Installation view of '13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair' at the Queens Museum.PETER DRESSEL

Morning Links: Most Wanted Men Edition

“A second plaintiff has come forward with a fraud claim against Germany’s most prominent art adviser, Helge Achenbach, according to the Handelsblatt. The state prosecutor, Anette Milk would only confirm on Thursday that a second claimant had been registered but … Read More

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Getty Appoints Two New Curators

The J. Paul Getty Museum has announced the appointment of two new senior curators. Davide Gasparotto, an expert in Italian art from the Renaissance through the 18th century and formerly a curator at the National Gallery of Parma, has been … Read More


The Market for Jane Austen Ephemera Is Heating Up

The New York Times today examines the market for objects related to the life of Jane Austen, which have seen a curious hot streak at auction recently. From The Times: Scraps of Austen penmanship are also sought. In June an autographed … Read More

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Here Is a Letter From Ron Perelman’s Lawyers About the Mugrabi Subpoenas

In a letter from August 18th, Ron Perelman’s lawyers wrote to the New York supreme court to “respectfully request” the enforcement of a subpoena of the Mugrabi family, and their transactions–dating back to January, 2010–with Larry Gagosian, whom Perelman is … Read More

Schönholzer and Spiegler.COURTESY ART BASEL

Art Basel’s Annette Schönholzer Is Stepping Down

After 12 years with Art Basel in a variety of high-profile positions, Annette Schönholzer, who is currently director of new initiatives, will leave at the end of the month, the fair giant announced today. She will continue to collaborate with … Read More


Morning Links: Temple of Dendur Edition

“Gwangju Biennale president resigns in censorship row.” [The Art Newspaper] Dutch conceptual artist Ger van Elk has died. [Artforum] “A man who was photographed by a bystander splashed a red substance on a blank gallery wall on the third floor … Read More


Local Paper Takes Offense as ‘The Onion’ Mocks Local Museum

Last week The Onion published a news item, “Museum Proudly Exhibits Picasso Shitty Enough To Be In Kansas City,” which offered what you might expect from such a piece of satire (e.g. “Art experts agreed with Simmons that the sketch would … Read More

Trevor Paglen, National Reconnaissance Office, 2013, digital photograph. COURTESY TREVOR PAGLEN AND WIKIMEDIA COMMONS.

Photographer Trevor Paglen Named Winner of the 2014 EFF Pioneer Award

Artist, journalist, geographer, and author Trevor Paglen has won the 2014 EFF Pioneer Award for his counter-surveillance photography, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has announced. The award—given yearly by the EFF, a nonprofit organization devoted to defending civil rights in … Read More

The gallery's 19th Street location.


David Zwirner Will Open David Zwirner Books in Chelsea This Fall

This fall David Zwirner gallery will open David Zwirner Books, a publishing house and “book showroom” based in a townhouse near the gallery on West 19th Street in New York. The imprint represents a hefty undertaking for the gallery, which … Read More


Tulane’s Newcomb Gallery Hires Mónica Ramírez-Montagut as Executive Director

The curatorial job switches just keep rolling along this summer! The latest move has Mónica Ramírez-Montagut joining Tulane University’s Newcomb Art Gallery in New Orleans as executive director. Ramírez-Montagut comes to the museum from MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino … Read More

Aronofsky. (Photo by Niko Tavernise)

Darren Aronofsky Is the New Museum’s ‘Visionary’ Speaker

Director Darren Aronofsky will be the speaker at the New Museum’s Stuart Regen Visionaries Series, the museum announced today. He will appear in conversation with the novelist Lynne Tillman at the museum on September 30. Aronofsky’s films include Requiem for … Read More

Installation view of Lieberman's show.COURTESY KNOW MORE GAMES

Games People Play: Justin Lieberman Bids New York Adieu With His Middle Finger as His Dealers Tussle

On a Friday in late July, the artist Justin Lieberman sent out a curious e-mail to some of his friends about his latest show at the Brooklyn gallery Know More Games. “This will be my last exhibition in NY for … Read More

The Sweet William Dwarf plant, which is a biennial.WIKIMEDIA

Morning Links: Biennial Edition

Brooklyn gets its own biennial. [NYT] Filmmaker and artist John Waters will perform his one-man show at Cincinnati’s FotoFocus biennial. [The Art Newspaper] Hammer Museum announces “Made in L.A.” biennial prizes. [The New York Times] “Designs for three permanent public works … Read More


President of American Alliance of Museums, Ford W. Bell, Will Retire

The American Alliance of Museums announced today that its president, Ford W. Bell, will step down at the end of May 2015, after eight years at the helm. During that time he oversaw a rebranding and restructuring of the AAM, … Read More