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Marina Abramovic Attacked at Show in Florence

September 25th, 2018

Marina Abramovic, via The GuardianMarina Abramovic was attacked yesterday at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, with an amateur artist smashing a painting he made of her over her head.  “In a split second I saw his expression change and become violent, as he came towards me very quickly and forcefully,” Abramovic says. “Danger always happens quickly, like death itself.”
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Four Picasso Women from Collection of Sam Rose Head to Christie’s this Fall

September 24th, 2018

Picasso, via Art Market MonitorFour of Pablo Picasso’s women from the collection of Washington, DC real estate developer Sam Rose and his wife, Julie Walters, will go on sale this fall at Christie’s in New York, carrying a combined low estimate of $28 million. “As a noted Picasso connoisseur, Sam Rose spent many years assembling these compelling portraits with his wife, Julie Walters,” says Conor Jordan, Deputy Chairman, Impressionist and Modern Art, Christie’s. “From the lyrical eroticism of the years of Marie-Thérèse eclipsed in turn by the tumultuous era of Dora, and then the vernal rebirth of Françoise’s presence, through to Jacqueline’s classical, watchful aura, this suite of works shines a glorious light on Picasso’s art and traces its progress over twenty-five years of innovation.”
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NADA Miami Announces Exhibitor List

September 21st, 2018

NADA Miami Beach, via Art NewsNADA has announced the gallery list for the 2018 edition of its Miami fair, which will now serve as the central fair of the organization’s yearly programming after its 2019 New York fair was cancelled. 
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Anita and Poju Zabludovicz

*Anita and Poju Zabludovicz are a London-based art couple. She is the driving force behind a new  space called 176 in Chalk Farm that opens  in September. It will house their collection of more than 1,000 works and three site-specific exhibitions  per year. The  opening show ” an  Archaelogy” will include a new commission by Indian artist Rina Banerjee, based on a 176 residency.

* From The New York Times.