Archive for the 'Minipost' Category

Chris Dercon takes the reins at the Grand Palais in Paris

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Chris Dercon, via Art NewspaperChris Dercon, who recently left his position at the Volksbühne Theatre in Berlin, will take a new position as president of the French government cultural body, Réunion des musées nationaux-Grand Palais (Rmn-GP), the orgaization that manages the Grand Palais and Musée du Luxembourg. “The ministry has opted for a new type of leader, an art historian who has always championed artists,” said Philippe Régnier, editor of Art Newspaper France. (more…)

Houston Museum Attributes Painting to Velázquez

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Painting Attributed to Velazquez, via Art NewspaperThe Museum of Fine Arts in Houston has reattributed a work in its collection to Diego Velázquez, citing recent research after a cleaning in San Antonio. “The first moment I saw it, I believed,” Katherine Luber, the San Antonio museum’s director, says. (more…)

Magazzino Italian Art Foundation Establishes Research Center and Fellowship Program in Upstate New York

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Francesco Guzzetti, via Art NewsMagazzino Italian Art Foundation in Cold Spring is establishing a new Research Center with some 4,000 publications accessible for study, as well as a new annual fellowship program, Art News reports. The first scholar-in-residence is Francesco Guzzetti, who recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University. “It is a true privilege to expand my research on Arte Povera and work directly with the art installed in the museum and the new Research Center library,” Guzzetti says. (more…)

Beverly and Donald S. Freeman Give $4 Mllion to Dallas Museum of Art

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Dallas Museum of Art, via Art NewsCollectors Beverly and Donald S. Freeman have donated $4 million to the Dallas Museum of Art to fund the Freeman Family Exhibition Endowment, which will help fund one show a year. “This is an exciting moment in the museum’s history, and the Dallas Museum of Art deeply appreciates this generous gift from Don and Beverly Freeman,” says Agustín Arteaga, the DMA’s director. “They are longstanding patrons of the museum, including Beverly’s remarkable four decades as a valued DMA docent. We are grateful for this significant new gift and for their continued passion in support of our celebrated education programs.” (more…)

David Kordansky to Represent Huma Bhabha

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Huma Bhabha, via Art NwsLA’s David Kordansky Gallery now represents Huma Bhabha, Art News reports. In a statement, Kordansky said he was “fascinated by her synthesis of artificial and organic materials, modernism and monsters, notions of the universal and the alien. Both topical and transcendent, her forms give unexpected—and unflinching—life to the figurative tradition.” (more…)

Works from Robert Indiana State to Go on Sale to Cover Legal Costs

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Ellsworth Kelly, via NYTTwo major works from the estate of Robert Indiana will hit the auction block this month, sold to help pay for his estate’s mounting legal fees and repairs to his former mansion in Maine. “Litigation is expensive, especially in New York,” says Indiana’s executor James Brannan. “If any papers so much as cast a shadow on a desk, they bill for it.” (more…)

RIP Sadaharu Horio, One of Last Remaining Members of Gutai Collective

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Sadaharu Horio, via ArtforumSadaharu Horio, one of the last living members of the Japanese avant-garde collective Gutai, has passed away at the age of 79. Horio worked experimentally for decades, using found materials like scrap metal, string, wood, roots, stones, and planks while he worked a day job in a factory.  (more…)

Kerry James Marshall Withdraws from Public Art Following Auction Flap

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Kerry James Marshall, via Christie'sKerry James Marshall says he is done making public art, following the controversy over the city of Chicago attempted a sale of a mural he did for a city library. “It just seemed like a way of exploiting the work of artists in the city for short-term gain in a really shortsighted kind of way,” he says. (more…)

Larry Bell Profiled in Guardian

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Larry Bell, via The GuardianLarry Bell is profiled in The Guardian this week, reflecting on his practice as he opens a major retrospective at ICA Miami. “It’s simply light trapped at the surface,” he says. “Where you see blue on the water, the gasoline is thinner than where you see red on the water, and all the colors are on the spectrum between the blue and the red.” (more…)

Advisor Tobias Meyer to Sell His Andy Warhol “Gun”

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Warhol Gun, via BloombergArt advisor Tobias Meyer is reportedly the seller behind Phillips‘ offering of an Andy Warhol Gun painting next week.  Estimated at $7 million to $10 million, it’s the most expensive Warhol offered during this month’s auctions in New York. (more…)

Tate Modern Begins Court Case Against Luxury Development Residents

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Tate Modern Extension, via The GuardianThe court case between residents at a London development and the Tate Modern began this week, over whether the museum can permit visitors on an observation deck in its new building that provides clear views into the development’s apartments. According to Tate lawyer Guy Fetherstonhaugh the case ultimately seeks to “deny to the public the right to use the viewing platform for its intended purpose merely to give the claimants an unencumbered right to enjoy their own view.” (more…)

National Trust Faces Criticism Over Covered Paintings

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Craigside, via The GuardianThe National Trust in the UK is facing criticism after a show honoring Margaret Armstrong saw a number of her collection’s works featuring men covered up. “Sometimes it doesn’t work as we intended and we accept the feedback we have received,” the trust said. “We’ve had a mix of positive and negative comments. We’re going to look at it closely and it will be reviewed thoroughly.” (more…)

