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MoMA Acquires Famed Chris Ofili Portrait

April 19th, 2018

Chris Ofili, Holy Virgin Mary, via BloombergBloomberg has a piece this week on the market growth for contemporary black artists, including in its piece the news that MoMA has acquired Chris Ofili’s famous Holy Virgin Mary, from collector Steve Cohen. “Collectors are very interested in what artists of color have to say now,” says dealer Jack Shainman. “For many years it didn’t matter.”
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Tony Podesta’s Lavish Arts Spending Featured in WSJ Piece on Lobbyist’s Fall from Grace

April 19th, 2018

Tony Podesta, via WSJThe WSJ spotlights the rise and fall of Tony Podesta, paying particular attention to his lavish spending on art and arts institutions. “When he stepped down from the firm he expressed his ongoing gratitude to all of them and his commitment to continue his advocacy for the issues and ideals he’s always fought for,” says a spokeswoman for the Podesta Group.
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Max Hollein Gets NYT Profile

April 18th, 2018

Max Hollein,via NYTMax Hollein gets a profile in the NYT this week, as he prepares to take the helm at The Met. “Max Hollein set benchmarks in terms of mobilizing citizens for culture and museums,” says Felix Semmelroth, San Francsico’s former cultural affairs director. “He left deep, deep traces in the city.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Terence Koh

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Warhol Remains as a Chinese Winter Garden in My Heart (Self Portrait) via e-flux.

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These Decades that We Never Sleep, Black Light via Saatchi Gallery.
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Big White Cock via Saatchi Gallery.

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