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Pace Gallery to Represent Acconci Studios

February 24th, 2018

Vito Acconci, via PacePace Gallery has taken on representation of Vito Acconci’s Acconci Studios, in partnership with Art Agency, Partners, the gallery announced in a statement.  “A truly innovative creator and agitator who was foundational to contemporary art today, Acconci fits perfectly within Pace’s program of leading 20th and 21st century artists and estates,” said Marc Glimcher, Pace Gallery President and CEO. “There’s still so much of his practice to uncover and reexamine and we’re thrilled to join with Maria Acconci to share Vito Acconci’s vision and expand his legacy around the world.”
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Frieze to Launch Los Angeles Edition Next February

February 24th, 2018

frieze-london-via-art-newsFrieze has announced plans for a Los Angeles edition of its fair, to be held February 14 to 17, 2019, the Art News reports. Bettina Korek of ForYourArt has been appointed executive director of Frieze LA, with Ali Subotnick serving as the fair’s curator. “Frieze is in a unique position to create a successful fair in LA because of our experience in London and New York and our partnership with Endeavor, who have deep roots in LA and will work with us to bring a fantastic audience to the fair,” founder Victoria Siddall says.
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Adrienne Edwards Tapped as New Performance Curator at Whitney

February 24th, 2018

Adrienne Edwards, via Art NewsThe Whitney Museum in New York has appointed Adrienne Edwards as its Engell Speyer Family Curator and Curator of Performance. She previously worked with Performa, where she organized various thematic presentations, including last year’s “Afroglossia,” focused on African performance art. “Adrienne has distinguished herself as one of the most innovative curators working in performance today by engaging artists across diverse disciplines and often challenging them to explore new genres and experimental forms,” Scott Rothkopf, the deputy director for programs and the chief curator at the Whitney, said. “She brings to the Whitney a wonderful complement of scholarly rigor, social commitment, and a deeply humane understanding of artists and their audiences.”
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Francois-Henri Pinault

Collector’s Birthdate: b. 1936Pinault is the owner of Christie’s auction house, as well as department store chain Printemps, the Chateau-Latour vineyard and the luxury goods firm PPR, which owns Gucci and Yves Saint Lauren.

His father, Francois, is also an avid art collector and owns upwards of 2,000 invaluable works by the likes of Picasso and Miro. The family fortune is estimated to be worth an excess of 7 billion dollars.

The younger Pinault has been pinned as one of the most aggressive collectors in Europe. He lavishly displayed the “hottest” artists of his collection at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, Italy in time for the Bienalle. The grand entryway featured a two-story tall Urs Fischer’s sculpture entitled “Jet Set Lady” as well as works by Rudolph Stingel, Anselm Reyle, Richard Prince, David Hammonds, Kristen Baker, Mike Kelley, Laura Owens, and many more.

He has experienced a recent rash of tabloid articles for impregnating and then successfully proposing to movie star actress, Selma Hayek. He was previously married and has two children.

On basic relationship with art and artists:

“I want the artists to be recognized, the works of art to be appreciated, and for the public to further develop a passion for the art of today.”

Lindemann, Adam. Collecting Contemporary: Los Angeles, Taschen GmbH 2006. *( See “Stingel Comes to Whitney” ) *

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François Pinault’s Ultimate Luxury