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Grand Palais Planning a Two Year Renovation

February 11th, 2016

Grand Palais, via Art NewspaperThe Grand Palais will close for an ambitious two-year renovation project, the Art Newspaper reports, which will cost upwards of €393 million, and which will also enable the institution to more effectively manage multiple exhibitions and projects at the same time.  “Today, to use a gallery, you must choose a time when the nave is not taken up with an event. Most of the increase in turnover will come from the management of separate spaces, optimizing the occupancy rate,” says former Grand Palais head Jean-Paul Cluzel.
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Despite “Reassuring” Sale, Sotheby’s Stock Drops 13%

February 11th, 2016

Sotheby's via Art Market MonitorDespite what many are calling a “reassuring” sale last evening, the Art Market Monitor notes a 13% drop in stock price for Sotheby’s this morning, a point that notes increased pessimism from investors.  “It showed the contemporary market is in rude health in spite of the economy,” the article quotes from advisor Rory Howard.
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Cindy Sherman Featured in Profile for Harper’s Bazaar

February 11th, 2016

Cindy Sherman, via Harper'sCindy Sherman is featured in an expansive profile in Harper’s Bazaar this month, featuring a selection of new works by the artist in which she takes on the persona of a street style fashionista, and reflects on her career and focus on the future.  “I want to continue to be happy with what I’m working on because that’s the biggest challenge. I’m hard on myself, but everyone is always waiting for someone to fall. That’s a common problem for artists,” she says.  “They fall into a mold of their greatest hits and just repeat it. When I feel that I’m repeating myself, or about to, it’s time to move.”
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