John Giorno/Basel/Ile de Porquerolles/London June 2018
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John Giorno/Basel/Ile de Porquerolles/London June 2018

On June 5, I was delighted to join Melissa Chiu, Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and other guests on a visit to John Giorno’s studio in Lower Manhattan. Giorno is an American poet and performance artist.  He was featured in Warhol’s film “Sleep” in 1963 and founded “Dial-A-Poem”, using a telephone service to communicate … Continue reading

Frieze Week: London, October 2017
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Frieze Week: London, October 2017

Arriving in London a few days prior to the opening of the Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Masters offered me extra time to view the works at Christie’s, Phillips and Sotheby’s on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning. Christie’s added a group of smaller works called “Up Close” including a 15 inch Alberto Giacometti sculpture, entitled “Man (Apollo)” which tripled … Continue reading

Art Institute of Chicago, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
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Art Institute of Chicago, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Thursday morning we arrived at the Art Institute of Chicago and headed to The Modern Wing, which was designed by Renzo Piano and officially opened to the public in 2009. The 264,000 square-foot building positions the Art Institute as the second largest art museum in the USA, after SFMOMA (see blog August 18, 2016). Last … Continue reading