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  • When a Comic Book Hillbilly and Milton Collide
    Posted by DANA JENNINGS on July 21, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Gary Panter — known for his punk graphics, the sets of “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” and Jimbo — returns to graphic novels with a phantasmagoric take on “Paradise Regained.&rdquo […]

  • Nicole Eisenman Sculpture Defaced in Münster
    Posted by Sam on July 21, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    A group of vandals attacked a sculpture in Nicole Eisenman’s site-specific installation, Sketch for a Fountain, at Skulptur Projekte Münster, Artforum reports. A large figure in the sculpture has been beheaded, and will remain without its head for the remainder of the show.  Read more at Artforum […]

  • Getty Museum Acquires Major Collection of Drawings
    Posted by Sam on July 21, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    The Getty Museum has made a major purchase of 16 drawings and one painting including works by Michelangelo, Parmigianino and Watteau, among others, one of the most expensive single acquisitions in the museum’s history. “This acquisition is absolutely transformative in terms of the quality of our drawings collection,” says director Timothy Potts. “There hasn’t been an opportunity like […]

  • Painting From Goering’s Collection Is Returned to Banker’s Heirs
    Posted by CATHERINE HICKLEY on July 21, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Nearly 80 years after it was stolen from a German family by the Nazis, a 16th-century painting was returned to the family’s descendants in Munich. […]

  • London — Lisa Yuskavage at David Zwirner Gallery Through July 28th, 2017
    Posted by Samantha Ozer on July 21, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Lisa Yuskavage, Déjà Vu (2017) via Art Observed On view at David Zwirner Gallery‘s London exhibition space, now through July 28th, is a new series of new paintings by Lisa Yuskavage.  Often associated with the re-emergence of figuration in contemporary painting, Yuskavage’s work is noted for its psychedelic, colorfully vibrant style, and its often sexually-charged subject matter. […]

  • Live Auctions End at Christie’s South Ken. Will Online Sales Fill the Void?
    Posted by SCOTT REYBURN on July 21, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    More than 40 years of history at the London salesroom closed with the sale of a walnut table used for auction house board meetings. […]

  • Bill Funding NEA Passes House Appropriations Committee
    Posted by Sam on July 21, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Despite attempts by Donald Trump to defund the NEA, a bill guaranteeing future funding for the organization has won approval this week from the House appropriations committee, the New York Times reports. “It is a very solid rejection of the administration’s proposals to terminate the two agencies,” says Narric Rome, who heads up government affairs at advocacy […]

  • Israeli Art Student Facing Charges Over Theft of Artifacts from Auschwitz for Exhibition
    Posted by Sam on July 21, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    A young Israeli art student, Rotem Bides, is facing major criticism and potential criminal from the Polish government, after she reportedly stole artifacts from the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum for a show at Beit Berl College in Kfar Saba. “The college believes that this move points to a lack of public sensitivity and a misunderstanding of its […]

  • Art and Museums in NYC This Week
    Posted on July 20, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon. […]

  • New York City Launches Plan to Reorient Approach Towards Arts Funding and Support
    Posted by Sam on July 20, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    New York City embarked on an ambitious plan to refocus its orientation towards the arts in modern urban life. “We are clear: there are no cultural deserts in New York City,” Tom Finkelpearl, the commissioner of the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs, says. “There are arts organizations and artists in every part of the city, but […]

  • What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
    Posted by ROBERTA SMITH, WILL HEINRICH and MARTHA SCHWENDENER on July 20, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Becky Beasley communes with Bernard Malamud at 80WSE; Andrew Kreps offers a group show on power; and Meschac Gaba raises flags at Tanya Bonakdar. […]

  • Francis Bacon Paintings from 2015 Heist Recovered
    Posted by Sam on July 20, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Three of five Francis Bacon pieces stolen from the Madrid home of the artist’s friend José Capelo have been recovered by Spanish police, the BBC reports. The works were recovered after a string of arrests in the past months led to the work’s discovery.Read more at BBC […]

  • Getty Museum Buys Art by Michelangelo, Parmigianino and More
    Posted by JORI FINKEL on July 20, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    The museum’s acquisition of 16 drawings and a painting from an unidentified British collector is its “biggest in terms of financial value,” its director said. […]

  • Copyright Case Over Richard Prince Instagram Show to Go Forward
    Posted by ANDREW R. CHOW on July 20, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    A photographer has sued Mr. Prince over the use of an Instagram photo in a gallery show. A New York federal judge has declined to dismiss the case. […]

  • Centre Pompidou Confirms Expansion in Shanghai
    Posted by Sam on July 20, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    The Centre Pompidou has confirmed an expansion to Shanghai, with plans to stage a series of exhibitions at a new pop-up space called Le Centre Pompidou Shanghai (West Bund). “This cultural partnership [with the West Bund Group] will also allow the Centre Pompidou to present Chinese contemporary art in Paris,” says a gallery statement.Read more at Art Newspaper &nbs […]