Author Archives: The Editors of ARTnews

The book.

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Coming Soon: Cory Arcangel’s ‘Working On My Novel,’ The Book

If you’re a fan the Cory Arcangel project and Twitter feed “Working On My Novel,” next week you’ll be able to own something that might be considered an edition of it. Fittingly enough, on July 31 Penguin will publish a … Read More

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Thomas Demand Liked ‘The Lego Movie,’ Didn’t See It As Advertising Legos

Head over to The Wall Street Journal today for a fun interview with Thomas Demand, in which he discusses Matisse and reveals that he’ll soon open a new studio in Berlin that he will share with Tacita Dean and Thomas … Read More

Feigen.

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Sellers Beware! Feigen Ruling Says Dealers Must Pay Taxes on Forged Art Sales

New York dealer Richard Feigen recently lost an attempt to get back the taxes he paid on the 2004 sale of a Max Ernst painting that later turned out to be fake, the New York Law Journal reports. Feigen returned … Read More

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New ID Card May Give New Yorkers Free Met Access

A proposed citywide identification card for New Yorkers, announced earlier this month, may also come with a free membership to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Times reports. The card is mostly aimed at making it easier for … Read More

Yee.

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Lydia Yee Named Chief Curator of Whitechapel Gallery

Lydia Yee has been named chief curator of London’s Whitechapel Gallery, Artforum reports.

The museum. 

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North Carolina Museum of Art Receives $1.9 M. Grant

The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh received a $1.9 million grant from the State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation for art education research yesterday. The money will reportedly go to construction of a “high-tech education center.” Read more at … Read More

The Corcoran

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‘Save the Corcoran’ Group Heads to Court Next Week

A judge in Washington, D.C. Superior Court will hear arguments from the “Save the Corcoran” group next week during a four-day hearing aimed at preventing the merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art with the National Gallery of Art, The … Read More

The Photoshop in question.

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Chinese State Media Scrubs References to Guo Yongyao Toad After Internet Notices a Resemblance to Former President

A giant inflatable toad sculpture in Beijing by Chinese artist Guo Yongyao has reportedly been part of a minor media coverup by the state news agency Xinhua, according to the AFP. Stories mentioning the sculpture were reportedly deleted after a … Read More

The non-botanical "Split-Rocker." 

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Jeff Koons Got a Little Tipsy, Invented a ‘Split-Rocker’ Cocktail

The New York Post reports today that Rockefeller Center’s Summer Garden and Bar features a ‘Split-Rocker’ margarita in honor of Jeff Koons’ eponymous botanical sculpture there, part of his major retrospective at the Whitney Museum. Astoundingly (and probably a little … Read More

The 2014 edition.

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Marc Spiegler Seeks Asia Expert for New Basel Hong Kong Director

Art Basel Director Marc Spiegler said in a phone interview today that despite the impending departure of Art Basel’s Director Asia, Magnus Renfrew (who started the fair as Art HK in 2008), Art Basel Hong Kong attendees can expect better editions, if … Read More

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Damien Hirst to Open London Art Space Next Year

The Art Newspaper reports that Damien Hirst’s exhibition space, which was said to be set to open this year, will in fact open in “May or June” of next year. The space sounds properly museum-like and will include a restaurant … Read More

Cameron Winklevoss at the 2008 Olympics. 

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Paddle8 Partners With Winklevoss Twins, May Let You Buy Art With Bitcoins

Earlier this week the Winklevoss twins’ Winklevoss Capital invested in the auction start-up Paddle8. The investment on the part of the twins, famous for their claims regarding the development of Facebook and more recently their boosting of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, … Read More

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Art Basel Hong Kong’s Magnus Renfrew to Bonhams

Magnus Renfrew, Art Basel’s Director Asia, overseeing its Hong Kong fair, announced that he is leaving the company to join Bonhams as deputy chairman Asia and director of fine arts, according to Bloomberg. Renfrew—the founding director who led the Art HK fair … Read More

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Liu Yiqian Waves Off Tea Controversy, Says $36.3 Million Cup ‘Isn’t… Appropriate for the Masses’

Liu Yiqian, one of China’s biggest art collectors, made waves last week when an image of him drinking tea from an antique porcelain cup that he bought at Sotheby’s for $36.3 million (paying for the item with his American Express … Read More