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The Paddle8 offices.COURTESY PADDLE8

Paddle8 Sees High-Profile Layoffs and Departures as Company Shifts Gears After Merger With Auctionata

Online auction house Paddle8 has suffered a number of defections from its top ranks, while also laying off several employees, as the company adjusts to its merger with rival startup Auctionata, ARTnews has learned. In recent weeks over a dozen … Read More

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Alex Olson, Reply, 2015.

Altman Siegel Now Represents Alex Olson

San Francisco’s Altman Siegel gallery has announced it now reps Los Angeles–based artist Alex Olson. Olson is known for her abstract paintings, which juxtapose patterns, shapes, textures, and colors to create disjointed visual and linguistic symbols. Altman Siegel will hold … Read More

The largest Fancy Intense Blue Diamond offered at auction.COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Diamond Intense, Fancy

I don’t believe in God or a soul or energy, but I do think that, every year, I lose a little something fundamental inside myself that I’ll never get back, some internal conviction that makes me more or less human … Read More


Beyoncé Visited the William N. Copley Show at the Menil Collection

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on May 24, 2016 at 10:41am PDT Proving once again that her taste in contemporary art is exquisite, catholic, and beyond reproach (read: wonderfully similar to mine), Beyoncé just put a photo on her Instagram account that shows … Read More

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Matthew H. Robb.


Fowler Museum at UCLA Names Matthew H. Robb Chief Curator

The Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles has announced the appointment of Matthew H. Robb as chief curator. Robb, who previously worked as curator of the arts of the Americas at the de Young Museum in San … Read More

Anderson Cooper interviewing Jack Flam.COURTESY CBSNEWS

‘60 Minutes’ Did a Segment on the Knoedler Forgery Trial

Knoedler & Co., the once-revered New York gallery that fell from grace due to its involvement in selling some $80 million worth of fake paintings over the course of 15 years, was the subject of a segment on 60 Minutes … Read More

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Manfred Werner

Cynthia Fiske, Manny Kadre, and Elle Macpherson Join ICA Miami Board of Trustees

The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami announced today that its board of trustees has three new members: Cynthia Fiske, Manny Kadre, and Elle Macpherson. The news comes a year ahead of the opening of the ICA’s new permanent space in … Read More

The Renaissance Society 

Renaissance Society Receives $1.5 M. Through Three Gifts, Largest in Museum’s History

Solveig Øvstebø, the executive director and chief curator of the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, announced today that the Renaissance Society has received three major gifts, from the Edlis Neeson Foundation, the Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation, and the Zell Family … Read More


NADA Announces Inaugural International Exhibitor Prize

The New Art Dealers Alliance said today that it is now accepting applications for its first-ever International Exhibitor Prize. The winner will be provided with a sponsored booth at NADA Miami Beach 2016 in December in which to exhibit work. The … Read More

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Wendelien van Oldenborgh Will Represent the Netherlands at the 2017 Venice Biennale

The Mondriaan Foundation announced today that Wendelien van Oldenborgh will represent the Netherlands at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Lucy Cotter will curate the pavilion.Although the Biennale is still about a year away, van Oldenborgh’s pavilion already has a name: “Cinema … Read More

The scene at the Bruce High Quality Foundation University benefit, held at Palazzo Chupi.COURTESY MAX LAKNER/BFA

‘I Don’t Want to Be Part of a Conglomerate’: Julian Schnabel Discusses Leaving Gagosian for Pace at Bruce High Quality Benefit

Earlier this year, the Bruce High Quality Foundation University, the free art school run by members of the semi-anonymous collective, moved its operations completely out of Manhattan, settling in Industry City after three years at a second-floor space on Avenue A. But … Read More

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‘The Word Gallery Is No Longer Elastic Enough’: Gavin Brown on His New York Reopening

Like many of New York’s noteworthy gallerists—think Leo Castelli, or Larry Gagosian—Gavin Brown is a transplant to the city. Brown, who has shown such artists as Piotr Uklański, Urs Fischer, Elizabeth Peyton, and Peter Doig, moved to New York from the … Read More

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Rebecca Rabinow Named Director at Menil Collection

The Menil Collection in Houston has announced that Dr. Rebecca Rabinow will be taking over as the institution’s director, effective in July. Rabinow is currently the Leonard A. Lauder Curator of Modern Art at the Met, where she has worked since … Read More

Expo Chicago 2015.

Here’s the Exhibitor List for EXPO Chicago 2016

Expo Chicago has released the exhibitor list for its fifth edition, which will take place September 22-25 at Chicago’s Navy Pier’s Festival Hall at 600 East Grand Avenue.This year, 145 galleries from 23 countries and 52 cities around the world … Read More