Yesterday LACMA launched a new addition to their website that showcases out of print and hard to find publications. I haven’t had a chance to check out a lot of the books that are currently up for their first series “Southern California Art of the 1960s and 1970s” but; I am really excited to see what they will be offering in the following months.
via Culture Monster:
Dubbed the ‘Reading Room,’ the new site is intended toÂ make books, catalogs and other literature available that wouldÂ otherwise be difficult to access, according to LACMA. The museum said that the site currently features 10 rare art catalogs, including ‘Six More,’ the catalog for LACMAâ€™s 1963 exhibition on L.A. pop; “Billy Al Bengston,” a rare 1968 monograph; and the surveys ‘Late Fifties at the Ferus’ (1968).
Among the features of the site are the ability to browse the publications page by page, perform text searches andÂ download the volumes in PDF format.
For more info check out LACMA’s Reading Room
I don’t know about you but I am really stoked that this week is over. On this week’s round up we check out the Somali pirates business model, what it is like to suffer from first person shooter disease, and yet another art gallery is shutting it’s doors. I am heading over to the West Loop to catch some shows.Â Hope I will see some of you out and about at openings. Take Care.
- Living with First-Person Shooter Disease.
- Millennium Park pavilion delayed yet again.
- A Robot Teaches itself to smile…or grimace, or something.
- The first official Blip Festival Europe will take place at Denmark’s Platform4 on July 24th and 25th.
- “The massive Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum of Art, built for the ’64 World’s Fair, is now a 9,335-square-foot symbol of the mortage meltdown” (via Curbed)
- Two Joseph Beuys pieces are deteriorating at the Walker Art Center.
- I spent a lot of time this week on the Printer Resources for Independent Art Publishers site. Seriously sweet.
- Culture Monster weighs in on the Orange County Museum of Art deal.
- I am digging this months Wired article Cutthroat Capitalism: An Economic Analysis of the Somali Pirate Business Model artwork.
- NEXT 2010 has an open invitation for proposals.
- Finally, someone compares on demand printing services.
- “Caren Golden Fine Art suspending regular exhibitions after July 10.” via ( aczine)
- River CafÃ© in Brooklyn suing New York’s Public Art Fund and Olafur Eliasson for damage from last year’s waterfalls.
- And in case you were wondering here is my summer jam.