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Norway Calls the Cops on Melgaard

Bjarne Melgaard’s show at the Munch Museum in Oslo has resulted in wide ranging coverage in the Norwegian press–some of it positive, a lot more of it sensational, going so far as to accuse the artist and the exhibition’s organizers … Read More


Dispatches
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Dustin Yellin: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bookworm

Dustin Yellin has always been into books. His collection includes one owned by Robert Frost in which the poet scribbled a verse, and he has the first English translation of Nostradamus from the 17th century. All this is to say … Read More


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Morning Links: X-Rated Edition

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will open in 2016, thanks to a 5,000-person workforce, which is expected to grow to 7,500 in coming months. [The Art Newspaper] UK galleries and museums receive 15 oil paintings and 29 works on paper by Frank … Read More


Armory Week 2015 Market
Michelangelo Pistoletto, Cordoni (Cords), 2015, at Luhring Augustine.

Velvet Ropes and Mirrors Set the Tone at Elegant ADAA Opening

Some of the worst weather of the winter didn’t keep collectors away from the Seventh Regiment Armory building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side last night for the opening of the ADAA’s annual fair, The Art Show. Raymond Learsy, Martin Margulies, … Read More


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State of Emergency: Biesenbach’s Björk Show Turns MoMA Into Planet Hollywood

One gloomy morning this week at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, I was standing in a snaking, claustrophobic line–the first of many–for the press preview of a retrospective of the Icelandic singer Björk, when a woman with … Read More


Artists News
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After More Than 13,000 Posts, Joshua Abelow Will End Art Blog Art Blog

Art Blog Art Blog, the art blog prolifically updated by artist Joshua Abelow with exhibition announcements, installation shots, Bukowski poems, and sundry other items, and which also took the form of a temporary gallery and a print publication, will cease … Read More


News The Talent
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Serge Lasvignes Nominated to Head Pompidou Center

Government secretary general Serge Lasvignes was nominated this week to replace Alain Seban as head of the Pompidou Center, a surprise choice considering his background as a high-level French government official and a graduate of the prestigious L’École Nationale d’Administration. … Read More


Memoir
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True Confessions of a Justified Art Dealer, Part Four: Up All Night in the Dream Factory

I’d been an art dealer in Los Angeles for three years when I decided I’d had enough and got a job working the bar at Hop Louie, a neighborhood establishment in Chinatown. After Sinky, the 72-year-old Chinese bartender, suffered his … Read More


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Wu-Tang Clan Previews One-of-a-Kind Album at PS1

Last night the Wu-Tang Clan played 13 minutes of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, the group’s new album, for a select group at MoMA PS1. The event was even more significant because of the marketing surrounding the album, which, … Read More


Picabia Alert
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Picabia Alert #6: Sailing on the Open Sea in Ostend, Belgium

“Picabia Alert” takes note of shows that feature work by the wily French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953), aiming to sate Picabia appetites until the Picabia retrospective arrives at the Kunsthaus Zurich and New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2016. Today’s Picabia Alert takes us to Ostend, Belgium, … Read More


Market News
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Here Is the Exhibitor List for Art Basel 2015

Art Basel announced today the full line-up for its 46th edition, which runs June 18–21 in Basel, Switzerland. There are 283 galleries from 33 countries, spread out over four sections–the main fair, Edition (for prints and multiples), Feature, wherein galleries … Read More


Features Market
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Boom Time for Brazil’s Art Market

Who needs soccer when you’ve got fairs, galleries, and a flood of international collectors animating the country’s art scene? Read More


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Monica Lewinsky, from her government ID photo by Office of the Secretary of Defense.


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Morning Links: Monica Lewinsky Edition

The artist who painted the portrait of Bill Clinton that hangs in Washington’s National Portrait Gallery says he painted a shadow of the Monica Lewinsky scandal onto the canvas. [The Guardian] Tatiana Trouvé’s Desire Lines, an art project commissioned for Central Park by … Read More


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Chelsea Restaurant Moran’s, Longtime Staple for Gallery Dinners, Has Closed

Moran’s, a Chelsea restaurant on Tenth Avenue where auction house specialists, Upper East Side gallery directors, and Lower East Side art dealers have all joined together at some point to eat french fries at the bar and snort cocaine in … Read More