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Barbara Hepworth,  Pelagos, 1946.COURTESY TATE

Barbara Hepworth, Pelagos, 1946.

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Artist and activist Emma Sulkowicz, whose performance carrying a mattress at Columbia University, in response to her alleged rapist not being expelled, garnered national attention, will attend the State of the Union as the guest of New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. [New York]

Agnieszka Gratz at the Artist Organisations International in Berlin. [Artforum]

After seven years of being without a permanent home, the Dahesh Museum of Art, which specializes in European and American academic art, has purchased a townhouse on the Upper East Side. It will open as a museum later this year. [The New York Times]

Sculptor Barbara Hepworth will have her first major show in London since 1968, at Tate Britain. [The Guardian]

“Christie’s has maintained its $800 million lead at auction over Sotheby’s in 2014, as both houses reported record nominal sales.” [The Art Newspaper]

The Times obituary for Jane Wilson, who died at age 90. [The New York Times]

James Franco is all over Klaus Biesenbach’s Instagram, prompting the Post to ask: “Is James Franco working on another MoMA exhibit?” [New York Post]

“The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation announced today, 20 January, it has appointed Sara Raza as the Middle East and North Africa curator for its UBS Map initiative. “Her work will complement and extend the research that the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi curatorial team is undertaking,” says the Guggenheim museum’s director Richard Armstrong in a statement.” [The Art Newspaper]

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