Dealer Daniel Reich passed away at an early age. Gallerist NY’s Michael Miller wrote a rousing commemoration of him last week, and now The New York Times’ Randy Kennedy has done just the same. [Gallerist NY, The New York Times]
For those of you jetsetting to Art Basel this year, we suggest keeping an eye out for for Martin Creed’s moving installation; he’s hired runners to sprint throughout the exhibition hall, and we imagine they’ll knock into more than a few idle bystanders. [Art Basel]
A great read for digital arts people and beyond. Caitlin Jones looks at conceptual art and how conceptual art hinders our understanding of what it produces. [Mousse]
Art critic Tyler Green has criticized the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for charging admission after yesterday’s bombing. We agree. The museum should be free for the rest of the week, as the city recovers. [Tyler Green, Twitter]
Mark your calendars: Hunter MFA open studios run April 26th and 27th! [Facebook]
The Santa Barbara police chief wants to remove a public sculpture on the grounds “it’s become a popular spot for younger, more aggressive street people to congregate.” [Santa Barbara Independent via @shaneferro]
Art Basel Miami Beach is not fun, but sometimes, through the fluorescent lighting, puzzle-piece layout, and brazen privilege, you see some art you like. This is not a typical sentiment at an art fair, populated as they are with the type of work only a catnipped cat would love. However, this year we—and a few others—noticed something a little fishy: for an art fair, the work was in surprisingly good taste.