Archive for November, 2013


Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Dorothy Goldeen

Speaking at the “Women of Power” luncheon for Covington Capital Management

I am pleased to report that I have returned to the arena of public speaking.  Last month, three other panelists and myself were guests of Covington Capital Management at the “Women of Power”  luncheon at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica.  Over 100 attendees gathered to hear a discussion about the nature of investing in art, it’s similarities and dissimilarities with other commodities.

The following week I was the guest speaker on a Webinar for Klein Artist Works in Chicago.  Thirty artists were logged on internationally; the subject was the current state of the Artworld and aspects of career development for artists.  The first question came from an artist online in India.  It was 6:00 pm in Los Angeles and 7:30 am the following day in New Delhi.  A global world, indeed!

Last week, I was invited to join a panel at Art San Diego moderated by the Director of the Timken Museum.  This panel dealt with various aspects of collecting including acquisition, resale, installation, insurance and legal considerations.  It’s clear that people want to gather, converse and learn.  For me, it is always a pleasure to educate and to share information.


Enjoying the panel discussion at the Jonathan Club, Santa Monica


Monday, November 18th, 2013

Rene Magritte at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

The New York Marathon had just ended as I began my own laps across the City. Beginning at the Museum of Modern Art, there’s no better way to exercise the eye and mind. On view through January 14, “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926 -1938” is a dense show of the artist’s Surrealist years. Many beloved, familiar paintings hang alongside ones that are rarely seen. Collages, objects and photographs flesh out the exhibition and attest to Magritte’s unique, innovative eye and mind.

Brendan Fowler, New Photography 2013, Museum of Modern Art

The New Photography 2013 exhibition at MOMA features eight international artists who are expanding the field of photography. Shared themes among the artists in the show include the merging of abstraction and representation, the examination of digital and analog technologies and story-telling that is both documentary and conceptually based.  Brendan Fowler, who lives in Los Angeles, is of particular interest. Having visited his studio over a year ago, I am intrigued with his mash-up of images and his hybrid of painting, collage and photography.

Eleanor Antin, video still, Museum of Modern Art, New York

On the third floor, “Dorothea Rockburne: Drawing Which Makes Itself” comprises a beautiful installation by an artist often overlooked in the current dialogue. Contemporary works from the MOMA collection on the second floor offers an overview of some of the most provocative of work of the past few years by artists such as Philip-Lorca diCorcia, David Hammons and William Kentridge along with various videos by artists such as Eleanor Antin.