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Robert Rauschenberg Foundation No Longer Represented by Gagosian

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Paris – Ed Ruscha: “Prints and Photographs” at Gagosian Gallery Through May 7th, 2015

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Hong Kong – Rudolf Stingel at Gagosian Gallery Through May 9th, 2015

Monday, April 6th, 2015

London – Henry Moore: “Wunderkammer—Origin of Forms” at Gagosian Gallery Through April 2nd, 2015

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Photographer Sends Cease and Desist to Gagosian, Richard Prince Following Instagram Exhibition

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Los Angeles – Harmony Korine: “Raiders” at Gagosian Beverly Hills Through February 14th, 2015

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Gagosian Gallery to Recreate Henry Moore’s Studio For Exhibition Next Month

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

New York – Takashi Murakami: “In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow” at Gagosian Gallery Through January 17th, 2014

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Court Rules in Favor of Larry Gagosian in Lawsuit with Ronald Perelman

Friday, December 5th, 2014

London: Richard Serra “Drawing” at Gagosian Gallery Davies Street Through November 22nd, 2014 and “Backdoor Pipeline, Ramble, Dead Load, London Cross” at Gagosian Britannia Street Through February 28th, 2015

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

New York – Richard Prince: “New Portraits” at Gagosian Gallery Through October 25th, 2014

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Hong Kong – Sterling Ruby: “VIVIDS” at Gagosian Hong Kong Through October 25th, 2014

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The New York Times Reviews the Legal Battle Between Ron Perelman and Larry Gagosian

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Gagosian Gallery to Represent Estate of Walter de Maria

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

New York – Helen Frankenthaler: “Composing with Color” at Gagosian Gallery, through October 18th 2014

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Los Angeles – Giuseppe Penone: “Ramificazioni del Pensiero / Branches of Thought” at Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills Through October 18th, 2014

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Richard Prince Instagram Prints Wildly Popular at Gagosian

Friday, September 19th, 2014

New York – Dan Colen: “Miracle Paintings” at Gagosian Gallery, through October 18th 2014

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Larry Gagosian Teams With Masa Takayama on Sushi Restaurant

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

New York – Nancy Rubins: “Our Friend Fluid Metal” at Gagosian Gallery Through September 13th, 2014

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Rome Art Museum Plans Extension for Gagosian Gallery Loans

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Ronald Perelman Files Subpoena Against Larry Gagosian in Ongoing Lawsuit

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

New York – Marcel Duchamp at Gagosian Gallery Through August 8th, 2014

Monday, July 28th, 2014

London – Jenny Saville: “Oxyrhynchus” at Gagosian Gallery, through July 26th 2014

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
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Jeff Koons Interviewed in WSJ

May 6th, 2015

Jeff and Justine Koons, via WSJThe WSJ has an interview with Jeff Koons at the artist’s studio this week, which sees Koons revealing that his balloon animal sculptures were in part a way to communicate with his son, who left for Italy with the artist’s former wife, Ilona Staller, after their divorce.  “It was a way to be communicating with my son,” Koons says.  “I was thinking of him.” Read More »

New York Times Looks at Secondary Market for Photography

May 6th, 2015

The Disputed Work, Eggleston's "Untitled" (1970)A recent article in The New York Times reports on the state of photography in the secondary and auction markets, noting that, despite the popularity of the medium, sales for photography account for less than 2% of the global market.  “Many of these new buyers are looking for unique, high-quality trophy art which has been driving prices of postwar and contemporary art to new heights,” says Anders Petterson, the managing director of ArtTactic. “There has definitely been a trickle-down effect of this on the photo market. However, as most photographic works are selling in the lower- to medium-end of the price spectrum and often in larger editions, there isn’t the same allure of this market to many of these buyers.” Read More »

Sterling Ruby Leaves Hauser & Wirth

May 6th, 2015

Sterling Ruby, via Art NewspaperSterling Ruby will end his representation with Hauser & Wirth this year, the Art Newspaper reports, after three years with the gallery.  Marc Payot, VP of Hauser & Wirth, stated the gallery remains on “very friendly terms” with Ruby. Read More »

Following Court Decision, California Keeps Resale Royalties Act for In-State Sales

May 6th, 2015

Sothebys, via New York TimesThe Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the California Resale Royalties Act is unconstitutional, but has allowed the law to remain on the books if the objectionable portion of the law is removed, keeping the resale royalty provided the sales take place within California.  Some speculate as to wether this may prevent major auctions from happening in the State.   Read More »

Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery Investigated After Smuggling Incident

May 6th, 2015

Tretyakov Gallery, via The GuardianThe Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow was investigated yesterday after a man with fake provenance was detained attempting to leave the country with a set of works valued at almost $50,000.  Initial reports speculate that Russian security may have discovered a plot in which wealthy collectors abroad are paying to smuggle the works with forged documents.  “The investigators have already left, and while the investigation is ongoing we will not comment further,” a representative of the gallery told The Guardian. Read More »

