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Stephen A. Schwarzman Donates $150 M. For New Yale Performing Arts Center

Yesterday, it was announced that the billionaire Wall Street financier Stephen A. Schwarzman will give a $150 million dollar donation to his alma mater Yale, transforming their 114-year-old limestone building Commons into a performing arts center and cultural hub, according … Read More


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Morning Links: Turner Prize Edition

The Turner Prize shortlist has been announced, and the list includes Bonnie Camplin, Janice Kerbel, Nicole Wermers and the collective Assemble. [The Art Newspaper]A “machine vision algorithm,” has surpassed art historians at identifying artists and their unique styles of painting. [MIT … Read More


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Alberto Giacometti's L'homme au doigt (1947) sold for $141.3 million.

Christie’s Nets $705.8 M. at ‘Looking Forward’ Sale, Led by Picasso and Giacometti Record Setters

Earlier tonight Christie’s hosted an impressive $705.8 million auction that set a new world record for a single work of art at auction with Pablo Picasso’s Les femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’) (1955), which went for $179.3 million. The evening also set six new auction … Read More


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Timothy Rodgers, Former Director of Scottsdale MoCA, Will Head the Wolfsonian-FIU

The former head of Arizona’s Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Timothy Rodgers, has been named director of the Wolfsonian-Florida International University collection in Miami Beach. Having recently resigned from his six-year-directorship at SMoCA, Rodgers will begin his new position on July 1.The Wolfsonian-FIU … Read More


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Pablo Picasso's Les femmes d'Alger (Version 'O') (1955) became the most expensive work ever sold at auction, fetching $179.4 million.

Picasso Sells for $179.4 M. at Christie’s, an All-Time Record for a Work at Auction

Tonight at an auction at Christie’s, Pablo Picasso’s The Women of Algiers (Version ‘O’), which he painted on Valentine’s Day in 1955, sold for $179.3 million, including buyer’s premium, a record for a work by Picasso, and any work at auction, even when adjusting … Read More


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Alexander Gray Now Represents the Jack Tworkov Estate

The estate of Abstract-Expressionist Jack Tworkov is now represented by New York’s Alexander Gray Associates, its namesake dealer told ARTnews in a recent telephone interview. For its first Tworkov show, which the gallery will present in September, it is taking a … Read More


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Sotheby’s Posts $5.2 M. Profit for First Quarter, Expenses and Revenue Down Over Last Year

Sotheby’s today released its financial results for the first quarter of 2015, which ended on March 31 this year. The house posted a profit of $5.2 million for that period, up from the $6.1 million loss it reported during the same period … Read More


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Chris Burden after his 1971 performance piece, Shoot, in which his assistant shot him in the arm.

Morning Links: Chris Burden Edition

The late Chris Burden’s final project, a 40-foot-long airship, will go on view at Los Angeles County Museum of Art this week. [The Art Newspaper]A professor in the University of California, San Diego department of visual arts is requiring his students … Read More


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Chris Burden, Cornerstone of Performance Art, Has Died at 69

Chris Burden, the trailblazing artist who began his career with harrowing performances and ended it with monumental sculptures that obsessively channel childlike enthusiasms, died of melanoma this morning at his home and studio in Topanga Canyon, California. He was 69. His … Read More


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A One Sentence Review of the Opening of Drake’s Exhibition at Sotheby’s

Things started out fine, I suppose, except for the drunk construction worker at the bar where I was meeting a friend beforehand, who mumbled “fucking faggot” at me under his breath as I walked up to the place—which was also … Read More


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Morning Links: #GuggOccupied Edition

Whitney curators talk about their decision to include 5 anti-lynching prints in the museum’s inaugural show, “America is Hard to See.” [SEEN]Linda Nochlin, author of ARTnews’s famous 1971 feature “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” will speak at … Read More


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Frances Stark, Mark Godfrey Win the 2015 Absolut Art Award

The 2015 Absolut Art Award has been given to Frances Stark (in the category of art work) and Mark Godfrey (in the category of art writing). Stark will receive a £20,000 ($30,500) stipend, as well as £100,000 ($152,600) towards the … Read More


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Tehran’s Mayor Replaces Ads On All 1,500 City Billboards With Famous Artworks

As reported by the New York Times today, Dr. Mohammad Baqer Ghalibaf, mayor of Tehran (“[and] a former Revolutionary Guards commander, retired pilot, and the loser of two presidential elections,” the article piles on neutrally) has ordered all of the … Read More


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Johnathan Horowitz "700 Dots" in action.

Jonathan Horowitz To Commission 700 Black Dot Paintings at $20 a Piece For Frieze New York

For Gavin Brown Enterprise’s contribution to this year’s Frieze New York, Jonathan Horowitz will present “700 Dots,” a piece that will recruit a total of 700 fairgoers to attempt to paint a “perfect” solid black dot, each participant receiving a … Read More