After wrestling, in a playful sort of way, with Blogger for way too long yesterday, I think everything could be considered back to normal. Which means that I have way too many things to opinionate about.
First off, 'cuz it is not going to be available for free much longer - last week the New York Times reported about some malfeasance (nasty stuff, but I couldn't help myself, sorry) going on as a secondary thing to all the corporate scandals in the world. It seems that some people who I think who have more dollars than brains have been trying to avoid paying the taxman when they buy art. The people named in the article are: Joe L. Allbritton, (Riggs National Corporation); Robert J. Hurst, (ex-Goldman Sachs) & president of the board of the Whitney; and L. Dennis Kozlowski, (es-Tyco) among others. As Tyler Green pointed out here and Mickey Kaus wrote here it should be a sticky situation when a Museum Board member gets investigated for this sort of thing. But it seems that it ain't getting the press it deserves. I can only wonder who and what Revenue Canada is investigating.
Then while we're on the NYTimes, they have a very nice piece about Matt Haimovitz playing CBGB's Saturday night. I've emailed his agent asking if he would play the gallery. But haven't heard anything so far.
And then finally, on Sunday they published an article by Guy Trebay, about how Los Angeles is trying to (and perhaps succeeding) in beating New York in the contemporary art world. Mr. Trebay talks to or mentions the following people:
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