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Caravaggio, The Lute Player, ca. 1600. VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Caravaggio, The Lute Player, ca. 1600.



With the threat of losing half a billion dollars in an inheritance-tax case, the Wildenstein family has started selling works from its art collection and has rapidly lost its respectability. How did this happen? Take a deep dive into the family’s history. [Bloomberg]

Art dealers David and Joe Nahmad have been entangled in a divorce-court battle. They may now face 30 days of jail time after not making appearances for depositions. [New York Post]


Adrian Searle on this year’s Liverpool Biennial: “Showing the same artists in multiple venues does give the show a kind of continuity, but also makes it enervating. Oh no, you say, not this again. You have to fight to find the good stuff.” [The Guardian]

A new triennial in Aarhus, Denmark, titled the ARoS Triennial, will start in 2017. Its first edition will be a two-part show about man and nature. [The Art Newspaper]


Jacolby Satterwhite on this year’s Grindr Pride party: “It was all a transgressive, drunken blur. I am being reminded of many things that happened as of today.” [The Standard]

Jack Shainman Gallery will continue to exhibit a Dread Scott work—a banner which says “A MAN WAS LYNCHED BY POLICE YESTERDAY”. “The gallery has not and will not reconsider the hanging of Dread Scott’s flag,” the gallery said yesterday. [Fox News]


The Van Gogh Museum’s new show “On the Verge of Insanity” proves that the Post-Impressionist painter really did cut off his whole ear after all. [The New York Times]

For a project called Sea of Hulls by the photographer Spencer Tunick, 3,200 naked British people stripped, painted themselves shades of blue, and went out in public. It’s not as titillating as it sounds. [New York Post]


After 111 years, Manhattan’s East Village mainstay New York Central Art Supply is closing up shop by the end of the summer. [Curbed NY]

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