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Market Thrives for Kerry James Marshall

June 19th, 2018

Kerry James Marshall, via NPRThe Art Newspaper looks at the thriving popularity of the work of Kerry James Marshall, after a record-breaking auction price drove new interest in his work, and a rampant demand for pieces, including those about to go on view at a show at David Zwirner’s London location. “We might not even keep a waiting list for the exhibition,” Zwirner says. “It’s going to be very hard to get a painting from that show, that’s for sure.”
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Theaster Gates Asks Collectors: “Support Artists That Live in Your Cities”

June 19th, 2018

Theaster Gates, via The GuardianTheaster Gates made a statement on supporting young artists in remarks last night at a party in Basel, asking collectors to support young artists making and selling their work. “You guys, I know that I’m the byproduct of people saying yes when they didn’t know me, saying yes at my potential and the possibility of the thing,” he said. “Throwing small dinners with me with five people that has turned into dinners for 200. I’m just grateful.”
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Art Newspaper Looks at Costs and Rewards of Major Art Prizes

June 19th, 2018

Glasgow-born artist Susan Philipsz is congratulated by friends and family after hearing that she has won the Turner Prize 2010, at the Tate Britain gallery, in central LondonA piece in Art Newspaper this week asks if arts awards really carry many of the benefits for winners that they claim, looking at a range of examples including a recent protest by a group of artists nominated for Germany’s Berlin Nationalgalerie Prize. “There is an unspoken assumption that the participants are likely to be remunerated by the market as a result of being nominated for or winning the prize,” the artists nominated for this prize said in an open statement. “We know that this is not always the case. The logic of artists working for exposure feeds directly into the normalization of the unregulated pay structures ubiquitous in the art field.”
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Market Thrives for Kerry James Marshall

June 19th, 2018

Kerry James Marshall, via NPRThe Art Newspaper looks at the thriving popularity of the work of Kerry James Marshall, after a record-breaking auction price drove new interest in his work, and a rampant demand for pieces, including those about to go on view at a show at David Zwirner’s London location. “We might not even keep a waiting list for the exhibition,” Zwirner says. “It’s going to be very hard to get a painting from that show, that’s for sure.” Read More »

Theaster Gates Asks Collectors: “Support Artists That Live in Your Cities”

June 19th, 2018

Theaster Gates, via The GuardianTheaster Gates made a statement on supporting young artists in remarks last night at a party in Basel, asking collectors to support young artists making and selling their work. “You guys, I know that I’m the byproduct of people saying yes when they didn’t know me, saying yes at my potential and the possibility of the thing,” he said. “Throwing small dinners with me with five people that has turned into dinners for 200. I’m just grateful.” Read More »

Art Newspaper Looks at Costs and Rewards of Major Art Prizes

June 19th, 2018

Glasgow-born artist Susan Philipsz is congratulated by friends and family after hearing that she has won the Turner Prize 2010, at the Tate Britain gallery, in central LondonA piece in Art Newspaper this week asks if arts awards really carry many of the benefits for winners that they claim, looking at a range of examples including a recent protest by a group of artists nominated for Germany’s Berlin Nationalgalerie Prize. “There is an unspoken assumption that the participants are likely to be remunerated by the market as a result of being nominated for or winning the prize,” the artists nominated for this prize said in an open statement. “We know that this is not always the case. The logic of artists working for exposure feeds directly into the normalization of the unregulated pay structures ubiquitous in the art field.” Read More »

Agnes Denes Profiled in NYT

June 19th, 2018

Agnes Denes, via NYTAgnes Denes gets a profile in the New York Times this week, as she gets a critical re-evaluation with a solo show at The Shed. “I’m bursting with ideas because the time is short,” she says. “Creativity and innovation is the answer in a troubled world to swing the pendulum. Be creative. Never stop. Creativity is hope.”

