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Giacometti Institute to Open in Paris This Summer

March 19th, 2018

Giacometti Drawings, via The GuardianThe Giacometti Institute will open in Paris this June, The Guardian reports, bringing a number of rarely seen works by the artist to exhibition, alongside a replica of his studio. “He was not interested at all in money, in glory. But I think he would have liked to see his work acknowledged,” says Catherine Grenier, the institute’s director. “He would find it very amusing. In his time the dominant strand was abstraction and [his art] was considered outside the trend. Nowadays he’s one of the most respected and the most important … of all his generation. He would be happy with this.” 
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Condo Announces New Project in Sao Paolo

March 19th, 2018

Condo logo, via Condo copyThe Condo gallery exchange project has announced its first edition in Sao Paolo, featuring 8 galleries including Carlos/Ishikawa and Simon Preston.  The event will open April 7th in the Brazilian city.

London Art Studios Exec Calls for Heightened Protections for Artist Studios and Homes

March 19th, 2018

Laure Prouvost, via The GuardianAnna Harding, the chief executive of Space studios in London, has called for London to defend against the city’s skyrocketing rents, less it lose its position of prominence as a hub for the art world.  “Lack of affordable living and working space for low-waged people in London is forcing many to reconsider their future in the capital,” she says. “Increasing rents underpin the story of artists living and working in London, and the challenges of affording a studio and making work have worsened considerably.”
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Sol LeWitt

1928 – 2007
Lives and works in:

New York, NY

Represented by:

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Education includes:

School of Visual Arts BA, Syracuse NY

LeWitt, known for his involvement with the minimalist and conceptualist movements, typically worked in painting, drawing and sculpture.

He was a prolific artist and has been featured in hundreds of solo exhibitions. He is famous for his two and three-dimensional wall installations, including his series Wall Drawings, large-scale pieces that use entire walls as their canvas and feature an array of bright designs and patterns. The series features more than 1,200 pieces. His sculptures, which he deemed “structures” are numerous as well, and take the shape of towers, pyramids and other geometric forms; these vary in size, the largest being his monumental outdoor pieces.

His work has been exhibited at most of the world’s major museums. His first retrospective was shown at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1978. Others have been held since, including the most recent in 2000 which began at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, traveling next to Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art and ending its run at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

New York Times Obituary  [New York Times]