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  • U.S. Tariffs Ruling Could Affect Buyers of Prints and Lithographs
    Posted by Sam on October 12, 2019 at 1:08 am

    A decision in a trade dispute between the US and the EU could cause a price hike for American buyers of photographs and prints. “Because the tariffs apply to lithographs and photographs printed in the last twenty years, they will also have a considerable impact on living artists, who rely on galleries as an important vehicle to […]

  • Cortauld Institute to Create New Teaching Posts for Contemporary African Art
    Posted by Sam on October 12, 2019 at 12:58 am

    The Courtauld Institute of Art in London is creating two new permanent teaching posts in modern and contemporary art of Africa and the African diaspora, after a $750,000 grant in funding from the New York-based Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “The grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help further develop the Courtauld’s robust research program […]

  • David Zwirner Anticipates Over 100,000 Visitors for New Yayoi Kusama Show
    Posted by Sam on October 12, 2019 at 12:57 am

    David Zwirner Gallery is expecting over 100,000 visitors to its show of new works by Yayoi Kusama, including a new Infinity Room by the artist. “Every time Kusama has a show, whether it’s in a museum or a gallery, attendance grows,” says senior partner Hanna Schouwink. “The interest in her work continues to grow. People always think, ‘If I […]

  • Hans Haacke, Firebrand, Gets His First U.S. Survey in 33 Years
    Posted by Blake Gopnik on October 11, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    At 83, he is the master of museum disruption. Curators have tried to ignore him. Who knows what he’ll do at the New Museum. […]

  • Dying Languages Cry Out in ‘Last Whispers’
    Posted by Zachary Woolfe on October 11, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Lena Herzog’s mixture of enigmatic film and immersive sound evokes a global crisis of linguistic disappearance. […]

  • New York – Janiva Ellis: “Tip Drill” at 47 Canal Through October 20th, 2019
    Posted by Sam on October 11, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Janiva Ellis, Wokey Doke (2019), via 47 Canal There’s a remarkable concept of balance and duality in the work of Janiva Ellis, moments of sublime beauty and fragile, held states that seem to make the moments of bizarre surrealism and sinister iconographies all the more unnerving.  For her most recent show, ‘Tip Drill,’ on view at […]

  • Open Letter Calls for MoMA to Stop Relying on Financial Services from Private Prison System
    Posted by Sam on October 11, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    In an open letter published this week, over 220 artists, academics, and curators have asked MoMA and one of its trustees, Larry Fink, to stop relying on financial services that have stakes in private prisons. “We denounce MoMA’s connections to mass incarceration, global dispossession and climate catastrophe, and demand that MoMA’s Board member Larry Fink, CEO […]

  • Entertainment One posts a £43.9m loss in latest financials
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on October 11, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Entertainment One has revealed a £43.9 million loss in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest financial reports surrounding the Peppa Pig owner. The reports have emerged just a matter of days before Hasbro puts its takeover offer of £3.3 billion to a shareholder vote. The toymaker made the move to buy […]

  • Riverside Brands grows portfolio with Katie Kirby’s Hurrah for Gin
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on October 11, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Riverside Brands is building on its portfolio of brands with the addition of the popular online parenting series, Hurrah for Gin, a comedic pastiche of modern day parenthood survival by the artist Katie Kirby. Based on the digital marketer Kirby’s own trials and tribulations of parenting, her Hurrah for Gin blog and social channels offer […]

  • Baileys lines up delicious partnership with Bavarian craft biscuit brand Bahlsen
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on October 11, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Baileys has lined itself up a delicious little partnership with Bahlsen, the family-run crafted biscuits brand, to create the Bahlsen Ohne Gleichen Baileys and Bahlsen Comtess Baileys range – which is ironically, quite the mouthful. To put that into more digestible morsels, Bahlsen Ohne Gleichen Bailieys is a crispy wafer, filled with a baileys flavoured […]

  • Scotland’s Maramedia picks up rights to Michael Bond’s Olga da Polga
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on October 11, 2019 at 10:10 am

    The Scottish children’s entertainment production company, Maramedia has acquired the rights to develop a new kids’ series based on Olga da Polga, a book series created by the celebrated children’s author and creator of Paddington Bear, Michael Bond. The series will follow Olga da Polga, a loveable and imaginative guinea pig who likes to boast […]

  • Toon2Tango will head up distribution and merchandise rights for new IP Rebel Nature
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on October 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Toon2Tango, the new children’s and family entertainment unit headed up by TV and movie industry experts, Ulli Stoef and Jo Daris, has made its first move to produce original IP, setting to work on a new series called Rebel Nature. The new show is created by Christian Faber, one of the main creators of Bionicle, a […]

  • Mattel to open six-week Barbie Store Fashion pop-up at Liverpool One
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on October 11, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Mattel is gearing up for the opening of a six week Barbie Store Fashion Pop-Up in Liverpool One this weekend, debuting limited edition clothing and accessories for kids and adults. A range of Barbie dolls will also be available at the pop up, including Barbie Fashionistas, Barbie Career Dolls, and the celebratory Barbie 60th Anniversary Doll. […]

  • May The Thoughts Be With You’s Charlotte Reed partners with The Samaritans
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on October 11, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Charlotte Reed, the winner of 2017’s License This! competition and the author of two successful books under her brand My The Thoughts Be With You, has detailed a unique new partnership with The Samaritans. The partnership arrives as millions around the UK and the globe highlight the importance of talking about and adopting new attitudes […]

  • The Week in Arts: Glorious Nubian Art in Boston
    Posted on October 11, 2019 at 9:00 am

    The Nubians of ancient Sudan left behind artwork as fine as the Egyptians’. Now it’s on view at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. […]