Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Another Coup

The headline in the NY TIMES reads: Some Object as Museum Shows Its Trustee’s Art

Summary: IT's a coup for the smooth blend of of opportunism, commerce and public service!

Myself, I don't mind so long as it's all transparent, which, in this case would entail The NEw Museum posting a giant sign listing two major "red flag" confessions:

  • This show is curated by an artist who stands to gain worth and prestige by showing his own work in this public forum.
  • This show is comprised of works owned by our trustee Dakis Joannou, a famed collector of the works of our curator, Jeff Koons who is also his BFF.
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