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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 […]
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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
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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 […]
Tags: Art, News, New York Times, Rockefeller Center, Art News, Minipost, Frieze New York, Loring Randolph, Americas for Frieze Art Fairs

Joe Mantello and Stanley Whitney Sit Down in NYT Interview

The NYT sits painter Stanley Whitney down with theater director Joe Mantello to discuss their respective arts and visions this week. “A signature style is a very odd thing now,” Whitney says. “It’s not something people really think is a good idea anymore. They feel it’s a limitation.” Read more at NYT
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Stolen and Recovered Willem de Kooning Painting to Be Sent for Restoration

The New York Times reports on a Willem de Kooning work stolen in 1985 and recovered in 2017, stating that it will be shown off before being sent for restoration. “The F.B.I. has kept this an open case,” says Olivia Miller, the University of Arizona Museum of Art’s curator of exhibition. “The painting has been at […]
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Art Newspaper Spotlights Recent Projects by Collector Budi Tek

A piece in The Art Newspaper looks at recent moves by collector Budi Tek in Los Angeles, and asks if the collector might be branching out towards new exhibition ventures. The collector recently posted a photo of himself online looking at a raw space on Chongming Island.  Read more at Art Newspape
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Curator Larry Ossei-Mensah Profiled in NYT

Curator Larry Ossei-Mensah is profiled in the NYT this week, as he reflects on his current curatorial vision and interests in artists working today. “People who are looking to instigate a conversation that might not be in the mainstream, voices that might not always have a platform. Because I look at a lot of art all […]
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Artist’s Work Stolen from Desert X Show

Artist Eric N. Mack has claimed that his work Halter (2019), a large-scale sculpture featuring patterned fabrics draped over a disused gas station near the Salton Sea for the Desert X show, has disappeared. “As I process the loss of this artwork that I and many others worked tirelessly to realize, I am only pacified by knowing that […]
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NYT Looks at the Deep Holdings of Major Museums

The New York Times has a piece this week on the ever-expanding holdings of major museums, and the experimentation with their collections that curators are undertaking.  “There is this inevitable march where you have to build more storage, more storage, more storage,” says Charles L. Venable, the director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art at […]
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Kara Walker to Create Next Tate Modern Turbine Hall Commission

Kara Walker will create the Tate Modern’s next commission for its Turbine Hall, The Guardian reports.  “Kara Walker fearlessly tackles some of the most complex issues we face today,” says Frances Morris, the museum’s director. Her work addresses history and identity with a powerful directness, but also with great understanding, nuance and wit. Seeing her respond to […]
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Art Newspaper Charts Challenges of Art World Workers

A piece in The Art Newspaper this week explores the increasingly vocal activism of museum employees as they try and unionize in the face of increasingly hostile work situations, even as museums continue to grow and expand. “The industry is so decentralized, it’s really hard for it be unionized,” says a member of the Art Handlers […]
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Critic John Richardson Has Passed Away at 95

Sir John Richardson, the British art historian and critic whose expansive work on Pablo Picasso earned him high-praise as a master of documentation and research, has passed away at the age of 95. “It must have been hell to be his child or his mistress but to his friends he was beguiling,” Richardson said of the artist. “There […]
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Christie’s to Offer Works from Drue Heinz Collection in May Sale

Christie’s will offer the collection of patron Drue Heinz in its New York Evening Sales this May, including an Amedeo Mogidliani Lunia Czechowska (à la robe noire), valued at $18 Million. “These pictures tell the story of Drue Heinz and her passion for creativity,” says Jessica Fertig, Christie’s head of Impressionist and modern art evening sales. “She certainly […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Christie, Drue Heinz, Drue Heinz Collection, New York Evening Sales, Amedeo Mogidliani Lunia Czechowska, Jessica Fertig Christie

Jorge M. Pérez Gives $1.5 million to Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofia

