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COURTESY BUKOWSKIS

Swedish Auction House Sells Work to Online Bidder For $1.9 M.

The Financial Times reports that the Swedish auction house Bukowskis has sold a work by August Strindberg from 1894 to an online bidder for SKr14.3m, or $1.9 million. Though the opacity of these things can be tricky, that would seem … Read More


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COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Record Set for Adriaen de Vries, But Apple-1 Sold By Steve Jobs Falls Short of Estimate at Christie’s

A 1976 Apple computer, originally sold to a customer by Steve Jobs himself out of his Los Altos garage, sold for $365,000 at Christie’s in New York on Thursday, below its estimate of $400,000 to $600,000. The computer was part … Read More


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Morning Links: Dinner Party Edition

Roberta Smith takes a nuanced view of “The Forever Now,” the contemporary painting show that just opened at MoMA. [The New York Times] Museums are collecting more data about their visitors, and trying to get your smartphone involved more in … Read More


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COURTESY ARTSPACENH.ORG

Guy Bennett to Qatar Museums

The New York Times reports that Guy Bennett, former art advisor and former co-head of Christie’s Impressionist and Modern art department, has joined Qatar Museums (formerly the Qatar Museums Authority), as its new director of collections and acquisitions. Read more … Read More


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Fulton Ryder to Close

Richard Prince’s secretive Upper East Side bookstore Fulton Ryder will close on December 25, the store wrote in an email to its mailing list today. Fulton Ryder, a pseudonym of Prince’s, was run by Fabiola Alondra and staged gallery-like shows—even … Read More


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Works by Yoko Ono, poster, Carnegie Recital Hall, New York, November 24, 1961.
Photograph by George Maciunas. Courtesy The Museum Of Modern Art, New York.

MoMA Announces 2015 Yoko Ono Show

Today the Museum Of Modern art announced its first solo exhibition dedicated exclusively to the work of Yoko Ono. Titled “Yoko Ono: One Women show, 1960-1971,” it will run from May 17 to September 7, 2015. The show will focus on what … Read More


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Worcester Art Museum Taps Elizabeth Athens to Be Assistant Curator of American Art

Today the Worcester Art Museum, of Worcester, Massachusetts, hired Elizabeth Athens, a Ph.D. candidate in art history at Yale, as its new assistant curator of American art. A specialist in 18th- and 19th-century American art, she will start at the … Read More


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Former Walker Director Martin Friedman Remembers Mushroom Adventures With John Cage

As part of its 75th-anniversary celebrations, Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center is running on its website unpublished writings by Martin Friedman, who directed the museum from 1961 to 1990 and made it into one of the most progressive institutions for contemporary art … Read More


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Joe Bradley. Abelmuth. 2008.

Balling Off Painting: MoMA Opens ‘The Forever Now’

Tuesday night, at the Museum of Modern Art’s opening for “The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World,” most people had a hard time remembering when the last group show of young painters had happened at the museum (technically, the … Read More


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Holly Zausner: The Doppelgänger Stretch

Known for hurling her rubbery sculptures from rooftops, the sculptor is now letting them perform in her films Read More


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Here’s the List of Participants for Independent 2015

If you’re still experiencing a Miami hangover, you’re out of luck. Armory Week is right around the corner! Independent, which just held its inaugural second event (called Independent Projects) in New York during the November auctions, will return during Armory Week, … Read More


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Morning Links: The American Museum of Natural History Expansion Edition

Norman and Irma Braman talk to The New York Times about their new museum, the ICA Miami: “‘If the curator and director of the museum want to have a show on the New York School of Artists, we’d be very … Read More


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COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Christie’s Americas President to Depart

The Financial Times reports that incoming Christie’s CEO Patricia Barbizet will soon need to find someone to replace Christie’s President of the Americas Doug Woodham. Ms. Barbizet is herself a replacement for Steven Murphy, who announced that he would step down … Read More


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Installation view of the artist's work at the 2014 Berlin Biennale.ANDERS SUNE BERG

Cyprus Taps Christodoulos Panayiotou for 2015 Venice Biennale Pavilion

Artist Christodoulos Panayiotou will represent Cyprus at the 2015 Venice Biennale, Artforum reports. The nation’s pavilion is being curated by Omar Kholeif, who selected Panayiotou from more than 70 proposals. “I believe that Panayiotou possesses a singular artistic vision that … Read More