I was profoundly moved by the Quilt Show at the Boston Museum, ecstatic work done for love and no money. http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/quilts-and-color
This show was really only reviewed in Boston while Kara Walkers execrable "Sugar Baby received 3 reviews in the New York Times alone. By the way the claim that Ms. Walker is controversial is a fiction. It is comprised mainly of two outraged black artists complaining of content and one put-upon black Newark librarian covering up a Walker drawing that included fellatio she considered inappropriate for a public library. The owner of the drawing sent Ms Walker to Newark to' re-educate' the librarian.
I think this is an important video -over an hour but worth every minute. Hughes explains how the value of art has shifted from its value as something transcendent to a rapidly reproducible commodity to maximize profit. Arts new function is to appreciate whilst sitting on a wall! Not my wall sadly.
Here is a recent New York Times review.on the new new newest- FLIP ART! Get your spray cans ready!
Oh do I miss Robert Hughes.