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Budapest in 1946. 

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Hungarian Sculptor Defends Nazi Occupation Memorial

Peter Parkanyi Raab, the sculptor behind Budapest’s new monument to the victims of the Nazi occupation, defended his work to The Wall Street Journal today. Critics of the monument say that it downplays Hungary’s role in Nazi atrocities, since it … Read More

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International Biennial Association Names Leaders

It’s summer, folks, and everyone seems to be on vacation, but here’s a little something that just came in across the wire, via Artforum: the recently created International Biennial Association, which held its first General Assembly last month in Berlin, … Read More

Installation view of Hopf's show with PRAXES.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND PRAXES
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Morning Links: Judith Hopf Edition

Sonnabend director Jason Ysenburg is moving to Gagosian. “I feel both excited and a bit scared,” he told Carol Vogel. Sonnabend will close by the end of the year. [NYT] The big art of Burning Man: an interview with Treasurer Jennifer … Read More

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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Name Esther Bell Curator of European Paintings

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have announced the appointment of Esther Bell to curator in charge of European paintings. She succeeds Lynn Orr. Bell specializes in 17th- and 18th-century European painting and is currently curator of European painting, … Read More

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SculptureCenter Taps Ben Whine to Be Associate Director

Ben Whine is the new associate director of Long Island City’s SculptureCenter. Whine comes to the kunsthalle from the Guggenheim, where he was director of individual development, membership and annual fund. His new position was previously held by Frederick Janka, … Read More

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Morning Links: Harun Farocki Edition

Film and video artist Harun Farocki has died at the age of 70. [Artnet] Artist Devin Leonardi has died at 33. [Artforum] The benefactors of Lucien Freud’s $161 million fortune—presumably his many, many children—will remain secret. [The Daily Telegraph via … Read More

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Brooklyn Museum Visitors Under 19 Will Get Free Admission

Starting September 3, the Brooklyn Museum will no longer charge admission for visitors under 19 years old, The New York Times reports. Director Arnold L. Lehman believes that young visitors “represent the future of all museums.” “[W]e must do everything possible to … Read More

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Kimmelman: Expanding the Frick Could Be a Mistake

In today’s New York Times, the paper’s architecture critic Michael Kimmelman presents his argument against the Frick Collection’s plan to expand. The renovation in question would involve opening the Upper East Side museum’s second floor to the public and transforming … Read More

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Mary Grace Wright Joins New York’s Bureau Gallery as Director

New York’s Bureau gallery has hired Mary Grace Wright to be its director. She joins the Lower East Side spot from SoHo’s Team Gallery, where she was associate director. Before Team, Wright was director at Chelsea’s Martos Gallery and helped start its … Read More

The Chelsea Hotel.

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Morning Links: Lawsuit Edition

The Larry Rivers Foundation sues Chelsea Hotel owner Joseph Chetrit for the return of a painting that used to hang there. [New York Post] A judge in a Washington D.C. court heard an arguments from the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s … Read More

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Carol Vogel May Have Plagiarized David Foster Wallace’s Times Obituary

Yesterday, Fishbowl NY reported that a recent lead by New York Times arts reporter Carol Vogel may have been plagiarized from Wikipedia. A quick survey of Vogel’s work in the the Times archives reveals four more examples of questionable repetition in … Read More

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Met President Emily K. Rafferty Will Step Down Next Year

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that its president, Emily K. Rafferty, will step down next year, after more than 10 years on the job. The Met’s news release notes that Rafferty joined the museum in 1976 in its development department and went on to become the … Read More

Wolfgang Paalen, Messengers des trois pôles (Messengers from Three Poles), 1949. COURTESY  GALLERY WENDI NORRIS, SAN FRANCISCO
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Wolfgang Paalen at Gallery Wendi Norris

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Adel Abdessemed, Lampedusa, 2014, black stone on paper. COURTESY MARC DOMAGE
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Adel Abdessemed at Blondeau & Cie

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