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Clarion Award for ARTnews’ Leonardo Benatov Profile

The Association for Women in Communications has awarded ARTnews one of its Clarion Awards, “which honor excellence” and “symbolize excellence in clear, concise communications,” for Thane Peterson’s profile of Leonardo Benatov, the artistic adviser for Chevreuse, France’s Valsuani bronze foundry, … Read More

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Louvre Abu Dhabi to Receive Loans from Major French Museums

According to Le Figaro, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will borrow around 300 artworks from 13 major French museums over the next decade. These institutions include the Musée d’Orsay, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée Guimet, and the Louvre. Manuel Rabaté, CEO of … Read More

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President Obama Awards James Turrell National Medal of Arts

Yesterday President Obama awarded James Turrell the National Medal of Arts, which goes “to individuals or groups who are deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support, and availability of the arts in … Read More

'My Bed' (1998) by Emin. (Courtesy Christie's)
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Morning Links Roundup: ‘My Bed’ Edition

“The Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk is being heaped with accolades. Pamuk, the winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in literature, has won the 2014 Helena Vaz da Silva European Award for Raising Public Awareness on Cultural Heritage.” [The Art Newspaper] … Read More

The work in question.

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Katie Paterson Will Send Artwork to the International Space Station

Later this month, an artwork by the British, Berlin-based artist Katie Paterson will become the first ever to board the International Space Station. The piece, Campo del Cielo, Field of the Sky, resembles a meteorite, but is in fact a … Read More

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Christopher Scoates Named Director of Cranbrook Academy

The Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum announced today that Christopher Scoates will begin this Friday as its new director. He succeeds Reed Kroloff, who held the post for seven years. Scoates was most recently director of the University … Read More

Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, c. 1503–7, oil on poplar wood.

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European Museums Struggle With Crowds

With record-breaking attendance reported at some of the world’s most popular museums, institutions are now tasked with balancing visitor experience with art preservation, The New York Times reports today. In 2013, the Louvre hosted a staggering 9.3 million visitors, while … Read More

The apartment.

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Tobias Meyer, Marc Fletcher Sell New York Apartment for $16.2 M.

Curbed NY reports that former Sotheby’s auctioneer Tobias Meyer and his husband, the art adviser Marc Fletcher, have sold their apartment in Columbus Circle for $16.2 million. The sum falls just short of their $16.9 million asking price, which is … Read More

The book.

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

If you’re a fan of 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 … 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

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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

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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.

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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