Archive for the 'Minipost' Category

Mel Chin Prepares Augmented Reality Project for Times Square

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Study for 'Unmoored' via NYTArtist Mel Chin is preparing an augmented reality project for Times Square, which will illustrate the potential impacts of climate change on one of the city’s most recognizable areas. “We’re working on a mass phenomenon, extending from 45th to 47th streets in the air, that can convey the gravity of what we have before us,” he said. (more…)

Grave of Schiele Muse Wally Neuzil Discovered in Croatia

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Egon Schiele, Portrait of Wally Neuzil, via Art NewspaperThe grave of Walburga “Wally” Neuzil, Egon Schiele’s young muse, has been found in Croatia, the Art Newspaper reports, and will be commemorated by a monument. “It’s an interesting monumental project for the European identity,” says researcher Robert Holzbauer. (more…)

Christie’s to Launch Standalone Sale of Works from Rockefeller Collection

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Odalisque couchée aux magnolias, via Art NewsChristie’s will offer the first set of works from the collection of David Rockefeller next year in a standalone sale.  The offerings include Fillette à la corbeille fleurie (1905), a Rose Period Picasso estimated at $70 million, and Matisse’s Odalisque couchée aux magnolias (1923), which is already estimated to break the artist’s auction record of $41 million.  (more…)

Christie’s da Vinci Sale Explored in Art Market Monitor

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Christie's, via Art Market MonitorThe Art Market Monitor has a strong analysis around the sale of da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, exploring the motivations of its seller, Dmitry Rybolovlev, and the strategies Christie’s used to attract its buyer, including the inclusion of the Andy Warhol piece, and the spectacle drummed up around the sale by near constant lines to see the painting. “Among the smart moves Christie’s made was bringing the work to San Francisco where there were lines around the block to see it,” Marion Maneker writes. “More importantly, Christie’s got calls from major Silicon Valley figures who had previously been tough to contact. (For those wondering who bought it, there’s a greater chance it went to someone with crazy tech money than someone in Asia).” (more…)

Missing Piece of Magritte Work Found Under Another Work

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

X-Ray of Magritte, via momaA missing piece of Rene Magritte’s The Enchanted Pose has been found underneath another of the artist’s works, Reuters reports. Pieces of the artist’s painting were painted over by Magritte to create other works, leaving the location of its pieces a longstanding mystery. (more…)

The Met Makes Strides Towards Stability

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Met Museum, via Art DailyThe NYT reports on the recent gift of $80 to the Met, noting that the donation may signal a new level of stability for the museum after several years of financial and institutional turbulence. We’ve made really good progress,” says Daniel H. Weiss, the Met’s president and chief executive. (more…)

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo Work Discovered in North Wales

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Lost Murillo, via The GuardianA lost 17th Century masterpiece by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo has been rediscovered in North Wales. “It is an absolute masterpiece,” art scholar Benito Navarrete Prieto says. “Magnetic.” (more…)

Telegraph Notes Focus on Liquidity Energizing Recent Auctions

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Cy Twombly, Untitled (2005), final price $46,437,500, via Christie'sThe Telegraph has an interesting article on the wildly successful recent cycle of art sales, noting collectors’ increasing draw towards liquid assets like art.  The piece draws connections to other assets currently burgeoning on the market, including Bitcoin, and notes the appeal of these goods as collectors seek stable investments outside national currencies and stock. (more…)

Met Museum Receives $80 Million Gift

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Irvings, via Art NewsThe Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has received $80 million from trustee Florence Irving, the Art News reports.  “The Irvings have been inspirational donors in building the museum’s collections and galleries of Asian Art since 1987,” says Daniel H. Weiss, the museum’s president and CEO. “This additional gift is truly transformative for the Met, and will ensure that the legacy of scholarship, programming, and collection-building they have been so instrumental in building will continue to thrive.” (more…)

Laura Owens Makes Statement on Protests Against 356 S. Mission Rd

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

356 MissionArtist Laura Owens has penned a public statement on the current pressure her project space, 356 S. Mission, is facing from anti-gentrification activists. “Alongside the protesters’ demands to close, we have also heard the voices of artists, community groups, families, and individuals in the area who want 356 to remain open,” she writes. “In addition to urgent basic needs and facilities, people in all neighborhoods, of all ethnicities and classes, benefit from quality education and art. We do not believe that access to one should sacrifice the other in a healthy and thriving society. I have always been and remain committed to engaging in productive dialogue that results in effective actions to battle the issues facing our communities.” (more…)

Darsie Alexander Appointed Chief Curator at Jewish Museum

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Darsie Alexander, via ArtforumDarsie Alexander has been appointed the Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator at the Jewish Museum in New York, Artforum reports. “The Jewish Museum has a remarkable collection that includes contemporary art, historical objects, material culture, and Jewish ceremonial art,” she says. “This combination allows for a lively dialogue between culturally diverse works related to Jewish identity and the groundbreaking work of artists who have shaped art history in profound ways.” (more…)

Agnes Gund’s Art for Justice Fund Announces First Round of Grants

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Agnes Gund, via ArtforumAgnes Gund’s recently announced Art for Justice organization has announced $22 million in its first round of grants to arts and criminal justice organizations to fight mass incarceration in the United States. “My hope is that the work supported by the Art for Justice Fund will help create a groundswell that drives reforms well beyond these specific programs,” she says. “The problem of mass incarceration touches every community across the country, and we need to work together to find creative solutions to build a better, safer future for all our children.” (more…)

