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Pace Gallery to Represent Robert Longo

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

With Metro Pictures closing, Pace Gallery will now represent Robert Longo in the United States and Europe, showing his work in conjunction with Thaddaeus Ropac. “Robert speaks in the language of memory, marked down in velvet in sheets of charcoal and iconographically reconstituted in brilliant Black and White,” says Marc Glimcher. (more…)

Tracey Emin Interviewed in The Guardian

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

The Guardian interviews Tracey Emin this week, as the artist showcases a series of new works she made while undergoing cancer treatment. “I say something and it’s considered to be ‘a confession,’” she says. “I’m not confessing that I had cancer, I’m not confessing that I’ve got a urostomy bag. I have had cancer and I have a urostomy bag. It’s a statement.” (more…)

James Turrell to Open Skyspace in Colorado

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

James Turrell will unveil a new skyspace in the Colorado town of Green Mountain Falls. The work will go on view this July. (more…)

Egon Schiele Painting Restituted by Museum Ludwig to Go on Sales at Sotheby’s

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

A 1917 Egon Schiele restituted by Museum Ludwig in Cologne will go on sale at Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern sale May 12th in New York, with an estimate of $2.5 million–$3.5 million. (more…)

NYT Maps out Turbulence and Challenges at MOCA LA

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

A piece in the New York Times this week looks at the current turbulence at MOCA LA, and Klaus Biesenbach’s attempts to move beyond it. “We’re coming out of a year of a lot of internal focus, pause, reflection,” he says. “Every day is a chance to improve.” (more…)

Estate of Isamu Noguchi Heads to White Cube

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

The estate of Isamu Noguchi has left Pace Gallery to join White Cube. “Isamu Noguchi’s extraordinary oeuvre places him among the masters of Modern sculpture,” says Jay Jopling, the founder and chief executive of White Cube. (more…)

Curator Peter Eleey Heads to Beijing’s UCCA

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Former MoMA PS1 curator Peter Eleey has joined the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, Art News reports. “I am thrilled to join UCCA and its terrific team during this exciting period of the museum’s growth,” he says. “I look forward to working together with the staff to engage new audiences and build on UCCA’s pioneering legacy of vibrant programming.” (more…)

Eli Broad, Billionaire Philanthropist, Dead at 87

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Eli Broad, the billionaire art collector, entrepreneur and philanthropist, has passed away at the age of 87. Broad was a force in Los Angeles, redefining and reshaping the city’s art scene.“As a businessman Eli saw around corners, as a philanthropist he saw the problems in the world and tried to fix them, as a citizen he saw the possibility in our shared community, and as a husband, father and friend he saw the potential in each of us,” says Gerun Riley, president of the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. (more…)

AO On-Site – Mexico City: Zona Maco Art Week 2021, April 27th to May 2nd, 2021

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Mathieu Malouf at House of Gaga, via Art Observed
Mathieu Malouf at House of Gaga, via Art Observed

It’s been a challenge to imagine the same art world in the wake of Covid-19. Even as spaces start to reopen and events prepare for their first outings in over a year, the needed precautions and considerations have made for both questions and reinventions of just what a massive show or fair might look like. Enter the 2021 edition of Zona Maco, a notably reduced affair by comparison with previous years, the exhibition has spread out across a series of galleries and temporary in Mexico City, allowing for a more engaged approach towards the city while cutting back on the large-crowds of the usual Banamex crush.  (more…)

Marie-Josée Kravis Named Next Chair of MoMA

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Marie-Josée Kravis, the current president emerita of MoMA, will replace Leon Black as chair of the museum’s board, the New York Times reports.“I know it’s a huge responsibility,” she said during a meeting this week. “I will try to live up to it.” (more…)

Jeff Koons Joins Pace Gallery

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Jeff Koons has joined Pace Gallery, ending his long relationship with both David Zwirner and Gagosian Gallery. “I always liked the idea of having more of a home gallery, that if people were interested in work they would know directly where to go,” Koons says. (more…)

Armory Show Planning Edition for September

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

The Armory Show is planning a September edition in New York, running from September 9th – 12th. “For over 25 years, the Armory Show has been a cornerstone of New York City’s cultural scene and an economic driver for the global art market,” says director Nicole Berry. “We believe NYC will emerge from this pandemic stronger than ever, and we’re excited to anchor the fall arts season at this pivotal moment when the city’s cultural organizations are reopening and experiencing art in-person is becoming possible again for everyone.” (more…)

Maine Attorney General Alleges Robert Indiana’s Estate Significantly Overpaid Lawyers

Monday, April 26th, 2021

The Maine Attorney General has alleged that the lawyers handling Robert Indiana’s estate were significantly overpaid after charging $8.4 million to handle the artist’s legal matters. “The attorney general remains concerned that the very existence of the foundation is threatened by the liquidation of estate assets,” the office says. (more…)

