Swatches from the Dunkel collection at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

$1.3 M. In Swatch Watches To Be Auctioned At Sotheby’s In Hong Kong

The Guardian reports that 68-year-old retired insurance broker Paul Dunkel of Luxembourg is set to sell his collection of over 5,800 Swatch watches (valued at more than $1.3 million) today in a “superlot” facilitated by the Hong Kong outpost of … Read More

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‘Advertising Is Fueled By Prejudice’: An Hour With Hank Willis Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas was in his studio near the Port Authority bus terminal in Midtown Manhattan showing me a ten-year-old advertisement featuring the rapper 50 Cent. “We’ve become media-literate,” Thomas said. “We’ll consume an ad before we even look at … Read More

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NADA Miami Beach Will Move to the Fontainebleau Hotel

NADA Miami, the New Art Dealers Alliance’s fair during Art Basel Miami Beach in December, will be moving to the Fontainebleau Hotel on Collins Avenue for its 2015 edition. NADA opened in Miami in 2003, and in 2009 moved to … Read More

Anderson Ranch in Aspen, Colorado.


Ryan Trecartin, Alec Soth, Frank Stella Included in Lineup for Anderson Ranch’s 2015 Summer Series

Aspen, Colorado’s renowned artist community Anderson Ranch has announced its lineup for its eight-week Featured Artists & Conversations Series, which brings together artists, critics, collectors, and curators together to participate in panel discussions, Q&As, and lectures. This year, participating artists … Read More

Gabriel Dawe's Plexus No. 4, made from Gütermann thread, wood, and nails was on view at the Dallas Contemporary in 2010.


Morning Links: Dallas Edition

Sixteen Romanesque Biblical manuscripts known together as as “The Idda Collection” will go on display, for sale, at the Les Enluminures Gallery in New York from April 9-May 2. Dated between 980-1240, the manuscripts are priced from $180,000 to $6.5m—the latter … Read More

Architectural rendering of 540 West 25th Street, New York. 


Morning Links: New Pace Gallery Edition

Pace Gallery will be renovating their Chelsea gallery at 540 West 25th Street, to begin in December 2015 with an estimated completion date of fall 2017. The gallery will take up 40,000 square feet of space in a new 60,000 square-foot building … Read More

Jean-François Millet's 1857 painting, The Gleaners, as altered by the Gluten Free Museum.

Morning Links: Gluten-Free Art Edition

The Art Newspaper’s analysis of museum visitor figures from 2014. [The Art Newspaper] California’s District Court  denied a motion to dismiss the case of ownership of Lucas Cranach the Elder’s circa 1530 dual paintings, Adam and Eve. The case began in 2007, … Read More

Big Band by LeRoy Neiman, courtesy of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation

LeRoy Neiman Foundation Gives $2.5 M. to the Smithsonian for Jazz Programming, Jazz Cafe

The Smithsonian’s Museum of American History announced that it will increase its jazz programming with a $2.5 million dollar endowment from the LeRoy Nieman Foundation. Part of the endowment will be used to make up a program of jazz-related events, including a performance … Read More

A still from Hito Steyerl's How Not To Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File (2013).


Hito Steyerl Wins the First EYE Prize

The newly created EYE Prize has been awarded to Berlin-based artist and cultural theorist Hito Steyerl. The £25,000 prize ($37,100) was established by the Amsterdam film museum of the same name with the goal of supporting outstanding artists who work primarily in … Read More


Dallas’s Nasher Sculpture Center Creates $100,000 Annual Prize

The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas has announced the creation of an annual $100,000 sculpture prize. The winner will be selected by a jury that includes some pretty fancy names in contemporary art–Phyllida Barlow, Lynne Cooke, Okwui Enwezor, Yuko Hasegawa, … Read More

A sundae at Morgenstern's.COURTESY THE ICE PARLOR

Frieze New York Taps Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, Dimes, Roberta’s, More

Every year, on one beautiful day in spring, Frieze New York announces the list of almost uniformly delicious, relatively young downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn restaurants that it has brought onboard for its annual fair on Randall’s Island. That day is … Read More

Hedda Sterne, New York, VIII, 1954, which is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.COURTESY MOMA

Van Doren Waxter Gallery Now Represents the Hedda Sterne Foundation

The Upper East Side’s Van Doren Waxter Gallery now represents the Hedda Sterne Foundation, and will display a selection of Sterne’s works from April 2 to May 1. Sterne, who died in 2011 at the age of 100, was the only female … Read More

A computerized mock-up of Carsten Höller's slides.


Morning Links: Giant Slides Edition

An ancient Egyptian masterpiece displayed in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum—a 5-foot long painting known as “Meidum Geese”—may be a forgery. [The Art Newspaper] The Art Newspaper analyzed 600 exhibitions submitted by 68 museums in the U.S., and found that almost one-third … Read More

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Following Canceled Nitsch Show, Museo Jumex Appoints New Chief Curator and Interim Director, Julieta González

Mexico City’s Museo Jumex announced today that it has appointed Julieta González to the position of chief curator and interim director. The appointment happens in the wake of a canceled Hermann Nitsch exhibition and the resignation of then-director Patrick Charpenel. In … Read More