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Wednesday Bits: Broad Benefits & Cross-Pollination

Trickle Down Taste The Broad opens this Sunday, in downtown Los Angeles —a stunning concrete lattice construction housing three floors that sample Eli and Edythe Broad’s personal collection. The most … Continue reading

September 16, 2015

Wednesday Bits: Artists. Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can’t Live With ‘Em

Lazy Lyon is making Daniel Buren look bad —at least the city is making Buren’s work look bad. The state of neglect that his installation (a characteristic grid of 69 tiny fountains and 14 pillars) festers in has driven the artist to threaten legal action.

September 2, 2015

Wednesday Bits: Canaries in Coal Mines; things to come are coming!

Instagram is The New Chelsea The New York Times is finally noticing that Instagram has become “the social media platform of choice for many contemporary artists, galleries, auction houses and … Continue reading

August 5, 2015

Will Ford and Kresge Save DIA?

Live tweets from the Association of Art Museum Directors meeting in New Orleans last night revealed that Detroit Art Institute director, Graham Beal, was going public with news of a … Continue reading

January 13, 2014

Dare to Love Banksy Again

I’d been feeling kinda down on Banksy, a bit nauseated from the giant dollops of sugar he’d been delivering in the form of children and balloons and flowers. I thought … Continue reading

October 23, 2013

Who’s Paying The Met’s Rent?

The sign says ADMISSION in large letters and lists a charge of $25 for adult visitors. So you must pay $25. No, wait: the small print says, “Recommended” so it’s … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

How To Talk About Art: Now a Column on Hyperallergic

How to Talk about Art (H2TaA ) has been The Art Machine’s slowly growing manual for those who wish to master artspeak as practiced by art critics, art educators, galleries, … Continue reading

April 30, 2012

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