It's really sad, the pai..."

http://blogs.artinfo.com/modernartnot...


message 7: by Kat (new)

Kat McKay | 14 comments That's horrilbe! I'm wondering, while I know a lot of it was things in an exhibition on the 1st floor, was any stored in basements? I know from my own personal household experience, anything in a basement is subject to getting ruined. Just curious.


message 8: by Ed (last edited Nov 08, 2012 01:33PM) (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments Kat wrote: "That's horrilbe! I'm wondering, while I know a lot of it was things in an exhibition on the 1st floor, was any stored in basements? I know from my own personal household experience, anything in a b..."

I just got the following e-mail (obviously the juried show I applied to has been cancelled):

Hi Folks

Thanks for applying to our national juried shows.

Hope this finds you and your family well. As you know, we are having some tough times.

Sandy hit Red Hook severely though luckily no life was lost locally (to the best of my knowledge). We were lucky. 2012’s last show closed the week before Sandy hit. We removed all the artwork on exhibit before Sandy washed five feet of water through destroying all the exhibition walls.

Last weekend we saw a phenomenal outpouring of volunteers. They helped us clean out all the trash and the soaked sheet rock walls. Now the reconstruction begins.

We hope 2013 shows will open as scheduled and that we see you next year.

Please check our website
http://bwac.org
for future updates.

Best wishes,
John Strohbeen
President


[image error]
Cover of NY Times on Oct 29, before Sandy
actually hit. BWAC gallery is at end of 4-story bldg.
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Storm damage at BWAC


message 9: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 5298 comments Thank you for the update, Ed. What a relief!


message 10: by Kat (new)

Kat McKay | 14 comments Ed wrote: "Kat wrote: "That's horrilbe! I'm wondering, while I know a lot of it was things in an exhibition on the 1st floor, was any stored in basements? I know from my own personal household experience, any..."

Once again, how awful for all parties involved. Did you have art there?


message 11: by Ed (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments Fortunately not. I've submitted to a couple of juried shows back east, but fortunately none of them has been wiped out by a storm.


message 12: by Ed (last edited Nov 12, 2012 05:06PM) (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments Happy Birthday Rodin!

Auguste Rodin's 'The Thinker' gets a Google Doodle
Los Angeles Times ‎- 6 hours ago
Even people who know nothing about art know about Auguste Rodin. The French sculptor who created "The Thinker" and "The Kiss" was born ...

http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2012/11...
https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en&am...







message 13: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I was recently in the Hirshhorn Museum's sculpture garden, which has several Rodins.


message 14: by Carol (last edited Nov 12, 2012 06:07PM) (new)

Carol (goodreadscomcarolann) | 1211 comments When I think of Rodin, I think of the Norton Simon museum in Pasadena, CA. The grounds by the front are full of bronze sculptors.



The Thinker, 1880. -- wasn't the Thinker meant to be Dante on the Gates of Hell?


The Burghers of Calais, 1884-95


Monument to Blazac


Both the museum and the grounds are beautiful.


message 15: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl The Burghers of Calais is at the Hirshhorn too.

Under French law no more than twelve casts of this piece were permitted after Rodin’s death.

While the first cast of the group of six figures (1895) still stands in Calais, other original casts stand at:

- Glyptoteket in Copenhagen, cast 1903.
- the Royal Museum in Mariemont (Belgium), cast 1905.
- Victoria Tower Gardens in the shadow of the Houses of Parliament in London, cast 1908.
- the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia, cast 1925.
- the gardens of the Musée Rodin in Paris, cast 1926.
- Kunstmuseum in Basel (Switzerland), cast 1943.
- the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., cast 1943.
- the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo, cast 1953.[2]
- the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, cast 1968.
- the Brooklyn Museum, cast 1979.[3]
- the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, cast 1989.
- the Rodin Gallery in Seoul.[4] This is the 12th and final cast in the edition, cast 1995.



message 16: by Ed (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments Lobstergirl wrote: "The Burghers of Calais is at the Hirshhorn too.