Art News Spotlights Hill Art Foundation

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

J Tomilson Hill, via Art NewsArt News takes a look at The Hill Art Foundation, the project of collector J. Tomilson Hill and his wife, Janine, a world-class collection of more than 400 works, valued at over $800 million that will go on view near the High Line. “Ideally, I want an artist who has done great work in every decade they have lived,” he says. (more…)

Sally Tallant to Head Up Queens Museum

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Sally Tallant, via NYTThe Queens Museum in New York has hired Sally Tallant, the director of the Liverpool Biennial as its new director, the New York Times reports. “Her unique combination of local and global experience in the arts world made her the superlative choice for leading the Queens Museum, and for serving the borough’s distinctively international constituency,” says Mark J. Coleman, the museum’s board chairman. (more…)

Kerry James Marshall Mural Withdrawn from Christie’s Sale

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Kerry James Marshall, via Christie'sThe Chicago Public Library has withdrawn a Kerry James Marshall mural from the upcoming Christie’s Contemporary sale in New York. “I was swimming and thought ‘This is not what I wanted, given the city’s contributions to public art, and Kerry’s a friend and also a great ambassador for Chicago,’ ” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “I reached out to him and said, ‘Look, I don’t want this. If you’re not happy, I don’t want to go forward.’ ” (more…)

MCH Group Abandons Regional Fair Business Plans

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Art Basel Hong Kong, via Art NewsMCH Group, the Swiss-based firm that owns Art Basel fair, will abandon its regional fair business plan, selling its shares in Art Düsseldorf and the India Art Fair. “We must and wish to further develop our classical live-event competence into an integrated experience-marketing competence in the physical and digital fields,” says Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard, the interim chief executive of MCH Group since September. (more…)

Tate Britain Announces 2019 Van Gogh Exhibition

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Vincent van Gogh’s painting Starry Night Over the Rhône, via The GuardianThe Tate Britain is preparing to hold its first Vincent van Gogh exhibition since 1947, bringing 45 works in for a show that will make it one of the largest in the last several decades.  “I think our floors are more robust these days,” said director Alex Farquharson, referencing the 1947 show’s popularity, bringing so many people to the museum that the gallery floors were damaged. (more…)

Finnish Gallerists Arrested for Art Fraud

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Fraud Painting, via Art DailyTwo Finnish Gallerists were arrested this weekend and ordered to pay 13 million euros for selling hundreds of forged artworks. Kati Marjatta Karkkiainen, 46, and Reijo Pollari, 75, were each found guilty of 30 charges of aggravated fraud.  (more…)

Knight Foundation Announces Detroit Grant Recipients

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Heidelberg Project, Detroit, via ArtforumThe Knight Foundation has unveiled the list of Detroit arts organizations that will receive funding from its new $20 million initiative, among them the Arts League of Michigan and Creative Many Michigan Inc.“Detroit is rewriting its narrative, and artists are leading the way,” said Victoria Rogers, vice president for arts at the foundation. “With our funding, we look to add to that momentum, supporting organizations big and small, as a way to build community through the arts.” (more…)

V&A East Announces Initial Plans

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

V&A East, via Art NewspaperV&A East, the Victoria and Albert Museum’s future venue on the former Olympic site in Stratford has unveiled its initial plans. It will combine exhibition and research space. (more…)

Trevor Paglen Wins the Nam June Paik Art Center Prize 2018

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Trevor Paglen, via NJPACTrevor Paglen has won the Nam June Paik Art Center Prize 2018. “It’s an honor to be awarded the Nam June Paik Art Center Prize. Nam June Paik was an incredible visionary, an artist who taught us how to see a rapidly changing world, and an huge inspiration to me personally. To be recognized in relation to Nam June Paik is truly one of the greatest honors I can imagine,” he says. (more…)

Sotheby’s Reports Net Loss of $27.8 million for Q3

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Tad Smith, via Art NewsSotheby’s has reported a net loss of $27.8 million for the third quarter, a 19 percent drop over the same period last year.  “With respect to the market conditions,” says Sotheby’s president and CEO Tad Smith, “there are uncertainties, including political noise here and abroad, as well as rising interest rates and slowing global growth.” (more…)

Menil Drawing Institute Opens This Weekend

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Menil Drawing Institutem, via Houston ChronicleHouston’s Menil Drawing Institute is set to open this weekend following a lengthy construction proces. “We’ve been sticklers and are proud of it,” says director Rebecca Rabinow. “I’m very proud of this board of trustees, that they agreed to slightly delay the opening in order to take the time to get everything right. Because when you walk into this building, it shows.” (more…)

Andy Warhol’s Business Profiled in NYT

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Andy Warhol, via NYTThe New York Times does another spotlight on Andy Warhol’s business practices this week, exploring how his work set the stage for so many artists exploring the nuances of business and commerce as aspects of their work. “I think it’s impossible to make art today without somehow taking that on board,” Damien Hirst says. “I think business in art is more important than politics.” (more…)