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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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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Richard Prince

b. 1948
Lives and works in:

Rennselaerville, NY

Represented by:

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York; Skarstedt Fine Art, New York; Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Prince, a painter and photographer, got his artistic start while working at Time Magazine in the 1970s, using a storage room as a makeshift studio, creating art out of ready-made magazine advertisements, the most famous pieces of which featured the Marlboro Man. Since these early works, his fascination with American identity and American cultural has flourished and he has examined both celebrity and middle-American life.

Spiritual America, created in 1983, photographed a 10-year-old Brook Shields in standing in a bathtub. Extremely controversial, the piece, an allusion to an earlier work by renowned pictorialist and gallery-owner, Alfred Stieglitz, led to lawsuits by Shield’s mother as well as widespread criticism throughout the art community. Later in the 1980s, he received attention for his Joke Paintings that combined coarse humor with hints of Abstract Expressionism, explored notions of sexual frustration and were further exposed through his use sporadic texts stenciled throughout his works. The Nurse Paintings, a more recent collection of 19 pieces, digitally scanned the covers of novels from the 1940s and 1950s that featured nurses, printing them onto canvas via inkjets and then obscuring the image through added brushstroke. Hoods, another recent series, sees him cast a series of muscle-car hoods in wood and fiberglass, then paint over with loose strokes.

Retrospective New York’s Guggenheim September 28 2007- January 2008 [ArtObserved]
Richard Prince interview in his upstate studio [ArtObserved via VBS.tv]

Wikipedia Entry

More info about the artist coming soon.

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