Usually when the commercial art market and the scholarly art museum world cross paths there’s a furor of outrage. Yet so far there seems to be little concern about former MoMA Chief Curator John Elderfield’s flitting back and forth across the commercial-museum divide.
Elderfield has been more visible at auctions recently and now Carol Vogel publishes the release that he has become an advisor to the still not-fully-defined Art.sy:
[T]hough he says he will continue to organize shows, he is becoming a senior adviser to Art.sy, an art search engine that has been in the works for the last two years. Sebastian Cwilich, Art.sy’s chief operating officer, said that Mr. Elderfield would help the Web site on art-historical matters and get museums excited about making parts of their collections accessible on Art.sy.
Inside Art: Search-Engine Work (New York Times)