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Simon de Pury Will Curate at 3 Grafton Street in London

What’s up next for Simon de Pury, the former head of the auction house formerly known as Phillips de Pury and Co. and former host of that former Bravo show about art? Georgina Adam has the answer in her Financial … Read More


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Vice Picks Up Glenn O’Brien’s New ‘TV Party’

The Vice media network has picked up Glenn O’Brien’s new iteration of TV Party, O’Brien said in a phone call today. O’Brien described the partnership, which will distribute the three episodes that he’s already filmed on Vice’s YouTube channel, as … Read More


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Rendering of John Wesley, Nine Female Inmates of the Cincinnati Workhouse Participating in a Patriotic Tableau, 1976 / 2014. Courtesy the artist, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, and Friends of the High Line.

John Welsey Is Next Up on the High Line Billboard

Some very good news: the great John Wesley will be the next artist to have a billboard along the High Line, at West 18th Street and 10th Avenue, as part of the High Line Art program. The billboard will be … Read More


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George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation Is Available for $8.4 M.

Keno Auctions is selling a copy of the Thanksgiving Proclamation, signed by George Washington, for $8.4 million. The document, which is the only one of its kind in private hands (another Washington-signed copy has been in the collection of the … Read More


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I Don’t Want to Go to Chelsea: The Appeal of Home and Studio Galleries

One of the great beauties of the art world is that the barriers to entry are breathtakingly minimal. Have some art that you think is worth showing to the world? Literally all you need is a little bit of space … Read More


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Morning Links: Colonial Williamsburg Edition

The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland will announce on Monday its decision to accept or reject Cornelius Gurlitt’s controversial art collection, which is believed to contain Nazi-looted works. The museum is expected to accept the collection. [The New York Times] Paul … Read More


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Alexander Calder's Janey Waney (1969) is now on view in Gramercy Park. COURTESY THE CALDER FOUNDATION

Calder Sculpture Returns to Gramercy Park

After stays at two venues in the Netherlands, Alexander Calder’s 1969 monumental outdoor sculpture Janey Waney was reinstalled in Gramercy Park. The 26-foot-tall standing mobile was previously on view at the Maastricht-based European Fine Arts Fair in March. In June, it … Read More


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ArtPrize Slates Its First Dallas Edition for April 2016

With over 400,000 visitors this year and $560,000 in cash prizes, ArtPrize is currently America’s biggest art award. Now, the Grand Rapids-based art competition aims to get bigger. Today ArtPrize announced the first edition of ArtPrize Dallas, after signing a three-year contract with a … Read More


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Sotheby’s CEO to Step Down

The New York Times reports that Sotheby’s chief executive, William F. Ruprecht, will step down. He had been with the company since 1980, serving as director of marketing, executive vice president and managing director of Sotheby’s North and South America, before becoming … Read More


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Artist Accuses Shell of Ripping Off His Work in Ads

The artist Kurt Perschke, who for the past 13 years has been placing 15 foot red balls in unexpected public spaces as part of his RedBall project, has accused the oil company Shell of pilfering his idea for their latest … Read More


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Cindy Sherman and Julian Schnabel at the Whitney Gala.COURTESY OF BILLY FARRELL

Brutal Breakup: Whitney Says Bye-Bye to Breuer Building With One Last Blowout

Last night, the Whitney Museum’s annual Gala & Studio Party took the form of a going away bash, marking the museum’s final event in the historic Breuer Building before moving to its new downtown home and reopening on May Day … Read More


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Georgia O’Keeffe Painting Sells for $44.4 M., a New Record for Female Artists

A Georgia O’Keeffe flower painting sold by the O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M., to bolster its acquisitions fund sold for $44.4 million today at Sotheby’s New York, setting a new auction record for work by a female artist. The … Read More


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Richard Nonas, Untitled, 2012.©Richard Nonas. Courtesy Fergus McCaffrey Gallery.

Fergus McCaffrey Plants a Flag in St. Barths With Donald Judd and Richard Nonas

Fergus McCaffrey, the Chelsea gallery that will open an outpost on the Caribbean island of St. Barthélemy next week, has announced the details of its first show, which will feature work by sculptors Donald Judd and Richard Nonas. St. Barths … Read More


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ICA Miami Plans Shows With Ebner, Miller, Sullivan

The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, the new contemporary museum in Miami’s Design District, has just announced its programming for 2015 through 2016, which will feature shows of Shannon Ebner, John Miller, and Ryan Sullivan. From the release: Comprising the … Read More