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Estate of François Morellet Goes to Hauser & Wirth

November 23rd, 2020

The estate of François Morellet is now represented by Hauser & Wirth, Art News reports. “We do want to focus on raising greater awareness of his work and appreciation for it in the U.S.—among American institutions, with curators, scholars, collectors, the public–but our approach is always global,” says gallery partner Marc Payot. “I am convinced Morellet’s work will be very well received in Asia as well.”
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New Firm Aims to Consult on Deaccessioning and Risk-Mitigation

November 23rd, 2020

A group of legal and PR Consultants have launched a new firm directed specifically at mitigating the risk of institutional deaccessioning.  “Most museums have very capable communications and legal counsel,” says firm member, Lauren Gioia, formerly the head of Sotheby’s communications and PR, “but deaccessions and sales require specific expertise and experience that we can provide.  Our role would be to partner with the existing teams to ensure institutions achieve a successful outcome based on their goals.”
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London’s National Gallery Offers Paid Virtual Tour of Gentileschi Exhibition

November 20th, 2020

London’s National Gallery will charge £8 for an online curator’s tour of its blockbuster exhibition on Old Master Artemisia Gentileschi, a new attempt at mitigating the effects of Covid-19 closures on the museum.  “Although this film cannot replace the experience of seeing the exhibition in person at the National Gallery, it will allow us to share Artemisia’s story and paintings with as many people as possible, in particular those who cannot make it to Trafalgar Square right now,” says curator Letizia Treves.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Dan Flavin

1933 – 1996
Lives and works in:

New York, NY

Represented by:

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Education includes:

Columbia University, New York
New School for Social Research, New York

Flavin is a Minimalist artist best known for his installations that feature fluorescent light fixtures.

Never receiving formal instruction regarding art, his first solo show was held in 1961 at New York’s Judson Gallery. That same year, he began experiment with electric light, ultimately leading to his first work that featured fluorescent light released in 1963 called the diagonal of May 25, 1963. In 1964, he was given an award by the William and Norma Copley Foundation following a recommendation by Marcel Duchamp, the artistic pioneer linked closely to the Dada and Surrealist movements.

Flavin’s involvement with key art shows in the latter half of the 1960s earned him the reputation as one of the originators if Minimal art. In 1969, his first retrospective “fluorescent light, etc. Dan Flavin” traveled throughout North America. The Dia Art Foundation began purchasing his works in 1974 and in 1983, facilitating his largest permanent installation of nine works in a former firehouse in Bridgehampton, New York, now known as the Dan Flavin Art Institute.

Since his death in 1996, three other permanent installations have been erected; one in Milan in 1997, one in Houston in 1998 and one in 2000 at Donald Judd’s Marfa, Texas Chinati Foundation.

Zwirner & With New York, March 6 – May 3 2008 [ArtObserved]

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Wikipedia Entry