It is rather ironic that David McCullough's fascinating biography of the Wright Brothers has come out the same time as our midtown LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) unveiled its new art show from the late Chis Burden.
Want to talk about miracles? How about the person who was once shot by a friend and survived? A couple of years later, the same person was crucified -- yes, he was literally nailed to the back of a Volkswagen. And once again, he survived. No, I am not talking about Jesus Christ.
Much of the international art world was in shock over the death of artist Chris Burden, 69, on Sunday after a long bout with melanoma. Burden's career spanned six decades and, in an era of specialization, covered many genres of art, some of which he helped to define.
Whether it's a catalogue that allows us to enjoy an exhibition long after its doors have closed, or an in-depth investigation into the oeuvre of our favorite artists, these new books will surely be treasured for years to come.
I'm currently in Brazil leading an art tour for collectors and dealers from the United States. We began our tour in the city of Belo Horizonte, the capital city of Minas Gerais, a state famous for agriculture and cuisine as well as its mineral resources and mining.
Thursday is opening day for an installation by French artist Xavier Veilhan. Architectones features abstract and figurative sculptures placed throughout the property of the Richard Neutra VDL Research House.