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After a review of its finances, the L.A. Board of Supervisors has added $54 million to its arts and culture budget. [The Los Angeles Times via Artforum]

“The sun never sets on William Kentridge.” (Lots of shows coming up by the South African.) [The Art Newspaper]

Holland Cotter on Matisse at MoMA. [The New York Times]

These four cities are the up-and-comers of the art world. [The Wall Street Journal]

Hello Kitty gets a retrospective. [Los Angeles Times]

George Lucas’s Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago “is expected to feature illustrations by Beatrix Potter, paintings by Norman Rockwell and drawings of curvaceous women by George Petty.” [The Art Newspaper]

“Paris, the city of light and love and—edgy contemporary art?” The new
Frank Gehry-designed Louis Vuitton Foundation is just the tip of the
iceberg, apparently. Paris is having an art moment. [The Wall Street
Journal]

At the fall auctions, Christie’s will sell a Cy Twombly for $35
million to $55 million and a Martin Kippenberger for $15 million to
$20 million. [The Wall Street Journal]

New York’s Historic Districts Council has come out in opposition of
the Frick Collection’s expansion plans. [The New York Times]

Sotheby’s goes strong on celebrity Warhols this fall: “Andy Warhol’s
Liz, Jackie and Judy may help Sotheby’s sell as much as $57 million of
his celebrity portraits at its bellwether auctions next month in New
York. A rarely seen silkscreen of actress Elizabeth Taylor, estimated
at about $30 million, will lead the Nov. 11 and 12 sales of portraits
of seven female actresses, singers and socialites. The 1963 “Liz #3
(Early Colored Liz),” one of Warhol’s earliest of the late movie star,
has been on public view only once since 1972. Joining her are
silkscreens of Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, Deborah Harry,
Jacqueline Kennedy, Judy Garland, and the socialite Sao Schlumberger.
The seven lots are valued by Sotheby’s at $48.2 million to $56.6
million.” [Bloomberg]

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