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Vision for LACMA Expansion Explored in LA Times Piece

May 26th, 2017

LACMA, via LA TimesThe LA Times has a piece this week on LACMA’s vision for its permanent collection in its proposed expansion project helmed by Peter Zumthor.  The museum will exhibit its permanent collection as a series of ongoing temporary exhibits.  “The big risk for LACMA’s plan is how it changes our relationship to art we love — and through it, our relationship to the museum,” says writer Christopher Knight.
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Tate Announces Exhibition Schedule for 2018

May 26th, 2017

Tate Galleries, via The GuardianThe Tate has announced an ambitious schedule of exhibitions for next year at its various exhibition spaces, with shows including a survey on Francis Bacon, Lucian FreudFrank Auerbach, R.B. Kitaj and Paula Rego, and a solo exhibition dedicated to the work of Joan Jonas.  
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Peter Blum Gallery Relocating Downtown

May 26th, 2017

Peter Blum's New Downtown Space, via Art NewsPeter Blum’s 57th Street gallery space will close this summer, as the dealer relocates downtown, the Art News reports.  “After having been informed that our building on West 57th street, along with four neighboring buildings, will be torn down for another high rise, we looked at many different places and areas which would suit our needs for a substantial size gallery in an area which was not overrun and still felt like ‘New York,’ ” said director David Blum.
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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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