Sonnabend director Jason Ysenburg is moving to Gagosian. “I feel both excited and a bit scared,” he told Carol Vogel. Sonnabend will close by the end of the year. [NYT]The big art of Burning Man: an interview with Treasurer Jennifer Raiser. [San Francisco Chronicle]Katya Kazakina on the state of the online auction world, and its lack of transparency. [Bloomberg]Artist John Morse stages a T-shirt centric “guerrilla” show at the Guggenheim. [The Wall Street Journal]“Arts Council England (ACE) has stripped the Accreditation status of the two museums managed by Northampton Borough Council, Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and Abington Park Museum. The action by ACE’s Accreditation panel, announced today, 1 August, follows the local authority’s controversial sale at auction of an ancient Egyptian statue drawn from its local museum’s collection.” [The Art Newspaper]“If you’re even remotely curious about starting a blue-chip art collection, there’s a good chance the world’s biggest auction houses already know who you are, and exactly how much you might spend to own a masterpiece.” Kelly Crow on the race to find new bidders at auction houses. [The Wall Street Journal]“Photos amassed by the late mutual fund giant Howard Stein are heading for sale at Sotheby’s with what the auction house calls the highest presale estimate for any photography collection ever at auction.” [The Wall Street Journal]University of Maryland president takes stand in Corcoran case, proposes own plan for rescuing the struggling institution. [Washington Post]New Aspen Art Museum to open with a bang [The Art Newspaper]Want to work for Marina Abramović? Better have a trust fund. [Hyperallergic]Here’s a nice, brief video tour of Artists Space’s “Live With Pop” show. [Sex Life]And here are photos from a really nice-looking Judith Hopf show at PRAXES in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily]
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