Post #984 • April 6, 2007, 11:33 AM • 55 Comments
For all the times I've busted on Holland Cotter, he just did a lovely review of the show of Buddhist art at the Japan Society. It's time to get down to New York again, between that, the new Greek and Roman galleries chez Met, George Stubbs at the Frick, and the Durand show at the Brooklyn Museum called Kindred Spirits. Press materials from the Brooklyn Museum didn't mention anything about, you know, that Kindred Spirits, but the release was entitled
Durand Durand, in an apparent attempt to draw people into the show with gauzy recollections of men wearing mascara. (Personally, I was listening to Rush at the time.)
The U.S. tax system accords unequal treatment to creators and collectors who donate tangible works (e.g., paintings or manuscripts) to museums, libraries, educational or other collecting institutions. A collector may take a tax deduction for the fair-market value of the work, but creators may deduct only their (Necee)
basis value—essentially the cost of materials such as paint and canvas. We urge Members of Congress to co-sponsor bipartisan legislation, S. 548 or H.R.1524, which would allow artists to take a fair-market value deduction for works given to and retained by nonprofit institutions.
Just think—after you die, you can live on through other people's sketchbooks! Also via Drawn!, Golden Cage by Whitest Boy Alive.
Missed Connection Comics. (Waxy)
While Craigslist offers a variety of public services from apartments to one night flings, the Missed Connection ads offers a tender insight into a world of people who run around the city making eye contact with strangers and falling instantly and madly in love. And what better way to pay homage to such unrequited love than to exploit it in a comic book?
Department of Skills: Rush.