Archive for the 'News' Category

Laura Bartlett to Close London Gallery

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Laura Bartlett Gallery, via ArtforumLondon gallerist Laura Bartlett is closing her space in London, which she has run for the past 12 years. “I have had the pleasure to work with an incredible group of artists over the years and I am happy to announce that I will continue these collaborations as an advisor to international collections, working on private and public commissions and towards a more fluid exhibition programming model,” she wrote in an online statement. (more…)

Sean Scully Featured in New York Times

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Sean Scully, via NYTPainter Sean Scully is featured in the New York Times’s ‘Show Us Your Wall’ piece, showcasing some of the works from his collection including Walker Evans photographs and pieces by Damien Hirst. “I’m not trying to make a collection. It’s just making itself,” he says. “I’m quite a social person, quite a communicator, and I like to have the work of other people around. And occasionally I want to buy something that I want to look at for a long time.” (more…)

David Hockney Profiled in NYT

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

David Hockney, via NYTDavid Hockney is profiled in the New York Times this week, as the artist turns 80 years old, and reflects back on his life as a painter, and his relentless desire to challenge and reinvigorate the medium.“To hell with the idea of a single vanishing point,” he says during the course of the interview. (more…)

Lévy Taps Danqing Li to Head Up Shanghai Gallery Office

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Danqing Li, via Art NewsLévy Gorvy will open an office in Shanghai, the Art News reports, with former Christie’s employee Danqing Li heading up operations. “We are delighted to welcome Danqing Li to our international team,” co-founder, Brett Gorvy, said in a statement. “Having worked with her for many years in Asia during my tenure at Christie’s, I have always admired the depth of her knowledge and her unique sensitivity not only to art but to the cross-cultural connections it creates. It’s an honor to welcome her to the Lévy Gorvy family.” (more…)

Casey Kaplan to Represent Matthew Ronay

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Matthew Ronay, via Art NewsCasey Kaplan Gallery is now representing artist Matthew Ronay, who moves from the closing Andrea Rosen Gallery. The artist’s work in ceramics and wood draw on an abstract formal language recalling West Coast sculpture in the 1960’s and 70’s.  (more…)

Louvre Abu Dhabi to Open November 11th

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Louvre Abu Dhabi, via Art NewspaperThe Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its doors on November 11th, with President Emmanuel Macron expected to visit for the institution’s opening ceremony. “We are finally going to leave the realms of the imaginary and discover not only the architectural design of Jean Nouvel, but the content of a new museum, conceived under a bilateral agreement that makes it an absolutely unique creation”, says Louvre director Jean-Luc Martinez. (more…)

Ruberta Gallery Project Profiled in Art News

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Ruberta, via Art NewsRuberta, the collaborative Los Angeles gallery project undertaken by a quintet of Latin American dealers, is profiled in Art News this week, before it opens next week. “We joke now that Ruberta is the Wu-Tang Clan of galleries,” the Mexico City-based dealer and gallery founder Brett W. Schultz says in a statement. (more…)

Wood from Sam Durant’s ‘Scaffold’ to Be Buried According to Dakota Elders

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Sam Durant's Scaffold, via Star TribuneWood from artist Sam Durant’s controversial piece Scaffold will be buried, according to the ruling of Dakota elders committee. “The wood has a spiritual nature that is inherent to itself in Lakota Dakota tradition,” says Ronald P. Leith, a member of the Dakota elders committee. “Of the four elements — fire, water, air, earth — you cannot use any of the elements in a disparaging fashion without putting yourself in a position of being disrespectful. To use fire to burn this wood that has a negative stigma attached to it — that is not allowed.” (more…)

New York Times Speculates on Future of Met

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Thomas P Campbell at Met Breuer, via NYTThe New York Times has a piece this week on the continued efforts of The Met to rebuild following the ouster of Thomas P. Campbell.  The piece speculates on potential new Directors for the museum, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Anne d’Harnoncourt. “It would come as no surprise that Anne d’Harnoncourt might have been considered for this position,” Norman Keyes, a Philadelphia Museum spokesman said of this potentiality. “However, we have had no knowledge that such an offer was actually made and would be surprised in any case if she would have taken it. She was deeply committed to Philadelphia, and proved this time and again over a period of many years.” (more…)

Stolen Georg Baselitz Recovered in Germany

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Georg Baselitz, via ArtforumFifteen stolen paintings and drawings by Georg Baselitz, valued at around $2.9 million, have been recovered by German authorities. An unnamed suspect in the shipping industry was apprehended this week, resulting in the return of the works. (more…)

Constantin Brancusi Profiled in WSJ

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Brancusi, via WSJConstantin Brancusi gets a lengthy spotlight in the Wall Street Journal this week, documenting the artist’s enduring influence on the landscape of contemporary art, and the impact of the United States on the artist’s work. “If it hadn’t been for the Americans, I would have starved,” Brancusi once wrote. (more…)

