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Rebecca Rabinow Named to Diebenkorn Foundation Board

October 23rd, 2018

Rebecca Rabinow, via Art NewsRebecca Rabinow, director of the Menil Collection in Houston, has been named to the board of directors of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation in Berkeley, California, Art News reports.  “An authority on the work of Henri Matisse, Rebecca has long been aware that the master artist was a lodestar for Richard Diebenkorn, holding for him the spark of modernity and lessons of pure painting,” says foundation president Steven Nash.
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Emmanuel Macron Pushes for French Culture as a Weapon Against Extremism

October 23rd, 2018

Macron, via ARt NewspaperEmmanuel Macron has proposed a new approach to French cultural policy, pushing for a government that seeks to emphasize culture as a prominent part of society, and address the “political struggle we have today, fighting against obscurantism [extremism], and the marginalization of creation and culture.”
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Tomas Saraceno Profiled in NYT

October 23rd, 2018

Tomas Saraceno, via NYTTomas Saraceno gets a profile in the NYT this week, as he opens his new exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo. “He’s a great artist, comparable to Marcel Duchamp or even Leonardo da Vinci, who always thought outside and combined disciplines,” says curator Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Baroness Marion Lambert

Collector’s Birthdate: NALambert, wife of collector Baron Philippe Lambert of the prominent Belgian banking family, is one of the first collectors and patrons of contemporary photography.

Her photography collection Veronica’s Revenge was assembled thanks to her close relationships to artists as well as her keen collector’s sense. The exhibition was shown at the family-founded Bank Brussels Lambert in 1996 in Geneva. Subsequent protests from the bank director led to its removal and ultimate sale at auction in 2005.

Key works include Mike Kelley’s “Ahh… Youth”.

On collectors:

“Collectors are hoarders, and probably fodder for shrinks. I am no exception, although with the years I have learned to control myself while weeding out the mediocre and superfluous from the essential and best…Collectors often do not make an attempt to establish a discourse between the works, and do not build something coherent. They buy names, fashions, trends, and what their neighbor has.”

She adds, “people who only buy art to invest, sooner or later will fall flat on their faces.”

Lindemann, Adam. Collecting Contemporary: Los Angeles, Taschen GmbH 2006.