Former Queens Musuem head Laura Raicovich has left the museum following a dispute over a privately hosted event at the museum, sponsored by the State of Israel. Raicovich’s opposition to the event led to fierce protest, and an investigation that ultimately saw her resign, as did her inclusion in a book supporting the B.D.S. (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) movement.
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Collector’s Birthdate: b. 1970
Lopez, sole heir to fortune of Mexico’s Jumex, the fruit juice company whose recent ten-year expenses totaled a reported $80 billion, is Mexico’s largest contemporary art collector.
His collection of more than 1,200 works, includes those by Olafur Elíasson, Francis Alys, Doug Aitken and Maurizio Cattelan.
Key works include Vik Muniz’s multi-sectioned C-print “Mass,” and Santiago Sierra’s social documentation “8-foot Line Tattooed on Six Remunerated People”. ( Include link to article “Elíasson and Thorsen give Serpentine Gallery new spin” )