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A gathering to protest the executive order on immigration at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Saturday January 28.COURTESY DEMOCRACY NOW

A gathering to protest President Trump’s executive order on immigration at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Saturday, January 28.



Massive crowds gathered at airports around the country in response to President Trump’s executive order barring visitors trying to enter the country from seven majority-Muslim countries. The widespread protests continued into Sunday, where people met at Copley Square in Boston, Battery Park in New York, and outside of the White House in Washington, D.C., among other locations in cities across the country. [The Hill]

Rihanna, who was born in Barbados but has a green card which allows her to stay in the United States, posted on her Instagram Hans Haacke’s Star Gazing (2004). The caption was “the face you make when you screaming in an empty room.” [Rihanna Instragram]

White Columns director Matthew Higgs, Team Gallery owner Jose Freire, and many others deleted the Uber app from their phones in order to protest the startup’s apparent attempt to profit off the protests at airports and potentially break a strike called by the taxi union in New York. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick serves on President Trump’s economic advisory panel. [Matthew Higgs Instagram/Team Gallery Instagram/Fortune]

Here’s a guide on how to incorporate famous works of art into your protest signs. [W]

Asghar Farhadi—the Iranian director of one of the films nominated for an Oscar in the best foreign film category—will not attend the Academy Awards, as the executive order on immigration does not permit him to enter the country. [The Independent]

European Dispatches

Pop stars The Weeknd and Selena Gomez were spotted on a romantic trip to the Accademia in Florence, where they checked out Michelangelo’s David. [US Weekly]

Picasso’s last place of residence, in Mougins, France, has been sold to London financier Rayo Withanage for an undisclosed amount. [The Art Newspaper]

Cave paintings found in 2012 at Abri Blanchard, in the Dordogne Valley in France, could be from 38,000 years ago. [International Business Times]

Market Watch

Jerry Saltz, for what it’s worth, thinks Trump is causing middle-tier and lower-tier galleries to suffer, and that many will soon be forced to close. [Jerry Saltz/Instagram]

Phillips has poached Dina Amin from Christie’s, where she was a senior director and senior specialist for postwar and contemporary. She’ll be a head of the 20th-century and contemporary art department, Europe, at Phillips. [Artforum]

South Florida

A West Palm Beach condo building will have $1 million in public art. [Palm Beach Post]

Speaking of Palm Beach, there’s a new book about the birth of its art scene, which now boasts a number of the world’s top collectors, as well as a number of museums. [Palm Beach Daily News]

Charles Recher, an artist who fought the building-up of Miami Beach, arguing that it would curtail the local arts scene, has died. [The Miami Herald]

Shows Now Closed

The Kerry James Marshall show at the Met Breuer closed yesterday, drawing attendees such as editor and actress Tavi Gevinson. “Kerry James Marshall: Mastry” will open at MOCA in Los Angeles March 12.  [NY1/Tavi Gevinson Instagram]

Gavin Brown’s Enterprise screened Arthur Jafa’s Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death for the last time Sunday after an extended and much-lauded run at the Harlem gallery. [Vogue]


Buy the house in the Arizona desert, get the art. [Bloomberg]

Holland Cotter looks at “Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change,” at the International Center for Photography [The New York Times]

Emanuel Rossetti at Karma International in Zurich [Contemporary Art Daily]

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