Friday, March 12
President and CEO of United States Artists to Depart
Deana Haggag will step down as president and CEO of United States Artists to join Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as program officer on the arts and culture team. Haggag, who helmed the organization for four years, will officially exit her role on April 30 and stay on as an adviser through June 30th. USA’s board chair Ed Henry will lead the search committee for the new president and CEO, while Jamie Bennett will become interim CEO beginning on April 5.
Sprüth Magers Now Represents Nancy Holt
The Holt/Smithson Foundation has revealed that Sprüth Magers, which has spaces in Berlin, London, and Los Angeles, now globally represents artist Nancy Holt, who died in 2014. The gallery will present work by Holt alongside pieces by Hanne Darboven in Art Basel’s online presentation “Pioneers,” which opens this month, and it will open solo exhibitions dedicated to Holt in Los Angeles and Berlin this fall.
Thursday, March 11
Bruce Silverstein Gallery Now Represents Walter Iooss Jr.
Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York now represents Walter Iooss Jr., an American sports photographer who, over a 50 year career, has captured some of the most enduring images of top athletes. His images have been featured on over 300 covers of Sports Illustrated. In 2004, he received the Lucie Awards Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004, and in 2018, he was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame.
Taipei Dangdai Cancels 2021 Edition
Taipei Dangdai has announced that its 2021 edition, originally slated for July 2 through 4 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, will not take place as planned. ArtAsiaPacific reports [LINK] that the fair, Taiwan’s largest gathering of international galleries, will be replaced by a smaller physical event. Its 2021 edition was originally scheduled to take place in January, before the pandemic forced its postponement to May. More details on the new event are forthcoming.
Wednesday, March 10
Musée Rodin Appoints New Director
The Musée Rodin in Paris has named Amélie Simier as its next director. Simier, who is an expert in 19th- and 20th-century sculpture, has previously served as curator in the department of sculpture at the Petit Palais in Paris and director of the Musée Zadkine in Paris. Most recently, she worked as director of the Musée Bourdelle in Paris. Simier will succeed Catherine Chevillot in the role on May 3.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Elects New Board Chair
Collector and arts patron Diana Bowes has been elected as chair of board of trustees of the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut. She succeeds Eric Diefenbach, who has served in the role since 2012, and who will remain a trustee. Bowes has been on the Aldrich’s board since 2014 and has served as vice chair since 2017. Andrew J. Pitts, a Greenwich-based resident and partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, has been elected as vice chair.
Tuesday, March 9
Monday, March 8
David Kordansky Gallery Now Represents Lucy Bull
David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles has added painter Lucy Bull to its roster. The artist, who has previously exhibited work at Human Resources in Los Angeles, Almine Rech in New York, and other venues, is known for her experimental abstractions. Bull will show new works with the gallery in a show running from March 20 to May 1.
Duggie Fields Has Died at 76
Duggie Fields, the British painter who emerged in the early 1970s with a graphic style and an idiosyncratic fashion sense, has died at 76. The Modern Institute in Glasgow, which announced his death, said that the artist had been battling a long illness. Fields grew up in the English countryside, and first gained attention at 14, when he figured in an exhibition at the Bladon Gallery, Hurstbourne Tarrant. Throughout his career, his work progressed through minimal, conceptual, and constructivist periods, eventually settling in a bold, post-Pop figuration that featured a mix of popular culture and art history. He was a commercially successful artist: in 1983 Fields was invited to Tokyo by the Shiseido Corporation, where his work was featured in a gallery show and an influential campaign. He was also commissioned to create posters for Transport for London in 2002.
Fourteen30 Contemporary Adds Two Artists to Roster
Fourteen30 Contemporary in Portland, Oregon, now represents sidony o’neal and Leena Similu. o’neal has previously exhibited at SculptureCenter in New York and Fourteen30 Contemporary, and the artist will have a solo show at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art in 2022. Similu will have a solo exhibition with Fourteen30 Contemporary in summer 2021.
Alina Kohlem-Cori Joins Skarstedt as a Sales Director
Skarstedt Gallery, which maintains spaces in London, New York, and East Hampton, has appointed Alina Kohlem-Cori as a sales director. Most recently, Kohlem-Cori served as director at Lévy Gorvy in London for four years. She has also held positions at Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York and Pace Gallery in London, where she worked with estates and artists while managing sales in Europe and America.