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Eric Edwards in a screenshot from Mark Zemel’s documentary short, The Collector.

Morning Links: DIY Museum Edition

Brooklynite Eric Edwards, owner of the largest private collection of African artifacts (2,500 works dating back 4,000 years), is going to build his own African art museum. [NBC]A project to restore 14 historic mausoleums destroyed in Timbuktu three years ago … Read More


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How Do Art Businesses Stack Up on Facebook?

This week, Skate’s Art Market Research took a look at the state of competition among art businesses on Facebook, and revealed that brand recognition is not necessarily what one would expect on the social-networking service. The most-followed art companies, as the graph at right shows, run the gamut, … Read More


Artists Retrospective
Charles Ray, Sleeping Woman, 2012, solid stainless steel. ©THE ARTIST/COURTESY MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY

Raw Metal, Vulnerable Humans: Charles Ray on His Poetic Sculptures, in 1987

Charles Ray is known for his eerily naturalistic sculptures of cars, plants, and humans, 19 of which are currently on view in “Charles Ray: Sculpture, 1997–2014,” at the Art Institute of Chicago. In honor of that show, we turn back … Read More


Market News
The Sotheby's logo.

Sotheby’s London Cleaners Barred From Work After Protest

The Independent reports today that cleaners at Sotheby’s London have been banned from work in the wake of a protest staged last night over better sick-pay terms.While million-dollar-art auctions raged inside of Sotheby’s, outside a group of workers and sympathizers staged … Read More


Market
Anna Kustera will change its name and relocate to Redhook
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Chelsea’s Anna Kustera Gallery Changes Name, Heads to Brooklyn

The gallery exodus from New York’s Chelsea neighborhood continues. Anna Kustera Gallery, which shuttered its longtime home there on West 21st Street, near Gagosian Gallery, in 2013, announced that it will reopen in Red Hook in Brooklyn on July 18. Its new name will be … Read More


Market News
Installation view of 'La Tyrannie des Objets,' 2013.

A Gallery Grows In the Galeries: The Grandest Shopping Center in Paris Turns to Contemporary Art

‘Public financing is decreasing, budgets are low, so it’s our role to support art,’ says the director of Galeries Lafayette’s art space Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
Richard Serra, IV Hreppholar, 1991, etching. THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART, GIFT OF THE PRINT CLUB OF CLEVELAND IN HONOR OF BRENDA AND EVAN H. TURNER

‘Fresh Prints: From Nineties to Now’ at Cleveland Museum of Art

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Fresh Prints: The Nineties to Now” is currently on view at Cleveland Museum of Art until July 26. The exhibition showcases printmaking techniques from a variety of contemporary artists … Read More


Artists Habitat
Olek in her Boerum Hill studio, photographed June 11, 2015.KATHERINE MCMAHON

Habitat: Olek

Habitat is a new weekly series that visits with artists in their workspaces.This week’s studio: Olek; Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. “Crocheting is my only weapon,” Olek said as she lit up a hand-rolled cigarette in her studio. “I grew up in a place that was very stingy … Read More


Artists News
Photo from Kost's personal Instagram account.

‘Democratization, Not Monetization’: Jeremy Kost on Selling His Instagram Male Models for $100 Each

Last fall, the artist Jeremy Kost released a book of photographs titled Fractured, which featured his signature multi-exposed Polaroids of impeccably chiseled male models wearing only briefs or even less. The regular version is priced at $60; a special artist’s edition (limited … Read More


News

Morning Links: Ai Weiwei’s Cats Edition

The Whitworth has been named Museum of the Year by the Art Fund. [The Art Newspaper]The National Gallery of Victoria is planning a show of work by Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei. But more importantly, the museum will also do … Read More


Market
This 1962 Warhol was the top lot of the evening, selling for TK.COURTESY SOTHEBY'S

Sotheby’s Sells $203.6 M. of Contemporary Art in London, Led by a $32.8 M. Warhol Dollar Bill

Tonight in London Sotheby’s sold £130.4 million ($203.6 million) worth of art at its contemporary art auction, handily trumping the £95.6 million ($150.1 million) that its arch-rival, Christie’s, brought in at its own sale last night. About 85 percent of … Read More


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Abdalla, on the left. (PHOTO: BFA/Billy Farrell)

Nadine Johnson Flack Adam Abdalla Will Start His Own Firm

Adam Abdalla, the senior vice president of arts and culture at the powerhouse New York public relations firm Nadine Johnson, will be leaving that company to start his own firm, which will be focused predominantly on the arts and is … Read More


Artists
Courtesy Korakrit Arunanondchai, Clearing, and Carlos/Ishikawa. (Photo: Aurélien Mole.)

Denim From a Drone’s-Eye View: Korakrit Arunanondchai on His New Show at Palais de Tokyo

Late June in Paris is Men’s Fashion Week, and many of the runway shows take place outside the Palais de Tokyo, which is also home to a nightclub called YOYO. There are catwalks at art institutions every now and then, … Read More


Artists News
Juliano-Villani's "Wavy Fox," 
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Jamian Juliano-Villani Gets the Art21 Video Treatment

Art21, an independent non-profit arts organization, has just released a profile of Jamian Juliano-Villani as part of its online documentary series “New York Close Up.” The piece, which was posted online yesterday, captures the 27-year-old painter in her Bedford-Stuyvesant studio talking about her art, … Read More