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MASS MoCA Director Joe Thompson Steps Down

Joe Thompson is leaving his 32-year directorship of MASS MoCA.  “After more than three decades as director, it is high time for me to step away from day-to-day management of the museum, focusing for the next year on transition planning, institutional advancement, and capacity-building,” Thompson said in a statement. “While we’ve achieved much over the past few decades, there remains […]
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Christie’s Leads Fall NYC Sales with $25 Million Cezanne

Christie’s is preparing its first sales after merging its Contemporary and Modern departments for October, leading with a $25 million Cezanne. “We’re giving consignors and buyer multiple opportunities this fall to buy at auction,” Alex Rotter, Christie’s Chairman of Postwar and Contemporary Art in New York says. “These collectors are happily making use of a wide range of platforms, […]
Tags: Art, New York, News, Art News, Minipost, Christie, Cezanne, Alex Rotter Christie


Man Who Punched Picasso at Tate to Face 18 Months in Prison

A who punched a £20 million Picasso last year at the Tate Modern will face 18 months in prison.  “I have concluded without hesitation the impact upon the public and the gravity of this offense, together with the need to deter others from this form of conduct requires the imposition of an immediate custodial sentence,” said Judge Jeremy […]
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Whitney Museum Faces Criticism Over Show Featuring Works Purchased at Fundraiser

The Whitney Museum of American Art has canceled an upcoming exhibition following controversy over its decision to include work purchased during a fundraiser for racial justice charities, a move that drew criticism over its perceived capitalization on the work of artists of color without compensating them directly.  The museum is facing additional criticism over pulling the show instead of paying […]
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New York – Lisa Alvarado: “Thalweg” at Bridget Donahue Through August 30th, 2020

Lisa Alvarado, Thalweg (Installation View), via Bridget Donahue Drawing on the shifting conceptions of political geography and economy, the work of Lisa Alvarado mines a certain point of friction between western art history and other modes of visual expression, using historical frameworks and objects to populate her work with subtle but enduring critiques of capitalism and colonialism.  […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Bridget Donahue, Lisa Alvarado


Tate to Make Half of Commercial Workforce Redundant

The Tate will make half of its commercial workforce redundant, The Guardian reports. “Sadly, at the moment, the trading business is too big because we won’t be able to open all the cafes and the shops in the same way,” says director Maria Belshaw. Read more at The Guardian  
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Tate, Maria Belshaw Read


Oregon Foundation Purchases Archive of Judy Chicago Prints

Oregon philanthropist and collector Jordan D. Schnitzer has purchase an archive of prints and works on paper by Judy Chicago. “This will enhance the abilities of art historians to understand her process,” says dealer Tonya Turner Carroll. Read more at Art Newspaper  
Tags: Art, News, Oregon, Art News, Minipost, Judy Chicago, Jordan D Schnitzer, Tonya Turner Carroll


Don Marron’s Collection of Works on Paper to Go on View at Pace in Hamptons

Part of the collection of late financier Don Marron, works on paper by Jasper Johns, Brice Marden and more, will go on sale at Pace Gallery’s Hamptons outpost this month. “The reason for this show is the same reason we are having the gallery here,” says Marc Glimcher. “To get people reengaged and in front of art again.” Read more at Bloomberg […]
Tags: Art, News, Bloomberg, Hamptons, Art News, Minipost, Marc Glimcher, Don Marron, Jasper Johns Brice Marden


Philadelphia Museum of Art Employees Vote to Unionize

The Philadelphia Museum of Art staff has voted to unionize. “We are all incredibly happy and excited to get to this point,” says organizer Nicole Cook. “It works out to an 89% victory, which feels really great. The win was very emphatic.” Read more at Philadelphia Inquiry
Tags: Art, News, Philadelphia, Art News, Minipost, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Nicole Cook, Philadelphia Museum of Art Employees Vote


Los Angeles – Ricky Swallow: “BORROWED SCULPTURES” at David Kordansky Through August 29th, 2020

Ricky Swallow, Rocking Chair with Rope (Meditation #1) (2020), via David Kordansky Currently on view at David Kordansky in Los Angeles is BORROWED SCULPTURES, an exhibition of new floor- and wall-based bronze sculptures by the Australian-born artist Ricky Swallow.  Continuing the artist’s enigmatic explorations of bronze sculpture and its relationship to the materiality of the everyday, the […]
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Ricky, David Kordansky, Ricky Swallow


