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Art & Licensing News

  • Danh Vo Profiled in New Yorker
    Posted by Sam on January 23, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Danh Vo gets a profile this week in the New Yorker, and explores his own perspectives on his field, as well as his unique practice and the years of travel that shaped his practice. “My work is really through installation,” he says. “It’s always about how things speak together.” Read more at New Yorker […]

  • Show Us Your Wall: The Art on Her Walls Echoes Her Mission: Backing Bold Works by Women
    Posted by FARAH NAYERI on January 23, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    The collector and philanthropist Valeria Napoleone has made buying and backing female artists her central undertaking. […]

  • How an Artist Learned About Freedom From ‘The Negro Motorist Green Book’
    Posted by MEREDITH MENDELSOHN on January 23, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    For 30 years, black travelers navigating the swamp of Jim Crow laws relied on guides to find safe places. Derrick Adams conjures their experiences in art. […]

  • What’s Right About The Wrong Biennale?
    Posted by CHRIS HAMPTON on January 23, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Bringing together 1,500 artists across the Internet, the global digital art festival known as The Wrong is a democratic alternative to the often elitist system of fairs. Here’s a quick tour through its treasures. […]

  • Beyond Murals: New York Picks 4 Artists in Residence to Tackle Social Issues
    Posted by ANDREW R. CHOW on January 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The artists, including Tatyana Fazlalizadeh and Onyedika Chuke, will use public art projects to address the social issues of the city. […]

  • New York – Tom Wesselmannn: “Standing Still-Lifes” at Gagosian Through February 24th, 2018
    Posted by Sam on January 23, 2018 at 4:18 am

    Tom Wesselmann, Still Life #59 (1972), via Art Observed Dwelling on a unique body of work in artist Tom Wesselmann’s expansive oeuvre, Gagosian Gallery in New York is currently presenting a series of the artist’s monumentally-scaled “Standing Still-Lifes,” a series of works that saw the artist explore past practices and themes in his work, while embracing a scattered, varied […]

  • RIP: Jack Whitten, Abstract Painter and Relentless Innovator, Passes Away at 78
    Posted by Sam on January 23, 2018 at 4:18 am

    Jack Whitten, The First Portal (2015), via Osman Can Yerebakan for Art Observed Artist Jack Whitten, a pioneering painter whose exploration with formalism and abstraction made him an instrumental voice in the landscape of post-war abstraction and the history of American modern art, has passed away at the age of 78. The news was confirmed by his gallery, […]

  • Alex Needham Takes Helm as The Guardian’s Arts Editor
    Posted by Sam on January 23, 2018 at 4:10 am

    Alex Needham has been named the new arts editor of The Guardian in London. Needham has worked at the Guardian for eleven years, and will take over guiding the newspaper’s expansive arts coverage.  Read more at Art News […]

  • NADA New York Adds Acquisition Fund for Bronx Museum
    Posted by Sam on January 23, 2018 at 4:09 am

    NADA has added a new acquisition fund for the Bronx Museum to its programming for its New York fair, Art News reports. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Bronx Museum,” Heather Hubbs, NADA’s executive director, said in a statement. “NADA was founded in New York, and we could not be more proud to have […]

  • Jill Magid Wins $50,000 Calder Prize
    Posted by Sam on January 23, 2018 at 4:08 am

    Artist Jill Magid has won the $50,000 Calder Prize, a grant issued biannually to a living artist by the Calder Foundation. “In his mobiles and stabiles, Calder unites symmetry and asymmetry, or parity and disparity, in ways that assimilate the larger, unseen forces at work in the natural world,” a statement from the organization reads. “Likewise, Magid […]

  • on listening to Frank O'Hara
    Posted on January 23, 2018 at 12:39 am

    I sometimes wonder if my own voice already sounds like it's from another era than this one, at least to the ears of friends who are much younger. Regional accents, or those of class, are not the only distinctions... […]

  • Don’t Call Her a Victim: After Surviving Opioids, Nan Goldin Goes After the Makers
    Posted by COLIN MOYNIHAN on January 22, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    A photographer who kicked her OxyContin addiction fights on the front lines against the scourge that recalls H.I.V. And she has begun to draw a response. […]

  • Smithsonian Institute To Stay Open Monday During Shutdown
    Posted by Sam on January 22, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    The Smithsonian Institute is bracing for the effects of the government shutdown, but will remain open Monday using funds saved up for contingencies such as a shutdown. “I hope they can avoid the shutdown, obviously, because I would like for government employees to continue to draw a paycheck and the government to continue to function,” says one […]

  • Jeff Koons Sculpture in Honor of Paris Terror Victims Draws Outrage
    Posted by ANNA CODREA-RADO on January 22, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Prominent French figures asked the city to reject plans to install “Bouquet of Tulips,” calling it “shocking” and saying it amounted to product placement. […]

  • Paris – Petrit Halilaj: “Abetare (Fluturat)” at Kamel Mennour Through January 27th, 2018
    Posted by Sam on January 22, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Petrit Halilaj, Abetare (Fluturat) (Installation View), via Kamel Mennour Currently on view at Kamel Mennour in Paris, artist Petrit Halilaj has brought a nuanced body of works that explore the constitution of both history and society through its youngest members.  Exploring the phenomena of early childhood, the various cultural touchstones and worlds created from young minds, and their analogs […]