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A lobby designed by artist Isamu Noguchi in a building in Midtown New York could soon be disassembled, thanks to a developer’s plan to remodel the space. [The New York Times]
With the Ahmanson Foundation suspending its relationship with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, after having spent some $130 million over the years to finance the museum’s acquisitions, read a history of LACMA’s early collecting. [Los Angeles Times]
A former director of Mary Boone Gallery has sued the imprisoned New York dealer, alleging that she engaged in an “unlawful scheme” that involved the sales of artworks worth millions of dollars. [ARTnews]
A committee overseeing loans at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence has quit en masse after a Raphael painting of Pope Leo X left the museum for a Rome exhibition devoted to the artist. Committee members had previously agreed the painting should never depart Florence. [ANSA]
Michael Hertz, the designer behind New York’s iconic subway map, has died at 87. [The New York Times]
Celia Birtwell, David Hockney’s most famous muse, recalled her time sitting for some of the artist’s iconic works, saying, “He’s a real intellectual, David.” [The Guardian]
Feeling underrepresented in New York’s art scene, artist Mark West has started a gallery showcasing work by African-Americans in the Bronx. [ABC News]