Collector Adam Lindemann published in the New York Observer last week a defense of the New Museum show curated by Jeff Koons that features works from the collection of Dakis Joannou. It is not worth reading for that defense–who cares anymore?–but for the interesting points he makes about the art world, like this provocative one:
Additional thunder has been drained from the museums, with the galleries increasingly doing many of the best shows in town. Shows of Picasso and Piero Manzoni (Acquavella, Gagosian), as well as those of Koons, Alighiero e Boetti and Cindy Sherman (L+M, Gladstone, Skarstedt), have put gallery shows in direct competition with museums. Gallerists know the material and can act quickly; they are committed and don’t need to pander to broad and politically correct guidelines.
Art Critics: Get Real! (NY Observer)