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ICA LA’s Jamillah James Profiled in LA Weekly

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

ICA Los Angeles Profiled in LA Times

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

South Africa’s Zeitz-Mocca, the Largest Contemporary Art Museum in Africa, Opens This Friday

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Latin American Galleries Launch Collaborative Space in Glendale

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Hirshhorn Museum Dedicates Fall Gala to Group of 31 Women Artists

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio Offers to Turn Over Works Bought by Malaysian Financier Jho Low

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

New York Times Examines Market Trends and Challenges for Classical Art

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Danh Vo Explores U.S. Border Relations and Political History in New Large-Scale Work

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

A Look Behind Donald Trump’s Tax Plan and its Implication for Arts Institutions

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

American Art Historian Donates Velázquez to Prado

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Theaster Gates Launching Workforce Initiative in Chicago

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Pierre Le Guennec Claims He Was Hiding Picasso Works for Artist’s Wife

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

MOCA Chicago Spends $500,000 to Restore Concrete-Block Cadillac

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Met’s Picasso Masterpiece Subject of Repatriation Lawsuit

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

The Guardian Looks at Picasso’s Relationship to Portraiture and His Sitters

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Jamillah James to Serve as ICA Los Angeles Head Curator

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Detroit Institute of Arts Launches Commitment to African-American Art

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Paris – “La Mia Ceramica” at Max Hetzler Through July 16th, 2016

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Sotheby’s Appoints Benjamin Dollar as Chairman, Americas

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Paddle8 Sees Significant Lay-offs, Departures After Auctionata Merger

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Pablo Picasso Work Embroiled in Court Case After Claims of Theft

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

New Information Pokes Holes in Claims by Picasso Heir Against Yves Bouvier

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Picasso Bust Lawsuit Sees New Filings

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Paris – “Picasso.Mania” at Grand Palais Through February 29th, 2016

Sunday, February 21st, 2016
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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Inspires Mystery Over Depiction of Transparent Orb

October 19th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, via The GuardianThe Guardian has a piece this week on the mysterious orb held by Christ in the Leonardo da Vinci painting currently on view at Christie’s. “Solid glass or crystal, whether shaped like an orb or a lens, produces magnified, inverted, and reversed images,” historian Walter Isaacson says of the image. “Instead, Leonardo painted the orb as if it were a hollow glass bubble that does not refract or distort the light passing through it.”
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In Rare Move, Several Florine Stettheimer Works Change Hands this Fall

October 19th, 2017

Florine Stettheimer, New York Liberty, 1918, via Art NewsIn an extremely rare occurrence, two works by Florine Stettheimer have changed hands this year, with one going into the collection of the Whitney Museum, and one going onto the open market.  Stettheimer rarely sold or gave her works away, making one’s appearance, let alone two in the same year, a momentous event. 
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Kader Attia Wins 2017 Joan Miró Prize

October 19th, 2017

Kader Attia, via Art DailyFrench-Algerian artist Kader Attia has been named  winner of the 2017 Joan Miró Prize.  “Attia’s passionate engagement with current affairs and with the shared fate of humanity [which] has close links to Joan Miró’s involvement in the critical episodes that marked his generation, while Attia’s unique take on complex, often traumatic, human relationships across cultures resonates with Miró’s universal aspirations,” the award’s jury said in a statement.
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