No matter what hangs on them, sometimes a person just gets tired of looking at the same four walls. This appears to be the case with John Elderfield, the former chief curator of MoMA’s painting and sculpture department who now lends his considerable talents to the Gagosian Gallery. After a decade of ownership, Mr. Elderfield and wife Jeanne Collins, an art publicist, have sold their loft at 129 Duane Street, according to city records.
And what a loft it is! Mr. Elderfield, who enjoyed a youthful foray into architecture, clearly has an eye for good design. Photos of the two-bedroom, two-bath condo show a museum-like expanse of oak floors, recessed lighting, 12-foot ceilings and tastefully arranged art.
Of the many criticisms one can make of the new, grossly expanded and grossly expensive Museum of Modern Art (it’s reported to have cost more than $850 million), the most unexpected-by this writer, anyway-is that almost everything about it has the character of an anachronism. Instead of a forward-looking, truly innovative plan for both the Read More
At about 5:40 on Friday, May 19, Museum of Modern Art director Glenn Lowry strode out onto the West 53rd Street sidewalk in front of the museum and stood before an assembled group of its striking employees. According to those who witnessed the scene, a smirking Mr. Lowry raised his arms and began to chop Read More
Certain exhibitions require repeated visits if we hope to attain a serious understanding not only of their constituent parts but of the ideas and intentions that govern their organization and execution. The Modern Starts exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art has been especially challenging in this respect. It has been open to the public Read More