BTW #11 Los Angeles and Shrinkage In The Art Market with Guest Jenny Danielsson

 Photo by Levi Brown.  Styled by Paul Lowe.  https://bit.ly/2q4S8Al

Photo by Levi Brown.  Styled by Paul Lowe. https://bit.ly/2q4S8Al

By The Way, welcomes guest Jenny Danielsson from the Danielsson & Carlson podcast.  

Jenny shares the news about the recent firing of Helen Molesworth at Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Arts. Jenny and Eric then speculate what might have led to the firing. In the second news story, Eric shares the most recent “health report” of the art market by USB and Art Basel. Are the big galleries and collectors really all that good for the art market?

Let us know what you think. Why was Helen Molesworth fired? And what is your assessment of the health of the art market?

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Links:

Helen Molesworth

LA Times

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-moca-curator-fired-20180315-story.html

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-moca-fires-molesworth-vergne-20180313-story.html

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/miranda/la-et-cam-tour-of-moca-permanent-collection-helen-molesworth-20160107-story.html

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-moca-firing-20180320-story.html

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-moca-curator-fired-20180315-story.html

Artnet

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/moca-helen-molesworth-tension-1246358https://news.artnet.com/art-world/moca-fires-chief-curator-helen-molesworth-according-to-report-1243853

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/dana-schutz-controversy-recent-protests-changed-museums-forever-1236020

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/can-curators-give-advice-collectors-without-conflict-interest-1166267

ArtNews

http://www.artnews.com/2018/03/21/prior-firing-curator-helen-molesworth-made-public-statements-critical-museum-practices-moca/

This is a brilliant text written by Helen Molesworth on the Work of Simone Leigh

https://www.artforum.com/print/201803/helen-molesworth-on-the-work-of-simone-leigh-74304

Health of the Art Market

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-fewer-galleries-opening-today-10-years-ago

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-art-market-hit-637-billion-2017-key-takeaways-art-basel-report

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/arts/small-galleries-art-market.html

Music credits: Favorite Secrets by Waylon Thornton is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License and permission of the artist.