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Portuguese Museum Director Resigns Over Alleged Censorship of Mapplethorpe Show

September 25th, 2018

Robert Mapplethorpe, via Art NewsThe Serralves Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto, Portugal is currently embroiled in controversy, after Artistic Director João Ribas resigned over alleged censorship of a Robert Mapplethorpe show. “The proposal of the exhibition was to present the works of an explicit sexual nature in an area with restricted access, given the tenor of several exhibited works and being that Serralves is an institution visited annually by almost a million people of all backgrounds, ages and nationalities, including thousands of children and hundreds of schools,” the institution said in a statement. “The foundation considered that the visiting public should be alerted, in accordance with the legislation in force.”
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Thelma Golden Profiled in LA Times

September 25th, 2018

Thelma Golden, via LA TimesThe LA Times profiles Thelma Golden, and the work she has done to build Harlem’s Studio Museum into a landmark American institution. “Often, it makes me laugh when people who have never been to the museum would come visit,” she says.  “The two things people would often say is that they thought I’d be taller and that the museum would be much bigger.”
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Joan Mitchell Piece Expected to Break Auction Record Come November

September 25th, 2018

Joan Mitchell, 12 Hawks at 3 O’Clock, via Art Market MonitorA Joan Mitchell painting from the estate of Barney Ebsworth is anticipated to break the artist’s auction record, estimated to sell at $14 million to $16 million.  The work will hit the auction block at Christie’s New York in November.
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Paula Cooper

534 West 21st Street &
521 West 21st Street (2nd floor) &
465 West 21st Street
New York, New York 10011
212-255-1105
212-255-5156

As the first art gallery to open in the SoHo district of Manhattan, New York, The Paula Cooper Gallery focuses on conceptual and minimalist art. Its opening exhibition in 1968 was an exhibition benefitting the Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam. Since then, the gallery has relocated to the Chelsea district of New York into a building redesigned by the notable Richard Gluckman, of Gluckman Mayner Architects. In addition to this great location, a second adjacent exhibition space exists also on 21st street. Along with its function as a prominent art gallery, it also hosts concerts, dance performances, poetry reading, and benefit events. The Paula Cooper Gallery clearly shows devotion towards all forms of art.

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