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Artist Blasts Stefan Simchowitz for Flipping His Work

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

AO Auction Recap – London: Post-War and contemporary Evening Sales, February 11th-13th, 2020

Thursday, February 13th, 2020
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NYT Looks into Ouster of Cooper Hewitt Director Caroline Baumann

February 17th, 2020

The Cooper Hewitt’s ouster of director Caroline Baumann is profiled in the NYT this week, as some point to controversy behind her wedding and a perceived conflict of interest in her work with a wedding dress designer. “I know the circumstances of the investigation that led to Caroline’s dismissal and I must say I am appalled that this was its conclusion,” says philanthropist and Cooper Hewitt Board Secretary Judy Francis Zankel. “I have been working with her long enough to know without a doubt that she has been unfairly accused and unjustly judged.”
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Dawoud Bey Interviewed in The Guardian

February 17th, 2020

Artist Dawoud Bey gets a profile in The Guardian this week, as he opens a retrospective at SFMoMA. “What I hope to create is work that makes it apparent that black people exist not only in a social world,” Beys says at the press preview for the SF Moma opening, “but they also have rich interior lives as human beings.”
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Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Arrested in Paris

February 17th, 2020

Artist Pyotr Pavlensky is once again facing possible imprisonment over his recent stunt leaking a politician’s sex tape. “[Candidate Benjamin Griveaux] despises his constituents,” the artist says in a statement. “He was the only candidate to use his family to promote a political image. He told a big lie; he began his campaign with a big lie.”
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