On Modern Art Notes: A little story about the love a couple of artists have for hotel atriums. Features art from the Art Institute of Chicago, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, whose Andreas Gursky Atlanta (1996) is on view at the A-K now, and which is shown above.

On Modern Art Notes: A little story about the love a couple of artists have for hotel atriums. Features art from the Art Institute of Chicago, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, whose Andreas Gursky Atlanta (1996) is on view at the A-K now, and which is shown above.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Carrie Mae Weems. A new retrospective exhibition of Weems’s work titled, “Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video,” opened last week at Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Weems’ best-known work is almost certainly the “Kitchen Table Series” (1990), a series of photographs that tells a family story. While the piece includes text panels, Weems doesn’t tell us precisely what’s happening in the pictures, she just shows us the images and a broad narrative. The narrative is general enough that viewers are likely to ‘fill in’ specifics from their own lives. It may be Weems’s strongest, most open-ended work. In this Art21 video on ArtBabble, she discussed what motivated the work. The entire series and a set of installation pictures is on Weems’s website. 

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Image: Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Man smoking) from “Kitchen Table Series,” 1990. Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Stephanie Barron, the curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s major retrospective of Ken Price. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 6, 2013.

Better yet!: It’s not just LACMA that’s celebrating Ken Price: In New York, the Museum of Modern Art has installed a gallery of Prices from its collection. It includes the piece above, Troy Decuto (detail, 2003), the marvelously androgynous Slenderella (2003), Redneck (2002), Pacific (2000) and Flatso (1999) as well as works on paper such as the whimsical Double Frog Cup (1968). 

Price is a sculptor who worked with clay, paint and forms rooted in whimsy, erotics and the history of sculpture across many cultures. He died in February at age 77.  

Barron is LACMA’s senior curator of modern art. Her exhibition credits include co-curating with Maurice Tuchman a retrospective of David Hockney, an exhibition of Hockney’s portraits and a series of landmark exhibitions on German modern and contemporary art.

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Image: Ken Price, Troy Decuto (detail)2000. Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Stephanie Barron, the curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s major retrospective of Ken Price. The exhibition is in member previews and opens to the public on Sept. 16.

This Price, 100% Pure, is owned by architect Frank Gehry and his wife Berta. On this week’s show, Barron explains how and why Gehry stuck it in a scanner to try to learn how Price had made it. (!!!)

Price is a sculptor who worked with clay, paint and forms rooted in whimsy, erotics and the history of sculpture across many cultures. He died in February at age 77.  

Barron is LACMA’s senior curator of modern art. Her exhibition credits include co-curating with Maurice Tuchman a retrospective of David Hockney, an exhibition of Hockney’s portraits and a series of landmark exhibitions on German modern and contemporary art.

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Image: Ken Price, 100% Pure, 2005.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Stephanie Barron, the curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s major retrospective of Ken Price. The exhibition is in member previews and opens to the public on Sept. 16.

Special this week!: The Modern Art Notes Podcast is collaborating with the must-follow Tumblr Cave to Canvas. All day long, Cave to Canvas will be featuring Price’s work. Don’t miss it!

Price is a sculptor who worked with clay, paint and forms rooted in whimsy, erotics and the history of sculpture across many cultures. He died in February at age 77.  His work is in the collection of virtually every major museum in the United States. LACMA’s exhibition will travel to the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas and to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Barron is LACMA’s senior curator of modern art. Her exhibition credits include co-curating with Maurice Tuchman a retrospective of David Hockney, an exhibition of Hockney’s portraits and a series of landmark exhibitions on German modern and contemporary art.

Download the show directly to your PC/mobile device. Subscribe to The MAN Podcast via iTunesRSS. See images discussed on the show.

Image: Ken Price, Echo, 1997. Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Photograph by Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy LACMA.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Stephanie Barron, the curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s major retrospective of Ken Price. The exhibition is in member previews and opens to the public on Sept. 16.

Special this week!: The Modern Art Notes Podcast is collaborating with the must-follow Tumblr Cave to Canvas. All day long Cave to Canvas will be featuring Price’s work. Don’t miss it!

Price is a sculptor who worked with clay, paint and forms rooted in whimsy, erotics and the history of sculpture across many cultures. Price died in February at age 77.  His work is in the collection of virtually every major museum in the United States. LACMA’s exhibition will travel to the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas and to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Barron is LACMA’s senior curator of modern art. Her exhibition credits include co-curating with Maurice Tuchman a retrospective of David Hockney, an exhibition of Hockney’s portraits and a series of landmark exhibitions on German modern and contemporary art.

On the second segment, Carnegie Museum of Art architecture curator Raymund Ryan discusses his upcoming exhibition “White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes.” The exhibition looks at a new type of art museum that has emerged in recent years, one that melds inventive architectural forms with landscape design. These new spaces are typically made to receive conceptual and installation art. The exhibition opens on Sept. 22.

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Image: Ken Price, L. Blue, 1961. Photograph by Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy LACMA.

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This is a detail from Cold Shoulder (1963), Roy Lichtenstein’s first painting to refer to a comic strip. According to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the painting’s home:

The artist’s son, actor Mitchell Lichtenstein, claims a bit of credit for his father’s very first comic-style painting.

