Thursday, October 06, 2005

Claudel at the DIA?

A Detroit art detective brought this fact to my attention. Anyone have any answers?
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Thought this was interesting, that if as the DIA says only about 90 sculptures by Camille Claudel are known today (Detroit News) and 73 are showing there -- why is it that a press release just came in for another traveling Claudel show from France, now at the Musee Marmottan - that they are currently showing 60 of her sculptures, bragging they have on display: "practically all the sculptures listed to date."

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

DIA says 62, France says approx. 60.

who got the fakes?

http://dia.org/calendar/today_at_the_dia/item.asp?webitemid=300

http://www.marmottan.com/uk/actualites/index.html

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where did the 90 number come from?

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like Rodin, a lot of pieces Claudel made were cast in multiples. It's entirely possible that the 90 refers to original sculptures, not counting editioned works. There could be hundreds or thousands of those.

-Nolan

10:10 AM  
Anonymous jef said...

It isn't about the exact numbers. It's about the hyping, the prevalent hucksterism in the arts.

The Detroit News writes: the exhibit contains hauntingly emotional art -- 130 sculptures spread out in 15 galleries. Nearly 60 works are Rodin's and 73 are by Claudel

The Musee Marmottan: is currently showing 60 of Claudel's sculptures, practically all the sculptures listed to date.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous nick said...

what Nolan said...


and probably what Jef said too....

-nick

3:51 PM  

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