Archive for the 'Minipost' Category

Pace Gallery to Represent Robert Longo

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

With Metro Pictures closing, Pace Gallery will now represent Robert Longo in the United States and Europe, showing his work in conjunction with Thaddaeus Ropac. “Robert speaks in the language of memory, marked down in velvet in sheets of charcoal and iconographically reconstituted in brilliant Black and White,” says Marc Glimcher. (more…)

Tracey Emin Interviewed in The Guardian

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

The Guardian interviews Tracey Emin this week, as the artist showcases a series of new works she made while undergoing cancer treatment. “I say something and it’s considered to be ‘a confession,’” she says. “I’m not confessing that I had cancer, I’m not confessing that I’ve got a urostomy bag. I have had cancer and I have a urostomy bag. It’s a statement.” (more…)

James Turrell to Open Skyspace in Colorado

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

James Turrell will unveil a new skyspace in the Colorado town of Green Mountain Falls. The work will go on view this July. (more…)

Egon Schiele Painting Restituted by Museum Ludwig to Go on Sales at Sotheby’s

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

A 1917 Egon Schiele restituted by Museum Ludwig in Cologne will go on sale at Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern sale May 12th in New York, with an estimate of $2.5 million–$3.5 million. (more…)

NYT Maps out Turbulence and Challenges at MOCA LA

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

A piece in the New York Times this week looks at the current turbulence at MOCA LA, and Klaus Biesenbach’s attempts to move beyond it. “We’re coming out of a year of a lot of internal focus, pause, reflection,” he says. “Every day is a chance to improve.” (more…)

Estate of Isamu Noguchi Heads to White Cube

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

The estate of Isamu Noguchi has left Pace Gallery to join White Cube. “Isamu Noguchi’s extraordinary oeuvre places him among the masters of Modern sculpture,” says Jay Jopling, the founder and chief executive of White Cube. (more…)

Curator Peter Eleey Heads to Beijing’s UCCA

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Former MoMA PS1 curator Peter Eleey has joined the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, Art News reports. “I am thrilled to join UCCA and its terrific team during this exciting period of the museum’s growth,” he says. “I look forward to working together with the staff to engage new audiences and build on UCCA’s pioneering legacy of vibrant programming.” (more…)

Eli Broad, Billionaire Philanthropist, Dead at 87

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Eli Broad, the billionaire art collector, entrepreneur and philanthropist, has passed away at the age of 87. Broad was a force in Los Angeles, redefining and reshaping the city’s art scene.“As a businessman Eli saw around corners, as a philanthropist he saw the problems in the world and tried to fix them, as a citizen he saw the possibility in our shared community, and as a husband, father and friend he saw the potential in each of us,” says Gerun Riley, president of the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. (more…)

Marie-Josée Kravis Named Next Chair of MoMA

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Marie-Josée Kravis, the current president emerita of MoMA, will replace Leon Black as chair of the museum’s board, the New York Times reports.“I know it’s a huge responsibility,” she said during a meeting this week. “I will try to live up to it.” (more…)

Jeff Koons Joins Pace Gallery

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Jeff Koons has joined Pace Gallery, ending his long relationship with both David Zwirner and Gagosian Gallery. “I always liked the idea of having more of a home gallery, that if people were interested in work they would know directly where to go,” Koons says. (more…)

Armory Show Planning Edition for September

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

The Armory Show is planning a September edition in New York, running from September 9th – 12th. “For over 25 years, the Armory Show has been a cornerstone of New York City’s cultural scene and an economic driver for the global art market,” says director Nicole Berry. “We believe NYC will emerge from this pandemic stronger than ever, and we’re excited to anchor the fall arts season at this pivotal moment when the city’s cultural organizations are reopening and experiencing art in-person is becoming possible again for everyone.” (more…)

Maine Attorney General Alleges Robert Indiana’s Estate Significantly Overpaid Lawyers

Monday, April 26th, 2021

The Maine Attorney General has alleged that the lawyers handling Robert Indiana’s estate were significantly overpaid after charging $8.4 million to handle the artist’s legal matters. “The attorney general remains concerned that the very existence of the foundation is threatened by the liquidation of estate assets,” the office says. (more…)