Forbes 30 Under 30 List Features Martine Syms, Bunny Rogers

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Martine Syms, via ForbesThis year’s edition of the Forbes 30 Under 30 has been released, with artists Martine Syms, Chloe Wise and Bunny Rogers featured among the list.   (more…)

Documenta Not Facing Threats from Budget Deficit This Year

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Adam Szymczyk, via Art NewspaperThe next Documenta, set for 2022, will not face any budget threats after this year’s massive deficit, its team has said in a statement. . “Documenta is a great stroke of fortune and a cultural treasure for the state of Hesse, and we must preserve it,” Boris Rhein, the state’s culture minister, said of continuing the event. (more…)

LACMA Changes Admission Structure, Eliminating Special Tickets

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

LACMA, via LA TimesLACMA has changed its pricing structure, charging $20 for Los Angeles County Residents, and $25 for everyone else, a flat price covering special exhibitions. “I’ve never liked the extra price for special exhibitions. We put some of the biggest efforts into the ticketed exhibitions and ironically, they’re the ones that are the most inaccessible, price wise,” LACMA Director Michael Govan. (more…)

New York Magazine Spotlights Artist’s Favorite Holiday Art Gift Books

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Pantone Solid Guide, via New YorkA piece in New York Magazine this week sees a series of artists, curators and gallerists naming their favorite art books and most desired books for the holiday season.  Topping the list is Rob Pruitt, who shows off his copy of the Pantone Solid Color Guide. “When I was a kid, about 7 years old, my dad who was in the printing industry gave me his loop and his used Pantone book. I loved, obsessed over, and treated it as a sacred object. I continue to love the Pantone books and it’s an essential tool in my studio,” he says. (more…)

Visitors Crowd Christie’s to View da Vinci Piece on Sale this Week

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi (circa 1500), via Christie'sThe New York Times reports on the long lines outside Christie’s this week, as visitors crowd to get one look at the Leonardo da Vinci piece set to go on sale at Christie’s this Wednesday. “Standing in front of that painting was a spiritual experience,” says visitor Nina Doede. “It was breathtaking. It brought tears to my eyes,” she added, as she left the sepulchral chamber where the painting is displayed. (more…)

New Jeremy Deller Work Commemorates Martin Luther King in Newcastle

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Martin Luther King, via BBCJeremy Deller is launching a new project in Newcastle this week, commemorating civil rights leader Martin Luther King’s honorary degree from Newcastle University with a project in which citizens of the Northern city recite bits of his speeches to those passing by. “Everybody else seems a bit worried. There was a lady with a pram who hustled away, frightened that I was some loony in the library,” says one participant. “But I think when they understand what it’s all about, and what it means to Newcastle, they’ll understand what a special event this is.” (more…)

Cranach the Elder Painting in British Royal Collection Authenticated

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Cranach painting, via The GuardianRenewed research into a painting long thought to be a fake Cranach the Elder painting in the British Royal Collection has proven the work is authentic, the Guardian reports. “It is an absolute thrill,” says Nicola Christie, the head of paintings conservation at the Royal Collection Trust. “It doesn’t happen very often and it is such a pleasure to know that it has been reattributed.” (more…)

Olga Viso to Leave Walker Art Center

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Olga Viso, via Art NewsOlga Viso will leave her position as executive director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Art News reports. “We are grateful for Olga’s leadership and celebrate her significant contributions to the Walker Art Center during the past 10 years,” says Monica Nassif, the board’s president. “We wish her well for her next career opportunity.” (more…)

Mark Bradford Interviewed in The Guardian

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Mark Bradford, via GuardianMark Bradford gets a profile in The Guardian this week, as the painter wraps up his installation for the United States Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and prepares for an installation reflecting on the Civil War at the Hirshhorn. “I became really fascinated by the romanticism around the civil war,” he says. “I’d never really investigated it. I’m black, the civil war was a good thing, the north won – that’s all I knew. I thought it was going to be textbook, ‘OK, this was bad and let’s move on.’ But it wasn’t cut and dried.” (more…)

Laura Copelin Promoted as Executive Director of Ballroom Marfa

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Laura Copelin, via Art NewsLaura Copelin, associate curator at Ballroom Marfa, will take over the West Texas center’s leadership as executive director. “Marfa really seems to be a beacon,” Copelin told ARTnews. “It’s been a transformative experience, being on the edge of these centers of the art world of New York and Los Angeles.”  (more…)

Mary Boone Settles Lawsuit with Alec Baldwin

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

alec-baldwin-via-new-york-postGallerist Mary Boone has settled her lawsuit with actor Alec Baldwin over a Ross Bleckner painting, the New Yorker reports. The piece features an interview with Baldwin in which he outlines his doubts over a work he thought was a copy of the piece he originally wanted.  “When I called up Mary and asked, ‘Why do these paintings look so different?’ she said the owner was a heavy smoker, so Ross had taken the painting off the stretcher and cleaned and repaired it for me, as a courtesy, before delivering it,” he says. “At first, I was not prepared to tell myself it was a fake. I was inclined to believe them, partly because it was Ross, who I respect and whose work I love.” (more…)

Woman Mails Stolen Carolee Schneeman Photos Back to MoMA PS1

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Woman Returning Carolee Schneeman works, via CBSAn unidentified woman has been caught on film mailing back a series of Carolee Schneeman works stolen from an exhibition at MoMA PS1, CBS New York reports. “Maybe they were really just in love with her artwork that they wanted it for herself, and that maybe they had a change of heart and decided to mail back,” said museum patron Kelvi Diaz. (more…)