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Menil Collection Postpones Major Expansion

July 28th, 2017

Menil Collection Construction, via Houston ChronicleThe Menil Collection in Houston has postponed a major expansion project that included a new Drawing Institute building, after Director Rebecca Rabinow shuffled construction schedules this week. “We’re in it for the long haul and have very exacting standards,” she says. “Better to take time and get it perfect than open too early.”
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Thomas Campbell Awarded Getty Rothschild Research Fellowship

July 27th, 2017

Thomas P Campbell, via Art NewsFormer Met Director Thomas Campbell has been awarded the Getty Rothschild Fellowship, which will see him embarking on eight months of research at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and at Windsor Manor in Buckinghamshire, England. Campbell’s research will investigate  “the related question of how we can use art and culture as a gateway to promote understanding in an ever-more connected but ever-more divided world,” according to a statement.
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Philippe de Montebello To Serve as Director at Acquavella Galleries

July 27th, 2017

Philippe de Montebello, via NYTFormer Met Museum director Philippe de Montebello will become the new director at Acquavella Galleries, Art News reports. “I think it’s one of the great art galleries,” de Montebello said. “We have been talking over the last few years since I left the Met about how I could use some of my academic and other experience with the gallery.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Andreas Gursky

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Hong Kong, Island via Artnet.
b. 1955
Lives and works in:

Düsseldorf, Germany

Represented by:

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

Education includes:

Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf

Gursky is a German photographer famous for his large and highly-textured photographs that provide a high point of view. He is fascinated with the relationship of people and space. Though not working in definitive series, his work can often be linked by motif. Often, his photographs, which capture a wide-angled view of a vast subject, feature an array of patterns. These patterns, which seem to be one of the most definitive qualities of his work, are not staged or posed, but are instead naturally occurring and captured from an odd or dramatic angle.

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Copan via Sauer Thompson.

Signature works include the 1993 Paris, Montparnasse, which portrays the large, grid-like exterior of a large building while simultaneously allowing voyeuristic views into each curtainless window. More recently, he has incorporated computer editing into his art, frequently creating larger subjects than the initial photograph provides.

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His work, 99 Cent II Diptychon, a dizzying photograph of row after row of candy and other disposable goods on display at a 99-cent store, sold for $3.3 million in 2007 and holds the record for the highest price paid for a photograph taken by a living photographer, via MOMA.

UBS Collection at Mori Art Museum [ArtObserved]

Wikipedia Entry

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