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Owner Of New Banksy Mural On Welsh Garage Sells It For Six-Figure Sum

Well, it’s one thing to do if you find a Banksy on your property one morning. The garage’s owner, Ian Lewis, has sold the piece, Seasons Greetings, to the Essex-based Banksy expert John Brandler but it will stay in Port Talbot, at least for the time being.” — The Guardian
Tags: Art, Essex, Banksy, Visual, Port Talbot, Ian Lewis, 01.18.19, John Brandler


LA MoCA Will Close Its West Hollywood Satellite

“The Museum of Contemporary Art announced Wednesday that it will close its Pacific Design Center location next month after exhibiting architecture and design at the West Hollywood satellite for more than 20 years. MOCA will continue an architecture and design program, but at its Grand Avenue and Geffen Contemporary locations in downtown L.A.” — Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, La, Visual, West Hollywood, Grand Avenue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Geffen Contemporary, 01.16.19


Ottawa’s National Gallery CEO Steps Down After Ten Years

“I’m especially proud of pumping up the volume on all things indigenous. We’re playing a leadership role in the world here in Canada [recognising indigenous work]. We talked about that since I first got here.” Mayer says it was an “emotional moment” when the museum opened its Canadian and Indigenous Galleries in June 2017, covering 5,000 years of creative output in the region, from First Nations art and objects to contemporary work. – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, First Nations, Canada, Ottawa, Visual, Mayer, 01.16.19


200-Year-Old Riverfront Gardens At The Taj Mahal Have Been Restored

These historic gardens, originally built for Agra’s nobility, are two of the city’s few riverfront gardens that survive today. The project of bringing them back to their original glory has involved restoring their original plantings, reactivating their water features, and creating a visitor center. – Atlas Obscura
Tags: Art, Visual, Agra, 01.11.19


When Trees Are Part Of The Design, Is It Okay To Cut Them Down?

Milwaukee’s Marcus Center for the Performing Arts has a need to attract new audiences (and don’t we all). So there’s a plan to refresh the complex’s campus, including an idea to cut down a grove of trees and replace it with a lawn. But Mary Louise Schumacher wonders if destroying the trees – an important design element of the current campus – is really in the best interest of the community. – Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Tags: Art, Milwaukee, Visual, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 01.16.19, Mary Louise Schumacher


‘Crown Jewels’ Of Pre-Colonial South African Art To Get New Museum In Pretoria

“One of Africa’s pre-colonial treasures, the Mapungubwe gold collection, discovered in the 1930s near what is now the South Africa-Zimbabwe border, will take pride of place in … the new 280m rand ($19.7m) Javett Art Centre.” — The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Africa, Visual, Pretoria, Mapungubwe, South Africa Zimbabwe, 01.16.19


What It’s Like When *You* Own The Wall Banksy Spray-Painted

“After a Banksy mural appeared on his Port Talbot garage last month, Ian Lewis found himself facing a ‘very, very stressful’ battle to protect the artwork from thieves and vandals. Here, four people share their own, very different experiences of being ‘Banskied’.” — The Guardian
Tags: Art, Banksy, Visual, Ian Lewis, 01.16.19


Five Trends That Will Shape The Visual Art Market In 2019

The rise of Taipei, a realignment in New York, Saudi money… the art world has never been so internationally dispersed… – Artsy
Tags: Art, Taipei, Visual, 01.09.19, New York Saudi


Vandal Attack At Denver Art Museum: Damage Estimate Reduced From $1.93 Million To Less Than $100,000

Last month, an 18-year-old allegedly ran through the museum’s “Stampede: Animals in Art” exhibit, knocking over a display case and smashing centuries-old sculptures and objects from China and the Mayan Empire. Fortunately, the museum has announced that almost everything he broke can be repaired and the financial hit taken by the museum will be much lower than feared. — Denver Post
Tags: Art, China, Visual, Denver Art Museum, 01.15.19


As Senegal Opens New Museum Of Black Civilizations, It Wants France To Return Objects Taken During Colonial Period

“The scale of artifacts in question is staggering. Up to 95 percent of Africa’s cultural heritage is held outside Africa by major museums. France alone holds 90,000 sub-Saharan African objects in its museums.” — The New York Times
Tags: Art, France, Africa, Senegal, Visual, 01.15.19


New Fund To Restore And Protect Heritage Sites In War Zones Announces Its First Projects, In Iraq And Mali

