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ARTnews and Art in America Merge to Form World’s Largest Art-Media Company

Founded in 1902—as Hyde’s Weekly Art News—ARTnews today entered a new phase, in a merger with Brant Publications, the publisher of Art in America. Since I joined ARTnews a year ago, shortly after it was acquired by new owners from … Read More


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Two Banksy Murals Head to Auction with Combined Estimate of $1 M.

Two Murals believed to be the work of street artist Banksy will be removed and auctioned in September with an estimated combined value of one million dollars, according to the BBC.“I Remember When All This Was Trees” was painted on the wall … Read More


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Cecily Brown vs. Sheri' Franssen.

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Cecily Brown Identifies A ‘Less Celebrated’ Copycat

Yesterday, Artinfo reported that yet another copycat scandal had broken out in the comments section of the Instagram account belonging to neo-Expressionist painter Cecily Brown, and for once, Richard Prince is not involved. Artinfo writes, “A few weeks ago, [Brown] … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
Ray Johnson and Dick Higgins, Cage Book Cover, ca. 1960s.COLLECTION OF THE RAY JOHNSON ESTATE AT RICHARD L. FEIGEN & CO.

‘Something Else Entirely’ at Black Mountain College Museum

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Something Else Entirely: Ray Johnson, Dick Higgins and the making of THE PAPER SNAKE” is currently on view at Black Mountain College Museum in Asheville, North Carolina until … Read More


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Luke Brugnara. VIA ABC

Convicted Art Criminal Claims He Was Sold Fake de Kooning Paintings, Picasso Etchings

After being convicted on counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, false declarations in court, escape, and contempt earlier this year in an art-fraud court case, Californian real estate developer Luke Brugnara is claiming that he was sold fakes, Courthouse News … Read More


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Randall Suffolk.

COURTESY PHILBROOK MUSEUM OF ART

High Museum of Art Appoints Randall Suffolk Nancy and Holcombe T. Green Jr. Director

The High Museum of Art has announced that Randall Suffolk will succeed Michael E. Shapiro as Nancy and Holcombe T. Green Jr. Director, effective November 2 this year. Shapiro had served as the institution’s director for 15 years.Suffolk, who currently … Read More


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Chelsea Gallery Wallspace Will Close

New York gallery Wallspace will close on August 7, after its current exhibition of work by Deborah Remington comes down, the gallery’s co-founders, Janine Foeller and Jane Hait, said in an email Wednesday morning. In their statement, Foeller and Hait … Read More


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Alex Farquharson. COURTESY TATE BRITAIN

Alex Farquharson Named Director of Tate Britain

The Tate Britain announced today that, starting in the late fall of this year, Alex Farquharson will be the museum’s new director. Farquharson is currently the executive director of the contemporary arts center Nottingham Contemporary, which he also founded.Since Nottingham … Read More


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Gina Beavers. KYLE KNODELL

Consumer Reports: Gina Beavers

Gina Beavers is a New York-based artist trading in what some have called sculptural relief paintings. They are often made with chunky acrylic on canvas, and often of food items sourced from Instagram. Beavers has had solo shows at Clifton Benevento Gallery, … Read More


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Amy Bessone, J1.1, 2015.

COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GAVLAK GALLERY

Gavlak Gallery Adds Four New Artists To Its L.A. Roster

Gavlak Gallery’s L.A. outpost has added Amy Bessone, Francesca Gabbiani, Dean Sameshima, and Marnie Weber to its fast-growing roster of artists that includes Marilyn Minter, Wade Guyton, Betty Tompkins, and Jack Pierson. Owner Sarah Gavlak has known the four new … Read More


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A rendering of the updated Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial Carving, with Outkast’s Big Boi and Andre 3000.

COURTESY ARTIST MACK WILLIAMS

Morning Links: Outkast Stone Carvings Edition

Wallspace Gallery is closing. [Artforum]The staff of London’s National Gallery have announced an all-out strike beginning August 17, following weeks of walkouts. [Reuters]New York City has promised $10 million to Spaceworks, a nonprofit which works to convert old public buildings into … Read More


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Artadia Taps Franklin Sirmans, Nick Cave, More for Its Board

Artadia, a nonprofit that provides grants to artists around the United States, announced today that four people have joined its board of directors: artist Nick Cave, collector and real-estate professional Robert Brawner, lawyer Aurele Danoff Pelaia, and LACMA curator Franklin … Read More


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Still from a 1983 interview with Shigeko Kubota. COURTESY VIDEO DATA BANK

Shigeko Kubota, a Fluxus Artist and a Pioneer of Video Art, Dies at 77

Shigeko Kubota, a pioneer of video art and a well-connected Fluxus artist known for using her body to ponder time and space, died from cancer in Manhattan on Thursday at age 77.Today, Kubota, born in 1937 in Niigata, Japan, is … Read More


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New Museum Names Dennis Szakacs Associate Director, Alludes to Future Expansion

The New Museum announced today the creation of a new position at the institution–Associate Director–aimed at helping its “next phase of growth.” Dennis Szakacs will join the museum’s staff in this new role. Szakacs, most recently the director and CEO … Read More