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Canvas in Hartford Authenticated as Van Gogh Painting

A still life of poppies from the collection Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut has been authenticated as an authentic Van Gogh, the Art Newspaper reports.  The piece was reviewed by the Van Gogh Museum, which evaluated multiple elements of the work to arrive at its decision to authenticate. Read more at Art […]
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First Inaugural Kazakhstan Pavilion in Venice Faces Controversy Over Curation

The launch of the inaugural Kazakhstan pavilion in Venice is facing controversy after the curators hired for the project were dismissed with a press statement posted on Facebook. “Was the project censored? Why did the incoming museum director decide that artists, curators and partners were simply not worth the basic professional courtesy of knowing if […]
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London Mayor Unveils Cultural Infrastructure Plan

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled a plan to identify, protect and develop cultural performance and rehearsal space in the city.  “There is no single answer, and many of the conditions and challenges are outside the Mayor’s control,” the report reads. Read more at Arts Professional
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South London Gallery Returned Sackler Funding

South London Gallery returned a £125,000 award from the Sackler Trust last year, Art Newspaper has reported. The news comes after the city’s National Portrait Gallery also publicly rejected funds from the Sackler Trust.  Read more at Art Newspape
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Mary Boone Featured in The Guardian

Mary Boone is profiled in The Guardian this week, exploring her recent jail sentence and her hopes for the future.  “I had 49 wonderful years in art,” she says. “If I’m going to be the Martha Stewart of the art world, I would hope to do it with the same humility, humor, grace and intelligence that […]
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New Art Fair Object & Thing to Explore New Economic Model for First Event this May in New York

A new art and design fair, Object & Thing, will open in Brooklyn this May, with a new structure that sees all sales at the event paying a percentage to the event. “The idea was really to equally balance and represent art programs and design programs,” says founder and former artistic director of Frieze Art Fairs. “I’m really […]
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Lehmann Maupin to Stage Show for Studio K.O.S.

Lehmann Maupin will stage the first show dedicated to the K.O.S. artist collective following the death of founder Tim Rollins. The group is now known as Studio K.O.S.“We had been talking about this show since Tim passed away,” says Anna Stothart, the curatorial director of Lehmann Maupin. “We all knew that it was important to have […]
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The Tate Will No Longer Accept Donations from Sackler Trust

Following a meeting with its ethics committee, the Tate will no longer accept donations from the Sackler Trust. “The Sackler family has given generously to Tate in the past, as they have to a large number of U.K. arts institutions,” Tate said in a statement. “We do not intend to remove references to this historic philanthropy. […]
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New York – Jan-Ole Schiemann: “A Different Pose” at Kasmin Through May 4th, 2019

Jan-Ole Schiemann, Kavex 8 (2019), via Kasmin Now on view at New York space Kasmin Gallery, artist Cologne-based artist Jan-Ole Schiemann is mounting a debut solo exhibition, bringing with him a collection of new paintings that see the artist continuing to revel in both gestural abstraction and the history of 20th-century animation, aspects that combine […]
Tags: Art News, Featured Post, Show, Jan-Ole Schiemann, Kasmin Gallery


New York – William Kentridge: “Let Us Try for Once” at Marian Goodman Through April 20th, 2019

William Kentridge, Lexicon Medium Bronze (Cape Silver) (2018), via Marian Goodman Currently on in New York City Marian Goodman Gallery has tapped artist William Kentridge to present a series of new works in film, drawing and sculpture, uniting materials from three major performance projects that have been in the works over the past two years. The show, Let […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Marian Goodman, William Kentridge, New York City Marian Goodman Gallery


J. Tomilson Hill Joins Guggenheim Foundation Board

Collector J. Tomilson Hill has joined the board of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. “Tom is a skillful and deeply experienced leader in business and philanthropy, who will bring strategic insight and discerning guidance as a member of the Board,” said board chair William L. Mack and president Wendy Fisher in a joint statement. “Tom also is a […]
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Kehinde Wiley Launches Residency in Dakar, Senegal

Kehinde Wiley has launched a residency in Dakar, Senegal, called Black Rock Senegal. “Black Rock Senegal came out of a direct need to engage Africa in a much more personal way,” he says. “After years of exploring the continent’s many cultures and countries I had a personal desire to create a workspace in West Africa. As […]
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Brice Marden Gets Profile in NYT

Artist Brice Marden gets the profile treatment in the NYT this week, as the artist recounts his battle with cancer and his working process throughout.  “I guess I was lucky,” he says. “I have been able to work through it all. It hasn’t made me hurry things up. It hasn’t made me work any differently. It’s just […]
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Japanese Corporation Announces $1 Million Art Prize

Japanese holding company Nomura Holdings, Inc. will launch the Nomura Art Award, a prize that will be given to “an artist who has created a body of work of major cultural significance,” a $1 million prize making it one of the largest in the world.  Read more at Art News
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U.S. Museums Failing to Considerably Diversify Artist Holdings and Exhibitions

An ambitious study has found that US museums are failing to diversify the artists they exhibit, The Guardian reports.  “There have been some reactions that have said, ‘Oh, well, of course museum collections aren’t diverse. Of course they’re all dead white men.’ But you can’t say ‘of course’,” said Kevin M Murphy, Williams College’s senior curator of […]
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New York – Angel Otero: “Milagros” at Lehmann Maupin Through April 20th, 2019

