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Christian Jankowski Will Curate Manifesta 11

For the first time in its 20-year history, Manifesta, the roving European biennial, will be curated by an artist. That artist is the Berlin-based Christian Jankowski, whose appointment as chief curator of Manifesta 11, which will be presented in Zurich … Read More

Napoleon Crossing the Alps (1801) by David.CHATEAU DE MALMAISON/WIKIMEDIA

Morning Links: Napoleon Bonaparte Edition

Mass MoCA is partnering with James Turrell, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation; the Easton Foundation (of the Louise Bourgeois’s estate), Laurie Anderson, and Jenny Holzer on a variety of long-term installations. [The New York Times] Items of Napoleon ephemera are blowing … Read More


Art History, Now in Doll Form

Kyle Hilton had little trouble transforming the lead characters of Downton Abbey, Girls, and Breaking Bad into paper dolls, but he turned out to be unexpectedly confounded by Picasso. “I thought I knew what he looked like until I tried … Read More

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DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Hires John B. Ravenal as Executive Director

John B. Ravenal, the curator of modern and contemporary art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, has been selected as the new executive director of the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. He takes the place of … Read More

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Palm Springs Art Museum Taps Elizabeth Armstrong to Be Director

Elizabeth Armstrong, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ contemporary art curator since 2008, has been hired by the Palm Spring Art Museum to be its new director. She will take the place of Steven Nash, who announced in April that he would retire … Read More

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U2 Will Sell Its Warhol

The band U2 will sell an Andy Warhol that they own collectively at an upcoming Bonhams Prints and Multiples sale, the website Art Fix Daily reports. The print of a tipped-over Coca-Cola can was commissioned for a Time magazine cover … Read More


Aperture Announces 2014 PhotoBook Awards

Today the Aperture Foundation and the Paris Photo fair, which runs at the city’s Grand Palais through Sunday, released the winners of their Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, which focus on “the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.” … Read More

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Lost Dylan Thomas Notebook Will Hit the Block at Sotheby’s London In December

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Dylan Thomas’s birth, Sotheby’s will sell a previously undiscovered notebook by the poet dating to the 1930s, which Thomas’s mother-in-law had given to a member of her household staff to incinerate, though the servant … Read More

Blue Glove Left #1 (2014) by Ross-Ho.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND THE APPROACH

Morning Links: Amanda Ross-Ho Edition

Here’s a look at the Paris Photo fair, the largest photography fair in the world. [The Wall Street Journal] The Lab, an alternative music and art space in San Francisco, will hold “a 24-hour performance-art-piece-as-fund-raiser that will bring together members of … Read More

An installation view of the exhibition.PHOTO BY DAVID HEALD/JEWISH MUSEUM

A Thing of Beauty: The Jewish Museum Presents the Collections of Cosmetics Entrepreneur Helena Rubinstein

As the curators at the Jewish Museum will tell you, most of today’s beauty and cosmetics companies are owned and run by men—an unusual phenomenon in a culture obsessed with the “empowered” female CEO. The original and most legendary female … Read More

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Tauba Auerbach, Untitled (Fold), 2010, acrylic on canvas. COURTESY PHILLIPS.

Records for Danh Vo, Tauba Auerbach and Rashid Johnson at $52 M. Phillips Contemporary Art Sale

Earlier tonight Phillips ended the week of contemporary art auctions in New York with a small sale that saw new records for Danh Vo, Tauba Auerbach and Rashid Johnson but brought in just $51.96 million with premium, below the evening’s … Read More


Here Are the Participating Artists in the 2015 New Museum Triennial

The New Museum has shared the list of participating artists in its 2015 Triennial, which was curated by Lauren Cornell, a curator at the museum, and artist Ryan Trecartin, and is titled “Surround Audience.” The show will open February 25 … Read More

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Mayerson's 'My Family' (2013)


Michel Auder and Keith Mayerson Join Marlborough Chelsea

Marlborough Chelsea now represents video artist Michel Auder and the painter Keith Mayerson, the gallery told ARTnews today. Both New York-based artists have had storied careers, and both recently participated in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. (Auder also participated in Documenta 13). Director … Read More

'The Cathedrals of Art' (1942), Florine Stettheimer's unfinished final work, which is owned by the Met.COURTESY METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Met Announces Opening Date, Show at Whitney’s Breuer Building

For the past three years, ever since the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it would take over the Whitney’s Breuer building for at least eight years, there has been endless speculation about what it will do there. Now The … Read More