A major storm surge has brought severe flooding to Venice, but works in the city’s Biennale are undamaged. Meanwhile, institutions are beginning to reopen after briefly closing due to the flood.
The Art Newspaper
The couple behind Hauser & Wirth are ranked third on ArtReview’s Power 100 list, behind MoMA’s Glenn Lowry at #1 and photographer Nan Goldin at #2.
Nicole Eisenman is now represented by powerhouse gallery Hauser & Wirth.
Safani Gallery in New York has filed a lawsuit to block a marble bust of Alexander the Great from being returned to Italy.
The fabled art collector Jayne Wrightsman, who appeared on ARTnews’s Top 200 Collectors list from 1990 to 1998, died earlier this year. As part of her will, she left the Met over 375 works and $80 million for new acquisitions.
The New York Times
For more than 60 years, Sandy Schreier has assembled a collection of some 15,000 fashion-related objects, 165 of which she has promised to the Met’s Costume Institute, which is staging an exhibition of her holdings that opens this month.
Museums & Misc.
An interview with Hālona Norton-Westbrook, the incoming director of the Honolulu Museum of Art.
Hawai’i Public Radio
The Asheville Art Museum in North Carolina has reopened, after a three-year, $24-million renovation and expansion.
The Business of Fashion previews an exhibition in Milan of Inez & Vinoodh, which has been curated by Francesco Bonami.
Business of Fashion