Big congrats to everyone over at the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art – North America on the launch of this project. And props to the New York Times for covering it. My buddy Richard McCoy quoted in the piece:
“We live in a world where every single one of the more than 500 television episodes of ‘The Simpsons’ has a well-researched Wikipedia article devoted to it, but by comparison there is practically no information about many of the greatest artworks of the 20thcentury,” said Richard McCoy, a member of the conservation group and a founder of WikiProject Public Art. “This project can serve as a model and demonstrate the importance of documenting contemporary art while highlighting the significance of one of America’s most renowned artists.”
The contemporary art world desperately needs more projects like this and I wish INCCA-NA the best of luck in the endeavor. Related: My interview with Richard McCoy on Episode 10 of the Static Made Podcast.
Disclosure: I worked with INCCA-NA to develop their visual identity and website.