Famous visual arts bloggers?
July 1, 2010 4:25 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for blogs written personally (at least in part) by eminent figures in the visual arts - artists, collectors, curators, museum directors, gallery owners. Preferably those who have been working continuously for some decades, since the 1960s or 70s for example. Any suggestions?

Or can you suggest how I could narrow my search? I'm looking for distinguished public figures who have had personal input into their own blogs, or blogs about them. A prominent film-maker or author will suffice, but it's primarily the visual arts I'm interested in. (They don't have to be famous FOR their blogging specifically, by the way.)

Thank you!
posted by Weng to Society & Culture (5 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I feel strongly compelled to give David Byrne's Journal a plug. He writes about all forms of art musical and visual. I always walk away after finishing one of his entries feeling like I've become just a little bit smarter.
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 5:25 PM on July 1, 2010

This is a sadly lacking thing on the web. It's sort of ridiculous how much the art world wants to keep itself off the Internet.

Sorry I can't help more, but basically if you hang out at Art Fag City, Greg.org, Artforum and Tom Moody's website, you'll find links to those few that do exist. I can think of all of one New York City gallery director who blogs and his written work isn't about visual art.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 6:35 PM on July 1, 2010 [1 favorite]

Here are a few - you're right - there are too few out there.

Edward Winkleman's blog (art dealer)
artist Joanne Mattera's blog
Dawoud Bey's blog
posted by leslies at 7:23 PM on July 1, 2010

It's not quite what you're looking for, but at the museum where I work, a number of curators do regularly participate in our blog, and some of them are pretty eminent within their particular fields. (For example, here's a post from Stephanie Barron, who has curated an important series of groundbreaking 20th-century German art exhibitions over the past couple of decades).

But otherwise, yeah, I second RJ Reynolds -- it's generally lacking, esp. among the generation of artists/collectors/curators/etc. you're looking for.
posted by scody at 8:03 PM on July 1, 2010

Not exactly what you're looking for, but Tyler Green's Modern Art Notes is another good visual arts blog and he occasionally links to artists who blog. Sounds like there's a good niche for someone to create a site/directory here.
posted by judith at 7:53 PM on July 3, 2010

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