… the one whose earlier sale Dallas collector Marguerite Hoffman wants to rescind? Its sale at Sotheby’s for $31 million Wednesday was the capper to what may have been a landmark week in modern and contemporary art auctions, sez the NYTimes:
May 2010 might come to be remembered as the month when postwar and contemporary art became fully integrated into the broader art market.
Or to re-state that more confusingly:
This week, contemporary art reached a new plateau. With a constituency that has probably grown tenfold in the last few years, it is set on a new course that may be as promising as it is fraught with risk. Here, more hinges on words than on what the eye sees. As long as the discourse carries conviction, everything will be fine.
In any event: Won’t all this local connection really make an area theater want to stage the Texas premiere of this? (Alfred Molina, right, as Mark Rothko.) My vote for a North Texas actor to fill Molina’s shoes? This guy.