Special Topics in Contemporary Art

My lecture at the Met today focuses on special topics and exhibitions of Contemporary art at the Metropolitan Museum in a variety of media including Tara Donovan’s installation of silver mylar tape rings filling the walls of a gallery; selected works of photography from “Photography on Photography, Reflections on the Medium Since 1960”; sculpture by Jeff Koons in “Jeff Koons on the Roof” and a discussion of prints as a medium in “Pop Art: Works on Paper”.

We will also discuss this week’s Contemporary auctions, focusing on artists whose work we examined in last week’s class, to see how that market works and what auction prices are all about.