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The Market for Jane Austen Ephemera Is Heating Up

The New York Times today examines the market for objects related to the life of Jane Austen, which have seen a curious hot streak at auction recently. From The Times: Scraps of Austen penmanship are also sought. In June an autographed … Read More


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Here Is a Letter From Ron Perelman’s Lawyers About the Mugrabi Subpoenas

In a letter from August 18th, Ron Perelman’s lawyers wrote to the New York supreme court to “respectfully request” the enforcement of a subpoena of the Mugrabi family, and their transactions–dating back to January, 2010–with Larry Gagosian, whom Perelman is … Read More


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Art Basel’s Annette Schönholzer Is Stepping Down

After 12 years with Art Basel in a variety of high-profile positions, Annette Schönholzer, who is currently director of new initiatives, will leave at the end of the month, the fair giant announced today. She will continue to collaborate with … Read More


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Morning Links: Temple of Dendur Edition

“Gwangju Biennale president resigns in censorship row.” [The Art Newspaper] Dutch conceptual artist Ger van Elk has died. [Artforum] “A man who was photographed by a bystander splashed a red substance on a blank gallery wall on the third floor … Read More


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Local Paper Takes Offense as ‘The Onion’ Mocks Local Museum

Last week The Onion published a news item, “Museum Proudly Exhibits Picasso Shitty Enough To Be In Kansas City,” which offered what you might expect from such a piece of satire (e.g. “Art experts agreed with Simmons that the sketch would … Read More


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Photographer Trevor Paglen Named Winner of the 2014 EFF Pioneer Award

Artist, journalist, geographer, and author Trevor Paglen has won the 2014 EFF Pioneer Award for his counter-surveillance photography, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has announced. The award—given yearly by the EFF, a nonprofit organization devoted to defending civil rights in … Read More


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David Zwirner Will Open David Zwirner Books in Chelsea This Fall

This fall David Zwirner gallery will open David Zwirner Books, a publishing house and “book showroom” based in a townhouse near the gallery on West 19th Street in New York. The imprint represents a hefty undertaking for the gallery, which … Read More


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Tulane’s Newcomb Gallery Hires Mónica Ramírez-Montagut as Executive Director

The curatorial job switches just keep rolling along this summer! The latest move has Mónica Ramírez-Montagut joining Tulane University’s Newcomb Art Gallery in New Orleans as executive director. Ramírez-Montagut comes to the museum from MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino … Read More


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Darren Aronofsky Is the New Museum’s ‘Visionary’ Speaker

Director Darren Aronofsky will be the speaker at the New Museum’s Stuart Regen Visionaries Series, the museum announced today. He will appear in conversation with the novelist Lynne Tillman at the museum on September 30. Aronofsky’s films include Requiem for … Read More


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Morning Links: Biennial Edition

Brooklyn gets its own biennial. [NYT] Filmmaker and artist John Waters will perform his one-man show at Cincinnati’s FotoFocus biennial. [The Art Newspaper] Hammer Museum announces “Made in L.A.” biennial prizes. [The New York Times] “Designs for three permanent public works … Read More


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President of American Alliance of Museums, Ford W. Bell, Will Retire

The American Alliance of Museums announced today that its president, Ford W. Bell, will step down at the end of May 2015, after eight years at the helm. During that time he oversaw a rebranding and restructuring of the AAM, … Read More


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Alleged Banksy Vandal Charged With Felony Mischief

The Wall Street Journal reports that a man who allegedly defaced two works by the street artist Banksy in Park City, Utah has been charged with criminal mischief. The works—which, remember, were themselves defacement—depicted, according to The Journal, “an image … Read More


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Louise Lawler Plans Sotheby’s Project for High Line

  The New York Times reports that the High Line’s next commission for the billboard at the base of the High Line will be an image by Louise Lawler taken at Sotheby’s auction house. The piece features work by Donald … Read More


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Oscar Murillo Took the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge,’ and David Zwirner Is Next

Here is a kind of creepy video of collector Stefan Simchowitz pouring a bucket of ice water on hotshot artist Oscar Murillo. “Trust me,” Simchowitz says before dumping the ice on Murillo, who is stripped down to his skivvies. There’s … Read More