Andy Warhol Foundation Seeks Appeal in Copyright Case

Monday, April 26th, 2021

The Andy Warhol Foundation has filed an en banc petition with the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to reconsider a court ruling against it over a Warhol depiction of Prince. “We respectfully disagree with the panel’s decision in this case,” says Roman Martinez, of Latham & Watkins, which represents the foundation. “The fair use doctrine plays an essential role in protecting free expression and advancing core First Amendment values.  We are hopeful the Second Circuit will reconsider its ruling and confirm that Andy Warhol’s transformative works of art are fully protected by law.” (more…)

New York – Simon Denny: “Mine” at Petzel Gallery Through May 15th, 2021

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Simon Denny, Mine (2021), via Petzel
Simon Denny, Mine (2021), via Petzel

Currently on at Petzel Gallery in New York, artist Simon Denny has launched a new body of work under the title Mine. The product of a multi-year project exploring themes of technology, labor, and humanity’s relationship with the earth, Mine touches down in New York in a fitting time for consideration, as Amazon workers contend with failed unionization efforts, cryptocurrency once again dominates the news cycle and we move further into the post-digital landscape. (more…)

UOVO and Crozier Announce Expansion Plans

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Art handling firms UOVO and Crozier have both announced expansion plans, with UOVO opening a facility in Miami, and Crozier making an acquisition of British logistics company Martinspeed. (more…)

Scientists Claim They Have Invented “Whitest” White

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

A group of researchers are claiming they have created a shade of white said to be the “whitest on record.”  (more…)

New York – Arghavan Khosravi: “In Between Places” at Rachel Uffner Through June 5th, 2021

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Arghavan Khosravi, On Being a Woman (2021), via Rachel Uffner
Arghavan Khosravi, On Being a Woman (2021), via Rachel Uffner

Curently on at Rachel Uffner in New York, artist Arghavan Khosravi’s marks her first solo exhibition at the gallery with an impressive selection of new works building upon previous explorations of techniques taken from historical painting genres — such the use of stacked perspective in Persian miniature painting — while also incorporating new sculptural and three-dimensional elements that further emphasize qualities of illusion and artifice. Titled In Between Places, the show is a striking introduction to the artist’s work. (more…)

Rirkrit Tiravanija Joins David Zwirner

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Rirkrit Tiravanija has joined David Zwirner, the gallery has announced, and will open a show in Hong Kong in 2022. “Rirkrit Tiravanija is a longtime friend,” Zwirner says. “I have known him as long as I have had a gallery, and have been collecting his work since the early 1990s. Rirkrit is a transformational artist.” (more…)

Claude Monet Waterlillies to Hit Block at Sotheby’s New York

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

A Claude Monet work, Le Bassin aux Nymphéas, estimated at $40 million, will close out Sotheby’s New York Impressionist and modern art evening sale May 12. (more…)

MOCA’s Curator Mia Locks Resigns After Resistance to Diversity Initiatives

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Senior Curator Mia Locks is out at MOCA LA after reporting resistance over diversity initiatives at the museum. “MOCA’s leadership is not yet ready to fully embrace IDEA,” she said in an email, referring to a new initiative designed to promote inclusion and diversity. (more…)

New York – Ray Johnson: “WHAT A DUMP” at David Zwirner Through May 22nd, 2021

Monday, April 19th, 2021

Peter Hujar, Ray Johnson (1975), via David Zwirner
Peter Hujar, Ray Johnson (1975), via David Zwirner

Marking an ambitious exploration into the work of the enigmatic and expansive practice of Ray Johnson, David Zwirner has opened a show focused in particular on the artist’s collages and drawings from the the 1950s through the 1990s, focusing on Johnson as a seminal and influentially queer artist as well as on his recurring fandoms and obsessions. Showcasing the artist’s work within an array of archival materials from his friends and collaborators, the show presents Johnson’s work as part of a broader constellation of artists working during the post-war contemporary movement. (more…)

New York – Giuseppe Penone at Marian Goodman Through April 17th, 2021

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Giuseppe Penone, Leaves of Grass (2013), via Marian Goodman
Giuseppe Penone, Leaves of Grass (2013), via Marian Goodman

Artist Giuseppe Penone returns to Marian Goodman this month, presenting a new body of works that draw on his long fascination with breath, meditative gesture and poetry, turning his attention here in earnest towards the work of Walt Whitman’ particularly the writer’s early editions and his physical connections to his work.  (more…)

New York – “Works on Paper” at Petzel Gallery Through April 24th, 2020

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Emily Mae Smith, Study of Brush with Flame (2021), via Petzel
Emily Mae Smith, Study of Brush with Flame (2021), via Petzel

This month, Petzel Gallery embarks on an understated but engaging show, bringing together a selection of works by Jorge Pardo, Seth Price, Pieter Schoolwerth, and Emily Mae Smith, at the gallery’s uptown exhibition space. Bringing together a selection of works on paper that span a range of forms, both physical and cerebral,  the works on view represent an element of the artist’s process in developing the larger-scale works we have come to know them by.

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