Browsing Category: aggregation

  • Found Objects 23/07/11

    Posting early links this week, due to weekend commitments. So, erm, click while you’re ahead: Lucian Freud appears not to have liked social conventions, but I hope he would not mind the odd tribute or two. Martyn Gayford’s close, measured and warm recollections in the Telegraph are well worth a read. An Xiao’s piece in …

    July 23, 2011
  • Found Objects 17/07/11

    These links are from the past seven days. Feel free to enjoy as many as you like: Jonathan Jones uses his Guardian column to link departing CEO of News International Rebekah Brooks to both the Damsel of the Holy Grail and Mick Jagger. Legal news: a monkey takes a photo in the wild and back …

    July 17, 2011
  • Found Objects 10/07/11

    I struggled to find an art angle for the News of the World story, so here are the rest of the week’s most readables: Cy Twombly, already in the news with a show at Dulwich Picture Gallery, made more headlines by dying. Sebastian Smee in the Boston Globe compares his work to 1,000-year old bedsheets, in …

    July 10, 2011
  • Found Objects 03/07/11

    Things which I have come across this week include: Even as cuts cause pain elsewhere, last week’s auctions at Christie’s and Sotheby’s confirm that business is booming for blue-chip art. Check out this shrewd report from A Kick up the Arts. In a video for the Guardian, Jonathan Glancey turns his somewhat intense gaze on …

    July 3, 2011
  • Found Objects 25/06/11

    Here are some links from the last seven days. Enjoy: The good news, at least to some degree, is that Ai Weiwei has been released on bail. This deserves a televisual breaking news report, as sourced by Leg of Lamb blog. Even more good news, yesterday a Picasso masterpiece went on show in the Palestinian …

    June 25, 2011
  • Found Objects 12/06/11

    Feel free to click through and enhance your day with one or more or all of the following: Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice is the 24-hr montage of real-time movie clips by Christian Marclay. Here’s a temperamental link to a video interview on the festival website and an old piece from BBC News. It’s …

    June 12, 2011
  • Found Objects 04/06/11

    You don’t have to go to Venice to be overwhelmed by the Biennale. Festival-related tweets have surely outnumbered the pigeons in St Mark’s Square. Here are some links from the floating city and beyond: In the Guardian, Rachel Withers tells you more than most about Mike Nelson’s installation at the British Pavilion. Writing on artnet, …

    June 4, 2011
  • Found Objects 28/05/11

    Having been away for a few days, there seem to be some especially good reads this weekend: Art event of the week was neither an opening nor an auction sale, but surely a blog post and the 300 comments it generated. Suffice to say, Jonathan Jones doesn’t rate Mark Leckey. So much for the artistic …

    May 28, 2011
  • Found Objects 15/05/2011

    We’ve had seven more days of neuron-firing stories on-line, including: Scientists told the media that art can boost dopamine levels. But can it also give you the munchies? (from The Telegraph) On artnet, Ben Davis considers the Vatican’s decision to put the Sistine Chapel online and asks how they can get their heads round Flash …

    May 15, 2011
  • Found Objects 08/05/2011

    Some favourited links from the last seven days: Big news of the week. Osama Bin Laden may have been a frustrated architect? Steve Rose builds a case in the Guardian. The Telegraph reports Art dealer Philip Mould was victim of a poison pen campaign. When it was alleged that he couldn’t afford a painting, that …

    May 8, 2011