Sunday, June 7, 2009
Recession Nixes Gorky, Puts Off Messerschmidt
The Art Newspaper is reporting that the sour economy has prompted LACMA to cancel a planned summer 2010 Arshile Gorky retrospective as well as a Cildo Meireles show and a survey of Japanese photography and video. The Getty will be postponing an unannounced Franz Messerschmidt exhibition, originally slated to open this fall.
(Above: a Flickr shot of Messerschmidt's Vexed Man, which is shaping up to be an icon of vernacular photography. Shout out to Star5112.)
UPDATE: MOCA has picked up the Gorky show.