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Paul Schimmel Leaves Hauser & Wirth in Los Angeles

February 25th, 2017

Paul Schimmel, via LA TimesCurator Paul Schimmel has parted ways with Hauser & Wirth’s Los Angeles location after a sudden announcement late this week, the LA Times reports.  Schimmel, former chief curator at MoCA was a founding partner in the gallery’s Los Angeles location, which opened last year.  “Going forward, Hauser & Wirth will continue building upon its longstanding, passionate commitment to Los Angeles with expanded programs, including an increasingly robust campaign of public events and community outreach activities, and an ever more dynamic schedule of exhibitions that celebrate our artists, and connections between California and the international scene,” Iwan Wirth said in a statement.
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Boyle Heights Art Space Closes After Repeated Protests from Anti-Gentrification Activists

February 24th, 2017

The view from Mariachi PlazaThe LA Times reports on the closure of PSSST, a non-profit arts space in Boyle Heights that shuttered after repeated protests from local anti-gentrification activists.  While our closure might be applauded by some, it is not a victory for civil discourse and coalition building,” the gallery said in a statement.
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Francis Bacon’s George Dyer Triptych Goes to Christie’s New York for its Auction Debut

February 24th, 2017

Francis Bacon triptych of George Dyer, via GuardianFrancis Bacon’s triptych portrait of his lover George Dyer is set to go to auction for the first time at Christie’s in New York this May, carrying an estimate of $50m.  “George Dyer is to Bacon what Dora Maar was to Picasso,” Loic Gouzer says of the artist’s longtime muse.  “He is arguably the most important model of the second half of the 20th century, because Dyer’s persona as well and physical traits acted as a catalyst for Bacon’s pictorial breakthroughs.”

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Rita Ackermann

Rita Ackermann via www.artnet.com

Rita Ackermann- image via www.artnet.com

Rita Ackermann (born 1968 in Hungary) is a Hungarian-American artist. She lives and works in New York City with her husband. Her work includes paintings, drawings, T-shirts, a line of underwear, and skateboard design. Ackermann gained attention in 1994 with paintings resembling large sketchbook pages of nymphetish girls in underwear.

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Can't you play some better songs II via www.mangallery.de

Can’t you play some better songs II- image  via www.mangallery.de

Lolita via www.peelucabee.com

Lolita- image via www.peelucabee.com

Golden Age via www.artnet.com

Golden Age- image via www.artnet.com

The Only Way To Get To My Vagina Is Through Jesus! via www.artfacts.net

The Only Way To Get To My Vagina Is Through Jesus!

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