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Pissarro Work, Formerly Nazi Loot, Heads to US Supreme Court

January 17th, 2022

A Camille Pissarro work looted by the Nazis will head to US Supreme Court to hear a case over its ownership, as the descendants of Lilly Cassirer Neubauer sue for the painting’s return. “This has been three generations of the Cassirer family trying to take back what is theirs,” says attorney Stephen Zack of the US law firm Boies Schiller Flexner.

Read More at The Guardian

Jewish Museum Employees Vote to Unionize

January 17th, 2022

Employees at the Jewish Museum in New York have voted to unionize. “The Jewish Museum is aware that staff have petitioned for a union election,” a spokesperson said in a statement. “The Museum greatly values its staff and will respectfully engage in any process that transpires.”

Read more at Art Newspaper

Serpentine Galleries Remove Sackler Name from North Gallery Space

January 12th, 2022

London’s Serpentine Galleries have formally removed the Sackler name from its North Gallery. The museum had faced criticism over its sluggishness to remove the name after fierce criticism and similar moves at other major institutions.

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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

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