Charles Ray Profiled in New Yorker

May 5th, 2015

Charles Ray, via New YorkerThe New Yorker has a profile on sculptor Charles Ray this week, the Californian sculptor known for his occasionally disturbing and lifelike works, including Huck and Jim a statue based on the inseparable pair of Mark Twin’s classic novel, which was initially intended for the plaza outside the new Whitney before it was declined over fears of controversy.  “I don’t want whatever becomes of it to be less than the original idea, and the original idea was for it to be there,” Ray tells the magazine. “I’m not naïve to the controversies this would generate—I told them that controversies would be a forest we had to navigate through.” Read More »

Tania Bruguera Unable to Leave Cuba to Accept Award After Government Revokes her Passport

May 5th, 2015

Tania Bruguera, via LA TimesTania Brugera is one of the 2015 Herb Alpert Award recipients this year, but is unable to attend the awards ceremony, due to the revocation of her passport by the Cuban government.  “The Alpert Award could not come at a better moment,” the artist wrote in a statement to the organization. “The Cuban government does not like my artworks because I’m proposing that our relationship with politics is one where the script is not written for us, but is something we create with responsibility and honesty out of the desire to engage in our political destiny.” Read More »

Guggenheim Closed Early Last Friday After Protests

May 5th, 2015

Guggenheim, via NYTA protest last Friday over labor rights at its Abu Dhabi construction site led the Guggenheim Museum to close early last Friday.  Protestors threw pamphlets over the museum’s iconic spiraling walkway, and unfurled a banner saying “Meet Workers’ Demands Now” on the ground floor, forcing the museum to shut its doors. “We share their concerns about worker welfare in the Gulf Region, but these kinds of disruptive activities run counter to our objective of building the cooperation and good will necessary to further change on an extremely complex geopolitical issue,” the museum said in a statement. Read More »

Alex Katz Interviewed in WSJ

May 3rd, 2015

Alex Katz, via WSJAlex Katz is profiled in the Wall Street Journal this week, looking back on his lengthy career, and the level of success he has achieved in recent years.  “I just love putting it to people who didn’t like me,” Katz says. “There are people from 20, 30, 40 years ago that I love meeting on the street and saying hello. I don’t have to say anything, I just have to say hello, and my presence reminds them of their mistakes.” Read More »

Frieze Founders Interviewed in WSJ

May 3rd, 2015

Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, via WSJThe founders of Frieze, Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, are interviewed in the Wall Street Journal this week as they prepare to open this year’s edition in New York, reflecting on the early days of the fair, and how they first started their coverage of the art world in London during the 1990’s.  “You couldn’t get away from the feeling that something was happening in London, and though we really didn’t know anything about art or magazines, we just knew we had to respond to it,” Sharp says. Read More »

Adrian Ghenie Moves to Thaddaeus Ropac

May 3rd, 2015

Adrian Ghenie, via Art DailyAdrian Ghenie will now be represented by Thaddaeus Ropac, with the news coming shortly before the artist opens his solo exhibition at the Romanian Pavilion.  Ghenie will open his first exhibition at Ropac’s Paris Marais gallery this October. Read More »

Market Watch Investigates Tax Status of Returned Works Such As Klimt’s “Woman in Gold”

May 3rd, 2015

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, by Gustav Klimt, via Market WatchMarket Watch has an interesting article this week on the tax status of Nazi-looted paintings returned to their rightful owners, noting the tax-free status of reparations payments from the German government, particularly in the case of Maria Altman’s reception of the Gustav Klimt masterwork Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer I, and attorney Randol Schoenberg’s move to get sales proceeds from the work equal status.   Read More »

Antony Gormley Installs Site-Specific Arrangement at Florence’s Forte di Belvedere

May 3rd, 2015

Antony Gormley in Florence, via DesignboomAntony Gormley has unveiled a new sculptural installation in Florence, featuring more than 100 of the artist’s sculptures arranged in various patterns and lines around the historic Forte di Belvedere.  “They reflect the shadow side of any idea of human progress, confronting the viewer with an image redolent of the conflict of the past century,” Gormley says. Read More »

Lisa Yuskavage Interviewed in Paris Review

May 3rd, 2015

Lisa Yuskavage, via Paris ReviewLisa Yuskavage is interviewed in The Paris Review this week, shortly after opening a show at David Zwirner earlier this month.  In the interivew, Yuskavage reveals some unconventional aspects behind her new work, including dabbling in online dating networks.  “It’s interesting because in order to make some of these paintings of men, I did something a few years ago—I didn’t realize why I was doing it at the time. I joined Grindr. I had a Grindr persona.”  Yuskavage tells the magazine.  “You didn’t think I was going to say that today, did you?” Read More »

