At the end of the 20th Century we’ve made the word meaningless complains Roger Kimball, editor of The New Criterion.
– as his first big show since the 1996 MOMA retrospective opens in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle
– left a Tiffany mosaic installed at the Curtis Center as part of his $119 million estate. No one will pay what the estate is demanding, so his estate wants to remove and sell it, setting off the biggest Philadelphia preservation crisis in years. – Philadelphia Inquirer
Two star curators sit down with FEED Magazine to talk about the life of the peripatetic international curator and how the profession is changing. Feed Magazine
Berlin’s Reischstag as remodelled by Sir Norman Foster, is more Blues Brothers than Beethoven. For Germany’s political workers, moving the government from Bonn to Berlin means a change of style. Financial Times
Workers digging a new road near the Vatican have discovered a frescoed wall that experts believe might be part of the emperor’s mother’s house. – CBC
– how much the dollar-value (English pound-value?) of a work of art affects the way we look at it. There’s a little test at the end of the story. –