Archive for the 'Minipost' Category

Nicole Eisenman Sculpture Defaced in Münster

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Nicole Eisenman sculpture, via ArtforumA group of vandals attacked a sculpture in Nicole Eisenman’s site-specific installation, Sketch for a Fountain, at Skulptur Projekte Münster, Artforum reports. A large figure in the sculpture has been beheaded, and will remain without its head for the remainder of the show.  (more…)

Getty Museum Acquires Major Collection of Drawings

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Jean-Antoine Watteau’s La Surprise, via NYTThe Getty Museum has made a major purchase of 16 drawings and one painting including works by Michelangelo, Parmigianino and Watteau, among others, one of the most expensive single acquisitions in the museum’s history. “This acquisition is absolutely transformative in terms of the quality of our drawings collection,” says director Timothy Potts. “There hasn’t been an opportunity like this in 30 years of the Getty’s existence and there won’t be again.” (more…)

Bill Funding NEA Passes House Appropriations Committee

Friday, July 21st, 2017

u-s-congress-via-art-newspaperDespite attempts by Donald Trump to defund the NEA, a bill guaranteeing future funding for the organization has won approval this week from the House appropriations committee, the New York Times reports. “It is a very solid rejection of the administration’s proposals to terminate the two agencies,” says Narric Rome, who heads up government affairs at advocacy group Americans for the Arts. “We consider the House number to be a very good starting point for the appropriations process.” (more…)

Israeli Art Student Facing Charges Over Theft of Artifacts from Auschwitz for Exhibition

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Auschwitz, via Washington PostA young Israeli art student, Rotem Bides, is facing major criticism and potential criminal from the Polish government, after she reportedly stole artifacts from the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum for a show at Beit Berl College in Kfar Saba. “The college believes that this move points to a lack of public sensitivity and a misunderstanding of its criminal significance,” Bides’s college said in a statement, after deciding to cancel her exhibition. (more…)

New York City Launches Plan to Reorient Approach Towards Arts Funding and Support

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

New York City Hall, via Art NewsNew York City embarked on an ambitious plan to refocus its orientation towards the arts in modern urban life. “We are clear: there are no cultural deserts in New York City,” Tom Finkelpearl, the commissioner of the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs, says. “There are arts organizations and artists in every part of the city, but there are not necessarily well-resourced artists and arts organizations in every part of the city. There are parts of the city and communities that remain underserved.” (more…)

Francis Bacon Paintings from 2015 Heist Recovered

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Francis Bacon works, via BBCThree of five Francis Bacon pieces stolen from the Madrid home of the artist’s friend José Capelo have been recovered by Spanish police, the BBC reports. The works were recovered after a string of arrests in the past months led to the work’s discovery. (more…)

Centre Pompidou Confirms Expansion in Shanghai

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Shanghai's West Bund, via Art NewspaperThe Centre Pompidou has confirmed an expansion to Shanghai, with plans to stage a series of exhibitions at a new pop-up space called Le Centre Pompidou Shanghai (West Bund). “This cultural partnership [with the West Bund Group] will also allow the Centre Pompidou to present Chinese contemporary art in Paris,” says a gallery statement. (more…)

Lygia Pape’s Daughter Suing LG Over Use of Artist’s Work in Phone Packaging

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Ttetia 1, C by Lygia Pape, via BloombergThe daughter of Brazilian artist Lygia Pape is suing electronics giant LG for is reportedly unlicensed use of the artist’s sculpture Tteia 1, C in packaging materials, advertising and promotions for one of its phones. “That LG and others stole her work for their crass commercial purposes is not only against the law, it is an affront, an ugly reminder that enormous corporations such as LG believe themselves beyond the law,” Paula Pape says. “They can steal now and pay later from their profits,” she said. (more…)

Request for Dismissal Rejected in Richard Prince Instagram Lawsuit

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Richard Prince's work posed against the Donald Graham original, via Art NewspaperA Manhattan Federal Court judge has dismissed a request for dismissal by Richard Prince and Gagosian Gallery regarding a lawsuit over one of the artist’s Instagram pieces, which features the work of photographer Donald Graham. “The judge applied the wrong standard,” Prince’s lawyer, Joshua Schiller, of Boies, Schiller & Flexner says. “We will be able to show fair use.” (more…)

NYT Spotlights Friendship Between Jamie Wyeth and Andy Warhol

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Jamie Wyeth, via NYTThe New York Times spotlights the friendship between painter Andrew Wyeth’s son Jamie, and Andy Warhol, and the time the two shared at Wyeth’s home in rural Pennsylvania. “Andy would spend most of his time down here watching soaps on TV, because he said the TV reception was better than in New York,” Mr. Wyeth says.
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Brooklyn Army Terminal Will Host New Artist Studios

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Brooklyn Army Terminal, via Art NewspaperThe Brooklyn Army Terminal will become home to around 50 artist studios, with non-profit ArtBuilt launching construction work on-site.  The project came to fruition following an extensive research process. “This research quickly led us to realize that the affordable workspace market was entering a period of unprecedented crisis,” says Esther Robinson, co-executive director of ArtBuilt. (more…)

New York Location for Off Vendome to Close this Month

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Off Vendome, via ArtforumFollowing on a string of closures for New York art galleries, Chelsea space Off Vendome will close at the end of July, Artforum reports. The gallery was originally founded in Düsseldorf in 2013. (more…)

Martine Syms, Cauleen Smith Join Staff at CalArts

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Martine Syms, TBT (2014-2016), via Art ObservedCalArts in Valencia has added artists Martine Syms and Cauleen Smith to its staff, Art News reports. The pair have shown widely in past years, and both were included in landmark exhibitions this year at MoMA and The Whitney, respectively. (more…)

