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Whitechapel to Stage Edoardo Paolozzi Retrospective

December 8th, 2016

edoardo-paolozzi-via-art-newspaperEdoardo Paolozzi will be the subject of a major retrospective at Whitechapel Gallery next year, the Art Newspaper reports.  Paolozzi’s work and his ties to the Independent Group were instrumental in the development of British Pop Art, even as his “taste for European intellectualism, which is an ocean away from the celebrity sitters chosen by Andy Warhol,” set him apart from his American counterparts, according to a gallery spokesperson.
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Jho Low’s Family Seeks to Stop Seizure of Art and Real Estate in Investigation

December 8th, 2016

jho-low-via-bloombergThe U.S. Justice Department is targeting art works and other holdings for seizure in its case against Malaysian financier Jho Low, including some of the high-profile pieces purchased by the financier with money from the disputed 1MDB fund.  The billionaire’s holdings include works by Monet and Van Gogh.
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Brett Gorvy Leaving Christie’s to Partner with Dominique Lévy

December 8th, 2016

levy-and-gorvy-via-nytBrett Gorvy is leaving Christies, the New York Times reports, and will join Dominique Lévy’s Gallery uptown under the new name Lévy Gorvy.  “At the age of 52, you have one more opportunity,” Gorvy says. “Even though I hate change, there’s a certain moment when you know in your heart that the time is right.”  
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