RIPs in the art world, 2011
Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:47 PM
Posted 31 December 2011 - 01:20 PM
Peter Schjeldahl pares the list down:
As Schjeldahl and the art world reassess what the loss of Willem de Kooning - in the midst of the postmodernist boom twenty or so years ago - really signified. Edwin Denby sat for some of the men portraits and de Kooning did this curtain drop for Marie Marchowsky's 1946 dance Labyrinth:
Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:42 PM
Cy Twombly, Leo Steinberg, John Chamberlain, Lucian Freud, and Helen Frankenthaler died. They won’t be replaced.
Nor indeed will any of the others. They lived in a special era for art.
Posted 01 January 2012 - 08:59 AM
Thanks so much for the links. I don't really look at his work very often, and then I'm surprised all over again by how much I like it.
Posted 02 January 2012 - 12:45 PM
With the Loss of 2 Leaders, the End of an Era
Everything in New York comes down to real estate, to finding places where things can happen. In the last few weeks the city and its cultural landscape have lost the people who created two of the unlikeliest, loveliest places for us to see and hear music performed.
That coffee barge, bought for $10,000 in 1976 by Olga Bloom, who died on Nov. 24 at 92, became the floating chamber-music hall Bargemusic. And the 107-seat theater on the Bowery, a few doors down from the punk-rock club C.B.G.B., was, starting in 1964, the home of the Amato Opera, which its founder, Anthony Amato, who died on Tuesday at 91, liked to call the smallest grand opera company in the world.
Two scrappy institutions; two idiosyncratic, unforgettable spaces. The passing of their longtime leaders is a moment to think about the arts and where they live.
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