Monday, December 13, 2010
Roberta Smith 3
In the final article by Roberta Smith, she takes a look at the "Skin Fruit" Exhibition in New Museum. The show was from the private collection of Dakis Joannou, one of it's trustees and curated by Jeff Koons. Yet again the political implications of the show were downplayed in favor of an analysis of the show itself. The idea of a trustee being allowed to play their private collection in the museum is yet another strange leap across a line that has been drawn in the sand for some time. In the new world of gallery owners as museum directors and trustees using museums as places to showcase their own collections, the future of the art market is uncertain.