I don't ask for much, really. I'm not one of those swaghound bloggers mucking around for free samples. Or blackmailing companies with the threats of negative posts because baby needs a new pair of Crocs. And though I mock the truly awful ones and don't do anything with most of the rest, I don't mind getting press releases.
But still, it hurts a bit that after all the ground game and esoteric digging into the--let's face it--the largely ignored history of modernist children's design, no one at the Museo Picasso Malaga bothered to send me a press release for their new show--open since October 4th!--titled, Toys Of The Avant-Garde.
And in fact, I had to learn about it the same way the common masses did, by cracking open my just-arrived copy of Artforum, and seeing nothing less than Ladislav Sutnar's Build The Town blocks staring out at me from an ad. An ad!
If I knew where Malaga was, I would march right over to the Museo Picasso they apparently have there and demand to know why they haven't added me to their mailing list. And also why they don't have any more pictures or checklists or webstreams or whatever for their surely groundbreaking show.
Toys of the Avant-Garde, 4 Oct - 30 Jan [museopicassomalaga.org]