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Museum Directors Outline Reopening Strategies in Art Newspaper

May 29th, 2020

A group of museum directors speak to Art Newspaper this week about their plans to reopen, and how they plan to respond to COVID-19 concerns.  The directors detail a range of strategies, from timed entry to controlling flow in and out of galleries.
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Ai Weiwei Creates Face Masks to Benefit COVID-19 Charities

May 29th, 2020

Ai Weiwei has created a set of surgical masks to aid coronavirus charities. “It is such a waste. There is so much argument around the mask,” he says of the face mask as a cultural artifact of the era. “A face mask weighs only three grams but it carries so much state argument about global safety and who has it and who doesn’t have it.”
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Adam Lindemann Sues to Break Lease on Venus Over Manhattan Space in NY

May 28th, 2020

Collector and dealer Adam Lindemann is suing real estate mogul Aby Rosen to break his lease on the Venus Over Manhattan space at 980 Madison Avenue in New York, asserting he can no longer due business there due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Is it only the tenant’s responsibility when the tenant can’t use the space as intended or may never be able to?” says Errol Margolin, the gallery’s lawyer. “When you have a gallery opening, you have 500 people. If you have social distancing, how can you have 500 people in the future?”
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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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