The organization — called Aliph, based in Geneva, chaired by billionaire Thomas Kaplan, and funded with $60 million so far — will work on restoring the museum in Mosul and the fourth-century Mar Behnam monastery in Iraq, both wrecked by ISIS, and the 15th-century Askia tomb, a victim of Boko Haram, in the Malian city of Gao. — The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Isis, Iraq, Boko Haram, Mali, Geneva, Visual, GAO, Mosul, Thomas Kaplan, ALIPH, Mar Behnam, 01.16.19, Askia


Priest Decides Painting In His Church Might Be By Michelangelo. Then It Disappears

“After confiding in just 20 trusted people of his suspicion that a painting in his church was a lost masterpiece, a priest in the small Flemish town of Zele, 45 miles north of Brussels, has had to call in the local police over its sudden disappearance. …The work, depicting Mary, Joseph and a sleeping baby Jesus, was due to be assessed within days by a respected Michelangelo expert.” — The Guardian
Tags: Art, Jesus, Brussels, Visual, Michelangelo, Mary Joseph, Zele, 01.14.19


Kanye West Gives $10 Million Toward James Turrell’s Great Land Art Piece

The rapper decided to donate the money after making what he called an “art pilgrimage” last month to see Turrell’s Roden Crater in Arizona’s Painted Desert. Turrell has been working on the project since 1977. — The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Arizona, Visual, Turrell, Roden Crater, 01.14.19, Million Toward James Turrell, Painted Desert Turrell


Miami Art Mogul Launches Award He Hopes Will Rival The Turner Prize

Jorge M. Pérez, the real estate developer whose lead gift for a new building inspired the renaming of what is now the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), has endowed the $50,000 Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize, an unrestricted award to a living artist selected by PAMM. An additional grant of $25,000 will go to a young alumnus of the National YoungArts Foundation in Miami. — Artnet
Tags: Art, Miami, Visual, Jorge, National YoungArts Foundation, Pérez Art Museum Miami Pamm, 01.14.19, Jorge M Pérez, Darlene Pérez


Christians In Israel Protest Against ‘McJesus’ Scuplture

“Hundreds of Christians protested outside the Haifa Museum of Art in Israel on Friday against Jani Leinonen’s McJesus sculpture of a crucified Ronald McDonald, conflating the American fast-food chain with the crucifixion. Yet the Finnish artist insists that he requested the work be removed … last September and that it is on display against his wishes.” — The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Israel, Visual, Ronald McDonald, McJesus, 01.14.19, Israel Protest Against ` McJesus, Haifa Museum of Art, Jani Leinonen


The Warhol That Went Missing

The stolen silkscreen was old enough that concerns about it being used once again to make new prints are nonexistent. But as a relic of a those heady, prolific Factory days when Warhol and his assistants were creating the modern Pop Art movement along with a whole bouquet of Flowers is enormous. – The Daily Beast
Tags: Art, Warhol, Visual, 01.12.19


The Last Manhattan Arcade

Chinatown Fair Family Fun Center is a video arcade – and not a new, hip, bar-focused pinball arcade, but an old-school video arcade, which has survived Manhattan’s rising rents and the rise of personal gaming by constant reinvention. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Manhattan, Audience, Visual, 01.14.19, Chinatown Fair Family Fun Center


Is A Mysterious Shark Species Discovered In A Museum Actually Long Extinct?

This is what happens when you poke around in old collections: Three unknown shark specimens spur scientists to look at other dead animals, not to mention live ones, to determine the sharks’ closest relatives and to see if any may still be alive. – Gizmodo
Tags: Art, Visual, 01.11.19


An Ugly New York Society Divorce Has A Lot Of Warhols At Its Center

Sure, the Mugrabi divorce is tawdry and full of allegations of sexual impropriety, drugs, and a lot more, but “more than a tabloid story, the divorce also threatens to expose the private dealings of one of the wealthiest and most influential families in the art world.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, Mugrabi, 01.12.19, New York Society Divorce Has A Lot Of Warhols


The Warhol Foundation Ends Its Smithsonian Ban

The ban started in 2010, when the National Gallery removed (aka censored) a video by artist David Wojnarowicz because of conservative political pressure. Every year since then the Foundation has reviewed its decision. “We thought that a period of time has to go by before you know whether someone has really changed,” says the Foundation president. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, National Gallery, Visual, Foundation, David Wojnarowicz, Warhol Foundation, 01.11.19


After Banksy Paints A Garage Door In A Welsh Port City, Can The Nation Save It?

