Archive for June, 2017

NEWS: Hammer Museum Names Erin Christovale Assistant Curator

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News from the Art and Academic Worlds

Each week CAA News summarizes eight articles, published around the web, that CAA members may find interesting and useful in their professional and creative lives.

Eighteen Artists Share the Books That Inspire Them

Some artists wear their literary loves on their sleeves. More often than not, though, we have no idea what artists are reading, no idea what books have shaped their life and... | Read More

NEWS: Family of Franz West Wins Court Battle Over Artist’s Estate

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NEWS: Norway Abandons Jonas Dahlberg’s Memorial to Victims of Utøya Massacre

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NEWS: Berlin’s Silberkuppe Gallery Closes

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US Supreme Court to decide on Iran artifact case

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide on a long-running legal battle over whether Persian artifacts in Chicago museums can be seized as compensation for victims of a terror attack in Israel. The court will have the final word in the more than decade-long saga between Iran and five US citizens, who blame the Islamic republic for its support of militant group Hamas. The case highlights... | Read More

Two-part exhibition at the Getty Center features rarely seen works by David Hockney

David Hockney (British, born 1937) is celebrated as one of the most important artists of the past fifty years. His work in many media—from painting and drawing to printmaking and photography—demonstrates a distinctive, playful style and an enduring curiosity about technique. In celebration of the artist’s 80th birthday on July 9, the J. Paul Getty Museum presents Happy Birthday,... | Read More

Sotheby’s confirms its strong position in the market for Swiss art

"We are delighted to have once again achieved excellent results for Félix Vallotton, following the world auction record for the artist which we set six months ago. Our aim was to assemble a selection of high-quality works at appealing estimates and this evening’s results show that demand remains strong for the finest examples of Swiss Art.” Stéphanie Schleining & Urs Lanter,... | Read More

Dali’s ‘daughter’ says she wants her identity

Pilar Abel, the woman claiming to be Salvador Dali's daughter, said Tuesday she wanted to recover her identity more than anything else, a day after the artist's exhumation was ordered. For a decade, the 62-year-old who long worked as a psychic in the northeastern region of Catalonia where Dali was born, has tried to prove she is the painter's child. Her paternity claim, however, has raised... | Read More

Max Beckmann’s ‘Birds’ Hell’ leads Christie’s £149.5 million London sale

The highlight of 20th Century Week at Christie’s in London, the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale was 94 per cent sold by lot and 87 per cent sold by value, realising a total of £149,500,000 (including premium), with three works selling for more than £20 million. The top lot of the night was Max Beckmann’s Hölle der Vögel (Birds’ Hell). Completed over the course of... | Read More
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