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New Kerry James Marshall Pieces Delved Into Mystery of John James Audubon

August 4th, 2020

Kerry James Marshall unveils a body of new works in the NYT this week, inspired by the drawings of John James Audubon, and by historical assertions and evidence that the ornithologist and artist was black. “I didn’t know what to make of it, honestly,” he says. “If somebody did the research and put it in a book, then maybe it must be true. And I never forgot that assertion was made.”
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Hank Willis Thomas Interviewed in The Guardian

August 4th, 2020

Artist Hank Willis Thomas has an interview in The Guardian this week, as he exhibits a new sculpture in Atlanta’s Fourth Ward Park.  “To me, the work is a celebration and a provocation,” Thomas says. “It’s a symbol of community, strength, justice and belonging that aims to inspire action and demand social change.”
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Sotheby’s Announces $2.5 billion in Revenue for First Half of 2020

August 3rd, 2020

Sotheby’s announced earnings for the first half of 2020 at $2.5 billion with sales volume for the year down 25%, but impressive gains shown in online sales. “The art and luxury markets have proven to be incredibly resilient, and demand for quality across categories is unabated.” says CEO Charles Stewart.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

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.