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Elaine Wynn on $142.5 M. Bacon Triptych: ‘I Was Afraid I Wasn’t Going to Own It’

In the New York Times, Jori Finkel spoke to Elaine Wynn, the billionaire collector, philanthropist, former wife of casino mogul Stephen A. Wynn, and current co-chairperson of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Wynn spoke publicly for the first time … Read More


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Susanne Hilberry, Pioneering Detroit Art Dealer, Dies at 72

Susanne Hilberry, who for four decades ran an eponymous contemporary art gallery in Detroit where she showed both internationally renowned figures and local artists, died on Thursday at a hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, from complications of a brain tumor. … Read More


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Sotheby's auctioneer Adrian Biddell at the FT & Sightsavers Seasonal Appeal Photography Auction at Getty Images Gallery, London.

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‘The Laptop Is Going to Replace the Velvet Rope’: Invaluable CEO on Partnering With Sotheby’s

After five months and 113 sales, Sotheby’s and eBay.com/Sotheby’s announced the results of their partnership with Invaluable, a company specializing in online-auction technology, reporting an almost 55 percent increase in the number of collectors bidding online, as well as a 35 … Read More


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‘Basically It Becomes This Love Story’: Jaimie Warren’s Bed-Stuy Tribute to Freddie Mercury

Last Sunday night, an overflowing crowd packed tightly into the small front room of American Medium in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood, the space bordering on mosh pit levels of density. Everyone was there to witness a performance by the artist Jaimie … Read More


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K. Koch's Spewing Rubik’s Cubes. Purchased at a Boston thrift store, 2007.

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Morning Links: ‘Celebrating Failure Since 1993’ Edition

Linda Yablonsky reports on Havana’s rich art scene. [W Magazine]The Museum of Bad Art is celebrating its 21st birthday. [The Creator’s Project]The $16 million SeaGlass carousel, funded by the Battery Conservatory, will open next Thursday in Lower Manhattan. The three-and-a-half … Read More


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Marc Jacobs on Jean-Michel Basquiat: ‘Cool’

This being mid-August, otherwise known as the devastating drought for all things interesting and newsworthy, and me with an art blog to populate with fodder for the consumption of the three of you that are in town and looking for … Read More


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A screenshot of Alejandro Jodorowsky in a video accompanying Endless Poetry's Indiegogo campaign.

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Alejandro Jodorowsky Is Crowdfunding His Latest Feature Film

Don’t let Alejandro Jodorowsky’s latest feature film, Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin), go the way of the famously unfinished Dune! Accompanying an Indiegogo campaign, which has raised $42,368 of the goal of $150,000 in six days, Jodorowsky appears in a six-minute … Read More


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Performa 15 Announces Premieres and Commissions by Oscar Murillo, Wyatt Kahn, More

Today Performa announced another batch of premieres and commissions today for its upcoming, three-week performance festival, Performa 15, which will take place in various locations around New York City in November. This year’s Performa asks its commissioned artists to respond … Read More


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Anish Kapoor Accuses Chinese City of Plagiarizing His Chicago ‘Cloud Gate’

Anish Kapoor’s 2006 sculpture Cloud Gate, a stainless steel, bean-shaped public work located in Chicago, looks suspiciously similar to a sculpture going up in Karamay, a city in northwestern China, a fact that has not escaped the artist. In a … Read More


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Thomas Krens Is Planning Another Contemporary Art Museum for North Adams, Massachusetts

Yesterday, Thomas Krens, who previously directed the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and planned MASS MoCA, proposed a 160,000-square-foot contemporary-art museum in North Adams, Massachusetts, the Berkshire Eagle reports.If Krens’s plan becomes a reality, the museum, which would be called the Global … Read More


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Still from released security footage of the Isabella Stewart Gardner heist practice run on the evening of March 17, 1990.

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Report: Suspect Identified in New Gardner Museum Heist Video Footage

Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released video footage shot at the Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990, the night before thieves made off with $500 million in paintings. Now, CBS News is reporting that a man has contacted the authorities with information … Read More


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Tyler Cann Named Curator of Contemporary Art at Columbus Museum of Art

The Columbus Museum of Art announced today that Tyler Cann has been promoted from his position as an associate curator—he will now be the Ohio museum’s curator of contemporary art.Cann first began working at the Columbus Museum of Art in … Read More