Jeffrey Deitch to Open Street Art Show in Coney Island

May 3rd, 2015

Jeffrey Deitch, via ArtforumJeffrey Deitch is preparing to install an exhibition of street art in Coney Island this summer, including work by Mister Cartoon, Swoon, JR, Lee Quiñones, and Icy Signs, among others.  I’ve always loved the energy that comes out of the New York vernacular,” Deitch says, “and I’ve dreamed of doing a show in Coney Island since I first started going there in the ’70s.” Read More »

Luke Brugnara Gets Jail Time for Bullying Witness

May 3rd, 2015

Luke Brugnara, via ArtnetThe trial over the alleged art fraud committed by San Francisco real estate developer Luke Brugnara took a strange turn this week, as Brugnara was sentenced to 21 days in jail for contempt of court and bullying witnesses.  Brugnara reportedly screamed for a mistrial during court proceedings, and accused dealer Rose Long, who testified that Brugnara took over $11 million in art and refused to pay for it, of being a “liar.”  “I think she’s probably got post-traumatic stress disorder now,” said presiding judge William Alsup. “I’m afraid it’s done mental damage, the way she’s been treated.” Read More »

First Lady Obama Inaugurates New Whitney Museum

May 3rd, 2015

Michelle Obama at The Whitney, via WhitneyFirst Lady Michelle Obama was on hand Thursday for the opening ceremonies at the Whitney Museum, which opens to the public today, and made remarks praising the vision of the new space.  “Maybe you can discover the next Carmen Herrera, or Archibald Motley, or Edward Hopper, or maybe even the next Barack Obama. That is the power of institutions like the Whitney. They open their doors as wide as possible both to the artists they embrace and to the young people they seek to uplift.” Read More »

Vincent Lamouroux Covers LA Motel in White

May 3rd, 2015

The Bates Motel, via GuardianFrench artist Vincent Lamouroux has completed a new public project in Los Angeles, covering the full exterior of an historic motel at Bates and Sunset Blvd. in white paint.  “It couldn’t have been any other place,” the artist says. “Because it is a motel, a place shared by a lot of people. And this type of architecture, international style, coupled with palm trees, the motel sign and the billboard as well, is a combination of the LA idea that we all have, the California dream.” Read More »

Rubin Foundation Appoints NYC’s “Percent for Art” Director as Artistic Director

April 29th, 2015

Sara Resiman, via ArtforumSara Reisman, director of New York City’s Percent for Art program within the department of Cultural Affairs, has been appointed as the new artistic director of the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, where she will curate events and oversee the Foundation’s new “Art and Social Justice initiative.”  Read More »

Cousin of Cornelius Gurlitt Seeks Appeal in Case Over Right to Works

April 29th, 2015

Kunstmuseum Bern, new home of the Gurlitt troveUta Werner, cousin of Cornelius Gurlitt, is appealing a Munich court’s decision rejecting her claim to Gurlitt’s trove of works.  The German court system is currently reviewing the appeal before it makes its decision to pass the claim on or reject it again. Read More »

2014 Art Critics Association Awards Announced

April 29th, 2015

Kara Walker, A Subtlety, 2014 via Osman Can Yerebakan

The annual Art Critics Association Awards for 2014 have been announced, with Kara Walker’s Domino Sugar Factory project winning for “Best Exhibition in an Alternative Venue,” and Pierre Huyghe’s LACMA Retrospective winning for “Best National Museum Monograph.” Read More »

Ai Weiwei Teams with Tor Project for New Museum Tech Conference

April 29th, 2015

Jacob Appelbaum, Laura Poitras and Ai Weiwei, via Art InfoFor the New Museum and Rhizome’s latest iteration of the Seven on Seven Technology Conference, Ai Weiwei has teamed with Wikileaks and Tor Project activist Jacob Appelbaum for a project dealing with surveillance and international borders, with the collaboration filmed and presented by Laura Poitras, director of the Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour.  “It was important to bring together these two courageous people who are disseminating their messages using art and technology respectively, and facing similar levels of scrutiny and hardship as a result,” says Heather Corcoran, Senior Executive of Rhizome. Read More »

BP Portrait Award Shortlist Announced

April 29th, 2015

Eliza by Michael Gaskell, via The GuardianThe annual BP Portrait Award has announced this year’s shortlist, featuring artists from the UK, Israel and Spain.  “It was good to see even more international artists entering and my fellow judges and I were impressed by the different styles of portraiture, some quite new to the exhibition, and intrigued by the stories behind the portraits,” says Pim Baxter, the deputy director at London’s National Portrait Gallery. Read More »

Bloomberg Reports on Arrest of Yves Bouvier

April 29th, 2015

Mark Rothko’s No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red), via BloombergBloomberg reports on dealer Yves Bouvier, whose arrest earlier this year over alleged price inflation in the $186 million sale of a Mark Rothko reflects the warnings offered earlier this year by economist Ariel Roubini: “There are a number of serious distortions in the art market that suggest that there is some shady behavior going on.  Price opacity in the art market leads to insider information, which makes insider trading in art far more likely.” Read More »