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Alexander Gray Associates to Launch Exhibition Program Upstate

May 17th, 2019

New York’s Alexander Gray Associates will host a series of shows centered around single works in a barn upstate this summer, Art News reports.  The project will kick off with a show of Harmony Hammond’s Bandaged Grid #5 (2016). “Certainly, with the environment that we’re in right now, there’s so much noise, and there’s a big emphasis on spectacle,” Gray says. “We’re interrupting that really fast-paced rhythm of looking.”
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RIP: Lutz Bacher, Relentless Pioneer of Various Forms and Processes, Has Died

May 17th, 2019

 

Lutz Bacher, via K21
Lutz Bacher, via K21

Artist Lutz Bacher, a relentless innovator whose works frequently defied easy categorization or understanding, has passed away.  The artist, who has long avoided releasing much biographical information about herself, was either 75 or 76 at the time of her death.
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The Met Will No Longer Accept Gifts from Members of Sackler Family

May 16th, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will no longer accept gifts from members of the Sackler family linked to the maker of OxyContin. “The museum takes a position of gratitude and respect to those who support us, but on occasion, we feel it’s necessary to step away from gifts that are not in the public interest, or in our institution’s interest,” said Daniel H. Weiss, the president of the Met. “That is what we’re doing here.”
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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.