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U.S. Tariffs Ruling Could Affect Buyers of Prints and Lithographs

October 11th, 2019

A decision in a trade dispute between the US and the EU could cause a price hike for American buyers of photographs and prints. “Because the tariffs apply to lithographs and photographs printed in the last twenty years, they will also have a considerable impact on living artists, who rely on galleries as an important vehicle to sell their works and to foster cultural exchange,” a statement from the ADAA says. “Additionally problematic is the short time between the WTO’s decision and the tariffs’ enforcement, leaving small businesses little time to prepare and adapt.”
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Cortauld Institute to Create New Teaching Posts for Contemporary African Art

October 11th, 2019

The Courtauld Institute of Art in London is creating two new permanent teaching posts in modern and contemporary art of Africa and the African diaspora, after a $750,000 grant in funding from the New York-based Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “The grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help further develop the Courtauld’s robust research program that focuses attention on migration, diversity, and artists who have been marginalised by curricula and arts institutions,” the institute said in a statement.
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David Zwirner Anticipates Over 100,000 Visitors for New Yayoi Kusama Show

October 11th, 2019

David Zwirner Gallery is expecting over 100,000 visitors to its show of new works by Yayoi Kusama, including a new Infinity Room by the artist. “Every time Kusama has a show, whether it’s in a museum or a gallery, attendance grows,” says senior partner Hanna Schouwink. “The interest in her work continues to grow. People always think, ‘If I come Tuesday, there won’t be lines.’ For sure, there will always be lines.”
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Whitney Museum of American Art

945 Madison Avenue (at 75th Street)
New York, NY 10021
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Friday 1pm – 9pm (6pm – 9pm pay-what-you-wish)
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Adults : $15
Senior Citizens (62+) and Students with valid ID : $10
Members, NYC public high school students with valid ID & children under 12 : Free

One day pass to Kaufman Astoria Studios Film & Video Gallery : $6

The Whitney Museum houses one of the most significant collections of American art. It’s collection features works from the first half of the century but emphasizes contemporary artists in its exhibitions. The Whitney’s collection includes works by artists such as Edward Hopper, Keith Haring, Alexander Calder, and Andy Warhol, and it’s independent study program jumpstarted careers for artists such as Julian Schnabel. The Whitney Biennial is usually a much-anticipated exhibit for younger and/or emerging artists.

Recent and upcoming exhibitions of note:
Alexander Calder: The Paris Years, 1926—1933
on view through February 15, 2009
Opens January 22, 2009
Jenny Holzer
Opens March 12, 2009