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Two Lady Artists with Bees in Their Bonnets

10 June 2008

Overheard at BCAM

"This is about as exciting as looking at someone's stock portfolio."

Overheard in the magnificent elevator between floors at of the new Broad* Contemporary Art Museum at the L.A. County Museum of Art, which according to Christopher Knight's thoughtful review at the LA Times, featured 80% works by Gagosian-represented artists and only 3 women (out out of 28 artists, and frankly, we were only able to spot Barbara Kruger and Cindy Sherman, so maybe the third was installed in the restroom).

*no relation (it's pronounced "Brode" as in the collectors Edythe and Eli, who infamously announced their decision not to donate their collection to LACMA a few months back.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Susan Rothenberg had a small - and I do mean small - painting in a room of oversized men's paintings.

My favorite part of the show was Kruger's title. She was given the elevator shaft for her artwork. Her piece was called "Shafted."

I've told everyone I know that this show is the contemporary equivalent of all those dreadful heroic history paintings produced by the French Academy.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Beverly Kaye Gallery said...

One of CT's best women artists was shown in the bathroom of Open Studios (which in all honesty might have been her idea!), and this year she didn't get a nod at all. We aren't even treading water, and I've been aware of this issue since art courses at Syracuse University 45 years ago! God help us! I know she's a very busy lady, but God help us anyway!

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Anonymous yorgi said...

i adore this prediction. one hump or two??


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