In 1958, artist Mark Rothko received a commission to paint a series of murals for the brand-new Four Seasons restaurant. As visitors to the tony restaurant might have noticed then and now, Rothko’s work isn’t there on its walls. A new two-character Broadway play, Red, opening April 1, explores why—or does it?
The play, a Read More
“Did I make mistakes? We all did, yeah,” said Neville Wakefield, the 47-year-old curator of contemporary art. “I spent too much time looking at things that were ultimately not very interesting. Few people make good choices in a feeding frenzy.”
Mr. Wakefield, a curatorial advisor at P.S.1/MoMA, was talking about the art world of the Read More
In 1969, the artist Bruce Nauman made Pacing Upside Down, a 56-minute single-frame film of the artist crazily astride his California studio: a portrait of the artist as a convict in his cage. It was an extreme act of art that became foundational—inaugurating a shift in style from American abstract painting and Pop to post-Minimalism, Read More
Given that the Museum of Modern Art has undergone a makeover and become rather indistinguishable from an amusement park, it may come as a shock that the current exhibition devoted to the Bauhaus will have none of that. Not at all a spectacle, with little deluxe glamour evident in the art objects or their installation, Read More
Earlier this fall, Ann Temkin, the chief curator at the Museum of Modern Art’s department of painting and sculpture, was working on the checklist for the upcoming Gabriel Orozco retrospective (opening Dec. 13) when it occurred to her that one of the pieces she wanted to include in the exhibition might no longer exist.
To the courts!
The City Council approved the controversial MoMA tower yesterday afternoon by a vote of 44-3, which is supposed to be the last step in the approval process, but is really just the last step before the inevitable lawsuit challenging the approval process.
So it’s just barely even news that an opposition group Read More
The Jean Nouvel-designed skyscraper planned to rise next to MoMA goes before the City Council today for a hearing, where, according to a person informed of the decision, developer Hines Interests plans to request that its original height be restored.
The request comes after City Planning Commission chairwoman Amanda Burden chopped 200 Read More
It seems opponents of the Jean Nouvel-designed skyscraper planned to rise next to MoMA are well-funded.
The opponents, mostly neighbors of the 1,050-foot tower-to-be, are hitting the airwaves Monday with a television ad that directly targets Council Speaker Christine Quinn, urging her to oppose the development, planned to be built by the Read More
Neighbors of the 1,050-foot tower buy TV ads before Council hearing Tuesday. Read More
The Jean Nouvel-designed skyscraper planned for next to the Museum of Modern Art is slated to lose 200 feet. The tower, developed by Hines Interests and designed to be one of the city’s tallest towers at a soaring 1,250 feet tall, is expected to receive the haircut from the City Planning Commission on Read More