Newslinks for Sunday, January 18th, 2009

January 18th, 2009

Francis Bacon – Man in Blue VI via TimesUK

Francis Bacon’s ‘Man in Blue VI’ highlights Christie’s February 11th sale [BBC]
Museums cut budgets as endowments shrink
[Art Newspaper]

Art Dealer and White Cube Gallery owner Jay Jopling and Artist Sam Taylor-Wood via the DailyMail

On the fractious Jay Jopling and Sam Taylor-Wood “£100m divorce” and a brief history of the couple [DailyMail]
Art galleries Guild & Greyshkul, Cohan and Leslie, and Roebling Hall are the latest to close
The Guggenheim museum sets record attendance [Cranes] as does The Louvre [ArtInfo]
Fashion brand Lucien Pellat-Finet to collaborate with artist Marc Quinn [Vogue]

Lucio Fontana – Concetto spaziale, 1961 via ArtDaily

February 5 London Contemporary Art Evening auction to sell
Lucio Fontana’s rediscovered Concetto spaziale (1961) at at estimate of £5-7 million
The total value of London’s art auctions in February are a mere 23% of 2008 levels [Bloomberg]
Scores of artists settle in Sunset Park, Brooklyn’s “Industry City” [NYMag]
Art colleges as hype machines? [GuardianUK]

Hiroshi Sugimoto’s cover for U2 via

Hiroshi Sugimoto is the cover art for U2 new album [Rolling Stone]
Edward Winkleman offers tactics for art galleries to weather a recession