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Dawoud Bey Joins Sean Kelly

October 23rd, 2019

Artist Dawoud Bey has joined Sean Kelly in New York.  “I have admired Dawoud’s work for many years and we have been friends for a long time,” Kelly says. “We very much look forward to welcoming him to the gallery and representing his inspiring and important body of work.”
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Work Attributed as “Close to Raphael” Sells at €1.27m in Vienna

October 23rd, 2019

A painting of the Madonna and child attributed as “close to Raphael” has sold for €1.27m in Vienna, Art Newspaper reports, more than three times its estimate.  The sales comes after one historian speculated the work was perhaps by the artist himself. “We think this probably made the work even more interesting,” says Doris Krumpl, a spokeswoman for Dorotheum, where the work was sold.
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Saudi Arabia Plans Modern Art Museum

October 23rd, 2019

Saudi Arabia is planning a modern art museum outside Riyadh, Forbes reports.  Titled the Saudi Museum of Modern Art, it will be “designed according to a modern creative concept influenced by the traditional local architectural style.”
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