In this new series, “Collector’s Edition,” we ask people about their personal art collections—from the first piece of art they ever bought to what they want to acquire next. Last time we spoke to Roger Gastman, and this time we reached out to Martha Otero, who is the founder of Martha Otero Gallery in Los Angeles. Eric White’s exhibition, All of This has Not Occurred, is on view there through January 18.
Continue reading to learn about what Martha collects
The Battle for Picasso’s Mind by John Meroney
It was probably the strangest stunt the CIA ever attempted. The United States needed to win the hearts and minds of Pro-Soviet leftists in Europe during the Cold War. The agency’s weapon of choice? Modern art. And amazingly, it worked.
Keiichi Tanaami (1975)
12,597 watercolor paintings made into a 35 minute film by Anders Ramsell.
In related news: 5 Pointz got buffed last night
Nobody listens to it.
In this project titled ‘Listen and Repeat’ by Rachel Knoll, a megaphone affixed to a tree in Washington “uses text to speech capabilities to recite tweets composed with the tag ‘nobody listens’ from the social media website Twitter.”
For our series, “Flash Us,” we ask some of our favorite tattoo artists to create a design based on a classic theme—naked ladies. Last week, Charley Gerardin sent us a design, and this week Philippe Fernandez sent us the above. Philippe works at AKA in Berlin, and you can follow him here.
Cornelius Gurlitt hoarded art treasures his father obtained under dubious circumstances in the Nazi era. The reclusive 80-year-old has given SPIEGEL the first interview since news of their discovery broke two weeks ago. He says the pictures are the love of his life and must be returned.
Two reasons to celebrate tonight at 41 Montrose (at Lorimer) Brooklyn, NY.