Art & Pancakes, July 3rd, 2011

Another entry in the series of Sunday morning posts called Art & Pancakes. Here are some art news/tid-bits to peruse over, hopefully with a fine breakfast with some good strong coffee on a fine, pre-holiday Sunday morning. ~b

Dutch Artists have a message to the world in response to cuts in funding to the arts: “Do not enter the Netherlands – Cultural meltdown in progress.” Welcome to the club

Good reading……from The Brooklyn Rail, Abstract Painting: The New Casualists, by Sharon L. Butler

Museum Curators of Provenance…like art detectives. From ART INFO: Suspecting It Harbors a Nazi-Looted Painting, MFA Boston Preemptively Pays Settlement

Kiefer pays homage to Rembrandt via Van Gogh at Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. I’m not sure how it is controversial, as the article intimates, but the work is beautifully poetic (imho).

Q & A with Richard Serra about his sketchbooks Can’t wait for the Richard Serra Drawing exhibition coming to SFMOMA Oct. 15th, 2011 – January 17th, 2012

Spooky Long-Lost Da Vinci Painting Hailed as $200 Million Masterpiece – Is this one of those pictures where the eyes follow you?

Yes!…..John Waters, Guest Curator at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis –

The incredible, billowing sculptures of Janet Echelman

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