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Giacometti Institute to Open in Paris This Summer

March 19th, 2018

Giacometti Drawings, via The GuardianThe Giacometti Institute will open in Paris this June, The Guardian reports, bringing a number of rarely seen works by the artist to exhibition, alongside a replica of his studio. “He was not interested at all in money, in glory. But I think he would have liked to see his work acknowledged,” says Catherine Grenier, the institute’s director. “He would find it very amusing. In his time the dominant strand was abstraction and [his art] was considered outside the trend. Nowadays he’s one of the most respected and the most important … of all his generation. He would be happy with this.” 
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Condo Announces New Project in Sao Paolo

March 19th, 2018

Condo logo, via Condo copyThe Condo gallery exchange project has announced its first edition in Sao Paolo, featuring 8 galleries including Carlos/Ishikawa and Simon Preston.  The event will open April 7th in the Brazilian city.

London Art Studios Exec Calls for Heightened Protections for Artist Studios and Homes

March 19th, 2018

Laure Prouvost, via The GuardianAnna Harding, the chief executive of Space studios in London, has called for London to defend against the city’s skyrocketing rents, less it lose its position of prominence as a hub for the art world.  “Lack of affordable living and working space for low-waged people in London is forcing many to reconsider their future in the capital,” she says. “Increasing rents underpin the story of artists living and working in London, and the challenges of affording a studio and making work have worsened considerably.”
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Andreas Gursky

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.

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.

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

More info about the artist coming soon.