Fondation Louis Vuitton to Show Morozov Collection in 2020

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

The Louis Vuitton Foundation in the Bois de Boulogne, via WWDThe Fondation Louis Vuitton has landed the collection of Russian philanthropists Mikhail and Ivan Morozov for an exhibition in 2020.  The collection, which includes landmark works by Cézanne, Van Gogh, and Picasso, will be culled from the holdings of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.  (more…)

Louvre Sees Damage to Works Following Torrential Rains in Paris

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Louvre, via Art NewspaperTorrential rains in Paris have caused flooding at the Louvre, damaging some of the museum’s prized works by Nicolas Poussin and Jean François de Troy. The museum reports that, “water seeped into the mezzanine of the Denon wing (the Islamic Art and Eastern Mediterranean areas), the first floor of the Sully wing (Salle des Sept-Cheminées, Henri IV staircase) and the second floor of the Cour Carrée (certain French painting galleries).” (more…)

Italian Museum Reform Pays Off as Visitor Counts Rise

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Italian Museums, via Washington PostAfter a string of controversial reform measures for Italian museums, Italy’s Culture Ministry reports that the number of visitors to Italian museums continues to rise. Last year’s visitor count is up to 23 million, a growth of 7% over last year.   (more…)

Castello di Rivoli Museum to Safeguard Cerruti Collection of Contemporary Art, Valued at $600 Million

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Federico Cerruti, via NYTThe Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art in Turin has reached an agreement with the Fondazione Francesco Federico Cerruti per l’Arte to hold and exhibit the reclusive Italian millionaire’s art collection, valued at over $600 million. “He specialized in the concept of perfection,” says Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, director of the Castello di Rivoli Museum. “His collection is very personal, and it doesn’t have any particular geographical  or historical boundaries.” (more…)

Doge’s Palace in Genoa Closes Modigliani Show After 21 Works Discovered to be Fake

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Fake Mogigliani, via IndependentAn exhibition on Amedeo Modigliani at the Doge’s Palace in Genoa has been closed after 21 works in the show were discovered to be fakes. “They did the right thing. This was absolutely shameful,’ says art critic Carlo Pepi, who first suspected the fraud. “A Michelangelo is a Michelangelo. A Picasso is a Picasso. But when a painting is a fake, it is missing its soul, and these were missing that three dimensional elegance of Modigliani – even a child could see these were crude fakes.” (more…)

Danh Vo to Stage Major Retrospective at Guggenheim Next Year

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Danh Vo, via Art NewsThe Guggenheim Museum has announced plans for a comprehensive exhibition of the work of Danh Vo, which will open at the museum next February. This will be Vo’s second exhibition at the museum, the first coming in 2013 after winning the Hugo Boss Prize. (more…)

NYT Runs Piece on Artists’ Vision for a Stronger Met Musuem

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Met Museum, via Art DailyThe New York Times has a lengthy piece this week asking various artists, musicians and celebrities what they’d like to see from a rehabilitated and financially strong Met Museum, with a number of imaginative and unique answers and solutions to the museum’s financial and leadership woes.  “I was at a talk where a prominent museum director was asked by a colleague, What was the most important lesson he had learned while on the job? His response was ‘I learned to listen to artists,'” says Glenn Ligon“One thing the new director needs to do is make the galleries in the Met places where artists actually want to show their work. They need to make proper galleries to show their contemporary collection. And if they don’t change the galleries right away, they need to at least rotate the collection once in a while so it doesn’t feel like it is a storage area that someone left the door open to.” (more…)

Hirshhorn Museum Dedicates Fall Gala to Group of 31 Women Artists

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Hirshhorn museum, via Art NewsThe Hirshhorn Museum has announced a gala this coming November to honor a group of 31 female artists including Lorna SimpsonNjideka Akunyili Crosby and Yayoi Kusama. “Each year, the Hirshhorn celebrates incredible artists from around the world who throughout their careers continue to challenge and inspire us,” Melissa Chiu, the Hirshhorn’s director, said in a statement. “This year, I am especially proud to honor 31 outstanding female artists—from pioneers of performance and video art to emerging painters and sculptors—whose collective contributions to the field have transformed the way we look at art and set the stage for generations of creative talents yet to come.” (more…)

Arthur Brand Claims He is “100% Positive” Paintings from Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Theft Are in Ireland

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Arthur Brand, via CBSThe self-professed “art detective” Arthur Brand is now claiming he is 100% positive that the paintings stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum are in Ireland, CBS News reports. “We have had talks with… former members of the IRA – and after a few Guinnesses, after a few talks – you can see in their eyes that they know more,” Brand says. (more…)

Art Newspaper Spotlights Challenges, Innovations in Current Market

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

George Marsh sculpture park, via Art NewspaperThe Art Newspaper spotlights new measures and methods artists, art dealers and curators are exploring to survive in the current art market, from temporary shows and pop-up exhibitions to selling work directly online, bypassing gallery models entirely. “There’s a sense of things being cyclical,” says curator Holly Willats. “Despite the overwhelming difficulties, artists are finding new initiatives to continue to make and exhibit their work.” (more…)

Nicholas Serota Calls for Protections to Arts in Brexit Plan

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Nicholas Serota, via GuardianFormer Tate head Nicholas Serota has gone on record calling for the protection of artists during and after Brexit negotiations, claiming that their right to travel and move in and out of the country is essential to the British nation. “We owe much of how we see ourselves – especially our romantic side – to the perspective of incomers,” Serota says. “Where would the visual arts in this country be without the contribution made by artists like Frank Auerbach and Lucian Freud in one generation, Chris Ofili, Mona Hatoum or John Akomfrah in another?” (more…)