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  • Vision for LACMA Expansion Explored in LA Times Piece
    Posted by Sam on May 26, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    The LA Times has a piece this week on LACMA’s vision for its permanent collection in its proposed expansion project helmed by Peter Zumthor.  The museum will exhibit its permanent collection as a series of ongoing temporary exhibits.  “The big risk for LACMA’s plan is how it changes our relationship to art we love — and […]

  • London – Annette Messager: “Avec et sans raisons” at Marian Goodman Gallery Through May 27th, 2017
    Posted by A. Corrigan on May 26, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Annette Messager, Avec et sans raisons (Installation View), all images via Marian Goodman On now through May 27th, avec et sans raisons by Annette Messager is on view at the Marian Goodman Gallery in London, comprising Messager’s first solo show at the gallery and first exhibition in London since 2009.  The title of the exhibition reveals the 73-year-old […]

  • Tate Announces Exhibition Schedule for 2018
    Posted by Sam on May 26, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    The Tate has announced an ambitious schedule of exhibitions for next year at its various exhibition spaces, with shows including a survey on Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, R.B. Kitaj and Paula Rego, and a solo exhibition dedicated to the work of Joan Jonas.   Read more at Art Newspaper […]

  • Why Spend $110 Million on a Basquiat? ‘I Decided to Go for It,’ Japanese Billionaire Explains
    Posted by MOTOKO RICH and ROBIN POGREBIN on May 26, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    About 7,000 miles away, in New Jersey, the artist’s sister summed up her family’s response: “We were speechless.&rdquo […]

  • 'Black Butterfly': Rocky Mountain Low
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    A struggling writer invites a stranger into his mountain home. […]

  • 'Black Butterfly': Rocky Mountain Low
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    A struggling writer invites a stranger into his mountain home. […]

  • Peter Blum Gallery Relocating Downtown
    Posted by Sam on May 26, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Peter Blum’s 57th Street gallery space will close this summer, as the dealer relocates downtown, the Art News reports.  “After having been informed that our building on West 57th street, along with four neighboring buildings, will be torn down for another high rise, we looked at many different places and areas which would suit our needs for a substantial size […]

  • A Mural Designed by Carmen Herrera Will Be Painted by Bronx School Students
    Posted by JOSHUA BARONE on May 26, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Through the program Publicolor, students at P.S. 244 will paint a mural based on the artist’s 1952 work “Untitled.&rdquo […]

  • El Museo del Barrio Fires Executive as New Director Faces More Challenges
    Posted by COLIN MOYNIHAN on May 26, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Berta Colón, who had been the deputy director of institutional advancement, was dismissed; she has written to the board over concerns about finances. […]

  • Miami Beach’s Bass Museum Sets October 8th for Reopening
    Posted by Sam on May 26, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Miami Beach’s Bass Museum is set to reopen on October 8th, following a $12 million renovation that saw a number of delays and set-backs.  “We worked within the existing footprint of the Bass museum, but we somehow were able to increase the usable square footage dramatically,” says architect David Gauld.  Read more at Art Newspaper […]

  • Martin Roth Facing Criticism Over Azerbaijan Pavilion Curatorship
    Posted by Sam on May 26, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Curator Martin Roth is facing criticism for his work in co-organizing this year’s Azerbaijan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, due to the country’s current authoritarian regime.  “There is a lot that needs to be improved in Azerbaijan,” Roth said in response.  “If you no longer speak to each other, everything will be lost.” Read more at Art Newspaper […]

  • Artists Space to Reopen Next Year in TriBeCA
    Posted by Sam on May 26, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    New York’s Artists Space has found a new home at 80 White Street in TriBeCa, with an opening date set for sometime next year.  “The successful conclusion of our search for a new exhibition venue is great news for Artists Space itself and for the arts community as a whole, which has been justifiably concerned that […]

  • A Museum Where Giant Art Has Room to Breathe
    Posted by HILARIE M. SHEETS on May 26, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Laurie Anderson, Jenny Holzer and James Turrell are taking up residence in a new space at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. […]

  • Telegraph Notes Trends Towards Art as a Real Estate Tool in New Developments
    Posted by Sam on May 25, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    The Telegraph has a piece on recent placements of art in homes and apartments as a way to boost real estate sales, noting many collectors’ practices leasing works to private homes rather than holding them in private collections.  “In the 18th century many great houses were built around the works of art, collected by people […]

  • Mass MoCA Expansion Profiled in WSJ
    Posted by Sam on May 25, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Mass MoCA’s recent expansion is profiled in the WSJ this week, and its goal of becoming a destination museum for New Yorkers.  “Year ’round, our attendance consists of about 40% New Yorkers,” says director Joseph C. Thompson, “and during the summer it’s about 70%.” Read more at WSJ […]