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Art & Licensing News

  • Critic’s Notebook: Why the Obamas’ Portrait Choices Matter
    Posted by ROBERTA SMITH on October 16, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    The Obamas have chosen Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald: one established artist, one on her way. […]

  • Ai Weiwei Opens Major Project in New York
    Posted by Sam on October 16, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Ai Weiwei’s landmark public art project Good Fences Make Good Neighbors has opened in New York, with massive fence sculptures erected across New York. “New York is a city I spent 10 years in,” Ai says of his history with the city. “I was quite hesitant [to do a project here] because I love [New York] so much, […]

  • Alex Katz Does Cover for New York Magazine
    Posted by Sam on October 16, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Alex Katz has provided the illustration for the 50th anniversary issue of New York Magazine, drawing a series of subway riders in a stripped down approach. “Alex Katz made drawings of people on the subway in the 1940s when he was a student on his way to Cooper Union,” says Magazine photography director Jody Quon. “We wanted to see if […]

  • New Home for Gems and Minerals at the Museum of Natural History
    Posted by SAM ROBERTS on October 16, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    A renovated gallery for gems and minerals will open in 2019, displaying treasures like the Star of India sapphire as well as a new 12-foot amethyst geode. […]

  • William Eggleston, at 78, in a New Key
    Posted by RACHEL FELDER on October 16, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    “I’m making it up as I go,” the photographer said of his keyboard playing on “Musik,” his first album. […]

  • In the Studio: Nike’s Chief of Design Doodles All Day
    Posted by VALERIYA SAFRONOVA on October 16, 2017 at 9:00 am

    John Hoke invited us into his office in Portland, Ore., where he talked about his dyslexia, his doodling and some weird shoes that inspire him. […]

  • United States Withdrawing from Unesco
    Posted by Sam on October 16, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Citing an “anti-Israel bias,” the United States will withdraw from Unesco, the United Nations cultural organization, the New York Times reports. “Universality is critical to Unesco’s mission to strengthen international peace and security in the face of hatred and violence, to defend human rights and dignity,” says Unesco director Irina Bokova. Read more at NYT &nbs […]

  • Guggenheim Bilbao Launches Series of Events for 20th Anniversary
    Posted by Sam on October 16, 2017 at 12:33 am

    The Guggenheim Bilbao has embarked on a series of projects celebrating its 20th anniversary, including a massive lighting installation outside the museum by artist group 59 Productions. “We are very proud and lucky to have a building that is a masterpiece,” says director, Juan Ignacio Vidarte. Read more at Art Newspaper […]

  • Eli Broad to Step Back from Philanthropy Projects
    Posted by Sam on October 16, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Philanthropist Eli Broad has announced that he will step down from his public life, halting his work supporting museums and other public institutions. “I am retiring,” Mr. Broad said. “Now. Right now. I am just tired. I want to spend more time with my family. Catch up on my reading.” Read more at NYT &nbs […]

  • Mary Weatherford Now Represented by Gagosian Gallery
    Posted by Sam on October 16, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Gagosian has taken over worldwide representation of artist Mary Weatherford, Art News.  Weatherford will show with Gagosian around the globe, except in Los Angeles, where she will continue to show with David Kordansky. “I first admired Mary’s work in MoMA’s ‘The Forever Now,’ and am thrilled she has joined the gallery,” Gagosian said in a statement. “It’s […]

  • Gary Nader to Sell Works from Collection to Fund Museum Project
    Posted by Sam on October 16, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Art Dealer Gary Nader has announced plans to sell off over $100 million in works from his collection to fund a museum for Latin American art. The institution is likely to open in downtown Miami.  Read more at Art News […]

  • New York – Elizabeth Orr: “Our Hallway Is Surrounded” at Bodega Through October 15th, 2017
    Posted by Sam on October 16, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Elizabeth Orr, House (2017), via Bodega In the back room of Bodega, a new video by Elizabeth Orr began with one word: “HERE,” a coy move to set the location before her projected video lit up with a full sentence that manages to double back on the grandiosity of its previous line: “There is no spectacle […]

  • New York Times Profiles Efforts of Auction Houses to Stay Ahead of Game in Current Market Landscape
    Posted by Sam on October 16, 2017 at 12:30 am

    The New York Times reports on the maneuvering of auction houses in recent years to adapt to the changing landscape of both the information revolution and the ever-shifting art market. “I don’t know many industries that have been through so many structural changes in such a short period of time,” said Guillaume Cerutti, the chief executive […]

  • New York – Thomas Eggerer: “Todd” at Petzel Gallery through October 14th, 2017
    Posted by Valentina Di Liscia on October 14, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Thomas Eggerer, Todd (Installation View), all images courtesy the artist and Petzel Gallery For the artist’s sixth solo exhibition at the gallery, New York’s Petzel Gallery is presenting nine new paintings by Thomas Eggerer, introducing an innovative figuration to the artist’s already established practice in meticulous depictions of the everyday. Each of the three large-scale works, as well as the six smaller canvases […]

  • Born in Auschwitz, Israeli Artist, 102, Harnesses the Dark and the Light
    Posted by ISABEL KERSHNER on October 14, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Tova Berlinski, whose life and work resonate with the darkness of the Nazi genocide and the vibrancy of Israel, has a tribute exhibition in Jerusalem. […]