more on mocad
So here is the alleged Detroit artist who turned down the opportunity to show at the new museum - MOCAD
Not only was it mentioned (in the comments to the following post) that kertess visited newton's studio 30 years ago - it also helps when the face behind the museum, marsha miro, edited/co-authored the Gordon Newton book - catalog from the DIA show. Gordon Newton, yes is a great detroit artist - but should he be in the new contemporary museum when he was in a show at the DIA more than 20 years ago in 1981!! This just goes to show that MOCAD will not be "kicking out" a fresh show of artists: instead they will play it safe with artists who already have work in regular art museums - not just contemporaries. Why have a new contemporary when this show could have been exhibited at the DIA?