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Hauser Wirth and Schimmel Gallery Profiled by LA Times

February 8th, 2016

Iwan Wirth and partner Manuela Wirth, via LA TimesThe LA Times takes a tour of the soon to open Hauser Wirth and Schimmel Gallery in the former downtown Los Angeles Pillsbury flour mill complex.  “I would say that the model is in some way the Kunsthalle — the noncollecting art museum,” says partner Paul Schimmel. “But also foundations, who are really at the boundaries of what they do: commissioning works, creating group shows, doing education work.”
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Maya Widmaier Picasso Speaks Out on Disputed Sale of Her Father’s Sculpture

February 8th, 2016

Bust of a Woman, via WSJMaya Widmaier Picasso has spoken out on the dispute over the sale of a bust created by her father, Pablo Picasso, saying she sold the work herself to Larry Gagosian and dismissing other claims to the piece as “baseless.”  The dispute seems to stem from a disagreement between Widmaier Picasso’s daughter and son, who respectively sought to sell the work to Gagosian and the Qatari Royal Family.  Widmaier Picasso says she decided to side with her daughter, who she said  “cannot be faulted for reminding her mother of the sculpture’s true value.”
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Miami Herald Spotlights Challenges at MoCA North Miami

February 8th, 2016

Bill Viola at MoCANoMi, via Miami HeraldThe Miami Herald takes a look at the last several years at The Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, which has seen a turbulent past few years, and which is currently trying to chart its path in the city’s changing art scene.  “We’ve been through hell with it and we recognize the important role the museum plays in the community,” says North Miami council member Scott Galvin. “From a reputation standpoint and an economic standpoint, MoCA is what North Miami is known for.”
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