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Stephen A. Schwarzman Donates $150 M. For New Yale Performing Arts Center

Yesterday, it was announced that the billionaire Wall Street financier Stephen A. Schwarzman will give a $150 million dollar donation to his alma mater Yale, transforming their 114-year-old limestone building Commons into a performing arts center and cultural hub, according … Read More


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Morning Links: Turner Prize Edition

The Turner Prize shortlist has been announced, and the list includes Bonnie Camplin, Janice Kerbel, Nicole Wermers and the collective Assemble. [The Art Newspaper]A “machine vision algorithm,” has surpassed art historians at identifying artists and their unique styles of painting. [MIT … Read More


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Alberto Giacometti's L'homme au doigt (1947) sold for $141.3 million.

Christie’s Nets $705.8 M. at ‘Looking Forward’ Sale, Led by Picasso and Giacometti Record Setters

Earlier tonight Christie’s hosted an impressive $705.8 million auction that set a new world record for a single work of art at auction with Pablo Picasso’s Les femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’) (1955), which went for $179.3 million. The evening also set six new auction … Read More


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Timothy Rodgers, Former Director of Scottsdale MoCA, Will Head the Wolfsonian-FIU

The former head of Arizona’s Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Timothy Rodgers, has been named director of the Wolfsonian-Florida International University collection in Miami Beach. Having recently resigned from his six-year-directorship at SMoCA, Rodgers will begin his new position on July 1.The Wolfsonian-FIU … Read More


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Pablo Picasso's Les femmes d'Alger (Version 'O') (1955) became the most expensive work ever sold at auction, fetching $179.4 million.

Picasso Sells for $179.4 M. at Christie’s, an All-Time Record for a Work at Auction

Tonight at an auction at Christie’s, Pablo Picasso’s The Women of Algiers (Version ‘O’), which he painted on Valentine’s Day in 1955, sold for $179.3 million, including buyer’s premium, a record for a work by Picasso, and any work at auction, even when adjusting … Read More


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Garage Rocked: Kate Fowle and the Making of a Moscow Contemporary Art Museum

To understand Kate Fowle’s job at Moscow’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, and how she does it, consider the case of Rashid Johnson, from whom Fowle commissioned a sculpture shortly after she became the museum’s chief curator in 2013. The … Read More


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Jack Tworkov, Knight Series #2 (Q3-75 #3), 1975
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Alexander Gray Now Represents the Jack Tworkov Estate

The estate of Abstract-Expressionist Jack Tworkov is now represented by New York’s Alexander Gray Associates, its namesake dealer told ARTnews in a recent telephone interview. For its first Tworkov show, which the gallery will present in September, it is taking a … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Cildo Meireles' Amerikkka, made of 20,050 wooden eggs painted with polyurethane lacquer, and 40,000 bullets.


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9 Art Events To Attend In New York City This Week

TUESDAY, MAY 12Opening: Ellsworth Kelly at Matthew MarksAll four of Matthew Marks’s Chelsea galleries will be dedicated to new works by Ellsworth Kelly, who will soon celebrate his 92nd birthday. Fourteen paintings and four 7-foot-tall aluminium sculptures (Kelly’s first sculptures … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
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Simon Hantaï at Mnuchin Gallery, New York

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Simon Hantaï: Pliage: The First Decade” is currently on view at Mnuchin Gallery in New York until Friday, June 26. The show features a selection of Hantaï’s … Read More


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Sotheby’s Posts $5.2 M. Profit for First Quarter, Expenses and Revenue Down Over Last Year

Sotheby’s today released its financial results for the first quarter of 2015, which ended on March 31 this year. The house posted a profit of $5.2 million for that period, up from the $6.1 million loss it reported during the same period … Read More


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Saatchi Suing Demand Media for Use of His Name

Last year, Demand Media purchased Saatchi Art, which sells artwork online. Now Skate’s Art Market Research, which is owned by the same parent company as ARTnews, has looked through Demand’s SEC report for the first quarter of the year, and reveals … Read More


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Of Flies and Homemade Bombs: Yoko Ono’s Art World

One recent afternoon, I was sitting in a room in Yoko Ono’s apartment in the Dakota building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, waiting for her to arrive. The apartment was dark, but this room was entirely white—white carpets, … Read More


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Chris Burden after his 1971 performance piece, Shoot, in which his assistant shot him in the arm.

Morning Links: Chris Burden Edition

The late Chris Burden’s final project, a 40-foot-long airship, will go on view at Los Angeles County Museum of Art this week. [The Art Newspaper]A professor in the University of California, San Diego department of visual arts is requiring his students … Read More


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Chris Burden, Cornerstone of Performance Art, Has Died at 69

Chris Burden, the trailblazing artist who began his career with harrowing performances and ended it with monumental sculptures that obsessively channel childlike enthusiasms, died of melanoma this morning at his home and studio in Topanga Canyon, California. He was 69. His … Read More