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Hartwig Fischer is the first foreign director of the British Museum. COURTESY STAATLICHE KUNSTSAMMLUNGEN

Hartwig Fischer is the first foreign director of the British Museum.

COURTESY STAATLICHE KUNSTSAMMLUNGEN

The British Museum has appointed its first foreign director with Hartwig Fischer, an art historian who hails from Germany. [The Guardian]

The Estate of Philip Guston is now represented by Hauser & Wirth. [Art Market Monitor]

And Vija Celmins is now represented by Matthew Marks Gallery. [Art Market Monitor]

In Philadelphia, Doreen Lehman has made an installation featuring 100,000 ribbons with prayers written on them in honor of Pope Francis’s visit. [The Columbus Dispatch]

Taos Plaza, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is going to be animated by art this weekend. One installation will be a large tarantula, which seems like more than an homage to Louis Bourgeois’s spider sculpture. [Albuquerque Journal]

How Chicago’s art scene got big with Expo Chicago and what the fair means for the Illinois city. [The Economist]

This weekend, Richard Prince will debut a new cowboy sculpture at Gladstone Gallery, his dealer before he left for Gagosian Gallery in 2008. [The New York Times]

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is looking for artists who make “ambitious projects addressing racial justice through the lens of mass incarceration.” [The Art Newspaper]

Stewart Uoo at Mendes Wood DM. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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