Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Quote of the Day

Q: What's your favorite place to see art?
A: In people's homes.

--From an interview with creative director and co-founder of GREY AREA, Kyle DeWoody
Indeed!

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Andrew said...

Excellent!

8/02/2011 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Gam said...

I'd concur, but then what would one say of the Sistine Chapel or many other "public" places?

Maybe it is the "intinerance"? Maybe art simply needs a permanent local (whether a home, gallery or exhibit hall) instead of being transient?

8/02/2011 10:12:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

but then what would one say of the Sistine Chapel or many other "public" places?

I'd say if the pontiff would just agree to let me live there, like I keep asking, all would be well.

8/02/2011 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Rory said...

Edward,

I'll have my babushka grandmother in Cleveland light a candle for your request. She has connections.

8/02/2011 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Larry said...

There is a big difference between seeing art in a museum and on one's own walls. In reference to the Why Do You Collect? thread, this was very dramatically illustrated to me when I saw the 20-th century German exhibit at MoMA a few weeks ago. On one wall there were about 40-50 drawings, just about as much work as I have in my entire collection, and that was only a fraction of the exhibit. At MoMA I could barely take in more than a few of the pieces, but at home I can live with each and every piece I've bought and get to know every nook and cranny. The sheer volume of work in a museum works against close attention to any one piece.

8/04/2011 11:47:00 AM  

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