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Paintings By Queen Victoria Head to Auction in London

January 20th, 2023

A rare pair of floral paintings by Queen Victoria will go to auction next week, expecting prices of £8,000 and £10,000, Art News reports. 
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Michael Rakowitz Proposes Gift of Fourth Plinth Statue to British Museum in Exchange for Return of Assyrian Arifacts to Iraq

January 20th, 2023

Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz is proposing that the British Museum return one of its ancient Assyrian treasures to Iraq in exchange for the donation of his fourth plinth sculpture to the UK. “As I pondered my gift to the nation of Great Britain, I began to fantasise that it could be attached to a second gift: the return of one of the British Museum’s lamassu to the country of Iraq, to replace what was destroyed by Daesh [or Islamic State],” he writes in an open letter.
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Art News Traces Continued Challenges of Repatriation at The Met

January 20th, 2023

Art News has a piece this week discussing ongoing issues with repatriation at The Met, reviewing some disputed works still on view. “Once you know that someone is acquiring artifacts without looking too closely as a source, the first thing you should do is look deeper,” says Erin Thompson, an associate professor of art crime at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
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Deitch Projects

76 Grand Street (at Wooster)
New York, NY 10012

18 Wooster Street (Grand St.)
New York, NY 10012

212-343-7300
212-343-2954

Deitch Projects, located in SoHo, New York City, has been producing ambitious projects, exhibitions and public events by contemporary artists since its 1996 opening. Founded by Jeffrey Deitch, the gallery has presented over one hundred and twenty solo projects and exhibitions by artists from thirty three countries. A few of the best known projects include the Shopping exhibition in 1996, comprised of installations by twenty six artists in twenty six SoHo shops and the Ex It exhibition by Yoko Ono in 1998, featuring trees growing out of one hundred wooden coffins. The gallery is known for its rambunctious, spectacle-driven, live performances by such performers as Fischerspooner, Citizen’s Band, the Dazzle Dancers and more. Deitch Projects is one of the only galleries in New York that wholeheartedly embraces the convergence of contemporary art, music, fashion, street art, partying and spectacle.