Post #1064 • September 28, 2007, 7:21 AM • 9 Comments
Roberta Smith reviews the Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection at the Metropolitan Museum in the form of an audio slideshow.
"Either you are sophisticated or cynical enough to gush over the emperor's wonderfully postmodern and transgressive new duds, or you are one of those reactionary rubes who get all hung up on the fact that the emperor actually happens to be naked." (Necee)
Wall animation. (NW)
Now that the New York Times tore down their paywalls, Maira Kalman's column has become freely available, I happily report.
"Art is on the plate at five top spots [in Paris] where the views are as fine as the food, and you can keep the security guards up late." Sigh.
Reason comes in with the winner for the blog post title of the week.
"I believe in protecting open land on almost any pretext and surely the dunes of South Truro deserve to be protected because they are part of the larger ecosystem of the Cape Cod National Seashore. What puzzles me is the idea of the Hopper landscape. The landscape Hopper saw, as an artist, is already protected. It exists only in his paintings, nowhere else."