Met Lays Off 79 Employees

The Met has laid off an additional 79 workers as the financial impact of COVID-19 continues to worsen.  “Our goal has always been to minimize the impact of the financial crisis for our staff,” reads an open letter from director Max Hollein and president/CEO Daniel Weiss. “Unfortunately, with staff salaries comprising around 65 percent of our annual budget, we […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Daniel Weiss, Max Hollein, COVID


Beirut Art Scene Mourns Destruction Following Explosion

A piece in the Art Newspaper traces the Lebanese art scene’s mourning after the massive explosion in the city last week. “All I hope now is for the quick recovery of those who have been injured and a safe return to the now-scattered people,” says Naila Kettaneh Kunigk, owner of Gallerie Tanit said in a statement. Read more […]
Tags: Art, News, Beirut, Art News, Minipost, Naila Kettaneh Kunigk, Gallerie Tanit


New Kerry James Marshall Pieces Delved Into Mystery of John James Audubon

Kerry James Marshall unveils a body of new works in the NYT this week, inspired by the drawings of John James Audubon, and by historical assertions and evidence that the ornithologist and artist was black. “I didn’t know what to make of it, honestly,” he says. “If somebody did the research and put it in a […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, John James Audubon, Kerry James Marshall


Hank Willis Thomas Interviewed in The Guardian

Artist Hank Willis Thomas has an interview in The Guardian this week, as he exhibits a new sculpture in Atlanta’s Fourth Ward Park.  “To me, the work is a celebration and a provocation,” Thomas says. “It’s a symbol of community, strength, justice and belonging that aims to inspire action and demand social change.” Read more at […]
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London – Heather Phillipson: “The End” Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth Commission

Heather Phillipson, The End (Installation View), via City of London A riddle topped with a cherry, Heather Phllipson’s new sculpture installation on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth in London has all the makings of a work fittingly in line with the surreal progression of events that have marked 2020.  A massive dollop of whipped cream, topped off with […]
Tags: Art, London, Show, Trafalgar Square, Fourth plinth, Art News, Featured Post, Heather Phillipson, Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth Commission, Heather Phllipson


Billionaire Jeffrey Gundlach Says He Received Panic Offers for Works Over Coronavirus

Billionaire Jeffrey Gundlach claims that he has received “panic offers” for works by artists including Monet and Renoir this week at majorly discounted prices.  “This is a difficult time,” he says. “It makes sense for people who want liquidity” to turn to their art collections. Read more at Bloomberg      
Tags: Art, News, Monet, Art News, Minipost, Renoir, Jeffrey Gundlach


Fourth Plinth Sculpture Unveiled Delayed

The unveiling of the next Fourth Plinth sculpture in London has been postponed over coronavirus fears. “We will support all the individuals and businesses involved in the commissioning, planning and operation of this installation during these challenging times,” says London’s Deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries, Justine Simons. Read more at Art Newspaper  
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Yale MFA Students Demand Partial Refund

Students in the Yale MFA program are demanding a partial refund of their tuition over the class cancellations due to coronavirus. “We are deeply troubled by the far-reaching repercussions of this event, which has tangible and unfathomable implications for our physical and mental health, financial security, professional careers, housing, and immigration status,” the students wrote in an open […]
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With Renovations of Notre Dame Halted, Thieves Attempt a Break-In

With renovations at Notre Dame halted over coronavirus, thieves have broken into the cathedral, Art News reports.  Two men were taken into custody after being spotted by guards. Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, Notre Dame, Art News, Minipost


RIP – Paul Kasmin, New York Gallerist, at the Age of 60

Paul Kasmin, via Kasmin Gallery Dealer Paul Kasmin, who was a formative voice in the development of the Chelsea gallery scene over the last 20 years has passed away at the age of 60.  The son of the London-based John Kasmin, a major force in the British art world and an astute market mover, the dealer […]
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New York – Trevor Shimizu: “Landscapes” at 47 Canal Through March 22nd, 2020

