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  • Louis Armstrong, the King of Queens
    Posted by M.H. Miller on February 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    The jazz musician’s impeccably maintained home in a modest New York City neighborhood is a testament to his — and midcentury design’s — legacy. […]

  • Edutainment Licensing named distribution partner for FUN Union’s adventure series PinCode
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on February 20, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Edutainment Licensing has been named the distribution partner for FUN Union’s new adventure series, PinCode in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as worldwide for school and library digital platforms. The 3D series for primary school children focuses on the adventures of Captain Pin and his crew and each episode contains an important […]

  • Warner Bros. Consumer Products opens first office in Poland naming Dorota Pawlowska director of licensing and retail
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on February 20, 2020 at 11:34 am

    Warner Bros. Consumer Products has kicked off 2020 with the grand opening of its first dedicated office in Poland. The office, located in Warsaw, is owned and operated by WBCP, joining other European offices in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The new team will represent WarnerMedia’s licensing business that also covers Cartoon Network […]

  • Coolabi secures new content and licensing partnerships for Clangers
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on February 20, 2020 at 11:33 am

    The independent media group, Coolabi Group has secured a raft of new partnerships for the award-winning pre-school property, Clangers spanning a deal with Gulliver;s Theme park Resorts, new episodes on CBeebies UK, and a YouTube Kids series. A new Clangers licensing partnership with Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts will see the launch of a live experience […]

  • Gibsons and Portico Designs first UK licensees for Rebel Girls in deals from Rocket Licensing
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on February 20, 2020 at 11:30 am

    Gibsons and Portico Designs have been named the first UK licensees for the award-winning brand behind the best-selling book series, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, a title that has sold 4.5 million copies and translated into nearly 50 languages. The deals have been brokered by Rocket Licensing, the licensing agency for Rebel Girls across […]

  • The National Hot Rod Association partners with Game Time for range of NHRA watches
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on February 20, 2020 at 11:04 am

    The National Hot Rod Association has partnered with the watchmaker Game Time to develop a series of NHRA Premier Watches in a new deal brokered by JRL Group. The NHRA is recognised as one of the world’s largest motorsports sanctioning body. Since its inception in 1951, the National Hot Rod Association has been a force […]

  • Moonbug has tapped Thinkway Toys as master toy partner for its new digital pre-school property Morphle
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on February 20, 2020 at 10:47 am

    The global children’s entertainment company, Moonbug – the team behind the popular Little Baby Bum – has secured a new partnership with Thinkway Toys that will see the development of a global master toy line for its latest pre-school property, Morphle. The partnership has been announced just days ahead of this year’s New York Toy […]

  • Why Rem Koolhaas Brought a Tractor to the Guggenheim
    Posted by Michael Kimmelman on February 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

    The architect, a champion of cities, now turns a spotlight on the countryside in a sprawling new exhibition about the other 98 percent of the world. […]

  • Donald Marron’s Art Collection to Be Sold Privately
    Posted by Robin Pogrebin on February 19, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Auction houses had been competing for the sale of the collection. Three galleries, Acquavella, Gagosian and Pace, will sell his works as well as present an exhibition this spring. […]

  • Pirelli HangarBicocca Names Alessandro Bianchi as General Manager
    Posted by Sam on February 19, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Milan’s Pirelli HangarBicocca has tapped Alessandro Bianchi as its general manager. He previously worked at Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli in Milan, the Teatro Regio in Turin, and the Fondazione Nazionale per la Danza in Reggio Emilia. Read more at Artforum &nbs […]

  • Art Newspaper Profiles Competitive Push by African Art Collectors to Keep Works on Continent
    Posted by Sam on February 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    A piece in the Art Newspaper this week charts a group of African collectors working to keep art on the continent by buying it themselves. “The African creative industry is experiencing a solid renaissance … as a result of the growth in the local auction market, which heightened buyer confidence,” says Sandra Mbanefo Obiago, a […]

  • Greece Pushes for Return of Elgin Marbles in EU-UK Trade Deal
    Posted by Sam on February 19, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    As the UK negotiates its new trade deal with the EU, the Art News notes that a clause inserted in the deal by Greece appears to require the return of the Elgin Marbles. “It is the mentality that has changed, the fact that Britain is distancing itself from the European family, it is 200 years since the […]

  • David Adjaye and artist Cai Guo-Qiang Win 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award
    Posted by Sam on February 19, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Architect David Adjaye and artist Cai Guo-Qiang have been named the winners of the 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award.  The award is given to those who “share Noguchi’s spirit of innovation, global consciousness, and commitment to East/West cultural exchange,” according to a statement. Read more at Artforum &nbs […]

  • Arts Council England Threatens Funding Cuts Over Diversity Requirements
    Posted by Sam on February 19, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Arts Council England is threatening to cut funding for organizations failing to meet goals for diversity, The Guardian reports. “The pace of change has been too slow,” says Abid Hussain, ACE’s director of diversity. “Certain communities are significantly under-represented and we need to change that. We need to be very clear: if organizations are not delivering, they could lose their […]

  • Allentown Art Museum Painting Authenticated as Rembrandt
    Posted by Sam on February 19, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    A 17th century painting in the holdings of the Allentown Art Museum has been confirmed as the work of Rembrandt. “We’re very thrilled and excited,” says Elaine Mehalakes, vice president of curatorial affairs at the institution. “The painting has this incredible glow to it now that it just didn’t have before. You can really connect with […]