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Freelands Foundation Issues Report on Gender Disparity in British Arts

June 14th, 2018

Phyllida Barlow, Folly at the British Pavilion, via Art ObservedThe Freelands Foundation in London has issued a report on gender disparity in British Art, noting continued challenges to gender disparity and representation in the field. “Female artists are still under-represented in the art world in 2017 despite outnumbering men studying in art school,” the foundation reports.   Read More »

SFMOMA and Baltimore Museum of Art Jointly Organizing Show on Joan Mitchell

June 14th, 2018

Joan Mitchell, via Art NewsThe Baltimore Museum of Art and SFMOMA art organizing a show dedicated to the works of Joan Mitchell, Art News reports. “The time is right for a thoughtful reconsideration of Mitchell’s work and her impact on postwar painting on both sides of the Atlantic,” says Neal Benezra, the director of SFMOMA. Read More »

Paula Cooper Relocating to 26th Street

June 13th, 2018

Paula Cooper, via Art NewsPaula Cooper is temporarily relocating to 524 West 26th Street.  “I’m looking forward to it,” Cooper says. “We’ll be able to exhibit works in a completely different way. It will be exciting for the artists.” Read More »

Nan Goldin Profiled in New York Times

June 13th, 2018

Nan Goldin, via NYTNan Goldin is profiled in the New York Times this month, as she reflects on her recovery from opioid addiction, and her newfounded protest pieces against the Sackler family, which has benefitted from the widespread prescription of OxyContin.  “I had heard it was a really evil drug, but I didn’t think it would do me,” she says. “I thought I had a lot of control.”  Read More »

Mitchell-Innes & Nash to Represent Kiki Kogelnik Foundation

June 12th, 2018

Kiki Kogelnick, via Art NewsMitchell-Innes & Nash now represents the Kiki Kogelnik Foundation, Art News reports. “Kogelnik’s work bridges American Pop art and European figurative painting and sculpture of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, and her interest in Pop imagery, media, and feminism makes her a natural fit for our program,” the gallery says. Read More »

Tanya Bonakdar Opening Los Angeles Gallery

June 12th, 2018

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery’s new location at 1010 N. Highland Avenue, via Art NewsTanya Bonakdar is opening a gallery space in Los Angeles, Art News reports.  “It’s a natural evolution,” Bonakdar says. “We really are artist-driven at the gallery. So many of our artists have expressed interest in having a presence on the West Coast. This is not a decision I have taken lightly. I have been looking and mulling the idea for four or five years. I found the perfect space, and the perfect team, and it all came together.” Read More »

David Zwirner Now Represents Estate of Roy DeCavara

June 12th, 2018

Roy DeCavara, via Art NewsDavid Zwirner now represents the estate of photographer Roy DeCarava worldwide, the gallery announced today. “He’s a giant to those who know the work, and I think he’ll be a real discovery for those, like myself, who didn’t know,” Zwirner says of the photographer, who documented the life and culture of black American throughout the 20th century.  Read More »

Pace Gallery Hires Andria Hickey for Curator Position

June 10th, 2018

Andria Hickey, via Art NewsPace Gallery has named Andria Hickey senior director and curator, with a curatorial focus that marks a new direction for the gallery. “It’s not necessarily a traditional gallery role,” Hickey says. “It’s about working closely with artists and having somebody in-house who can really focus on exhibitions, research, publications, and working with artists in their studios as they develop projects. That’s the way I like to work in any institution, and it’s exciting that I can do it in a new platform.” Read More »

Dia Foundation Announces Capital Campaign and Improvement Plans

June 10th, 2018

Dia Art Foundation, via Art NewsThe Dia Art Foundation has announced plans to improve its spaces in New York and Beacon, developing an operations endowment through a recently announced capital campaign. “I spent a lot of time talking to artists about what they wanted and what we could provide, and there was resounding enthusiasm for leaving the spaces as they are as much as possible” says director Jessica Morgan. “Artists are excited to use them because they’re not overwhelming or dominating and speak to the type of spaces we’ve always worked with.” Read More »

Danh Vo Joins White Cube

June 10th, 2018

Danh Vo, via Art NewsDanh Vo is now represented by White Cube, Art News reports, adding the gallery to an already impressive string of galleries including Marian Goodman Goodman, and Kurimanzutto. Read More »

Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Prepares to Wind Down with Major Donations to American Museums

