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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


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Lisson Gallery Will Represent Broomberg & Chanarin

It’s a big week for artist moves! Yesterday Paul Kasmin signed Laylah Ali, this morning Petzel took on Adam McEwen, and now Lisson Gallery, which has spaces in London, Milan, Singapore, and New York (its space under the High Line in … Read More


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Adam McEwen Joins Petzel Gallery

New York’s Petzel gallery now represents the British-born, New York-based artist Adam McEwen, who is known for immaculately fabricated graphite sculptures of everyday objects (like ATM machines and fluorescent lightbulbs), paintings of drama-filled text messages, chewing-gum bedecked canvases, and obituaries of … Read More


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Anne Collier’s MCA Chicago Retrospective Explores the Male Gaze

Here is Faye Dunaway shot in black and white, holding a weighty Nikon to her eye, and adjusting the focus ring; here she is again, this time in color, the camera pulled back and uncertainty clouding her stare. The pair … Read More


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Morning Links: €500 M. Ponzi Scheme Edition

The New York Times notes that billionaires are really into building art museums. [The New York Times] “In France, Fears that Rare Book and Manuscript Fund Is a €500m Fraud.” [Art Market Monitor] The new Whitney Museum building in the … Read More


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Laylah Ali to Paul Kasmin

Paul Kasmin gallery now represents the painter Laylah Ali. Ali is known for her gouache works, which use cartoons and folklore to examine race and class. Works from her best known series, “Greenheads,” were featured in the 2003 Venice Biennale. … Read More