Angel Otero, Splintered (2019), via Lehmann Maupin Currently on view at Lehmann Maupin, artist Angel Otero’s Milagros, marks a new trajectory for the artist, a series of recent, large-scale tapestry-like oil paintings that hang entirely free from a stretcher bar and which twist and pull the notion of the composed canvas through a series of rigorous […]
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New York – Angel Otero: “Milagros” at Lehmann Maupin Through April 7th, 2019

Angel Otero, Splintered (2019), via Lehmann Maupin Currently on view at Lehmann Maupin, artist Angel Otero’s Milagros, marks a new trajectory for the artist, a series of recent, large-scale tapestry-like oil paintings that hang entirely free from a stretcher bar and which twist and pull the notion of the composed canvas through a series of rigorous […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Lehmann Maupin, Milagros, Angel Otero


Trump Budget Pushes for Cuts to NEA

For the third time, President Trump’s proposed annual budget has pushed to cut funding to the NEA. “The Administration believes audiences and aficionados are better than the Government at deciding what art is good or important,” the budget states. Read more at Art Newspape
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City of Venice to Launch Official Arts District During Biennale

At this year’s Venice Biennale, the island of Giudecca will launch an official Art District, including 11 art galleries and three national pavilions— Estonia, Iceland, and Nigeria. “The island of Giudecca has an incredible legacy as a platform for nurturing contemporary art and we are thrilled to placing all of its current galleries and future projects […]
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Met Admission Fees Help Fund $2.8 Million for Local Arts Orgs

Thanks in part to The Met’s new admissions fees, New York’s Department of Cultural Affairs has been able to earmark $2.8 million to 175 arts organizations throughout the city.  “This agreement has allowed the Met to thrive while giving us a unique opportunity to increase cultural investment in our underserved communities—allowing us to support the diversity […]
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Sackler Trust Abandons $1.32 Million Donation to National Portrait Gallery

Fearing protest, the Sackler Trust has abandoned a donation of $1.32 million to London’s National Portrait Gallery.  “It has become evident that recent reporting of allegations made against Sackler family members may cause this new donation to deflect the National Portrait Gallery from its important work,” a spokesperson says. “The allegations against family members are vigorously […]
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Los Angeles – “Parergon: JAPANESE ART OF THE 1980s AND 1990s” at Blum & Poe Through March 23rd, 2019

Yukinori Yanagi, Ground Transportation (1987/2019), via Blum & Poe Currently on view at the Blum & Poe flagship in Los Angeles, the gallery has taken on a particularly compelling and eye-opening investigation of the landscape of Japanese Contemporary Art during the 1980’s and 90’s.  Curated by Mika Yoshitake, Parergon is a striking look at the history and […]
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LACMA Combines Departments for European and American Art

LACMA has collapsed two major departments into one this year, combining its American and European holdings into a single department as part of director Michael Govan’s plan to gradually arrive at a more fluid museum structure, LA Times reports.  Read more at LA Times
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Lehmann Maupin to Open London Space

Lehmann Maupin will open a new office and viewing room in London, with Isabella Kairis Icoz taking on the position of senior director. “Isabella is a longtime collaborator and important international perspective for the gallery,” says Rachel Lehmann. “She was key in identifying a London space which would suit our present needs, and where we will have the […]
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TEFAF Sees Sale of $12 Million Renoir

A $12.5 million Renoir sold at TEFAF this week, marking one of the fair’s major sales during a strong week.  The fair’s first VIP preview drew 5,000 visitors, with many more expected in the nine days to come. Read more at Art News
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Sotheby’s to Offer Monet Haystacks at May 14th Auction in NYC

Sotheby’s will offer Claude Monet’s Meules from 1890 at its May 14th auction in New York, an impressive work carrying a $55 million estimate.  “It is a privilege to present one of Claude Monet’s defining Impressionist paintings in our Evening Sale this May,” says August Uribe, Sotheby’s head of Impressionist & Modern Art. “Monet’s Haystacks series has long […]
Tags: Art, New York, News, Art News, Minipost, Sotheby, Claude Monet, Monet Haystacks, Impressionist Modern Art Monet


LA Times Charts Klaus Biesenbach’s Love of MOCA Grand’s Architecture

The LA Times has a piece on Klaus Biesenbach’s love affair with the architecture of the MOCA. “Everyone said, ‘Do you like the building?’ ” he says of his first notes on the beauty of the building. “I said, ‘This is such an important piece of architecture, we need to let it shine.’ ” Read more […]
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Okwui Enwezor Dead at 55

Curator Okwui Enwezor, the critically-precise, adventurous curator who up until recently served as the head of the Haus der Kunst in Germany, has passed away at the age of 55 after a long battle with cancer. “He was one of the leaders of, let’s call it, the free curatorial world—one of the people who believed […]
Tags: Art, News, Germany, Art News, Minipost, Okwui Enwezor, Haus der Kunst, Okwui Enwezor Dead


Art Newspaper Charts Cost of Government Shutdown

The Art Newspaper charts the damage and financial cost of the recent government shutdown faced by federal museums and arts institutions. “I think that’s the biggest loss—the public-facing piece,” says Melissa Chiu, the director of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Read more at Art Newspape
Tags: Art, News, Smithsonian, Art News, Minipost, Hirshhorn Museum, Melissa Chiu, Sculpture Garden Read


Frieze Sculpture Show Comes to Rockefeller Center

The New York Times spotlights the upcoming Frieze New York sculpture show set to open next month at Rockefeller Center in the run-up to Frieze New York.  “The plaza gets half a million people through it every day,” says Loring Randolph, the artistic director of the Americas for Frieze Art Fairs. “There couldn’t be a better place […]
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