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Portuguese Museum Director Resigns Over Alleged Censorship of Mapplethorpe Show

September 25th, 2018

Robert Mapplethorpe, via Art NewsThe Serralves Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto, Portugal is currently embroiled in controversy, after Artistic Director João Ribas resigned over alleged censorship of a Robert Mapplethorpe show. “The proposal of the exhibition was to present the works of an explicit sexual nature in an area with restricted access, given the tenor of several exhibited works and being that Serralves is an institution visited annually by almost a million people of all backgrounds, ages and nationalities, including thousands of children and hundreds of schools,” the institution said in a statement. “The foundation considered that the visiting public should be alerted, in accordance with the legislation in force.”
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Thelma Golden Profiled in LA Times

September 25th, 2018

Thelma Golden, via LA TimesThe LA Times profiles Thelma Golden, and the work she has done to build Harlem’s Studio Museum into a landmark American institution. “Often, it makes me laugh when people who have never been to the museum would come visit,” she says.  “The two things people would often say is that they thought I’d be taller and that the museum would be much bigger.”
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Joan Mitchell Piece Expected to Break Auction Record Come November

September 25th, 2018

Joan Mitchell, 12 Hawks at 3 O’Clock, via Art Market MonitorA Joan Mitchell painting from the estate of Barney Ebsworth is anticipated to break the artist’s auction record, estimated to sell at $14 million to $16 million.  The work will hit the auction block at Christie’s New York in November.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Vanessa Beecroft

Vanessa Beecroft image via www.kunsthandelmeijer.nl/

[image via www.kunsthandelmeijer.nl/]

Vanessa Beecroft (Genoa, Italy, 1969) is an Italian contemporary artist living in Los Angeles. Beecroft is married to sociologist Greg Durkin. They have two sons.

Sudan- Sundance 2008 image via www.jamati.com

Sudan- Sundance Film Festival, 2008

[image via www.jamati.com ]

Beecroft uses a unique, personal, artistic language. Her work is a complex fusion of conceptual issues and aesthetic concerns, focusing on large-scale performance art, usually involving live female models (often nude).

[via Wikipedia  Entry]

'VB.LP.001.00', 2000 via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk

‘VB.LP.001.00′, 2000

[image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk]

Alphabet Concept- In Louis Vuitton via lunettesrouges.blog.lemonde.fr

Alphabet Concept- At Louis Vuitton

[image via lunettesrouges.blog.lemonde.fr]

Jennifer- 2005, bronze via www.marinmarkov.com

Jennifer- 2005, bronze

[image via www.marinmarkov.com]

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