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Here Are the Nominees for the 2014 AICA Awards

Today the United Section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA) announced the nominees for its 2014 awards, which honor exhibitions, performances, writers, and blogs. More than 400 AICA will cast ballots to decide first- and second-place winners. Looking over the list may make … Read More


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Bronx Museum Names José A. Ortiz Deputy Director

The Bronx Museum announced today that José A. Ortiz has been appointed the museum’s new deputy director. Ortiz comes from Artisphere, the arts center in Arlington, Virginia, where he served as executive director. There, he obtained sponsorship for “Frida Kahlo: … Read More


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Morning Links: Elephant Edition

Yves Bouvier, a Swiss businessman behind high-end free ports dedicated to storing and shipping art in Geneva, Luxembourg and Singapore, was detained in Monaco on Wednesday on suspicion of fraud. He is currently under investigation for fraud in the hundreds of millions … Read More


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The Getty’s Associate Director for Collections Is Retiring

Thomas Kren, the J. Paul Getty Museum’s associate director for collections, is retiring after 35 years with the museum, the Getty announced today. He joined the Getty in 1980, first as an associate curator of paintings, then senior curator of … Read More


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ICP Gives Infinity Awards to Graciela Iturbide, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Mario Testino, More

The International Center of Photography has announced its eight 2015 Infinity Award winners, all of whom will be honored at an awards ceremony—which doubles as ICP’s largest annual fundraiser—on April 30 at Pier 60 at the Chelsea Piers in New York. … Read More


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The face that launched a thousand twerks — Miley Cyrus at the infamous 2013 VMAs.


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For his new “Producers” series, sculptor Xavier Veilhan convinced Daft Punk to unmask themselves so he could make 3D scans of them, which he then used to create wooden sculptures of the pair. Veilhan also has a double exhibition, “Music,” opening … Read More


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Elizabeth Taylor Trust Sues Christie’s

A federal complaint against Christie’s was filed on Tuesday by Elizabeth Taylor’s Southern Trust. The claim alleges that the auction house mismanaged the sales of Taylor’s “most prized and valuable possessions” (including her jewelry, wardrobe, and art collection) and stole … Read More


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Vervoordt Foundation, Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia Will Examine ‘Universal Proportions’ in Venice Biennale Show

The Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation and the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia will present a show called “PROPORTIO” at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, which will run from May 9 through November 22. This fifth edition of their biennial … Read More


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Mexico City’s Museo Jumex cancels a controversial Hermann Nitsch show. [The New York Times] London’s Wellcome Collection is showing a new exhibition, “Forensics, The Anatomy of Crime,” which showcases female artists who make art out of murder. [The Guardian] Read … Read More


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Artis Receives $1 M. Anonymous Donation

The independent nonprofit organization Artis—created to raise awareness and understanding of contemporary visual art from Israel—announced today that it has received a $1,000,000 gift from an anonymous donor. According to the organization’s news release, the donation will allow for a new Artis … Read More


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Rudi Fuchs Will Curate ArtZuid 2015

Rudi Fuchs will curate the fourth edition of ArtZuid, an open air sculpture biennial in Amsterdam. The selected artists–which include Ai Weiwei, Georg Baselitz, James Lee Byars, Tony Cragg, and KAWS–will each have their own podium to display ensembles of … Read More


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René Magritte's The Treachery of Images (This is Not a Pipe) (1929). 


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Morning Links: Surrealist Comedy Edition

Despite improved relations with the US, Cuba is still refusing to return seized art. [The Art Newspaper] Labour leader Ed Miliband has promised to set up a Prime Minister’s Committee on the Arts, Culture and Creative Industries if he wins the … Read More


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The War at Home: Norwegian Critics Rain Fire on Prodigal Son Bjarne Melgaard for Munch Show

Bjarne Melgaard’s current show at the Munch Museum in Oslo, “The End of It Has Already Happened,” which pairs the work of Norway’s most celebrated contemporary artist with one of its national icons, has turned into “a huge national scandal … Read More


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Here’s How Peter Lik Priced That $6.5 M. Photograph

On Sunday The New York Times posted an impressive profile of Peter Lik, the nature photographer who, a few months ago, claimed to have sold the most expensive photograph in the world, and the curious way he does business, through … Read More