Andy Warhol Foundation Seeks Appeal in Copyright Case

Monday, April 26th, 2021

The Andy Warhol Foundation has filed an en banc petition with the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to reconsider a court ruling against it over a Warhol depiction of Prince. “We respectfully disagree with the panel’s decision in this case,” says Roman Martinez, of Latham & Watkins, which represents the foundation. “The fair use doctrine plays an essential role in protecting free expression and advancing core First Amendment values.  We are hopeful the Second Circuit will reconsider its ruling and confirm that Andy Warhol’s transformative works of art are fully protected by law.” (more…)

UOVO and Crozier Announce Expansion Plans

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Art handling firms UOVO and Crozier have both announced expansion plans, with UOVO opening a facility in Miami, and Crozier making an acquisition of British logistics company Martinspeed. (more…)

Scientists Claim They Have Invented “Whitest” White

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

A group of researchers are claiming they have created a shade of white said to be the “whitest on record.”  (more…)

Rirkrit Tiravanija Joins David Zwirner

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Rirkrit Tiravanija has joined David Zwirner, the gallery has announced, and will open a show in Hong Kong in 2022. “Rirkrit Tiravanija is a longtime friend,” Zwirner says. “I have known him as long as I have had a gallery, and have been collecting his work since the early 1990s. Rirkrit is a transformational artist.” (more…)

Claude Monet Waterlillies to Hit Block at Sotheby’s New York

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

A Claude Monet work, Le Bassin aux Nymphéas, estimated at $40 million, will close out Sotheby’s New York Impressionist and modern art evening sale May 12. (more…)

MOCA’s Curator Mia Locks Resigns After Resistance to Diversity Initiatives

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Senior Curator Mia Locks is out at MOCA LA after reporting resistance over diversity initiatives at the museum. “MOCA’s leadership is not yet ready to fully embrace IDEA,” she said in an email, referring to a new initiative designed to promote inclusion and diversity. (more…)

Sam Durant Installs New Sculpture on High Line

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Artist Sam Durant has installed a predator drone on the High Line, an attempt to make visible the United States’ secret drone bombing policies. “I was very concerned with using unmanned aircraft to essentially assassinate people,” he says. “It was seen as popular in the United States because U.S. soldiers didn’t have to go to the battlefield. But what about the casualties in the countries that were attacked by our drones? The idea was to bring this conversation home to America.” (more…)

Hauser & Wirth Open in Monaco

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Marking its 13th gallery worldwide, Hauser & Wirth have opened in Monaco. “In former times, Monaco was a destination for artists, writers, and filmmakers who were as captivated as we have been by the Côte d’Azur,” says Iwan Wirth. (more…)

New Study Shows 43% of Museum Workers Have Lost Income Due to Pandemic

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

A new studies shows that 43% of museum workers have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we recover and rebuild, we must focus on equity, empathetic leadership and actions that support the people who make museums possible,” Laura Lott, president and chief executive of the American Alliance of Museums says. “The resiliency and future vitality of our field relies on them.” (more…)

da Vinci Work Held for a Year on Saudi Crown Prince’s Yacht

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

A piece in the Wall Street Journal notes that da Vinci‘s Salvator Mundi was stored on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s 439-foot yacht Serene until late last year, following a dispute that kept it out of The Louvre’s landmark show. A source who saw the work was “very surprised it was not in Switzerland as others believe.”  (more…)

Expo Chicago Cancelled

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

A string of American fairs have been cancelled this week, with Expo Chicago joining the list of events postponed for the near future. “We gauged the global re-emergence of fairs, gatherings, and exhibitions and felt strongly that our commitment to April of 2022 allows us a strong chance to open where we left off after the 2019 exposition, respecting the impact and numerous considerations that dealers and collectors are making in 2021,” says founder and director Tony Karman. (more…)

Cairo Museum Reopens Ten Years After Van Gogh Theft

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Cairo’s Mr & Mrs Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum has reopened after a ten year closure, which followed the theft of a Van Gogh from the museum. (more…)