Art & Licensing News

  • Hauser Wirth and Schimmel to Open This March with Show of Female Sculptors
    Posted by Sam on November 28, 2015 at 3:22 am

    Hauser Wirth and Schimmel is set to open this March, featuring a show of female sculptors, the LA Times reports, including Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, Yayoi Kusama, and others.  The show is inspired by gallery founder Ursula Hauser.  “I come from the museum world, where it’s always best to start with what’s in a collection, with the history of […]

  • Artist Sonia Boyce Creating Record of Black Artists Held in UK Public Collections
    Posted by Sam on November 28, 2015 at 3:19 am

    British artist Sonia Boyce is creating a database of artworks by black artists held in public UK collections, seeking to create a comprehensive record of their presence across the nation’s museums and galleries.  “It’s a big job; no one has done this before,” Boyce says. “One of the problems for anyone trying to do research in […]

  • Tehran Museum to Host Historic Show of Work by Wim Delvoye
    Posted by Sam on November 28, 2015 at 3:16 am

    The Tehran Museum has announced a historically significant exhibition of the work of Wim Delvoye, the first time the museum has used its entire space, comprising nine galleries and outdoor space, for a show focusing on a non-Iranian artist.  “They are very professional; they are easier to work with than the Louvre,” the Belgian artist said of […]

  • NYT Looks at Models of Quantum Physics and Space as Translated Through Contemporary Art
    Posted by Sam on November 28, 2015 at 3:14 am

    The New York Times notes an increased interest in artists over recent years in concerns of space, perception and dimensionality, drawing lines between the study of quantum physics, spatial politics, and work by artists like Rachel Whiteread and Matthew Ritchie.  “The formulation of the laws of perspective in the 14th century gave artists permission to […]

  • Tate Appoints New Curators to International Art Department
    Posted by Sam on November 28, 2015 at 3:11 am

    The Tate Modern has appointed two new curators, Clara Kim and Nancy Ireson.  Kim takes on the role of Daskalopoulos Senior Curator in International Art (Africa, Asia, and Middle East), with Ireson apointed as a curator of international art. Read more at Artforum […]

  • Met Contmporary and Modern Head Sheena Wagstaff Profiled in NYT
    Posted by Sam on November 28, 2015 at 3:10 am

    The New York Times profiles Sheena Wagstaff, The Met’s new head of Modern and Contemporary Art and former Tate Modern Chief Curator, in her mission to transform the museum’s offerings for more recent work, focused around its new exhibition space at the Breuer Building, former home to the Whitney.  “My work at the Tate Modern, along with my colleagues, too, […]

  • Mesler and Feuer Consolidating Spaces Downtown
    Posted by Sam on November 28, 2015 at 3:08 am

    The dual galleries Feuer/Mesler and Mesler/Feuer are consolidating their exhibition spaces downtown, moving all operations to their Chinatown space at 319 Grand Street.  “It’s a really great time for the gallery,” Joel Mesler says.  “We have the possibility in the next few months to make a thoughtful expansion. The Lower East Side has changed so much, and we actually prefer that […]

  • Eldzier Cortor, Painter of Scenes From African-American Social Life, Dies at 99
    Posted by ELIZABETH A. HARRIS on November 28, 2015 at 3:00 am

    Mr. Cortor was perhaps best known for elegant paintings of nude black women in era when they were rare in mainstream art. […]

  • Paris’s Museums See Drops in Attendance Followign Attacks
    Posted by Sam on November 28, 2015 at 2:30 am

    A number of Parisian cultural institutions are reporting sizable drops in attendance following the attacks in the French capital this month.  The Louvre has reported a 30% decrease in attendance, and the Centre Pompidou has seen a 50% drop.  “1000 visitors per day versus the 2000 per day that had been coming to see the current Wifredo Lam exhibition,” says Benoît […]

  • UK Survey Finds Overwhelming Middle Class Presence in Art Field
    Posted by Sam on November 28, 2015 at 2:14 am

    A recent UK survey has found that the arts are widely dominated by those with a middle-class upbringing, due mainly to the precariousness of early years in the field (often requiring free labor among other financial sacrifices) that lower class artists are less likely to be able to take.  “What’s most alarming is how things are going to […]

  • Robert Irwin Installing Major Commission at Hirshhorn
    Posted by Sam on November 28, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Robert Irwin has been commissioned for a full-room installation at the Hirshhorn, bringing more than 100ft of scrim to respond to the museum’s uniquely circular architecture.  “The 1960s is a crucial decade in the history of contemporary art, and Irwin’s investigations into the ways our perceptual processes are shaped and framed were at the forefront of the developments […]

  • Venice Biennale Tops 500,000 Attendance Figure
    Posted by Sam on November 28, 2015 at 2:12 am

    The Venice Biennale has closed its doors this week, closing on a total visitor count of 500,875, with 2,899 average visitors per day.  The attendance figure marks a 5.45% from the 2013 edition of the event.   Read more at Art News […]

  • A Slippery Number: How Many Books Can Fit in the New York Public Library?
    Posted by TOM MASHBERG on November 27, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Estimates for the capacity of the old shelves at the library have ranged widely, and critics are skeptical of a new 2.5 million figure. […]

  • ArtsBeat: Philippines Hopes Website Will Help Find Art Owned by Imelda Marcos
    Posted by CARA BUCKLEY on November 27, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    The Philippines government is launching a crowd-sourcing website to try to find some 200 prized pieces of art believed to have been owned by Imelda R. Marcos […]

  • Museum & Gallery Listings for Nov. 27-Dec. 3
    Posted on November 27, 2015 at 2:28 pm