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Morning Links: ‘Definitely an Artist’ Edition

Jim Carrey, I Scream You Scream Will We Ever Stop Screaming, 2018.


Big Money

The street artist RETNA has tagged Maddox Gallery in West Hollywood, and as a result, he could face $50,000–$100,000 in damages. [TMZ]

This year’s Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory will go to Joanna Mytkowska, the director of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland. The award recognizes an individual who’s made a significant contribution to culture in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, and comes with €76,000, or about $86,400. [Press Release]

Thao Nguyen Phan has won the Hans Nefkens Foundation – Loop Barcelona Video Art Award, which goes to an Asian video artist and comes with $15,000. [Press Release]


In a new lawsuit, a Dutch family has alleged that their country’s government holds more than 140 works that were seized from them by the Nazis. The government has denied the claims, adding that they bought the works fairly. [The New York Times]

Most of the board of the Ben Uri Gallery and Museum in London has resigned in response to the institution’s decision to sell 24 works from its collection at Sotheby’s. In a statement, the board said the museum was making a “grave mistake.” [The Art Newspaper]

Jim Carrey

At a talk in Hollywood, Jerry Saltz said that Jim Carrey, who now has a show at Maccarone gallery in Los Angeles, is “definitely an artist.” R. Crumb and Mad Magazine, the New York Magazine critic said, are influences on Carrey’s work. [Artnet News]


Steven Kasher will close his New York gallery and join David Zwirner gallery as a director. [Artnet News]

Here’s a sales report from the Art021 fair in Shanghai, where a work by Philippe Parreno and Douglas Gordon sold for a whopping $1.7 million. [Forbes]

Jeffrey Deitch may be opening “Pop Minimalism | Minimalist Pop,” an exhibition to be staged with Gagosian gallery in Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach, but he’s actually very excited for something unrelated: the Institute of Contemporary Art’s Judy Chicago survey. [Page Six]


Peter Peryer, one of New Zealand’s most widely known photographers, has died at age 77. A documentary about the artist’s work is currently in the making. [Artforum]

Correction 12/04/2018, 12:35 p.m.: An earlier version of this article misstated the amount of prize money for the Han Nefkens - Loop Award. It is $15,000, not $10,000. The post has been updated to reflect this.

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