Robert Longo to Erect Large-Scale Public Work at Hunter College

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Robert Longo project proposal, via NYTArtist Robert Longo is preparing a monumental public work, American Bridge Project, which will cover a pair of walkways at Hunter College uptown with the artist’s vivid drawings of the American flag. “It was really difficult to figure out what would work from a distance,” he says of the project. “It’s like these slivers of images; they slice the sky. And bridges are metaphorically something we need politically more than ever.” (more…)

Gilbert & George Interviewed in Financial Times

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Gilbert and George, via FTArtist duo Gilbert & George get a profile in the Financial Times this week, with the pair looking back on their career, and their approach to their work. “We believe in making money and industry,” says Gilbert at one point. “I’m interested in being a normal person who wants to make money and [sell] our stuff.” (more…)

Francis Bacon Pope Painting to Star at Christie’s in London

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Francis Bacon, Head with Raised Arm, via Christie'sA rediscovered Francis Bacon painting from the artist’s series of “pope” paintings will feature as a star lot at Christie’s fall sale in London, the Telegraph reports. The painting is considered quite rare, and expected to sell for upwards of £10 million. (more…)

Jean-Michel Basquiat Profiled in The Guardian

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sweet Pungent (1984-85), final price £4,433,750 via SothebysAs the Barbican prepares a major exhibition of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Guardian looks back at the artist, his career, and his early death. “I knew when I met him that he was beyond the normal,” says musician and film-maker Michael Holman. “Jean-Michel had his faults, he was mischievous, he had certain things about him that could be called amoral, but setting that aside, he had something that I’m sure he had from the moment he was born. It was like he was born fully realized, a realized being.” (more…)

Italy Relaxes Art Export Laws

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Christie's Italian Sale, via Art NewspaperFollowing several years of fierce debate, Italy is relaxing its strict export laws on art, particularly on post-war work.  Some have stated that the move will vastly charge the market, as “works made in the 1950s and early 1960s were not easily exportable,” according to dealer Luigi Mazzoleni. (more…)

NADA Miami Beach Awards International Gallery Prize

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Work by Adam Rzepecki, via Art NewsThe second annual NADA Miami Beach International Gallery Prize has been awarded to Bogotá’s Carne Gallery and  Warsaw’s Dawid Radziszewski, resulting both galleries’ participation in the December fair.  “NADA is a global alliance, and we’re proud that NADA Miami Beach has become an opportunity for galleries from around the world to forge new relationships and reach new audiences,” Heather Hubbs, NADA’s executive director, said in a statement. (more…)

Miranda July Opens Interfaith Charity Store in London

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Miranda July, via The GuardianArtist Miranda July has opened a charity store project inside Selfridges department store on Oxford Street in London, contrasting the luxury goods nearby with inexpensive garments sold to benefit various interfaith groups.  “Every faith, every disability, every cause has a charity shop and that just doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world,” she says of the city. “There’s something that feels very hopeful about them.” (more…)

Houston Museums, Led by Menil Collection, Begin to Re-Open As Hurricane Harvey Recedes

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Menil Collection, via Houston ChronicleHouston museums are starting to re-open, with The Menil Collection opening its doors today for the first time since Hurricane Harvey’s massive rainfall forced it to shutter last week. The museum’s collection was fortunately unaffected by the storm. (more…)

Alex Da Corte Directs Video for St. Vincent

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Alex DaCorte, via Art NewsArtist Alex Da Corte has directed the new video for musician St. Vincent’s “New York,” contributing his signature visual aesthetic to the song’s ornate pop stylings. The song is taken from St. Vincent’s upcoming record, a release date for which has yet to be announced. (more…)

Gavin Brown and Rikrit Tiravanija’s Restaurant Profiled in NYT

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Unclebrother, via NYTRikrit Tiravanija and Gavin Brown’s restaurant project Unclebrother gets a profile in the New York Times this week, as the group’s renovated car dealership-turned-gallery and restaurant caps another season in the Catskills. “It was purely the ‘for sale’ sign,” Brown says of the idea for opening the space. “We were scared that no one would come.” (more…)

Skulptur Projekte Münster to Stay Open Late This Weekend

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Skulptur Projekte Münster, via Art NewsThe city of Münster’s popular “Night of the Museums and Galleries” will see the Skulptur Projekte Münster join its list of institutions staying open late this weekend, with many works on view until 10PM or later. (more…)

Artist Trevor Paglen Profiled in NYT

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Soyuz rocket launch by Trevor Paglen, via Art NewsArtist Trevor Paglen is profiled in the New York Times this week, as the artist prepares new work and looks back on several years spent observing and challenging the structures of modern surveillance. ‘‘People like to say that my work is about making the invisible visible, but that’s a misunderstanding,’’ he says. ‘‘It’s about showing what invisibility looks like.’’ (more…)

Crystal Bridges Museum Announces Plans for Satellite Space

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

G:PROJECT2015P5071CADARCH_P5071_CENTRAL 2017_brandon@wkarch.pdfCrystal Bridges Museum has unveiled its plans for a converted Kraft Foods cheese plant, which will become a satellite space called the Momentary. “We’re definitely in a growth mode, and I think we’ll develop an innovative interplay between these projects and those in the new industrial facility,” says curator Lauren Haynes. (more…)