This weekâ€™s show is top notch, grade A stuff, Jack, and you sure donâ€™t want to miss it. Art, religion, smurfs, Dungeons and Dragons, Duncan rattling on like an old man about how kids today just donâ€™t understand punk rock, AND the show closes with Richardâ€™s favorite music cue in the entire run of the program, a little pop diddy on Marx and Mao. A show with something for everyone.
Duncan and Terri talk to James Elkins and David Morgan about the forthcoming roundtableâ€¦
On April 17, SAIC professor and critic James Elkins reignites the discussion with the
provocative Re-Enchantment Roundtable. The roundtable and associated events gather
together secular and religious thinkers who rarely share discourse: artists, scholars and
art criticsâ€”and religionists interested in art. Panelists will include Thierry de Duve,
Gregg Bordowitz, David Morgan, Kajri Jain, Tomoko Masuzawa, and Wendy Doniger.
The day long discussion is intended to span the full diversity of opinions, from those
who think contemporary art is already â€œreligious,â€ to those who believe art should have
nothing to do with religious faith.
Duncan and Edmar discuss the Lumpen Juggernautâ€™s new building project and HQ, the Version festival, art madness on the river and Half-Elves that are chaotic good.
22 Year old Pewaukee man on Wednesday suddenly attacked The Triumph of David by Ottavio Vannini (1640) after walking arround the museum for 3 and a half hours. He proceeded to kick the severed head of Goliath upside the face while the painting still hung on the wall and then rip it from its supports and begin kicking it on the floor. After detained by guards he proceeded to rip off his shirt and lay on the floor telling Police he was disturbed by the image of Goliath’s severed head.
The painting was on loan from the Haukohl Family Collection, considered the largest collection of 17th-century Florentine art in America.
According to a museum press release, the loan was made possible by Mark Fehrs Haukohl, a Milwaukee native and art collector who lives in Houston.
David Gordon, museum CEO and director said the museum’s insurance company was contacted, and the painting will be examined by conservators to determine what to do with it. Early indications are that it may be repairable.
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You can read a short summary below the fold.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
DETROIT — A family that claimed a Vincent van Gogh painting at a Detroit museum rightfully belonged to them since it was sold during the Nazi era lost their case because they waited too long to sue.
Martha Nathan, a member of a notable banking family who emigrated from Germany to France in 1937 to escape Nazi persecution, sold the Van Gogh to a consortium of three Jewish art dealers in Paris in 1938 for $9,360. One of the dealers sold the picture for $34,000 in 1941 to Detroit art collector Robert Tannahill.
The Detroit Institute of Arts received the painting, called “Les Becheurs,” as a bequest from Tannahill in 1969.
In 2004, Nathan’s relatives sought to claim the painting. In an order released Saturday, U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood cited the expiration of Michigan’s statute of limitations and dismissed the claims.
A parallel dispute between Nathan’s heirs and the Toledo Museum of Art over a Gauguin painting was similarly dismissed by an Ohio judge in December.
“It’s tremendous relief,” Detroit Institute of Arts Director Graham Beal said. “You always fear the worst, and while we felt we had the strongest possible case, and we wouldn’t have taken our stand if we hadn’t felt so strongly, it’s still a great relief to know that this is finished.”
This week Brian and Marc talk to Mary Leigh Cherry is co-owner of Cherry and Martin gallery in Los Angeles and works with the Artist Pension Trust.
Nathan Rogers-Madsen reviews PS-1!
Richard ends the show with a plea and a funny song.