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Phillips 2.0: Can Auction Veteran Ed Dolman Turn Around the Art World’s Third-Place House?

On a gray Sunday last October, during Frieze Week in London, Phillips auction house opened its new headquarters in a 73,000-square-foot building on tony Berkeley Square, with renovations by architects Aukett Swanke. Visitors sipped champagne and orange juice next to … Read More


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Amnesty International Honors Joan Baez and Ai Weiwei With Joint 2015 Human Rights Award

A Reuters article reported today that Amnesty International has presented its 2015 human rights award to both Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and American folksinger Joan Baez. Ai, a vocal critic of the Chinese government, has been banned from leaving China … Read More


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Cory Arcangel To Release Upcoming Show Catalog As Teen Magazine

In an online interview published today by Dazed, Cory Arcangel explained that the catalog for his upcoming exhibition at Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo in Milan will take the form of a teen magazine in the mold of … Read More


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Phoenix Art Museum Gets $2.5 M. Gift From Selig Family

It was reported today by the Scottsdale Independent that The Phoenix Art Museum has received a $2.5 million dollar gift from former Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and his wife Suzanne, with the expressed intention of funding a chief … Read More


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Portrait of a Young Girl (1620-23), by Rubens.

Morning Links: Clara Serena Rubens Edition

A portrait of Rubens’ 12-year-old daughter Clara Serena, which was recently deaccessioned by the Met, is going to be housed at the Rubenshuis in Antwerp. It was previously attributed to a follower of Rubens, and estimated at $20,000-$30,000 in 2013. It will … Read More


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Meadows Foundation Gives $45 M. to SMU’s Art Museum, School

Dallas’s Southern Methodist University is celebrating its 100th birthday with a formidable gift: a $45 million grant from the Meadows Foundation, which is the largest single gift in the school’s history. Of that figure, $25 million is being given to SMU’s Meadows … Read More


2015 Venice Biennale News
Lotty Rosenfeld's Una milla de cruces sobre el pavimento, 
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Chile Details Plans for Venice Biennale Pavilion

Chile has announced plans for its Venice Biennale Pavilion, which will be titled “Poéticas de la Disidencia” (or “Poetics of Dissent”). The concept was selected out of a public competition sponsored by the National Council for Culture and the Arts of Chile (CNCA). The … Read More


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The Postal Service Is Printing Martín Ramírez Stamps

This has to be the finest news I’ve heard in weeks: the United States Postal Service has announced that it is issuing five postage stamps with details of works by the great Martín Ramírez (1895–1963), the Mexican American artist whose … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Nicole Eisenman's Seder (2010).


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9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

TUESDAY, MARCH 24 Lecture: Pierre Leguillon on Carl Andre at Dia Art Foundation This is part of the ongoing Artists on Artists lecture series, which examines the work of contemporary artists in Dia’s collection and exhibition programs through the lens of their … Read More


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Jackson Pollock in the kitchen. 


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Morning Links: Jackson Pollock’s Cookbook Edition

Yarat, an Azeri non-profit organization, will show works by local and international contemporary artists on March 24 in its new location inside a Soviet-era naval building in Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital. “Making Histories” will show works by more than 20 artists, … Read More


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The Biennial Boom

The 56th Venice Biennale, which opens in a little over a month, may be one of the world’s best-known and most prestigious art festivals, but in the past 20 years or so it’s gotten a lot of company on the … Read More


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Meiyin Wang Named Curator of Park Avenue Armory’s Artist-in-Residence Program

New York’s Park Avenue Armory announced today that Meiyin Wang has been named the first curator of its artist-in-residence program. Wang, who will continue as the co-director of the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, is known for working with emerging … Read More


Artists Retrospective
Joseph Beuys, Sled, 1969, wooden sled, felt, fabric straps, flashlight, fat, oil paint, string. COURTESY MITCHELL-INNES & NASH

Artist, Academic, Shaman: Joseph Beuys on His Mystical Objects, in 1970

A wooden sled with a roll of felt and a flashlight strapped to it, a mound of fat, and a lightbulb plugged into lemon are just three of the 500-plus Joseph Beuys works currently on view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash … Read More


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Drawing of a horse, by Picasso.


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Picasso’s Electrician Receives 2-Year Sentence for Possession of 271 Stolen Artworks

The verdict has been reached—75-year-old Pierre Le Guennec, Picasso’s former electrician back in the 1970s, has been dealt a two year (suspended) prison sentence for possession of 271 stolen, never-before-seen Picasso works which he claimed were a gift from the … Read More