Some Stories We Finally Caught Up On
Like you, we’ve got a pile of magazines, books and newspaper articles sitting on our desk and at our beside table. This weekend we plowed through a layer or two.
~ The New York Times ran a nice piece on Elizabeth Peyton reviewing a show of her photographs in Connecticut; the NY Sun did too. They remind us that Peyton will have a show at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York in October. ~ The New York Sun ran an interesting story about a Dutch Old Master drawing that slipped through the cracks at Christie’s but was eventually bought by the Met when it was attributed to Lucas van Leyden. The drawing was originally sold at a Maritime auction–not the place most people are looking for an Old Master drawing. ~ The Times of London looks into the explosion of interest in furniture by designers and new category of “Design Art” coined by Alexander Payne of Phillips de Pury. ~ Which led us back to a NY Times story about Ron Perelman and his lawsuit over an Art Deco table. ~ While we were reading the NY Times, we caught up with this story about the Guggenheim’s conservation exhibit featuring an Ad Reinhardt painting that fell into permanent disrepair. ~ We also read (third item) about the Met’s loan of sculpture to the University of Texas which will maintain a park the display of these works that haven’t found a place in Manhattan.