Two former board chairmen at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Charles Newhall III and Stiles Colwill, claim to have rescinded planned gifts of $50 million over the museum’s decision to deaccession works from its collection, with the museum denying it had any knowledge of the pledged donation. “While we appreciate that Charles Newhall is expressing that he had intended on making such a pledge, this was not negotiated or recorded with the museum,” Clair Zamoiski Segal, chairwoman of the board of trustees.
Phillips will sell a $35 million David Hockney landscape this winter, the 1980 work Nichols Canyon. “Nichols Canyon is, without question, the most significant landscape by Hockney to ever appear at auction,” says Jean-Paul Engelen, Phillips’ deputy chairman and co-head of 20th century and contemporary art. Read More »
For the last two weeks, the Hammer Museum has quietly been putting up parts of its Made in LA Biennial, The LA Post reports. “We were waiting for more of the projects to be installed before we invited people to experience them,” Hammer Museum representative Nancy Lee said. Read More »