Archive for the 'Minipost' Category

The Louvre Working to Complete VR Tour of the Mona Lisa

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

The Louvre is putting the finishing touches on a virtual reality tour that focuses on the Mona Lisa as it prepares its landmark show on Leonardo Da Vinci. “She is seated, and spectators will be facing her like a conversation, face to face,” says Dominique de Font-Réaulx, the Louvre’s director of mediation and cultural programming. (more…)

German Arts Center Z.K.M. Recognized by NYT

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

A piece in the NYT recognizes the German art center Z.K.M. in Karlsruhe, which has a reputation for spotting new and dynamic creative ideas, and which was an early supporter and collector of visual art.  “No other institution has a track record of really looking at the medium in depth,” says Christiane Paul, a media studies professor at the New School. (more…)

Nick Cave Profile in NYT

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Nick Cave gets a profile in the NYT this week, part of a series celebrating “The Greats,” and discusses his career, including the construction of his first sound suit after the 1992 Rodney King beating.  “I felt like my identity and who I was as a human being was up for question. I felt like that could have been me,” he says. “Once that incident occurred, I was existing very differently in the world. So many things were going through my head: How do I exist in a place that sees me as a threat?” (more…)

Emilie Gordenker to Take Helm at Van Gogh Museum

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Emilie Gordenker will serve as the next director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, signing on from the Mauritshuis museum in the Hague. “After 12 wonderful years at the Mauritshuis, it is time for a new challenge,” Gordenker said in a statement. “I am absolutely thrilled to move to the Van Gogh Museum. It will be an honor to lead such a successful museum and I look forward to building on that success in the future.” (more…)

Monumental Collector Stefan T. Edlis Has Died at 94

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Stefan T. Edlis, the Chicago of postwar and contemporary art, has died at the age of 94.  “There are thousands of good artists,” he once said. “If you try to understand more than what you can get through your head, you won’t give them the proper attention.” (more…)

Christie’s to Offer Rare David Hockney Estimated at $25 Millino Next Month in New York

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Christie’s will offer a rarely-seen David Hockney valued at a $25 million-to-$45 million estimate this November in New York.  The work, Sur la Terrasse, from 1971, was painted at almost exact scale. “This work marks a momentous turning point in the artist’s personal and professional lives,” says Ana Maria Celis, Christie’s head of evening sale, postwar and contemporary art. “We are very pleased to be bringing Sur la Terrasse to market and into the public eye after residing within a private collection for nearly 40 years, where it went unseen by the public for almost as long.” (more…)

Sotheby’s New York to Sell Francis Bacon’s “Pope” this November, Benefitting the Brooklyn Museum

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Sotheby’s will offer Francis Bacon’s Pope on to benefit the Brooklyn Museum‘s collection this November in New York. “Pope offers a rare glimpse into the psychology of the artist and the influences behind the works he created during a passionate yet volatile love affair with Peter Lacy,” the auction house writes in its statement. (more…)

Protest Takes Place on Met Steps

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

A massive crowd of protestors descended on the steps of The Met yesterday, part of a protest against Columbus Day. “I want to remind you that this was not brought to you by the Met,”says Amin Husain, a member of Decolonize This Place. “This was brought to you by the comrades who came together to say Columbus Day is a sham.” (more…)

Gavin Turk Profiled in The Guardian

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Gavin Turk gets a profile in The Guardian, discussing his recent activism and protest, and how he sees the art world unfolding in the face of climate crisis.   “Art is bound to get caught up in what’s happening in the wider world,” he says.  (more…)

Nayland Blake Gives NYT Tour of Their Flatbush Apartment

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Nayland Blake gives the NYT a tour of their Flatbush apartment, showcasing work from fellow queer artists and the clutters of material and work that adorn their one bedroom space. “The only way that queer or marginalized cultures survive is through somebody loving them and somebody acting as the curator of their own museum,” Blake says. “That kind of intimate culture is just as valid as the high cultures that museums often traffic.” (more…)

Salvador Dali Print Stolen This Weekend from San Francisco Gallery

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

A Salvador Dalí print valued at $20,000 was stolen from a San Francisco gallery this weekend. “He was in and out of there in a shot,” says Rasjad Hopkins, gallery director at Dennis Rae Fine Art, where the work was stolen.   (more…)

Eike Schmidt Reappointed to Uffizi After Cancelling Plans to Move to Vienna

Monday, October 14th, 2019

The Italian Culture Ministry has renewed Eike Schmidt’s contract as director of the Uffizi after he cancelled plans to take the helm at Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum at the last minute. (more…)

