|Roy Lichtenstein. Ohhh...Alright..., 1964. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Private Collection.|
- Alec Baldwin's new podcast, Here's the Thing. So far I've listened to conversations with Kathleen Turner, Kristin Wiig, Herb Alpert, and Dick Cavett, and there were nuggets of gold in all four.
- A Roy Lichtenstein retrospective will travel from Chicago to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (October 14–January 13, 2013), the first since his death in 1997. A major catalog published by the Art Institute of Chicago and distributed by Yale Press will accompany the exhibition.
- People often return to books and films as they age, with altered or deepened perspectives. I hadn't thought too much about doing the same with art. In the latest New Yorker (a weekly shot of which is one of life's essentials), Alex Ross discusses super-aesthete Count Harry Kessler's diary: "He writes wonderfully of the importance of revisiting the deepest works at different stages of one's life, for they will change appearance 'like medieval cathedrals at different times of day.' Make haste while you are young, he advises, or 'it is too late, and you have missed the morning light of the masterpieces.'" [Go here for a nifty Columbia U. web presentation on Monet's cathedrals series.]