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Student Finds Early Edward Hopper Paintings to be Copied from Earlier Works

September 29th, 2020

A new study into the work of Edward Hopper by a doctoral candidate at the Courtauld Institute in London shows that some of the artist’s early works are copies of works from a magazine for amateur artists. 
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Bruce Nauman Profiled in The Guardian

September 29th, 2020

Bruce Nauman speaks with The Guardian this week, as the artist prepares to open a major retrospective at Tate Modern. “I remember someone coming to the studio and saying, ‘You must be very depressed,’” he notes. “I said that I didn’t think so, otherwise I wouldn’t be making work. A lot of things got worked out through the work. Different kinds of anger and frustration.”
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Paddle 8 Bankruptcy Trustee Sues Former Board Member

September 28th, 2020

Following Paddle 8’s bankruptcy, the company’s bankruptcy trustee Megan Noh has filed suit against former board member John Textor, alleging “reckless disregard” for the company, and seeking $6 million in damages. “Neither I nor the companies mentioned have been involved in quite some time, though it is standard practice for a trustee to cast a wide net in filing speculative claims for recovery,” Textor claims.
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Whitney Museum of American Art

945 Madison Avenue (at 75th Street)
New York, NY 10021
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Wednesday – Thursday 11am – 6pm
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