December 6, 2011 • 6:53 am
What is art? What does art reveal about human nature? The trend these days is to approach such questions in the key of neuroscience.
“Neuroaesthetics” is a term that has been coined to refer to the project of studying art using the methods of neuroscience. It would be fair to say that neuroaesthetics has become a …
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December 4, 2011 • 4:39 pm
Federal authorities are investigating whether a parade of paintings and drawings, sold for years by some of New York’s most elite art dealers as the work of Modernist masters like Robert Motherwell and Jackson Pollock, actually consists of …
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November 26, 2011 • 6:33 pm
In his review of the current Diego Rivera show at MOMA, Peter Schjeldahl discusses the “fracas” that surrounded the murals Rivera created for the RCA Building in Rockefeller
via Back Issues: Diego Rivera: Troublemaker : The New Yorker.
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November 24, 2011 • 10:05 pm
WITH so many economies teetering on the brink of double-dip recession, it is hard to understand how the art market …
MORE via The art market: Financial machinations at auctions | The Economist.
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October 25, 2011 • 3:33 am
JAMES BRETT, the founder and curator of “The Museum of Everything”, believes his two new shows are “the most important in Britain”. This might seem like a bold claim, particularly as one exhibition is tucked in the …
MORE via Outsider art: How important is intent in art? | The Economist.
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October 20, 2011 • 3:26 am
How can you tell if an Andy Warhol silkscreen is the real thing or a fake? Even the Pop master’s own art foundation has given up trying to tell the difference.
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts said Wednesday that in coming months it plans to shut down its authentication board—the only independent arbiter of the legitimacy of Warhol works that turn up on the art market.
The six members of the authentication board, which include museum curators from …
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October 13, 2011 • 12:28 pm
This week in the magazine, Peter Schjeldahl writes about “Degas and the Nude,” a “wonderful show and a weird show” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. “Degas seems to create his women, as if they were all Eves—even a chubby prostitute scratching her …
MORE via Peter Schjeldahl on Degas: Audio Slide Show : The New Yorker.
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October 8, 2011 • 11:23 pm
It is just under 60 miles from the Stone Valley Quarry here — an expanse of dust, boulders, roaring bulldozers and cut granite hillsides — to the lush campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Museum Mile. Behind a pile of rocks the other afternoon, out of sight from the road, workers scurried around a 340-ton, 21-foot-high solid granite boulder, trussed with red steel girders, gleaming under the …
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September 28, 2011 • 4:17 am
The freewheeling artistic style of Bob Dylan, who has drawn on a variety of sources in creating his music and has previously raised questions of attribution in his work, is once again stirring debate — this time over an …
MORE via Dylan Paintings Draw Scrutiny – NYTimes.com.
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