Art World Abstracts: Miles Aldridge on Living in the Fulcrum of Beauty, and More!

Miles Aldridge, sans fulcrum of beauty. (Photo courtesy Patrick McMullan)

Miles Aldridge, sans fulcrum of beauty. (Photo courtesy Patrick McMullan)

Miles Aldridge talks to Maurizo Cattalan in the catalog for his newest show, at Sims Reed Gallery in London, about having three models for sisters, and one model for an ex-wife. “I guess I have really lived that life of being in the fulcrum of beauty,” he says. [The Art Newspaper]

“Can you make art from Lego?” is the question one critic asks. You know what? Sure. You totally can. There are probably other questions we should be asking. More important things in the world. But yeah, sure. Lego Art.  [The Guardian]

“You may recall that on April 19, 1995, two antigovernment extremists, Timothy McVeigh and accomplice, Terry Nichols, successfully detonated a 4,000-pound fertilizer bomb hidden in a Ryder rental truck parked outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The museum and memorial are now on that site.” [WSJ]

There is a wild, big, jolting new Anselm Kiefer exhibition at the Royal Academy, and so The Guardian just straight up calls him “the most liberating painter since Jackson Pollock.” [The Guardian]

The Telegraph is a bit more low-key in its review, saying “Kiefer belongs to a tradition of Romantic painters grappling heroically with the sublime.” [The Telegraph]

“The goal is to reposition Sotheby’s on the West Coast to be perceived as the strongest presence,” said Andrea Fiuczynski, Sotheby’s chairman of West Coast, in this morning’s article on the house’s California dreams. [Bloomberg]

Not everyone in the art world is happy that more and more art patronage is coming from corporate sponsorship and more private money. [Financial Times]

Susan Sutton has been named Ballroom Marfa’s new executive director. Cofounder and current executive director Fairfax Dorn will transition to a new role as artistic director. [Artforum]

Art World Abstracts: Miles Aldridge on Living in the Fulcrum of Beauty, and More!