Under French law no more than twelve casts of this piece were permitted after Rodin’s death.

While the first cast of the group of six figures (18..."


I used to work at Stanford University, and I saw a set there, but not on the base. I see that "Some installations of Rodin's Burghers of Calais (for example at Stanford University and the National Art Gallery in Canberra) are not casts from the original group with six figures on a common base." Does anybody know where the casts at Cantor gallery at Stanford came from?




message 17: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl No, I sure don't.


message 18: by Ed (last edited Nov 13, 2012 08:31PM) (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments Will Barnet, Visionary Artist, Dies at 101

Will Barnet in his studio in New York last year. More Photos »
By KEN JOHNSON
Published: November 13, 2012

Will Barnet, a printmaker and painter known for elegantly stylized portraits and classically composed visions of beautiful women and children, died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 101.

His death was announced by Philippe Alexandre, whose gallery represented him. He had lived in the National Arts Club building on Gramercy Park since 1982.

In the prints and paintings that he produced from the mid-1960s on, Mr. Barnet ranged between a simplified form of realism and a poetic, visionary symbolism. A skilled draftsman, he created exactingly linear, subtly colored portraits of family members and friends. In the enigmatic pictures he began making in the 1970s, he conjured images of women in dark woods or on the porches of seaside houses who appear to be waiting for loved ones like 19th-century sailors’ wives....

More Photos »
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012...


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/art...


message 19: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I love the picture of him and his wife in their kitchen, with all the little artworks on the wall.


message 20: by Carol (new)

Carol (goodreadscomcarolann) | 1211 comments Thanks Ed.
He loved painting his family and cats!

few more pics http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/will-barnet


message 21: by Heather, Moderator (last edited Nov 14, 2012 07:27AM) (new)

Heather | 5298 comments Ed wrote: "Happy Birthday Rodin!

Auguste Rodin's 'The Thinker' gets a Google Doodle
Los Angeles Times ‎- 6 hours ago
Even people who know nothing about art know about Auguste Rodin. The French sculptor who c..."


Wow, where have I been? I missed his birthday! We know sculpture is my favorite medium and Rodin is one of my favorite sculptors. I got the opportunity to visit the Rodin museum in Philidelphia and also the one in Paris. If I remember right, the museum in Paris also had a few of the surviving works of Camille Claudel, his student and mistress.

I collect sculptures as a hobby and currently have The Kiss, The Thinker, Eternal Spring, and Cathedral (my favorite)...one can never have too many!


message 22: by Ed (last edited Nov 23, 2012 09:26AM) (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments Anybody familiar with Rothko's working methods where he painstakingly put thin layer on thin layer to create a pulsing fluttering surface has to cringe. (Even if you don't like his painting, he put a hell of a lot of work into it!)



The damage caused by the Polish Yellowist Vladimir Umanets to Mark Rothko’s painting “Black on Maroon” (1958) at the Tate in October could take up to 18 months to repair. The vandalism is, unfortunately, far worse than initially thought....

http://hyperallergic.com/60704/vandal...


message 23: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Well the good news is that it can be repaired, I guess. Idiot.

(I love the font on that website...)


message 24: by Ed (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments An exhibition devoted to the work of Salvador Dali at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. More than 30 years after the first retrospective in 1979, the event gathers more than 200 art pieces and runs until March 13, 2013.
http://artdaily.org/index.asp?date=11...

The Red Orchestra

Landscape with Girl Skipping Rope


Six Apparitions of Lenin on a Grand Piano

Phospherene de Laporte

Aphrodisiac Jacket

The Great Masturbator


Tuna Fishing

Apparition of a Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach


message 25: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 5298 comments I have always like this one. Six Apparitions of Lenin on a Grand Piano

And I haven't seen this one before Tuna Fishing
I like it!


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