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Atul Dodiya's S. S. Rajputana leaving the Port of Bombay - 29th August 1931.


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Hong Kong’s Forthcoming M+ Museum Adds Dodiya Painting to Its Collection

M+, set to be Hong Kong’s first major museum for international contemporary art when it finally opens in the West Kowloon Cultural District in 2018, has acquired the painting S.S. Rajputana leaving the port of Bombay – 29th August 1931 … Read More


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Tunisian security forces after the attack.


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Morning Links: Tunisian Terrorist Attack Edition

Yesterday, terrorists killed visitors at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, taking others hostage after attacking the Parliament building nearby. Seven foreign tourists were killed, and French, Italian, British, and Spanish citizens were among the hostages. Two of the terrorists … Read More


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Long Beach Museum of Art Receives $2 M. Gift, Largest in Its History

California’s Long Beach Museum of Art has been given a $2 million gift by longtime patrons of the museum, Ronald and Sylvia Hartman. This donation is not only the single largest in the museum’s history, but also the largest given … Read More


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303 Gallery Taps Fabiola Alondra for New Publishing Imprint

New York’s 303 Gallery has announced the launch of a new publishing imprint that will release “limited edition artist’s books, ephemera, and all manner of printed materials in collaboration with gallery artists,” according to a statement from the gallery. It … Read More


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"The College Dropout" era Kanye West.

Kanye West Will Receive Honorary Doctorate From SAIC

It was confirmed today by the School of Art Institute of Chicago (via Hyperallergic) that the rapper Kanye West—in addition to gallerist Rhona Hoffman, artist Janet Neiman, Art Institute of Chicago director and president Douglas Druick, and German artist Albert … Read More


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Gabriele Finaldi Named Director of London’s National Gallery

The National Gallery in London announced today that Gabriele Finaldi, the 49-year-old Old Masters art historian, will be the museum’s new director. The appointment confirms a month and a half of rumors that Finaldi would be selected as the successor to … Read More


Artists Retrospective
Leonard Nimoy taking a photograph for "Secret Selves." SETH KAYE PHOTOGRAPHY

Multiple Personalities: Leonard Nimoy on His ‘Secret Selves’ Photographs in 2010

Though known for playing Spock on the sci-fi TV show Star Trek, Leonard Nimoy, who died at age 83 on February 27, also had one foot in the art world. He studied with conceptual photographer Robert Heinecken when he was … Read More


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Rebel Energy: The Scene Around Dem Passwords Gallery

One of the most surreal assemblages of cultural signifiers I’ve ever encountered was in Los Angeles in the summer of 2011, when the rapper Riff Raff—soon to shoot to stardom after inspiring James Franco’s character in the 2013 Harmony Korine … Read More


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Suspects in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist. 


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Morning Links: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist Edition

Ads for menswear designer Patrik Ervell’s S/S 2015 collection will show previously unseen photographs by the late photographer Peter Hujar instead of clothing. [T Magazine] The 90-piece art collection of the late former chairman of Goldman Sachs, John Whitehead, will be the main feature … Read More


2015 Venice Biennale News
Iraq's National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. 
 

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For Venice, Iraq Taps Five Artists, Plans Ai Weiwei Collaboration

Iraq’s National Pavilion exhibition for the upcoming 56th Venice Biennale will be titled “Invisible Beauty,” the Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq, which is organizing the show, announced today. The exhibition takes its name from the unexpected nature of the works to be displayed, as … Read More


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‘Everybody Gets a Porcelain Vase!’: Oprah to Auction Private Collection

It was announced yesterday that the Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago will conduct a single-owner auction of over 500 lots belonging to the media legend Oprah Winfrey. The lots will include English, French, and Continental furniture and decorative arts as … Read More


Artists News
Installation view of paintings by Greg Goldberg at One World Trade Center.

Greg Goldberg on His Sky Lobby Paintings at One World Trade Center

In January, One World Trade Center debuted seven paintings by Greg Goldberg on its 64th-floor sky lobby, a reception and events area in the building that, as we spoke about them last week, was being filled with chairs for some kind … Read More


Artists Q&A
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‘People Have Anxiety About Ambiguity’: A Talk With Math Bass

Math Bass was included in the recent “With & Width” show at Chapter NY on the Lower East Side. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Hammer Museum and Overduin & Co., where she had her first solo … Read More


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How To Sell A Banksy.


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Morning Links: How To Sell A Banksy Edition

An exceptionally thorough profile of Jerry Saltz. [Capital New York] The Kravises have purchased Jasper Johns’s Painted Bronze (1960) from the artist, and promised to donate it to the Museum of Modern Art. (In other news, MoMA just acquired its … Read More