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Morning Links: Contemporary Art Daily Edition

Forrest Nash on founding Contemporary Art Daily and his website’s new directions. [Art F City]People are sending emails and comments to the Smithsonian in protest of “Conversations,” an exhibition with loans and support from the Cosbys. [U.S. News]A mobster from … Read More


Retrospective
E.L. Doctorow. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

The Balthus Connection: What E.L. Doctorow, Jessica Chastain’s Film Debut, and a Painting Have in Common

In honor of E.L. Doctorow, who passed away at the age of 84 yesterday, we turn back to ARTnews’s May 2007 issue, in which Hilarie M. Sheets spoke with the writer about a film adaptation of his short story “Jolene: … Read More


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Arab in Black.

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Kitchen Bulletin Board Turns Out to Be a $1.5 M Work of Art With Links To Mandela

It was recently brought to the attention of a lucky, unnamed Sotheby’s client that what they thought was just their kitchen bulletin board is actually a painting by South African artist Irma Stern called Arab in Black that could be worth … Read More


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Installation view of "China: Through the Looking Glass." ©THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ Is On Track to Become One of the Met’s Most Popular Shows Ever

“China: Through the Looking Glass,” the Costume Institute’s celebration of China’s influence on Western fashion, is on track to become one of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most-attended shows of all time, WWD reported. The Met recently extended the show’s … Read More


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‘Colors Made Me Very Popular’: The FT Profiles Albania’s Art-Loving Prime Minister

The Financial Times has a charming article about the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, his passion for contemporary art, and the ways in which he is incorporating that passion into his administration—namely the new free-to-the-public Centre for Openness and Dialogue in Tirana, which … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
'THEM,' 2015, installation view.TIMO OHLER/COURTESY SCHINKEL PAVILLION

‘THEM’ at Schinkel Pavillion

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “THEM” is currently on view at Schinkel Pavillion in Berlin and features the work of seven artists—Alina Szapocznikow, Alisa Baremboym, Aleksandra Domanović, Sarah Lucas, Katja Novitskova, Carolee Schneemann, … Read More


News The Talent

ICA Philadelphia Announces Three Curatorial Appointments

Today the ICA Philadelphia announced three curatorial appointments: Anthony Elms as chief curator, Alex Klein as the Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE ’60) curator, and Kate Kraczon as an associate curator. The three appointments, all effective immediately, were made … Read More


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Last week, Ai Weiwei Instagrammed himself holding his Chinese passport after authorities held it for four years. AI WEIWEI/INSTAGRAM

China Returns Ai Weiwei’s Passport, Allows Him to Travel Again

Chinese authorities returned Ai Weiwei’s passport earlier today, after holding it for four years. The Chinese artist’s repossession of his passport will allow him to leave China for the first time since 2011, when Beijing authorities refused to let Ai … Read More


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Martine Johanna's Oh..Margot.

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Morning Links: Wes Anderson Edition

SF-based arts writer Kevin Harman is bringing the sixth edition of his self-curated pop-up Wes Anderson-inspired art show to New York. You can see “Bad Dads” at Joseph Gross Gallery beginning in early August. [Vogue]Documenta 2017 will be held in … Read More


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Gertrude Berg in a scene from the Goldbergs (1949-1956).

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Jewish Museum’s ‘Television Project’ Series to Showcase the Largest Archive of Jewish Media Culture in the U.S.

The Jewish Museum will kick off a new exhibition series, “The Television Project,” with a show featuring works from the National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting (NJAB), the country’s largest and most extensive collection of broadcast materials from 20th-century Jewish media culture. … Read More


Market Partnered Content
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Skate’s: China Aims to Buoy Art Market Through Poly Auction House

Over in its Market Notes section, Skate’s has taken a look at the intriguing machinations of Poly Culture Group, the third-largest auction house in the world, which is owned by the Chinese government and which got a new executive at the … Read More


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Pierre Huyghe, Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt) [Reclining female nude], 2012, concrete with beehive structure, wax, live bee colony. MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK. PURCHASE/©2015 PIERRE HUYGHE/JONATHAN MUZIKAR

Here’s an Interview With the Person Who Takes Care of the Bees in Pierre Huyghe’s ‘Untilled’ at MoMA

Pierre Huyghe’s Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt) [Reclining female nude] (2012), which was recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is now on view in its sculpture garden, is a concrete female nude with a beehive for … Read More


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Murakami's Multicolore Monogram bag for Louis Vuitton.

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Louis Vuitton Ends Its 13-Year Relationship With Takashi Murakami

Louis Vuitton has announced that the company will be ending its 13-year relationship with Takashi Murakami—signifying either a final farewell to the Marc Jacobs era (1997–2013) or a fresh start for former Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière, depending on where your … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
Stanley Whitney, Elephant Memory, 2014.COURTESY KIM HEIRSTON ART ADVISORY/COLLECTION OF DEBRA L. LEE

‘Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange’ at the Studio Museum in Harlem

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange” is currently on view at the Studio Museum in Harlem. The exhibition features 29 paintings and and works on paper created between 2008 … Read More