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Andy Freeberg, Mitchell Innes & Nash, 2006.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND KOPEKIN GALLERY, LOS ANGELES

Andy Freeberg, Mitchell Innes & Nash, 2006.

COURTESY THE ARTIST AND KOPEKIN GALLERY, LOS ANGELES

Detroit’s bankruptcy trial begins today, “and the fate of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) hangs in the balance.” [The Art Newspaper]

Indian writers declare Louise Blouin “an international fraud.” [New York Post]

“[V]isits to numerous galleries and interviews with over a dozen visitors suggest that an air of exclusivity has seeped into the world of galleries…” [The New York Times]

“The U.K.’s Art Fund is campaigning to raise £15.75 million ($26 million) to save the Wedgwood Museum’s collection from being auctioned at Christie’s and dispersed. The museum, which remains open, houses more than 80,000 works of art and ceramics, including paintings by Stubbs and Reynolds, with some objects dating back to the founding of the pottery firm in 1759.” [The Art Newspaper]

“The Museu de Arte de São Paulo (Masp), Brazil’s biggest museum, which is facing unprecedented levels of debt, has announced a huge overhaul of its administration. The institution will change directors, more than double the number of trustees on its board and allow public officials to help steer it out of the deepest crisis in its 67-year history.” [The Art Newspaper]

Hopes for the Bienal de Sao Paulo are high this year. [The Art Newspaper]

“The president and CEO of the Staten Island Museum for the past 12
years has died.” [Associated Press]

“A Pearl River painter ended up plowing her car right through the
front of the Piermont[, New York] Fine Arts Gallery at 300 Ash St.
around 1 p.m. Sunday right before an exhibition of her work was
scheduled to open. [The Journal News]

On Grayson Perry’s new book, Playing to the Gallery. [The Guardian]

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