Monday, March 01, 2010

When Art Historians attack

Mr Restellini is disliked by the French state cultural establishment for several reasons. He is an art historian (and an expert on Modigliani) but he has never taken the official French examination for museum curators. He is young and brash and speaks his mind publicly in a world that prefers discreetly poisonous intrigue. And he made his name in Japan and by running a series of successful exhibitions in the (now temporarily closed) Musée du Luxembourg, which belongs to the upper house of the French parliament.
Discreetly poisonous intrigue... so, nothing unusual there.

1 comment:

Hans Versluys said...

Nowt like that in NZ, will you just look at the bluntness of the art luvvies' attack on the Suffragette Tiles.