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Laumeier Sculpture Park in Saint Louis, Missouri, has successfully completed a $200,000 conservation project for Donald Judd’s “Untitled” (1984). The two-year project was funded by a $100,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), with a…
Posted on Friday, 19 December 2014 15:28
The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House kept secret the 2013 sale of an oil painting by French post-impressionist Paul Cézanne to a private buyer for $100 million to help protect Detroit-owned artworks under threat due to the city’s bankruptcy. The…
Posted on Friday, 19 December 2014 10:51
Officials at the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City always knew its Yayoi Kusama exhibition, which ends on January 18, 2015, would be popular. “Infinite Obsession,” based on the 2012 retrospective organized by the Whitney Museum in New York and Tate…
Posted on Friday, 19 December 2014 10:46
Frieze New York returns this year from May 14 to 17 with over 190 galleries hailing from 33 countries — including first-timers Acquavella, Blum & Poe, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Matthew Marks, Pace, and Skarstedt. Also new this year is the “Spotlight” section,…
Posted on Friday, 19 December 2014 10:33
The Hammer Museum announced Thursday that its next biennial art show, Made in L.A. 2016, will be co-curated by Hamza Walker of the Renaissance Society in Chicago and the Hammer's own Aram Moshayedi. Combining a curator who has worked extensively…
Posted on Friday, 19 December 2014 10:27
The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive has acquired the Steven Leiber collection of Conceptual art and ephemera as well as Leiber’s library of Conceptual art reference and artists’ books. Steven Leiber, who was a world-renowned…
Posted on Friday, 19 December 2014 10:21
Maxwell K. Hearn remembers when he first arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1971. “There were only two spaces for Asian art: the Great Hall Balcony, which housed Chinese ceramics, and an adjacent gallery of Chinese Buddhist art,”…
Posted on Friday, 19 December 2014 10:12
Until 2005, the 78-year-old Institute of Contemporary Art had no permanent collection, assembling most of its shows with borrowed works. Philanthropist and ICA board member Barbara Lee gave the museum one of its first pieces: British sculptor Cornelia Parker’s “Hanging…
Posted on Friday, 19 December 2014 10:07
“175 Masterworks To Celebrate 175 Years of Photography: Property from Joy of Giving Something Foundation" auction held at Sotheby's New York on December 11th and 12th, broke the world record for a photography auction. The sale was drawn from a…
Posted on Friday, 19 December 2014 09:58
On Sunday, December 21, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) in Berkeley, California, will say goodbye to its Brutalist home of forty-four years. Founded in 1963 following a major donation from the Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann,…
Posted on Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:47
There will be permanent, artistic lights at the end of the tunnel — the westbound tunnel of the Bay Bridge leading into San Francisco, that is — come 2016. After a two-month campaign, the nonprofit Illuminate the Arts announced Wednesday…
Posted on Thursday, 18 December 2014 11:13
A long-standing restitution dispute between Germany's Kunstsammlung NRW and the heirs of the Jewish art dealer Alfred Flechtheim, regarding the provenance of Juan Gris work, "Die Welt" reports. The museum has called on the panel of experts from the so-called…
Posted on Thursday, 18 December 2014 11:07
The storybook rise of Jean-Luc Martinez begins where he grew up, in a Paris suburb dominated by blocky public housing. It ends deep within the opulent palace of the Louvre museum, where he is plotting what he calls a “petite…
Posted on Thursday, 18 December 2014 11:03
A pair of feet dangle from the top half of the frame — two unremarkable men’s shoes topped by trouser legs caught mid-flap in an insistent breeze. Far below lie the diagonals and verticals of a building and its back…
Posted on Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:57
Nine works of art that were stolen six years ago in one of the largest art heists in L.A. history have been recovered by investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI, according to court documents obtained by…
Posted on Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:44
Over 30 masterpieces from the celebrated Frick Collection will be seen outside New York for the first time as part of a special exhibition at the Mauritshuis in The Hague in 2015. "The Frick Collection – Art Treasures from New…
Posted on Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:35
Paris-based publicist Franck Davidovici is accusing American contemporary artist Jeff Koons of unlawfully copying a 1985 advertisement in a work on display in the French capital, the plaintiff's lawyer said Wednesday. A French bailiff joined last Thursday's crowd at the…
Posted on Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:30
Julien Frydman, head of the French and Los Angeles-based art fair Paris Photo for the past four years, has announced that he will leave his post as director in late January 2015. The announcement comes just a month after the 18th…
Posted on Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:22
On Friday, January 2, 2015, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, a contemporary gallery in Palm Desert, California, will present the newest body of work from painter Richard Baker. “Desert Scenes” features sun-drenched canvases depicting popular leisure activities among desert dwellers, including…
Posted on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 16:22
About 52,000 photographs, letters, sketchbooks, and technical records offering insights into some of Britain’s greatest 20th-century artists are to be put online for the first time. Tate Archive has announced details of the first tranche of material, which anyone, anywhere…
Posted on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 16:13
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