Thursday Links: Does the Army Need Art Writers?

Image from Michael E. Ruane's article "Trove of Army’s art awaits a new museum" on the Washington Post

Image from Michael E. Ruane’s article “Trove of Army’s art awaits a new museum” on the Washington Post

  • The LA Times has to be kicking themselves now for letting go of Jori Finkel. She and Randy Kennedy break the news that LA MOCA will select Dia’s Philippe Vergne as its new director. Questions about his fundraising prowess linger, but he’ll certainly be able to help build back the museum’s credibility (and hopefully their staff). [The New York Times]
  • Nobody tells a story like Tony Fitzpatrick. In this issue of Dime Stories, Fitzpatrick recalls the five years the famed dance club The Limelight lasted in Chicago. He says it didn’t last because unlike New Yorkers, who are willing to stand in line for hours just for the privilege of spending their money, Chicagoans have better things to do with their time. It seems those five years with the limelight also gave the city enough time to reflect on who they are. [New City]
  • Kate Moss brings out the misogynist in people. Kate Moss’s beauty has given new life to artist’s careers. Artists aren’t depicting model Kate Moss well enough, particularly Lucien Freud, says the Guardian’s Jonathan Jones. Why does this guy have a job? [The Guardian]
  • An Egon Schiele portfolio reportedly discovered by Austrian man in his father’s attic apparently is mostly fake. [TAN]
  • If you’re missing Dave Hickey’s art world commentary (he threw in the towel in 2012), then you can watch him lecture Rice students on just about everything. Glasstire has broken it into four videos. [Glasstire]
  • Art media loves a theft story, but security improvements and the Internet seem to have made the landscape harder on thieves. So for now we’ll settle on this list of D.C. art thefts over the past forty years. Looks like the early 80’s were a boom. [Washington City Paper]
  • Here’s a collection we would drop everything to go see: the US Army has a massive collection of war art in what looks like a climate-controlled concrete hangar. On the Washington Post, this comes with a bounty of stories about the army’s art program and artists’ experiences on the battlefield. They’re building a museum for the collection but it should take four more years. [Washington Post]


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