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Steve McQueen Interviewed in The Guardian

January 27th, 2020

Steve McQueen gets a profile in The Guardian this week, as he prepares to open his first Tate Modern retrospective, and reflects on the arc of his career and work. “What I do as an artist is, I think, to do with my own life experience,” he says. “I came of age in a school which was a microcosm of the world around me. One day, you’re together as a group, the next, you are split up by people who think certain people are better than you. It was kind of interesting to observe that.”
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Zineb Sedira to Represent France at 2021 Venice Biennale

January 27th, 2020

Zineb Sedira will represent France at the 2021 Venice Biennale, the Art Newspaper reports. “Sedira’s multiple identities as a French-born Algerian living in England inform her serene, often haunting photographs and video installations, which consider questions of memory, displacement, and the transmission of history,” reads a statement on the Guggenheim website.
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Experts Point to Surging Market in Fake Art Prints

January 27th, 2020

Experts are warning of a surging market in fake prints, as photo reproduction technology gets increasingly powerful.    “In the last few years we have confiscated hundreds of fakes that forgers and dealers said were by Lichtenstein, Georg Baselitz, Picasso, and others, that came from Italy, Spain, and Portugal,” says Elena Spahic, an officer with the Bavarian Police in Munich.
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

151 Third Street (between Mission and Howard Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Monday – Tuesday 11am – 5:45pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11am – 8:45pm
Friday – Sunday 11am – 5:45pm

Monday – Tuesday 10am – 5:45pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10am – 8:45pm
Friday – Sunday 10am – 5:45pm

$12.50 Adults
$8 Seniors
$7 Students
Free for children 12 and under
Free first Tuesday of each month
Thursday 6pm – 9pm half price admission

The San Francisco MOMA opened in 1935 under the name the San Francisco Museum of Art. It was the first museum on the West Coast of the United States to be entirely devoted to 20th-century art . The word “Modern” was later added to the museums title in 1975.

Recent and upcoming exhibitions of note:
Olafur Eliasson: Take your time
September 8 – February 24, 2008
Jeff Wall
October 27 – January 27, 2008