Why does connoisseurship matter again? "The stifling of expert opinions is like having fully trained doctors who can't make a diagnosis, says the art historian Bendor Grosvenor."
Google Launches Street Art. "There's a portrait of an anonymous Chinese man chiseled into a wall in Shanghai, a colorful mural in Atlanta and black-and-white photographs of eyes that the French artist JR affixed to the houses of a hillside favela in Rio de Janeiro. These are among the images of more than 4,000 works included in [Google's] vast new online gallery of street art." New York Times.
Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art by Arthur I. Miller