Archive for January, 2021

Robert Longo on “Storm of Hope” at Jeffrey Deitch

Artist Robert Longo on working with charcoal and slowing images down.“Robert Longo: Storm of Hope” is on view at Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles through February 20, 2021. ... | Read More

Richard Feigen (1930–2021)

Richard Feigen, whose astute and often prescient eye for underestimated art old and new made him one of the most influential dealers of the postwar era, has died at age ninety from Covid-19. Best known ... | Read More

After The Storming Of The Capitol, Classical Music Feels More Vulnerable Than Ever

Of course, this feeling (and the lack of funding, and alarm about orchestras’ survival) started long before the pandemic, and long before the assault on the Capitol Building. But: “The trials of the past year have brought forth many of the qualities we already admired about classical music: its resilience, resistance, persistence and endurance. But permanence? I’m not so sure... | Read More

Robert Cohan, 95, Who Exported Contemporary Dance From The US To The UK

Cohan founded an outpost of Martha Graham’s school in London in 1966, and, a couple of years later, The Place. That venture (including the London Contemporary Dance Group) “initially performed pieces from Graham’s and other choreographers’ bodies of work, but Mr. Cohan soon decided that going forward it would offer only works that had been specially created for its dancers.... | Read More

Richard L. Feigen, Passionate New York Dealer and Collector, Has Died of Complications from Covid-19 at 90

Richard L. Feigen, an eclectic and influential art dealer whose galleries spanned Chicago, New York, London and Los Angeles—with clients around the world— has died at 90 from complications related to a recent battle with Covid-19, a representative for Feigen’s gallery said.

A collector since childhood, Feigen at various times showed work by a wide range of artists who had not... | Read More

After 30 Years, London Review Of Books Editor Steps Down

Mary-Kay Wilmers was one of LRB‘s co-founders in 1979, and after co-editing it since 1988 became sole editor in 1992. Two women will take over: “Wilmers will continue at the paper as consulting editor, with the LRB’s deputy editor Jean McNicol and senior editor Alice Spawls succeeding her.” – The Guardian (UK)

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When Broadway Returns, Ticketing May Be Different

Why did Jujamcyn switch from Ticketmaster to SeatGeek (more commonly a sports ticket app in the U.S.)? For one thing, SeatGeek is very commonly a contactless system, which now seems possible valuable for preventing viral spread. Also, there’s the ease of selling more things: “Beyond selling tickets, its technology could be used to allow customers to order food and drink, arrange... | Read More

When Writers Of Color Have To Save Themselves

Brian Lin: “At the start of the pandemic, I emailed friends, colleagues, and mentors, all POC, to ask two questions about their literary lives. What is a recurring situation that’s destabilizing and hard to navigate? What guidance would you offer a fellow person of color for navigating such situations?” – Los Angeles Review of Books

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After Inheriting A Massive Khmer Art Collection, A Daughter Returns It To Cambodia

When Nawapan Kriangsak inherited the priceless art collection of her father, scholar and collector Douglas Latchford, she already had a plan in motion to return his art to Cambodia, from whence most of it came during that country’s civil war. Latchford’s death in 2020 ended extradition efforts after “federal prosecutors in New York charged him with trafficking in looted... | Read More

The Greek Language Is Deluged With English Right Now

The word for pandemic is absolutely Greek, but nearly everything else the Greeks discuss about COVID-19 is English – and a leading linguist is worried. “Far too many [English terms] are entering spoken and written Greek. On the television you hear phrases such as ‘rapid tests are being conducted via drive-through’, and almost all the words are English. It’s as if suddenly... | Read More

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