Collector and real-estate developer Jorge M. Pérez has given $1.5 million to the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, Art News reports.  “I love that connection between Miami, Latin America, and Spain,” Pérez said. Read more at Art News
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Research Proves “Pieta” Model Made by Michelangelo

Over a decade of research has proved that Michelangelo is the artist behind a terracotta model of his famed Pieta, the Telegraph reports. “It turned out to be the most documented terracotta statue of the Renaissance. We have a mountain of documents now. They were the last piece of the puzzle. The mystery is resolved,” says historian Roy Doliner. Read […]
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Bloomberg Profiles Basquiat Show at Brant Foundation

A piece in Bloomberg this week estimates that the show of Jean-Michel Basquiat works on view currently at the Brant Foundation includes arguably up to $1 billion in value. “He’s had such a meteoric rise, very much a Van Gogh figure,” Brant says of the artist. “How often do you have an artist who produces this […]
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Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi Hired at MoMA as Painting and Sculpture Curator

MoMA has tapped Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi as a curator in its department of painting and sculpture.  “I am honored to join MoMA as it continues the necessary task of telling an expansive and more inclusive story of 20th- and 21st-century art,” Nzewi said in a statement. “I look forward to collaborating with colleagues across departments […]
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Venice Biennale Announces Artist List

The Venice Biennale has announced its artist list, with Korakrit Arunanondchai, Carol Bove and Ian Cheng among the list of artists included in this year’s edition, curated by Ralph Rugoff.  The exhibition runs from May 11 through November 24. Read more at Art News
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Betty Tompkins Profiled in The Guardian

Artist Betty Tompkins gets a profile in The Guardian this week, as she looks back at her controversial body of work and its impact on the field of feminist art. “My work compared to an actual photorealist is lame. They’re interested in getting everything. I’m interested in getting just enough,” she says.  Read more at The […]
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Performa Launches Streaming Website

Performa is launching a new website platform that will feature live-streamed and archived performances from its festival.  “Special Offer [the design studio working with Performa] have embraced Performa’s role as a generator of ideas and producers of live artworks,” said Esa Nickle, the producing director of Performa. “They have created a space that will allow […]
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Armory Show Awards Booth Prizes

The Armory Show has awarded its annual prizes to Charlie James Gallery of Los Angeles for its Presents Booth, and to Ryan Gander and Lisson for their Platform section install, among others.  Read more at Art News
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LACMA Acquires 12-Foot Long Zeng Fanzhi Work

LACMA has acquired an untitled Zeng Fanzhi painting from 2018 for its permanent collection, following on its commitment to expanding its collection of works from China. “Chinese contemporary art has emerged as one of the most compelling areas of the global art landscape,” says Dominic Ng, CEO of East West Bank. “The addition of a piece by […]
Tags: Art, News, China, Art News, Minipost, LACMA, Zeng Fanzhi, East West Bank, Dominic Ng, Foot Long Zeng Fanzhi Work

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Accused of Selling Artist’s Works Without Permission

The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA) is under fire by a group of artists whose work has gone “missing” from the museum collections, and is accused of selling works without permission from the artists. “TMoCA confirmed that my work is indeed in the collection, yet when I ask them to say this in writing, they […]
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Adam Szymczyk to Take Lecture Post in Vienna

Adam Szymczyk, artistic director of Documenta 14 in 2017, will take a position as a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and will supervise a project called Principle of Equality—Open Studio.  “Attention is given to listening and being listened to, those two states that form reciprocity, as seen in the dual figures of speaker/receiver (as […]
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Artist-Endowed Foundations Grow in Stature and Influence

Inside Philanthropy has a piece this week on the growing impact of artist-endowed foundations in the art world. “The field’s transformational growth in just five years is eye-catching, but what’s really exciting is the robust, long-term increases in both its grantmaking and its operation of cultural and educational programs—archives and study centers, exhibition programs, artists’ residencies, […]
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