Tania Bruguera, Tatlin's Whisper #5, 2008COURTESY TATE

Morning Links: Tania Bruguera Edition

“Ram V. Sutar, 89, has already created more than 200 distinct statues, many of them massive. Now, he is a leading contender for the commission to produce the world’s largest statue: a 597-foot-tall rendering—which would be nearly twice as high … Read More

ASPEN ART MUSEUM Founders Dinner

Aspen Art Museum Inaugurates New Shigeru Ban-Designed Building

This past weekend, the Aspen Art Museum celebrated the completion of its new Shigeru Ban-designed home with its annual ArtCrush fundraiser. In the slide show below, Jori Finkel offers a tour through the museum—and the weekend’s festivities. —The Editors

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eBay Bidder Buys 4chan Screenshot, as Art, for $90,000

CNET reports that an eBay customer has bid $90,900 for a screenshot of a post on 4chan. Titled Artwork by Anonymous, the work features a user’s musings on the value of art. “Art used to be something to cherish,” they … Read More


Artspace in Acquisition Talks With Auctionata

Artspace, one of the more prominent start-ups of a spate that strive to revolutionize the way art is sold online, is currently in acquisition talks with the Berlin-based online auction platform Auctionata. The talks are said to be nearing their final … Read More

Renoir, Dance at Bougival, 1883Courtesy MFA Boston

Morning Links: Fees Edition

“Judge decides Rauschenberg trustees’ $24.6 million fees are reasonable.” The Rauschenberg Foundation said that it is weighing its legal options. [The Art Newspaper] Sebastian Smee details the Museum of Fine Arts Boston’s controversial fee-generating loans. [The Boston Globe] Abigail Rockwell … Read More

Budapest in 1946. 


Hungarian Sculptor Defends Nazi Occupation Memorial

Peter Parkanyi Raab, the sculptor behind Budapest’s new monument to the victims of the Nazi occupation, defended his work to The Wall Street Journal today. Critics of the monument say that it downplays Hungary’s role in Nazi atrocities, since it … Read More

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International Biennial Association Names Leaders

It’s summer, folks, and everyone seems to be on vacation, but here’s a little something that just came in across the wire, via Artforum: the recently created International Biennial Association, which held its first General Assembly last month in Berlin, … Read More

Installation view of Hopf's show with PRAXES.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND PRAXES

Morning Links: Judith Hopf Edition

Sonnabend director Jason Ysenburg is moving to Gagosian. “I feel both excited and a bit scared,” he told Carol Vogel. Sonnabend will close by the end of the year. [NYT] The big art of Burning Man: an interview with Treasurer Jennifer … Read More


Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Name Esther Bell Curator of European Paintings

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have announced the appointment of Esther Bell to curator in charge of European paintings. She succeeds Lynn Orr. Bell specializes in 17th- and 18th-century European painting and is currently curator of European painting, … Read More


SculptureCenter Taps Ben Whine to Be Associate Director

Ben Whine is the new associate director of Long Island City’s SculptureCenter. Whine comes to the kunsthalle from the Guggenheim, where he was director of individual development, membership and annual fund. His new position was previously held by Frederick Janka, … Read More


Morning Links: Harun Farocki Edition

Film and video artist Harun Farocki has died at the age of 70. [Artnet] Artist Devin Leonardi has died at 33. [Artforum] The benefactors of Lucien Freud’s $161 million fortune—presumably his many, many children—will remain secret. [The Daily Telegraph via … Read More


Brooklyn Museum Visitors Under 19 Will Get Free Admission

Starting September 3, the Brooklyn Museum will no longer charge admission for visitors under 19 years old, The New York Times reports. Director Arnold L. Lehman believes that young visitors “represent the future of all museums.” “[W]e must do everything possible to … Read More


Kimmelman: Expanding the Frick Could Be a Mistake

In today’s New York Times, the paper’s architecture critic Michael Kimmelman presents his argument against the Frick Collection’s plan to expand. The renovation in question would involve opening the Upper East Side museum’s second floor to the public and transforming … Read More

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Mary Grace Wright Joins New York’s Bureau Gallery as Director

New York’s Bureau gallery has hired Mary Grace Wright to be its director. She joins the Lower East Side spot from SoHo’s Team Gallery, where she was associate director. Before Team, Wright was director at Chelsea’s Martos Gallery and helped start its … Read More