If “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”, how did this show get loose? NO, I haven’t seen it - especially since for the same price I can walk a block and see Hairspray. Twice. But luckily, Steve Winn did the dirty work for us.
Among his many astute observations is that calling the show Da Vinci is like calling a show about Joan of Arc - Of Arc. Contrast this with the show Tom Marioni (who’s farther funded the Leonardo Da Vinci Society) curated - an 1987 exhibit at the Walter McBean Gallery featuring Leo-inspired works by Tony Labat, Clayton Bailey, William T. Wiley, David Ireland, and Chris Burdon. Those were the days…
Seems like there have been too many posts this year about artists dying early deaths, but we couldn’t let Elizabeth Murray‘s passing go unremarked. Verlyn Klinkenborg remembers her in this piece from the New York Times.
The death of artist Jeremy Blake, who was known for his digital paintings, is reported in this Washington Post story.