Archive for June, 2018

London-Prototypes of Imagination by Katharina Grosse at Gagosian Gallery through July 27, 2018

Installation view. All images via the Gagosian Gallery. Prototypes of Imagination, an exhibition of new work by Katharina Grosse, is on view at the Gagosian Gallery through July 27, 2018. Grosse is well known for her in situ paintings that respond to the environment in which they are produced, typically with explosive color rendered directly […]... | Read More

New York – Melissa Brown at Derek Eller Through July 6, 2018

  “The fantasy that reality is changeable: it’s what keeps us alive,” writes Melissa Brown in an anecdotal text for the press release of “Between States,” her first solo exhibition at Derek Eller Gallery in New York. Brown describes a road trip from Tennessee down south to Summerville, Georgia to visit outsider artist Howard Finster’s […]... | Read More

German Government Increases Arts Funding 9%

The German government has approved a 9% increase in federal arts money, reaching a total budget of €1.8bn. Additional funding has been earmarked for preserving and protecting heritage buildings, archive materials and memorial sites.  Read more at Art Newspaper  ... | Read More

Cheim & Read Leaving Chelsea for Private Practice

Cheim & Read is leaving Chelsea, and will move uptown to start  a “private practice, concentrating on the secondary market, ​sculpture​ commissions​ and special projects,” according to a statement by the gallery.  Read more at Art News... | Read More

Swiss Institute Opens on St. Marks

The New York Times spotlights the new Swiss Institute space on St. Marks Place. “The ability to engage with such a vibrant, high-traffic neighborhood is unprecedented for S.I.,” says director Simon Castets. “There are many schools, cultural and community organizations in the neighborhood, as well as an incredible history of art making and experimentation.” Read more […]... | Read More

Frick Museum Expansion Plan Approved by Preservation Commission

New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved the Frick Museum’s expansion plan, capping a years-long effort that saw four different proposals. “They recognized the strength of the plan to upgrade the building to ensure the long term vibrancy of the Frick,” said Ian Wardropper, the Frick’s director. “The public process can be painful, but we listened and […]... | Read More

Bloomberg Charts Challenges for Art Theives

A piece in Bloomberg this week charts the challenges around stealing fine art, delving into the factors making art theft a far less profitable field than many imagined. “Criminals don’t understand that, because their knowledge of art crime is based on fiction and films,” says Noah Charney, a scholar and author. Read more at Bloomberg... | Read More

NBA Legend, His Music Star Wife and Fabulous Fashions Make This Houston Night Unforgettable: It’s a Major Texas Southern Moment

What: Texas Southern University’s For the Sake of Art Gala Where: Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel PC Moment: Another fabulous For the Sake of Art Gala brought an eclectic mix of fashion, art and even an NBA Hall-of-Famer alongside his R&B songstress wife for the most explosive and colorful Texas Southern University evening yet. Co-chairs Mary Auzenne, … Continued

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FILM: Women About Town

Amy Taubin on “The New York Woman” at Quad Cinema... | Read More

Houston Young Couples Rock Silver Street in a $500,000 Night: Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory Has Nothing On This Sweet Party

Following in the footsteps of their predecessors who founded the Children’s Fund back in another century, the 60 young couples that make up the community-minded membership toasted the town with their annual gala that rocked Silver Street Studios. Since 1972 a continuous tide of philanthropists-in-training have rounded up their friends for a night of six-figure …... | Read More

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