Former FBI Interviewer Found Knoedler’s Freedman Without ‘Fraudulent Intent’

The Art Newspaper reports today on a “document dump” in the federal case of Ann Freedman and her now defunct Knoedler gallery, which closed amid accusations of forgery. Among the many revelations were that, in interviews, the “former head of the … Read More

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Sotheby's building in New York City.

Schlumberger Collection Could Fetch $85 M. At Auction

On Monday, Sotheby’s announced that a block of modern and contemporary art from the personal collection of Pierre and Sao Schlumberger is expected to sell for upwards of $85 million when it goes to auction this November. Highlights of the sale … Read More


Whitney Studio Named National Treasure

The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Studio in Greenwich Village, operated out of the New York Studio School, has been named a National Treasure by the National Trust. The studio, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992, and was included … Read More


Morning Links: October 8, 2014

Marina Abramovic to Lars von Trier: “Dear Mr Lars von Trier, I think you are the most disturbing director in this planet and this is why I’d really, really love to work with you.” Uh, Ok! [The Art Newspaper] Katya … Read More

Bjarne Melgaard, Untitled, 1997.COURTESY MUNCH MUSEUM

Bjarne Melgaard’s Munch Museum Show Will Feature a Soundtrack With Dolly Parton, Diana Ross

Curator Lars Toft-Eriksen said at a press reception today to promote “The end of it all has already happened,” an upcoming show of works by Edvard Munch and Bjarne Melgaard at Oslo’s Munch Museum, that among Melgaard’s many contributions to … Read More

"Alien She" instillation detail. Photo by Tesar Freeman.

Riot Grrrls Enter The Museum

This fall, San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center For The Arts wants Revolution Museum Style Now! On October 24, the institution will open “Alien She,” the first museum show dedicated to the lasting impact of of the punk feminist movement known … Read More



Larry Gagosian and Masa Takayama’s Restaurant Will Open Friday

Florence Fabricant reports in The New York Times that the new restaurant Kappo Masa, Larry Gagosian and Masa Takayama’s eatery underneath the Gagosian headquarters at 980 Madison Avenue, will open this Friday. She also previews the menu a bit, which … Read More

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MoMA Will Honor Director Alfonso Cuarón

The Museum of Modern Art’s 2014 film benefit will honor director Alfonso Cuarón, whose most recent film Gravity won seven Academy Awards (including one for best director). Rajendra Roy, the chief curator in MoMA’s film department, said in a statement, … Read More

Emily Carr, Breton Church, 1906.WIKIART

Morning Links: Emily Carr Edition

Tax court ruling says you’re still an artist even if you make little money from your work. [The New York Times] Artist Emily Carr’s first major solo exhibition in London will also include two loans from Damien Hirst’s personal collection, … Read More


Chelsea’s La Lunchonette May Close

Jeremiah Moss reports in New York’s Metro newspaper that La Lunchonette, the 26-year-old no-nonsense French restaurant at 10th Avenue and 18th Street, now faces potential closure, and Melva Max (who owns the restaurant with her husband Jean-Francois Fraysse) blames the High … Read More


Willie Nelson’s Hair Sold at a Guernsey’s Auction for $37,000

New York’s Guernsey’s auction house held a sale of memorabilia from the estate of Waylon Jennings Sunday night in Phoenix. Among some of the lots up for grabs were a motorcycle once owned by Buddy Holly that Jennings kept after Holly’s … Read More


Documenta 14 Will Be Held in Athens and Kassel

Ever since Greece accepted a €240 billion ($308 billion) bailout from the E.U. and I.M.F. in 2010, relations between Germany and Greece have been the focus of international scrutiny. Soon, the art world will consider the two countries through the … Read More

The Aga Khan museum.MICHAEL Z. WISE

Aga Khan Museum, $300 M. Complex Devoted to Islamic Art, Opens in Toronto

A $300 million cultural and religious complex has opened in Toronto, designed by leading modern architects and showcasing one of the world’s top collections of Islamic art. The Aga Khan Museum, housed in a structure designed by Pritzker Prize–winner Fumihiko … Read More

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EBay Launches Its Live Auction Platform

Today eBay unveiled its new online auction platform, which aims to open up a rarefied market to the broadest possible audience, providing a virtual entrance to auction house salesrooms for eBay’s whooping 149 million online shoppers (technology that will, presumably, soon … Read More