More on MOMA

MOMA appears to have its pr machine well oiled. The articles are coming in fast and thick. Today, Carol Vogel’s piece in the NY Times says the museum’s added significantly to its holdings over the past three years. (member id: lrrfartblog; password: artblog) Quoting:

In the last three years, the museum has added well over $100 million worth of art and objects, officials there estimate. Some have been purchases, others gifts from trustees or museum lovers.

What come in the door?

–A 2003 Jasper Johns painting “Bushbaby,” valued at $3 million (described as having a harlequin motif that echoes Picasso’s harlequins.

Donald Judd‘s “Untitled,” 1989, an important late work that’s also huge — 5 ft. x 5 ft. x 24 ft.

–drawings, photographs, sculptures and architectural and design objects (many devoted to the theme of travel — e.g., 1955 Vespa GS 150)


By the way, MOMA’s public opening is Saturday, Nov. 20. Admission will be free all day on the 20th. After that, ticket price will be $20.