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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

Hirst.

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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

Renfrew.

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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

Goldsmiths. 

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Goldsmiths to Build Public Art Gallery

Goldsmiths, the University of London—home to one of the world’s most prestigious art departments—will soon build a public gallery behind that department’s South East London facility, The Art Newspaper reports.

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California African American Museum Director Charmaine Jefferson to Resign

Charmaine Jefferson, director of Los Angeles’ California African American Museum, will depart her post by the end of the day today, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Curators Tend to Make Around $150,000 A Year for Major Shows

In a story out today, The Art Newspaper reports that Germano Celant’s eyebrow-raising $1 million fee for his upcoming work on Milan Expo 2015 is not standard for curators of major shows like the expo, Documenta, or the Venice Biennale. … Read More

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Sotheby’s Plans ‘Modest’ Layoffs

Sotheby’s auction house announced Thursday that it will soon downsize a “modest” number of its employees worldwide.

From the first ARTnews 200.
Features Top 200 Collectors

Addendum: The ARTnews 200 Legacy

This month’s ARTnews features the 24th installment of our annual “ARTnews 200″ list, a comprehensive guide to the influential collectors of this year. We recently took the opportunity to peruse the ARTnews archives, to see what the first edition from the … Read More

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Massimiliano Gioni Named ‘Artistic Director’ of the New Museum

The New Museum announced today today that curator Massimiliano Gioni will now hold the title “Artistic Director” at the museum.