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The cover for the single “Heartbreak Hotel.”


The United States of America

Forbes reporter Dan Alexander, who wrote an article earlier this week about possible conflicts of interest of Commerce Secretary and art collector Wilbur Ross, dives deep into story on the Trump, Inc. podcast. (None of the allegations seem Ross’s collection of Magrittes.) [Trump, Inc.]


Among the models walking in Virgil Abloh’s debut runway show for Louis Vuitton yesterday in Paris were musicians Kid Cudi and Playboi Carti and artist Lucien Smith. [Highsnobiety]

Vanessa Friedman takes a look at “Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011,” which opens at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles on June 26. “I think the last time there was really a survey show like this was in 1977, when Nancy Hall-Duncan organized one for the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House in Rochester,” Paul Martineau, the Getty curator who organized the show, said. [The New York Times]

Saying that it wanted to repel claims that it was at risk of being taken over, the fashion house Chanel, which is privately held, revealed its financial results for the first time, saying that it made $1.8 billion last year on sales of about $9.6 billion. [Bloomberg]


The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has acquired 37 photographs by the Mexican artist Graciela Iturbide and will present a show of her work in January 2019. [Press Release/MFA Boston]

The Market

Prices for works by the Romanian painter Adrian Ghenie have shot through the roof over the past decade. How exactly did that happen? (Ghenie, for his part, says, “If you ask me what I wish for the future, I would say that I would like to go back to a sort of normality, but it is hard to define that normality.”) [The Art Newspaper]

A 1962 Lockheed JetStar 1329 with raspberry-colored velvet seats that was once owned by Elvis Presley is up for auction. The plane, which requires some refurbishment, previously sold on the block for $430,000 in 2017. [CNN]

The Law

Street artist Ben Eine has been charged with assault over an incident that allegedly occurred at the Serpentine Gallery in London at the time the museum was holding a private view of its Tomma Abts show. [Frieze]

The Talent

Lindsay Cooper Martin has been tapped to be deputy director of the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University in Columbus. She previously was director of administration at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. [Artforum]

Debi Gray, the director of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach, will retire after about a decade on the job. [Artforum]

And More

Summer arrives in New York! The Whitney Museum, which is typically closed on Tuesdays, will be open seven days a week during July and August. [Artforum]

Speaking of New York, the beloved local news channel NY1 takes a look at “halves” that “actually make a whole lot of sense,” like speed limit signs that list 4 and 1/2 miles per hour and the black and white cookie. [NY1]

Here are photographs of a two-person outing by Rose Wylie and Torey Thornton at the Journal in Brooklyn that runs through June 26. [Contemporary Art Daily]

And here are photographs of Georgia Sagri’s just-closed show at Portikus in Frankfurt. [Art Viewer]

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