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Artist Foundations Team Up for Aid Grants to Tri-State Arts Workers

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Frieze Profiles Togo’s Palais de Lomé, The Only Fully State-Funded Arts Institution in Africa

Friday, March 13th, 2020

Anicka Yi Tapped for Tate Modern Turbine Hall Commission

Friday, March 13th, 2020

Coronavirus Sees Berlin Shuttering State-Owned Venues

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Warhol Fright Wigs to Show in Tate Modern Retrospective

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Art News Explores Tate’s Declaration of a Climate Emergency

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Sotheby’s Sale of from Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz Estate Achieves $17.2 M. Total

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Mark Rothko from Marron Estate Sells for $70 Million

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

State Hermitage Museum Sees Plans for Barcelona Outpost Rejected

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Armory Show Releases Statement on Coronavirus Threat

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Steve Wynn Buys Two Picassos from Marron Estate

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Luxury Tower Residents Lose Appeal Case Against Tate Over Viewing Platform Proximity to Homes

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

British Museum Workers Issue Statement of Support for BP or Not BP Protests

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Collector’s Holdings in Dutch and British Art Go to New York State Museum and the Van Wagenen House

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Hong Kong Gallerists Issue Statement in Face of Coronavirus Fears

Friday, January 31st, 2020

Controversy in London Over Tate’s “Head of Coffee” Job Posting

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

London – Fischli/Weiss: “Should I paint a pirate ship on my car with an armed figure on it holding a decapitated head by the hair?” at Sprüth Magers Through March 14th, 2020

Monday, January 27th, 2020

United States Artists Announces Round of Grant Awards for 2020

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Fugitive Real Estate Tycoon Joseph Lau the Seller of Hockney ‘Splash’ Painting

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Washington Post Looks at Challenges to Estate of Purvis Young

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Man Arrested for Ripping £20 Million Picasso at Tate Modern

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Teen Admits to Attempted Murder in Tate Modern Case

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Anne Hardy Designs Apocalyptic Christmas Décor at Tate Britain

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Tate Modern Head Frances Morris on Her Sunday Routine

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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