Comments on: Eli Broad and the Gagosian consensus http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/13/eli-broad-and-the-gagosian-consensus/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: artfeen http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/13/eli-broad-and-the-gagosian-consensus/comment-page-1/#comment-41813 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 22:54:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=16053#comment-41813 Only time will tell.
But it seems to me that a longer term strategy might be to conduct a museum in more fiscally prudent (business profitable) sense as to raise their endowment so that they have the ability to purchase a “formidable collection of indisputably world class pieces”…..

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By: artfeen http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/13/eli-broad-and-the-gagosian-consensus/comment-page-1/#comment-41812 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 22:54:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=16053#comment-41812 Only time will tell.
But it seems to me that a longer term strategy might be to conduct a museum in more fiscally prudent (business profitable) sense as to raise their endowment so that they have the ability to purchase a “formidable collection of indisputably world class pieces”…..

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By: artfeen http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/13/eli-broad-and-the-gagosian-consensus/comment-page-1/#comment-41811 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 22:54:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=16053#comment-41811 Only time will tell.
But it seems to me that a longer term strategy might be to conduct a museum in more fiscally prudent (business profitable) sense as to raise their endowment so that they have the ability to purchase a “formidable collection of indisputably world class pieces”…..

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By: jomiku http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/13/eli-broad-and-the-gagosian-consensus/comment-page-1/#comment-41772 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:18:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=16053#comment-41772 I suspect it’s deeper than you note, Felix. Boston had big stirs over shows about Herb Ritts and so on. These shows are meant to draw people and not just people but younger people who don’t normally come. They also show that art is not a specific set of old objects but is a breathing thing that changes. Having a show is part of the process by which museums engage the public rather than being an expression of what is already accepted as important. Part of engaging is as simple as getting people to show and providing them with a reasonably good time. The MFA in Boston has created a near nightclub atmosphere in its new court with a looming Chihuly and cafe.

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By: Moopheus http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/13/eli-broad-and-the-gagosian-consensus/comment-page-1/#comment-41765 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:03:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=16053#comment-41765 Is Rauschenberg contemporary? I mean, if you’re going to have a museum of contemporary art, shouldn’t there be a time limit, a generational thing? Generally, time sorts the wheat from the chaff of cultural artifacts (of which art is one). That basically hasn’t happened for contemporary art, more or less by definition. Rauschenberg and his generation, though, are receding into the past; they’re dead and getting the tinge of historicity on them. Will Koons and Prince pass the test of time? Personally, I hope not, but there’s really no way for us to know now.

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By: Altoid http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/13/eli-broad-and-the-gagosian-consensus/comment-page-1/#comment-41752 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 02:49:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=16053#comment-41752 The replication of one agenda sounds an awful lot like the cult of celebrity so prevalent in our media generally. And the ability of one small coterie of people to set this agenda, or in this instance one person, seems to me a close parallel to recent events at the University of Virginia.

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