“One day, when I was about five and my brother David was seven, we told our father that he wasn’t a real artist, because he didn’t paint anything people could recognize. To please us, he reproduced this comic strip image, and something clicked. In that moment Roy realized a new personal style.”

The painting is included in the Roy Lichtenstein retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago. This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features the exhibition’s curator, James Rondeau, the head of the contemporary art department at the Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibition is the first career-length survey of Lichtenstein’s art and the first retrospective of the artist in 18 years. 

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Image: Roy Lichtenstein, Cold Shoulder (detail), 1963. Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Click here to see a JPEG of the entire painting.

The art: Ed Ruscha, Parking Lots #23 (Century City, 1800 Avenue of the Stars), 1967/99.
The news: "When a Parking Lot is So Much More," by Eran Ben-Joseph for the New York Times opinion page.
The source: Collection of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 

The art: Ed Ruscha, Parking Lots #23 (Century City, 1800 Avenue of the Stars), 1967/99.

The news: "When a Parking Lot is So Much More," by Eran Ben-Joseph for the New York Times opinion page.

The source: Collection of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 

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The art: Karen Halverson, Cosumnes River Preserve, 2000. The Cosumnes River Preserve, a tiny little silver of protected land that sits between Sacramento and Stockton, Calif., protects the only remaining unregulated river that flows west out of the Sierra Nevada.
The news: "The Trees Are All Right," a defense of public lands for the New York Times’ Opinionator section by Timothy Egan, one of my favorite writers on the American West. 
The source: Collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 

The art: Karen Halverson, Cosumnes River Preserve, 2000. The Cosumnes River Preserve, a tiny little silver of protected land that sits between Sacramento and Stockton, Calif., protects the only remaining unregulated river that flows west out of the Sierra Nevada.

The news: "The Trees Are All Right," a defense of public lands for the New York Times’ Opinionator section by Timothy Egan, one of my favorite writers on the American West. 

The source: Collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 

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The art: Chris Burden, Metropolis II, 2011.
The news: "In Long Beach exhibit, urban planning is art and play," by Bob Pool in the Los Angeles Times.
The source: Metropolis II officially opens at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art this Saturday, Jan. 14. (It’s up now, but…) The museum has posted the times during which the sculpture will be "in action" here. Burden and I discussed Metropolis II on the inaugural Modern Art Notes Podcast, which is available for download/streaming here and via iTunes here. 

The art: Chris Burden, Metropolis II, 2011.

The news: "In Long Beach exhibit, urban planning is art and play," by Bob Pool in the Los Angeles Times.

The source: Metropolis II officially opens at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art this Saturday, Jan. 14. (It’s up now, but…) The museum has posted the times during which the sculpture will be "in action" here. Burden and I discussed Metropolis II on the inaugural Modern Art Notes Podcast, which is available for download/streaming here and via iTunes here. 

Big day for me today: The new, weekly Modern Art Notes Podcast debuts!
My first guest is artist Chris Burden, the artist who created what is almost certainly America’s most popular public artwork: Urban Light (2008, above) at/outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Later this fall LACMA will also install Burden’s Metropolis II (2011), which has been something of a viral video hit on the interwebs. Burden is also known for risk-embracing 1970s performance pieces such as Shoot (1971), in which Burden was shot by a friend.
You can download or listen to the first MAN Podcast here and you can subscribe via RSS feed here. The show is currently in iTunes’ review process, but it’ll be up there soon. Also, please follow (and stream!) The Modern Art Notes Podcast on Tumblr here. 
Image via Flickr user Hiroshiken.

Big day for me today: The new, weekly Modern Art Notes Podcast debuts!

My first guest is artist Chris Burden, the artist who created what is almost certainly America’s most popular public artwork: Urban Light (2008, above) at/outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Later this fall LACMA will also install Burden’s Metropolis II (2011), which has been something of a viral video hit on the interwebs. Burden is also known for risk-embracing 1970s performance pieces such as Shoot (1971), in which Burden was shot by a friend.

You can download or listen to the first MAN Podcast here and you can subscribe via RSS feed here. The show is currently in iTunes’ review process, but it’ll be up there soon. Also, please follow (and stream!) The Modern Art Notes Podcast on Tumblr here. 

Image via Flickr user Hiroshiken.

The art: Abraham van Beyeren, Banquet Still Life, 1667.
The news: This week NPR’s Fresh Air is featuring a week of programs on food. Food is one of Western art’s classic subjects, so MAN will feature a special food post each day.
The source: Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 
Special note: LACMA makes many images of artworks in its collection available as high-resolution images free of copyright restrictions. This means you can make a t-shirt from this image and sell it, distribute it to your students, or use it in literally any other way you choose. Click here to see — or use! — the high-resolution image of this van Beyeren.

The art: Abraham van Beyeren, Banquet Still Life, 1667.

The news: This week NPR’s Fresh Air is featuring a week of programs on food. Food is one of Western art’s classic subjects, so MAN will feature a special food post each day.

The source: Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 

Special note: LACMA makes many images of artworks in its collection available as high-resolution images free of copyright restrictions. This means you can make a t-shirt from this image and sell it, distribute it to your students, or use it in literally any other way you choose. Click here to see — or use! — the high-resolution image of this van Beyeren.

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