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André 3000 Gallery Show Likely Imminent

André 3000–rapper, singer, and star of a forthcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic–paints now. He told Jon Caramanica of The New York Times: I write ideas, I write thoughts. Melodies come more for me than raps. I sit in my house and … Read More


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‘Portraiture From Manet to the Present’ at Leila Heller

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Installation view of “Others 2,” the second part of the exhibition “Other Primary Structures.” KRIS GRAVES

‘Other Primary Structures’ at Jewish Museum

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Jasper Johns. Untitled. 2013

Former Jasper Johns Studio Assistant Pleads Guilty to Selling Stolen Works

James Meyer, a former studio assistant to Jasper Johns, pleaded guilty today in Manhattan federal court in the sale of 22 works that he stole from his boss’s studio. Meyer worked for Johns for over 25 years, maintaining a studio … Read More


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Lygia Clark, Óculos, 1968, industrial rubber, metal, and glass, 117⁄

Lygia Clark at Museum of Modern Art

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John Lithgow not included in the sale.

Christie’s Auctioning Off Photos of the Abominable Snowman

In its sale “Out of the Ordinary: The Online Edit,” which opens today and runs until September 10, Christie’s is selling photographs by Earle Shipton taken during a 1951 Everest expedition that helped fuel the rumors of the existence of … Read More


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Francesco Clemente, Moon, 1980. MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Francesco Clemente Channels India at the Rubin Museum

In 1973, Italian artist Francesco Clemente went off to India, inspired by a high-school classmate who had traveled there and returned with tales of renunciants and gurus. Since then, Clemente has repeatedly immersed himself in Indian culture, collaborating with local … Read More


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Morning Links: Salmon Edition

Private sales reportedly proliferate in China: “…earlier this year Christie’s took one of its star lots, a large Chinese archaic bronze vessel believed to be around 3,000 years old, off the auction block to sell directly to a group of … Read More


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Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Names Jodi Throckmorton Curator of Contemporary Art

Jodi Throckmorton will serve as curator of modern and contemporary art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts starting on October 27, Artforum reports. Throckmorton has been a curator at the Ulrich Museum of Art and the Jan Jose Museum … Read More


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Cai Guo-Qiang, Moving Ghost Town, 2014Photo by Tony Prikryl

Aspen Art Museum Removes Tortoises from Exhibition, Citing Safety Concerns

Three tortoises that were part of Cai Guo-Qiang’s show at the Aspen Art Museum have been removed from the exhibition to “ensure their well-being.” This comes from the Aspen Daily News in a story called “Tortoises removed from art museum.” … Read More


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Charles Ray, Boy with Frog, 2009, painted steel, 96" x 29½" x 41¼". CHARLES RAY/©CHARLES RAY/COURTESY MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY, NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES/PINAULT COLLECTION

Charles Ray at Kunstmuseum Basel and Museum für Gegenwartskunst

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Art of the City
Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, 1970, in July 2014.

The Golden Spike and New York City’s Robert Smithson Problem

On the way to Spiral Jetty in a rented red Ford Mustang convertible late last month, my father and I stopped at the Golden Spike Historic Site Visitor Center, in Bringham, Utah, heeding the warning on the Dia Art Foundation’s … Read More


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Morning Links: Posthumous Edition

“A collection of 548 photographs taken by Edward Weston and printed posthumously by his son Cole Weston — the only person Weston authorized to print from his negatives — will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in New York on Sept. 30. … Read More


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Poly Auction House Reports Eight Percent Profit Increase

Poly Auction House today reported that its profits for the first six months of this year totaled 209,622,000 Chinese Yuan (or around $34 million), an increase of 8.4 percent over the same period last year. The auction house went public … Read More