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WSJ Reports Buyer of da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ as Saudi Crown Prince

December 8th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi (circa 1500) final price $450,312,500, via Christie'sA conflicting report in the Wall Street Journal notes that the buyer of the da Vinci piece last month at Christie’s is actually Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, noting that another prince served as a proxy buyer for the work.  The news comes as the Louvre Abu Dhabi has claimed that it will be showing the piece in its museum.
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Republican Tax Bill to Cut Funding for Artist Residences

December 8th, 2017

Pittsburgh's Spinning Plate Artist Lofts, via CitylabA new amendment to the Republican tax bill would strike artist residences from qualifying low-income housing. Senator Pat Roberts, the Republican senior senator from Kansas, changed language in the bill shortly before it was signed this past week.
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Galerie Balice Hertling Opens Second Space in Paris

December 8th, 2017

Sibylle Rochat, via Art NewsGalerie Balice Hertling has opened a second space in Paris at 239 Rue Saint-Martin, only a few blocks from the Centre Pompidou. Art consultant Sibylle Rochat has also joined the gallery as a partner.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60611
312-280-2660
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am – 8pm
Wednesday through Sunday 10am – 5pm
$10 Suggested General Admission
$6 Students and Seniors
Free for children 12 and under and members of the military
Free on Tuesdays
Recent and upcoming exhibitions of note:
Takashi Murakami: Jellyfish Eyes
January 6, 2007 – January 2008
Alexander Calder in Focus
July 28, 2007 – April 2008
Tino Sehgal – Kiss
October 6 – December 30, 2007
Jeff Koons
May 31 – September 21, 2008