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Catherine Opie's Self Portrait (1993). 


COURTESY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES

Catherine Opie Moves to Lehmann Maupin

Photographer Catherine Opie is now represented by Lehmann Maupin, the gallery announced in a press release today. Her first exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, which has space in New York (in Chelsea and on the Lower East Side) and in Hong Kong, will open in … Read More


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New site of Art Brussels 2016.

COURTESY TOUR & TAXIS

Art Brussels Relocating to Inner-City Brussels in 2016

The Art Brussels fair, which runs this weekend, is moving to a more central location for its 2016 edition—Tour & Taxis, which was formerly the site of the Royal Customs House. Constructed between 1904 and 1906, it sits adjacent to a … Read More


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Screenshot of the screensaver, Event Listeners. 


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MAK Vienna Becomes First Museum to Use Bitcoin to Acquire Art, a Harm van den Dorpel

Digital currencies have been (very) slowly but surely infiltrating the art market, and now the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art (MAK) has become the first museum in the world to have purchased a work of art using Bitcoin. That … Read More


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An intact and complete Elephant Bird Egg, Madagascar, 17th-century or earlier.COPYRIGHT SOTHEBY'S

Sotheby’s to Auction Big Ass Egg

Here’s one for all you egg fans out there: Sotheby’s sent out an e-mail blast this morning—headline: “The World’s Most Valuable Egg?”—announcing that it was selling an “extremely rare elephant bird egg,” valued at £30,000–£50,000 ($45,450–$75,750). For anyone used to … Read More


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A work not stolen by James Meyers. 


COURTESY ARTNET

Morning Links: Jasper Johns’ Assistant Edition

Castle Glin, the home of 29th (and last) Knight of Glin Desmond Fitzgerald, located in Limerick, Ireland, is on sale for €6.5. [The Art Newspaper] Director of the Tate Modern Chris Dercon will be leaving to become the artistic director … Read More


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ArtPrize Grand Rapids.

ArtPrize Announces 2015 Jurors

Today in Grand Rapids, the city’s annual “radically open, international art competition” ArtPrize announced the jurors for it’s 2015 Grand Prize and Category awards, which it doles out in addition to prizes selected by the public. The Grand Prize panel … Read More


Artists News
James Siena, "Lisa Randall," 2009-2013.COURTESY PACE GALLERY

James Siena, In 3-D: The Artist On His New Exhibition at Pace Gallery

The genesis of James Siena’s current show at Pace dates all the way back to the 1980’s, when the artist first made small scale geometric sculptures out of toothpicks and grape stems, often to give away. “I don’t want to … Read More


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Dan Flavin, "Icon V."COURTESY NGA.GOV

Dia Will Show Early Flavin Works at Its Hamptons Space

Dan Flavin’s icons–a series of transitional sculptures that led to the artist’s more famous fluorescent light installations–will go on view at Dia’s Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton, New York, at the end of the month. The works were last seen in … Read More


2015 Venice Biennale News
El Anatsui's Earth’s Skin (2007), in the collection of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. GUGGENHEIM ABU DHABI

Venice Biennale Awards Golden Lions to El Anatsui, Susanne Ghez, Names Jury

The Venice Biennale, which opens to the public in a little more than three weeks, announced today that it has awarded its highest honor, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, to artist El Anatsui, saying in a statement that the … Read More


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Lake Iseo in Italy, the soon-to-be site of Christo's The Floating Piers.


COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Morning Links: Christo Edition

Christo will create 4.5 kilometers of paths on Lake Iseo in Italy made of yellow nylon that will connect two of its islands to the mainland for the first time, allowing the public to “walk on water.” The Floating Piers will be his first major … Read More


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Performance still of Rabih Mroué, Riding on a Cloud, April 21, 2015, at the Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1
at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. MOMA/JULIETA CERVANTES

Dark Clouds: Rabih Mroué Channels Injury, War in MoMA Performance

Last night in one of MoMA’s basement theaters, the Lebanese theater director, artist, and actor Rabih Mroué presented his show Riding on a Cloud, a performance that, typical of Mroué, puts video, audio, archival material, and live bodies together on … Read More


News The Talent
The Propeller Group.


COURTESY JAMES COHAN GALLERY/THE PROPELLER GROUP

The Propeller Group Goes To James Cohan Gallery

James Cohan Gallery announced today that they will be representing The Propeller Group (TPG), a Ho Chi Minh City-based art collective consisting of Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Phunam, and Matt Lucero, in New York. TPG adopts the faux-persona of an advertising … Read More


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Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


COURTESY MIT

MIT’s Center for Art, Science, & Technology Receives $1.5 M. Gift From Mellon Foundation

MIT’s Center for Art, Science, & Technology (CAST) has been given $1.5 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the purpose of supporting the center’s “multidisciplinary creative experimentation and integration of the arts across all areas of MIT,” according … Read More


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Rome Prize 2015.

2015 Rome Prize Recipients Announced

The winners of the 2015 Rome Prize were announced today. Within the list, the artists receiving the award are as follows: Mark Boulos, Emily Jacir, David Schutter, and Senam Okudzeto. Recipients are selected by independent juries through a national competition … Read More