Trevor Shimizu, Landscapes (Installation View), via 47 Canal In 1998, the Museum of Modern Art opened an ambitious and expansive exhibition of the work of Pierre Bonnard.  Among those winding through the galleries of the show was Trevor Shimizu, who left the museum ultimately disillusioned by the possibilities of painting in the modern age, and convinced that he should […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Pierre Bonnard, Trevor Shimizu


More Closures Come as Coronavirus Pandemic Continues

Another string of closures has marked a bleak few days for the art world, as Frieze New York cancels its 2020 edition in the city, and François Pinault’s ambitious new museum inside Paris’s Bourse de Commerce postponed its opening until September.   Read a round-up of closure announcements here: Frieze New York Cancelled [Frieze] Bourse de Commerce […]
Tags: Art, News, Paris, Art News, Minipost, Frieze New York, François Pinault, Bourse de Commerce


New York – Leidy Churchman: “Earth Bound” at Matthew Marks Through April 18th, 2020

Leidy Churchman, Kishkindha Forest (Jodhpur) (2020), via Matthew Marks Currently on view at Matthew Marks in New York, painter Leidy Churchmann presents a wide-ranging selection of canvases exploring the artist’s ever-evolving sensibility and eye, exploring the landscape of modernity at a range of scales and points of inquiry.  Titled Earth Bound, the show is a nuanced and intriguing […]
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Galleries Exploring Online Viewing Rooms During Coronavirus

A piece in the NYT charts the galleries experimenting with digital sales rooms and online viewing platforms as Coronavirus continues to threaten social gatherings. “If galleries are closed, how can we sell art?” asks David Zwirner. “The online platform is something we have envisioned as an important part of what we do.” Read more at NYT  
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AO News Round-Up: Closures Continue in Art World Over Coronavirus

Closures continue this week over the coronavirus, as the National Gallery in London and the Tate announced full shutdowns for the coming weeks.  “We will continue to monitor the situation closely and we look forward to welcoming visitors back to the galleries when we reopen” a statement by the Tate reads. Also of note is the indefinite […]
Tags: Art, London, News, National Gallery, Art News, Minipost, Tate


Paris – Jordan Wolfson: “ARTISTS FRIENDS RACISTS” at David Zwirner Through

Jordan Wolfson, ARTISTS FRIENDS RACISTS (Installation View), via David Zwirner Twenty holographic videos and nostalgic photographs printed on brass comprise artist Jordan Wolfson’s latest, unsettling work entitled ARTISTS FRIENDS RACISTS, currently on view at David Zwirner in Paris. Utilizing a range of autobiographical and cultural iconographies, the artist explores the convergent power of images and language in the framing […]
Tags: Art, Show, Paris, Art News, Featured Post, David Zwirner, Jordan Wolfson, Paris Utilizing


New York – Liam Gillick: “Redaction” at Casey Kaplan Through April 18th, 2020

Liam Gillick, Redaction (Installation View), via Casey Kaplan Taking over Casey Kaplan’s midtown exhibition space with a selection of works outlining his incisive and intricate exploration of labor, modes of legibility and the conscription of a body politic, artist Liam Gillick reflects on the various stages and of his career. Unifying a selection of key texts, abstract structures […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Liam Gillick, Casey Kaplan


Christie’s Shutters in Latest High-Profile Coronavirus Closure

The string of coronavirus-related closures continues as Christie’s shutters 10 of its salesrooms around the globe, with Phillips following suit soon after. “In the days ahead, we will be communicating a number of necessary changes to our usual course of business, including further changes to our sale calendar,” says Guillaume Cerutti, chief executive officer of Christie’s. “These […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Christie, Phillips, Guillaume Cerutti


Art Basel Considering Postponing June Fair in Switzerland

As coronavirus-related closures continue around the globe, Art Basel is mulling over postponing its flagship fair this June, Art News reports. “We have been closely monitoring the spread of the virus since its early stages and continue to take the evolving situation extremely seriously,” reads an open letter from the fair. “The health and safety of everyone […]
Tags: Art, News, Switzerland, Basel, Art News, Minipost


New York Blue-Chip Galleries Start to Close in Face of Coronavirus

A number of blue-chip galleries have revealed plans to close in the face of coronavirus. “While we firmly believe that communal engagement with art is crucial in these challenging times, our first priority is to take every possible measure to ensure the safety of our visitors, artists, and staff,” a Pace spokesperson says.Read more at Art […]
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