The guy who owns the garage has been having a hard time keeping the mural secure – and of course, as the mural’s fame spreads on Instagram, it’s getting massive traffic and interest from all over the world. Now, the Welsh government said that “it was taking over the cost of security and looking for a long-term solution.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Banksy, Visual, 01.11.19, Welsh Port City


Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ Get A Rest, And Restoration, Break

On Friday, the Van Gogh Musem “announced the painting has been taken off the wall for research and restoration, months after scientists found the artist’s choice of a light-sensitive yellow paint was causing the flowers’ petals and stems to turn brown.” – The Independent (UK)
Tags: Art, Van Gogh, Visual, 01.11.19, Van Gogh Musem


An Artist Worked For 15 Years On A Sculpture That Was Slowly Poisoning Her [VIDEO]

Toronto artist Gillian Genser works with natural materials, including mussel shells. Then she started to exhibit all of the symptoms of severe dementia … or heavy metal poisoning, but she didn’t work with heavy metals. Or did she? – BBC
Tags: Art, Toronto, Visual, Gillian Genser, 01.11.19


Mystery Over Why Easter Island’s Giant Heads Are Where They Are Is Solved

The heads are unforgettable, standing watch over Easter Island’s windswept plains. Clearly they served some function, but was it more than ceremonial? The answer, say scientists, is yes. And a practical yes at that… – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Visual, Easter Island, 01.09.19


A Year After The Emmett Till-Whitney Biennial Furor, Dana Schutz Is Back At Work

“Now, Ms. Schutz admits that she is ‘guarded’ about the controversy …, saying only that [painting Open Casket] was an attempt to ‘register this monstrous act and this tragic loss.’ But she acknowledged that may have been an ‘impossible’ task.” Even so, she doesn’t regret having painted the piece or the subsequent conflict: “It’s good those voices were heard.'” — The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, Dana Schutz, 01.09.19, Ms Schutz


The Taste-Maker Industrial Complex

It used to be that a handful of glossy magazines and fashion houses determined what’s cool. No longer. And perhaps that explains how “streetwear” has taken over and become big business.
Tags: Art, Visual, 01.10.19


Staff At NY’s The New Museum Want To Unionize. The Museum Isn’t Happy

In recent days, staff say, the New Museum has procured the services of Kentucky-based Adams Nash Haskell & Sheridan, a firm that specializes in defeating unions, boasting on its website, “When We Take Action, You Take Control” and promising employers a “union-free future.”
Tags: Art, Kentucky, Ny, Visual, New Museum, 01.10.19, Adams Nash Haskell Sheridan


Arms Manufacturer Shamed Out Of Sponsoring Museum Shows Changes Its Name To Leonardo

Jeez, talk about artwashing. A string of PR disasters, including demonstrations against Britain’s National Gallery of Art for accepting sponsorships, led the Italian defense company Finmeccanica to rename itself after the Renaissance genius (who did, after all, design weapons and war machines). But the tactic hasn’t entirely worked: just last summer, the Design Museum in London came under fire (ahem) for hosting a reception for the company, despite the new name. — Artnet
Tags: Art, London, Britain, Issues, Visual, Leonardo, Finmeccanica, Design Museum, 01.11.19


Incoming Director Of DC’s National Gallery Is Bringing Quite A Lot To The Job

Kaywin Feldman is coming to Washington from the Minneapolis Institute of Art, where attendance more than doubled during her ten-year directorship. As Peggy McGlone reports, Feldman did that with an engaging and persuasive personality, a belief in data-driven marketing, and a commitment to serving multiple communities. — The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Washington, Dc, Minneapolis Institute Of Art, Visual, Feldman, Kaywin Feldman, Peggy McGlone, 01.10.19


That Caravaggio That Turned Up In An Attic? French Gov’t Decides It’s Not Authentic And Can Be Sold

“The painting, found in April 2014 in the attic of a house near Toulouse, southern France, was thought to be another version of the famed [Judith Beheading Holofernes] by the maverick 16th-century Italian artist.” The French ministry of culture promptly put an export ban on it and reserved the right to buy it for a national museum — an option the government has now allowed to expire amid continuing questions about the Caravaggio attribution. — The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, France, Toulouse, Visual, Caravaggio, 01.10.19



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