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Morning Links: International Women’s Day Edition

Today is International Women's Day.

Today is International Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day

Artist Sarah Crowner shares this reminder: “Today’s pig is tomorrow’s bacon.” [@SarahCrowner/Instagram]

“Are things looking up for women in the arts?” Apollo identifies signs of hope, while still emphasizing the sobering fact that, according to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in 2012 and 2014, “work by female artists makes up only three to five per cent of major permanent collections in the U.S. and Europe.” [Apollo]

Italy has made all state-owned museums free for women for the day. [Condé Nast Traveler]

The revolution will be . . . commodified. The McCann New York advertising agency and its client State Street Global Advisors installed a sculpture of a defiant girl staring down the Wall Street Charging Bull as “part of a campaign by SSGA to emphasize that companies with women in top positions perform better financially.” The advertisement, naturally, was timed for IWD. [Adweek]

The Market

Christie’s is shuttering its South Kensington salesroom in London and scaling back its Amsterdam presence. The auction house, which has seen talent leave for competitors recently, will slash about 250 jobs in the move. [The New York Times]

Luxury goods maestro Bernard Arnault, who inaugurated the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris in 2014, will open another museum in the city, in the former Musée National des Arts et Traditions Populaires. [The Art Newspaper]

A long-abandoned warehouse in the now-booming Gowanus section of Brooklyn will be transformed into “a factory of sorts for the production of art.” Herzog & de Meuron have been hired for the project. [The New York Times]

The Talent

Susanne Gaensheimer, the director of the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany, has been hired as artistic director of the Kunstsammlung NRW in Düsseldorf. [Artforum]


It seems that Pointillism may have started some 38,000 years ago, according to archaeologists. [The New York Times]

“Beautiful! The Met Is Unveiling 200 Previously Undisplayed Paintings of Men Who Look Like They’re Named ‘Fat Sal’ ” [Clickhole]

Here is a look at Georgia O’Keeffe’s style, which is examined in a new show at the Brooklyn Museum. [The Cut]

And here are photos of Michael E. Smith’s current show at Michael Benevento in Los Angeles. Pretty scary stuff! [Contemporary Art Daily]

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