Hans Haacke Profiled in NYT

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Hans Haacke gets the profile treatment in the New York Times this week, as he prepares to mount a major retrospective at the New Museum. “To introduce something that deals with the social and political world that we live in — that was alien,” Haacke says of his early work. “Maybe I was naïve, but I did not expect that this would cause problems.” (more…)

U.S. Tariffs Ruling Could Affect Buyers of Prints and Lithographs

Friday, October 11th, 2019

A decision in a trade dispute between the US and the EU could cause a price hike for American buyers of photographs and prints. “Because the tariffs apply to lithographs and photographs printed in the last twenty years, they will also have a considerable impact on living artists, who rely on galleries as an important vehicle to sell their works and to foster cultural exchange,” a statement from the ADAA says. “Additionally problematic is the short time between the WTO’s decision and the tariffs’ enforcement, leaving small businesses little time to prepare and adapt.” (more…)

Cortauld Institute to Create New Teaching Posts for Contemporary African Art

Friday, October 11th, 2019

The Courtauld Institute of Art in London is creating two new permanent teaching posts in modern and contemporary art of Africa and the African diaspora, after a $750,000 grant in funding from the New York-based Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “The grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help further develop the Courtauld’s robust research program that focuses attention on migration, diversity, and artists who have been marginalised by curricula and arts institutions,” the institute said in a statement. (more…)

David Zwirner Anticipates Over 100,000 Visitors for New Yayoi Kusama Show

Friday, October 11th, 2019

David Zwirner Gallery is expecting over 100,000 visitors to its show of new works by Yayoi Kusama, including a new Infinity Room by the artist. “Every time Kusama has a show, whether it’s in a museum or a gallery, attendance grows,” says senior partner Hanna Schouwink. “The interest in her work continues to grow. People always think, ‘If I come Tuesday, there won’t be lines.’ For sure, there will always be lines.” (more…)

Open Letter Calls for MoMA to Stop Relying on Financial Services from Private Prison System

Friday, October 11th, 2019

In an open letter published this week, over 220 artists, academics, and curators have asked MoMA and one of its trustees, Larry Fink, to stop relying on financial services that have stakes in private prisons. “We denounce MoMA’s connections to mass incarceration, global dispossession and climate catastrophe, and demand that MoMA’s Board member Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, divest from prison companies, the war machine and the destruction of the global environment,” the letter reads.  (more…)

Gagosian Gallery to Offer Works by Cindy Sherman and Catherine Opie as Jewelry

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Gagosian Gallery is offering a selection of works by Cindy Sherman and Catherine Opie as series of signet rings and brooches. “The project aligns a strong sense of tradition with the present through a unique, artisan sensibility,” says designer Liz Swig. “The beauty of the objects is powerful, but so is the meaning behind this project—a strong respect for both the old and the new.” (more…)

Mark Bradford Profiled in Washington Post

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Mark Bradford gets a profile in the Washington Post as part of its “Decade Influencers” section, reviewing his work and process. “There is improvisation,” he says of his deftly layering constructions, “but I know what I put under there. I keep exacting notes. Every time I put on a different piece of paper, I take a picture and it goes into my database. I know exactly what color I put on yesterday. So when I’m sanding, I know it’s a dark gray.” (more…)

Art Newspaper Profiles Theft of Caravaggio’s ‘Nativity’

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

A piece in Art Newspaper this week looks at the theft of Caravaggio’s Nativity in 1969, and asks if police have been chasing red herrings and bad tips during their 50-year search for the work. (more…)

Artists Sound Off on their Visions for a New MoMA

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Art News asks a group of artists what they’d like to see in a renovated MoMA as the museum prepares to reopen. “I am curious to see what the new MoMA will do with the reimagined hanging of the permanent collection,” says Betty Tompkins. “I think of art history as a conversation between generations over time. I hope the new reimagined rooms have some aspect of that.” (more…)

François Pinault’s Bourse de Commerce to Open in June 2020

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

François Pinault’s new, $170 million museum in the former Bourse de Commerce is scheduled to open in June 2020.  The space is anticipated to be a closely watched institution for contemporary art. (more…)

da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ Barred from Travel to Paris After Court Ruling

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

An Italian court has blocked the Gallerie dell’Accademia from lending da Vinci’s 1490 drawing Virtruvian Man, to the Louvre, saying the work is too fragile.  The announcement came after lobbying from Italia Nostra, a nonprofit group dedicated to protecting Italian artworks. (more…)

ICA Philadelphia Receives Anonymous $1.15 million Gift

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

The ICA Philadelphia has received an anonymous gift of $1.15 million, which will be used to endow the position of director of public engagement. “ICA is extremely grateful to this anonymous donor for making such a visionary gift,” says interim director John McInerney. (more…)