Feb. 10, 2009
Ever since I dropped a pencil in the art survey course of western art during my freshman year and missed 500 years, I’ve wanted to rip apart Art 101. Instead of those unmemorable thousands of works I’d pick only the indelible masterpieces. I’d do one lecture, not the dozen or so. I’d choose the hot images that never go out of fashion. The pieces that changed my life forever. Those works in which I see something new every time I look at them and which get better and better each time I see them. The ones I have to visit to keep me alive. ...more
MY EYE by Thomas Hoving The Phillips Auctioneers highly vaunted Impressionist and Modern Art Evening sale on Thursday May 11th -- How good is the Art?
Apr. 28, 2000
MY EYE by Thomas Hoving The gloriously renovated Ringling Museum seems about to collapse -- yet again.
Apr. 24, 2000
MY EYE by Thomas Hoving The new Cypriot Galleries at the Met -- why so little out of so much? Do I detect a whiff of archaeological bigotry?
Apr. 14, 2000
MY EYE by Thomas Hoving Give Metropolitan Museum patron Mary Griggs Burke a tickertape parade, the keys to New York City and every other art honor of the decade. Plus some art alerts.
Apr. 7, 2000
MY EYE by Thomas Hoving Whatta Haacker! A frank appraisal of the controversial installation, plus what’s really great at the Biennial, a Met trustee blackballs a heavy hitter, hot, new, very old porn, Grünewald delights, Piero the Magnificent.
Apr. 3, 2000
MY EYE by Thomas Hoving The best early Chinese figures, last chance for Riemenschneider show (why bother?) and elephant art? Gimme a break!
Feb. 28, 2000
MY EYE by Thomas Hoving How to clean up Sotheby’s -- finally!