June 10th, 2018

Roy Lichtenstein, via NYTAs the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation prepares to wind itself down, the organization is a making a string of major donations to museums, including a donation of about 400 artworks to the Whitney Museum of American Art. “We decided we wanted to get out of the art-holding business,” foundation director Jack Cowart says. Read More »

Iran Opens First Art Fair Amid Political Concerns

June 10th, 2018

Protest in solidarity with Gaza in Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of) - 16 May 2018Iran will open its first art fair, Teer, at the end of the month, Art Newspaper reports, even as the ongoing conflict with the U.S. makes securing work and sales a challenge in the country. “The transfer or receipt of money to or from abroad is a major issue as Iran is not connected to the international banking system. It’s an ongoing issue made worse due to current political decisions,” Salman Matinfar, the director of Tehran’s Ab-Anbar gallery, says. Read More »

UK Museum Attendance Slips

June 6th, 2018

British Museum, via ArtforumUK Museum attendance has slipped sending the country’s museums down the list of top 20 most-visited museums in the world, down a collective 1.15 million in 2017.  “That said, international tourism to London grew at an estimated 7% according to Visit Britain, and expansions and blockbuster exhibitions are still the likeliest drivers of museum attendance ups and downs,” the official attendance report reads. Read More »

Iceland Taps Artist Shoplifter for 2019 Venice Biennale Pavilion

June 6th, 2018

Shoplifter, via Art NewsIceland will exhibit the work of the artist Shoplifter at the 2019 Venice Biennale, Art News reports. “I’m really happy about this,” the artist says. “It’s like getting to the Olympics of art. The Icelandic Pavilion always draws attention, and I do not intend to change that.” Read More »

Dominique Lévy Profiled in Forbes

June 6th, 2018

Dominique Levy, via ForbesDominique Lévy gets a profile in Forbes this week, as she reflects on her growing gallery program and her experience as a woman running a major art gallery. “Our mission is to be an internationally meaningful and relevant gallery that places art and artists at the center of the cultural conversation and makes an original contribution to the ever-evolving story of art,” she says. Read More »

Mobster May Hold Key to Location of Stolen Caravaggio

June 6th, 2018

Caravaggio, via GuardianA former mobster may hold the key to the disappearance of a Caravaggio work, with some reports claiming that the painting was sent to Switzerland after its theft in 1969. “We have collected enough evidence to launch a new investigation and ask the collaboration of foreign authorities, especially to the Swiss ones,” says Rosy Bindi, head of Italy’s anti-mafia commission. “We hope to find it and bring it back to its home in Palermo.” Read More »

For Freedoms PAC Sets Up Billboard Art Project Nationwide

June 6th, 2018

For Freedoms Billboard, via NYTA new project by artist Hank Willis Thomas’s For Freedoms PAC will buy billboards around the country, as midterm elections begin to heat up. “We are hoping to bring art to the center of public life in the lead-up to the midterms, which is where we think art should belong,” says co-founder Eric Gottesman. Read More »

Max Beckmann’s “The Egyptian Woman” Sells for Record €4.7m in Berlin

June 6th, 2018

Max Beckmann, via Art NewspaperMax Beckmann’s The Egyptian Woman (1942) has set a record for any work sold in Germany, after selling for €4.7m in Berlin this week. The piece was purchased by a private Swiss foundation.  Read More »

Helen Frankenthaler Profiled by Step-Daugher in WSJ

June 6th, 2018

Helen Frankenthaler, via WSJHelen Frankenthaler is remembered by her step-daughter Lise Motherwell in a piece in the WSJ this week, as the artist’s work goes on view in her former summer retreat of Provincetown. “I understand how enamored she would have been of Provincetown, being near like-minded people—and also its sheer physical beauty,” Motherwell says. “It must have fed her artistic imagination unbelievably. But Helen could paint anywhere.” Read More »

Matthew Marks and Greene Naftali to Return Ambitious Painting Show this Summer

June 4th, 2018

Jana Euler, via Art NewsMatthew Marks and Greene Naftali are returning the ambitious Painting: Now and Forever series for a third iteration, held this summer. “The show always attempts to address a shifting landscape of ideas and material concerns in the world, and how painting specifically can [be involved in] this,” Carol Greene says. Read More »