PHYLLIS TUCHMAN is currently writing a book on the life and times of Robert Smithson.
While art criticism languishes in the doldrums, I get my information on who to watch, what to read, must see shows, and related matters from Twitter and Facebook. These two networking services, which I consult throughout the day on my iPad and my iPhone5, have become indispensable sources of information for a variety of reasons.
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Before the Internet and social media, it was easier to read about Jackson Pollock 51 than it was to see the film Hans Namuth directed and Paul Falkenberg produced.
Laura Hoptman is an old hand at finding new talent. Time and again, Hoptman has shown that she has a good eye, a searching intelligence, and a sense of history. Years ago, during her first stint at the Museum of Modern Art, she introduced many of us to Maurizio Cattelan, John Currin, and Luc Tuymans.