News

Morning Links: Record-Setting Gaitonde Edition

Gaitonde, Untitled, 1995. VIA BBC

Gaitonde, Untitled, 1995.

VIA BBC

BROKEN RECORD

A new record has been set for Indian art: a 1995 oil painting by the artist Vasudeo S. Gaitonde has sold for 293 million rupees ($4.4 million) at a Christie’s auction in Mumbai. [BBC]

MoMA GETS A MAKEOVER

Yesterday, MoMA announced that it would be undergoing a colossal renovation in terms of its curatorial style. Museum director Glenn Lowry told the New York Times, “There was no tablet from Moses that said this is the way we have to be structured.” [The New York Times]

MEANWHILE, ACROSS THE POND

Historic England has created a a campaign to raise awareness of the almost 40 works of public art lost, whether it’s “metal sculptures being stolen and sold for scrap or architectural friezes being deliberately ripped down by developers.” [The Guardian]

OPENINGS

One of Manhattan’s finest Art Deco buildings, closed to the public since the 1970s, has reopened. [Hyperallergic]

Jennifer Rubell’s family has organized “No Man’s Land,” a show that provides a look at recent art history—if you remove all the men. Rubell wisely noted, “If you’re a woman who is an artist, ‘You definitely don’t want to marry a good male artist. There’s a perception that that would mean you suck, whereas actually the chances are their husbands work is as good as it is because of her.'” [New York Magazine]

TWO MORE LINKS 

Corinne Diserens has been named curator of the 2016 Taipei Biennial. [Artinfo]

If you still need to buy presents for your art world friends, here are some artist creations that cost much less than their typical works. [T Magazine]

Copyright 2016, Art Media ARTNEWS, llc. 110 Greene Street, 2nd Fl., New York, N.Y. 10012. All rights reserved.


  • Issues