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Guggenheim Lays Off Additional 24 Employees

September 17th, 2020

As the museum plans to reopen, the Guggenheim Museum has laid off 24 employees, with an additional 8 taking separation agreements. “The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Guggenheim has been devastating to our finances,” said museum’s director, Richard Armstrong in a letter to employees. “I am deeply saddened to say that the museum will not have the ability to support our previous number of staff members.”
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Brooklyn Museum Deaccession’s 12 Works from Collection

September 17th, 2020

In the midst of COVID-19-related financial pressure, the Brooklyn Museum will sell off 12 works from its collection to fund maintaining the rest of its holdings. “We expect this consignment to generate considerable interest from collectors who will not only respond to the paintings’ great quality, but will also be reassured by their distinguished provenance,” says Joshua Glazer, Specialist of Old Master Paintings at Christie’s New York.
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Banksy Loses Court Case, Placing Copyright at Risk

September 17th, 2020

Banksy has lost a court case against a greeting card company this month, with the court putting the artist’s copyright at risk over his anonymity. “Banksy has chosen to remain anonymous and, for the most part, to paint graffiti on other people’s property without their permission, rather than to paint it on canvases or his own property,” the panel said.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Cecily Brown

Cecily Brown image via www.lipsticktracez.com

image via www.lipsticktracez.com

Cecily Brown (born 1969 in London) is a British painter. She has a great respect for art history and her works reveal her reverence and high regard for artists such as Francisco de Goya, Nicolas Poussin, Willem de Kooning, and Joan Mitchell while incorporating into her works her distinct female view point.

Teenage Wildlife, oil on linen image via www.artfacts.net

Teenage Wildlife, oil on linen image via www.artfacts.net

The Fugitive Kind, 2000 oil on linen image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk

The Fugitive Kind, 2000- oil on linen

[image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk]

New Louboutin Pumps, 2005 image via theluckycharm.wordpress.com

New Louboutin Pumps, 2005

[image via theluckycharm.wordpress.com]

Pyjama Game, 1998- oil on linen image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk

Pyjama Game, 1998- oil on linen

[image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk]

Brown’s work has attracted the attention of collectors including Elton John and Michael Ovitz. She has become known for her painting style suggestive of abstract and abstract expressionist painters such as de Kooning and Oskar Kokoschka. Sexuality and attraction are important themes in her work, which she explores through semi-figurative and abstract means.

[Bio via Wikipedia  Entry]

Artist’s Links:

http://www.gagosian.com/artists/cecily-brown

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/cecily_brown.htm

More info about the artist coming soon.

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