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French Culture Minister Replaced

October 18th, 2018

Françoise Nyssen and Franck Riester, via French MinistryThe former Actes Sud CEO Françoise Nyssen has been replaced today as France’s minister of culture following allegations of conflicts of interest.  She will be replaced by Franck Riester.
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Collector Should Have Expected Lengthy Wait, Gagosian Court Filing Claims in Koons Case

October 18th, 2018

Jeff Koons, via The GuardianThe most recent filing in a case between collector Steven Tananbaum and Jeff Koons/Larry Gagosian claims that the collector should have expected to wait several years for the work he paid $13 million for. “Tananbaum is a prominent hedge fund manager, a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, and a sophisticated art collector who regularly invests in exclusive works of fine art,” Gagosian’s attorney Matthew Dontzin notes in court papers. “Mr. Tananbaum was being advised by one of the world’s leading art advisors and fully understood that (i) Mr. Koons is a perfectionist who often takes years to make each sculpture; (ii) Mr. Koons provides only estimated completion dates for the sculptures; and (iii) those estimated dates are often extended by multiple years,” Dontzin adds in the motion to dismiss the suit.
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Three Deaccessioned Georgia O’Keefe Works Head to Sothby’s

October 16th, 2018

Georgia O'Keefe, via Art NewspaperThree Georgia O’Keeffe paintings deaccessioned by her namesake Museum in Santa Fe will head to Sotheby’s in New York this November, Art Newspaper reports. “Removing an artwork from the collection is never an easy thing for any museum to do, but it is an integral part of good collections management to continually build and refine our holdings,” Museum Director Robert A. Krets says.
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums. Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by experienced docents. Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-growing institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173

Museum Hours

Sat.–Wed. 10 a.m.–5:45 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m.–7:45 p.m.
Closed Thurs.
Some galleries may close prior to 5:45 p.m. Sat.–Wed. (7:45 p.m. Fri.)

Admission

Adults $18
Students and Seniors (65 years +) with valid ID $15
Children under 12 Free
Members Free.

Audio Tours

Audio tours are free with admission.

Originating from individual private collections, the Guggenheim museums have become focused institutions around the globe, each originating from private collections. In New York, recent contemporary acquisitions include: Tim Gardner, Julian Schnabel, Wlm Delvoye, Piotr Uklanski, Richard Prince and Sherrie Levine.

Upcoming Exhibitions

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860 to 1989

January 30–April 19, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward

May 15–August 23, 2009

Kandinsky

September 18, 2009–January 10, 2010