Cézanne Painting Will Come to Market for the First Time Since 1936

Paul Cézanne’s Vue sur L’Estaque et Le Château d’If will be sold at the Impressionist & Modern evening sale at Christie’s London on February 4. The painting comes from the collection of Samuel Courtauld, founder of Courtauld Gallery and Institute … Read More


Virtual-Reality Art Gets Real

Last March, Facebook spent around $2 billion to buy Oculus VR, a virtual-reality company founded by 22-year-old Palmer Luckey. Mark Zuckerberg called Oculus “a new communication platform,” and spoke of sharing “entire experiences and adventures” through the use of the … Read More


Morning Links: December 17, 2014 Edition

A Cézanne at Christies is expected to bring in $12 million, thanks to Chinese interest. [Financial Times] Marc and Arne Glimcher of Pace Gallery buy $5.6 million condo on Madison Square. [New York Post] “Amy Adams got the ultimate seal … Read More

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New York’s Bannerman’s Castle to Host Light Installation

The National Endowment for the Arts will put $20,000 toward the realization of local artist Melissa McGill’s Constellation project at Bannerman’s Castle on the Hudson River, some 50 miles north of Manhattan, the Associated Press reports. The project has a … Read More


Hammer Museum Partners With New Arts Center Cofounded by Mark Bradford

Big moves on the museum front in Los Angeles! The Hammer Museum revealed today that it has entered into what it terms a Public Engagement Partnership with a new nonprofit called Art + Practice, which will be located on a 17,000-square-foot … Read More

Matisse in front of gouache-painted papers, Hôtel Régina, Nice. Courtesy MoMA.

MoMA Takes Matisse To The Big Screen

Starting January 13, the documentary based on Matisse’s popular MoMA show “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” will open in movie theaters across the United States, The New York Times reports today. Produced by Fathom Events along with Arts Alliance and Seventh … Read More

Market News

Paris Photo Director Julien Frydman Quits

Artnet news reports that the director of Paris Photo, which stages art fairs in both France and Los Angeles, will step down in January. Frydman told the site that he has taken a new job, but that he won’t be … Read More

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Photographs Auction Record Set at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s 175 Photographs to Celebrate 175 Years of Photography sale last week set the record for a photographs auction, totaling $21,325,063 with 90 percent lots sold. The sale exceeded its high estimate of $20 million, and records were set for … Read More


The Warmest Color: On ‘On Being Blue’ Being Reissued

I know it’s a minor thing, and stupid, but the new cover bugs me. The On Being Blue I know is the Godine edition, gray text and this little squiggle thing (there’s a name for what it is, no doubt, … Read More


Understanding the Other: Aga Kahn Museum Debuts in Toronto Suburb

Below, an excerpt from Michael Z. Wise’s article about the new Aga Kahn Museum in Toronto, which was published in the December 2014 issue of ARTnews. The full story is on newsstands now. The museum’s setting, in a suburb 20 minutes by car northeast … Read More

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Morning Links: Palermo Edition

“A Connecticut art dealer faces sentencing Tuesday for fraud involving the sale of an imitation Marc Chagall lithograph.” [Newsday] Osman Khan of Paddle8 discusses the auction house shakeup. [Bloomberg] It’s looking like the 2018 edition of Manifesta will take place … Read More


George W. Bush: ‘Never Paint Your Wife or Your Mother’

The Los Angeles Times reports that George W. Bush gave an interview to CNN on Sunday in which he discussed his painting. From the Times: Bush’s portrait of his father is featured in the new book. In the CNN interview, … Read More

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Hirshhorn Museum Hires Stéphane Aquin as Chief Curator

Washington, D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden announced today that it has tapped Stéphane Aquin, the curator of contemporary art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, to be its new chief curator. Aquin, who has been with the MMFA since … Read More