Want to know what I think about the astonishing news (reported this afternoon by the NY Times‘ Patricia Cohen) that Eli Broad has approached the National Gallery, Washington, about a possible LACMA-trumping agreement for a five-year collaboration?
You can hear me debunk that proposal as “kicking the can down the road” on public radio station KCRW‘s Which Way, L.A.?, tonight at about 7 p.m. (LA time). I’ll post the KCRW podcast on CultureGrrl, when available.
My comments were part of a discussion led by veteran host Warren Olney that included Christopher Knight, art critic for the LA Times and Cindy Bernard, co-founder of MOCA Mobilization, an ad hoc group. (I chime in late.)
Knight reveals what he knows about the details of the merger-blocking clause in MOCA’s 2008 Broad Bailout agreement. (My queries about what the penalties could be for violation of that agreement are still unanswered.)
The long, strange saga continues…