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Michelle Obama Portrait Artist Amy Sherald to Join Hauser & Wirth

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald Selected to Paint Official Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

National Portrait Gallery Unveils Official Barack and Michelle Obama Portraits

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Prefab Housing Approaches Modern Art

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008
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Brian Faucette Leaves Derek Eller for Night Gallery

December 12th, 2018

Brian Faucette, via Art NewsBrian Faucette, a director at Derek Eller Gallery, will head to Night Gallery in Los Angeles, Art News reports. “It’s been an honor working at Derek Eller Gallery these past years,” he says, “and I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank Derek and Abby for giving me the opportunity to organize some amazing exhibitions.”
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Tania Bruguera Pulls Out of Kochi-Muziris Biennale

December 12th, 2018

Tania BrugueraTania Bruguera will not attend the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, and instead will stay in Cuba to fight the implementation of the newly announced Decree 349 in the country, which limits artistic speech. “We are all waiting for the regulations and norms the Ministry of Culture will put forward to implement Decree 349 in the hope that they include the suggestions and demands so many artists shared with them,” she said in statement. “I would like to add that the instructor from the Ministry of Interior who is in charge of my case [threatened] me yesterday, saying that if I didn’t leave Cuba and if I did ‘something’, I would not be able to leave in the future.”
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Protests at Whitney Museum This Weekend Call for Weapons Supplier’s Ouster

December 11th, 2018

Whitney Protests, via Art NewsA protest at The Whitney this past Sunday called for the departure of Warren B. Kanders, the vice chair of the museum’s board, from his post. “We are not fools,” the group Decolonize This Place said in a statement. “We know law is not justice. Your statement makes it clear which side you are on: the side of Safariland, and this we simply cannot accept.”
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