Tara Donovan

Today the New York Times has a story on Tara Donovan and the $500,000 "genius award". I am sure there are many disappointed artists and scholars out there, but I think they made a good choice.

Like all prominent artists, Ms. Donovan is one of the most copied sculptors out there. I guess this in inevitable, after all, it is much easier to "appropriate" something good than to create it. The thing that is more disturbing to me is that major museums and galleries who know that work is derivative still support artists who steal.

I wish that her traveling museum survey was coming to NY or Philadelphia, but it's about time I make a trip to Boston to visit some galleries and this show at the ICA.