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Guggenheim Lays Off Additional 24 Employees

September 17th, 2020

As the museum plans to reopen, the Guggenheim Museum has laid off 24 employees, with an additional 8 taking separation agreements. “The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Guggenheim has been devastating to our finances,” said museum’s director, Richard Armstrong in a letter to employees. “I am deeply saddened to say that the museum will not have the ability to support our previous number of staff members.”
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Brooklyn Museum Deaccession’s 12 Works from Collection

September 17th, 2020

In the midst of COVID-19-related financial pressure, the Brooklyn Museum will sell off 12 works from its collection to fund maintaining the rest of its holdings. “We expect this consignment to generate considerable interest from collectors who will not only respond to the paintings’ great quality, but will also be reassured by their distinguished provenance,” says Joshua Glazer, Specialist of Old Master Paintings at Christie’s New York.
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Banksy Loses Court Case, Placing Copyright at Risk

September 17th, 2020

Banksy has lost a court case against a greeting card company this month, with the court putting the artist’s copyright at risk over his anonymity. “Banksy has chosen to remain anonymous and, for the most part, to paint graffiti on other people’s property without their permission, rather than to paint it on canvases or his own property,” the panel said.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Sophie Calle

Sophie Calle image via weblogs.clarin.com

[image via weblogs.clarin.com]

Sophie Calle (born 1953) is a French writer, photographer, installation artist, and conceptual artist. Calle’s work is distinguished by its use of arbitrary sets of constraints, and evokes the French literary movement of the 1960s known as Oulipo. Her work frequently depicts human vulnerability, and examines identity and intimacy. She is recognized for her detective-like ability to follow strangers and investigate their private lives. Her photographic work often includes panels of text of her own writing.

Sophie Calle- Blind #14, 1986 Gelatin silver print, two chromogenic prints, and text panel image via www.metmuseum.org

Sophie Calle- Blind #14, 1986

Gelatin silver print, two chromogenic prints, and text panel

[image via www.metmuseum.org]

Calle is admired by several artists around the world, and has been paid homage with retrospectives of her work. Additionally, Calle’s text Exquisite Pain was adapted into a performance in 2004 by Forced Entertainment, a theatrical company based in Sheffield, England.

In bed with Sophie Calle: The artist's parody of Brigitte Bardot in 'Days lived under the Sign of B, C and W' image via www.telegraph.co.uk

In bed with Sophie Calle: The artist’s parody of Brigitte Bardot in ‘Days lived under the Sign of B, C and W’ [image via www.telegraph.co.uk]

Sophie Calle- Les dormeurs, 1979 image via www.elsilencio.com

Sophie Calle- Les dormeurs, 1979

[image via www.elsilencio.com]

At her gallery shows, Calle frequently supplies suggestion forms on which visitors are encouraged to furnish ideas for her art, while she sits beside them with a disinterested expression. In November 2008, she will participate in an exhibition “Système C, un festival de coincidence” proposed by the Stéréotypes Associés in Mains d’Oeuvres, Paris.

[Bio via Wikipedia Entry]

Sophie Calle, 67 Days to Unhappiness- # 66 image via artjetset.blogspot.com/

Sophie Calle, 67 Days to Unhappiness- # 66

[image via artjetset.blogspot.com]

More info about the artist coming soon.

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