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Kerry James Marshall Commissioned to Replace Two Confederate-Themed Stained Glass Panels at National Cathedral

Work by artist Kerry James Marshall will replace two Confederate-themed stained-glass panels at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., the NYT reports. “It will have to be work that is able to synthesize a multiplicity of ideas and sentiments about what the country represents for all of us,” Marshall says. “There will be some kind of imagery that presents […]... | Read More

Kerry James Marshall Commissioned to Replace Two Confederate-Themed Stained Glass Panels at National Cathedral

Work by artist Kerry James Marshall will replace two Confederate-themed stained-glass panels at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., the NYT reports. “It will have to be work that is able to synthesize a multiplicity of ideas and sentiments about what the country represents for all of us,” Marshall says. “There will be some kind of imagery that presents […]... | Read More

Korakrit Arunanondchai Interviewed in Art Newspaper

Korakrit Arunanondchai has an interview in Art Newspaper this week, as the artist opens a major show of his work at the Migros Museum in Zurich, where he reflects on the dense layering of cultural, personal and societal symbolism in his work. “I felt like I wanted to paint on denim because denim constantly signifies […]... | Read More

AO On-Site – Basel, Switzerland: Art Basel 2021, September 24th – 26th, 2021

Elaine Cameron-Weir at JTT, via Art Observed After a trying year in the art world, and a rigorous series of precautionary measures, the 2021 edition of Art Basel has opened its doors for its early hours, preparing for a public opening this weekend with an expansive offering of works from European galleries and those further afield. […]... | Read More

Swiss Prosecutor Drops Investigation of Dealer Yves Bouvier

The Geneva public prosecutor has dropped a criminal investigation into the operations of Swiss art dealer Yves Bouvier, the NYT reports. “Although there are still some gray areas as to the legal nature of the relationship between the parties, even on the assumption that Yves Bouvier was the agent of the complainants, the objective constituent elements of the […]... | Read More

Met Museum to Sell Off Set of Prints and Photos to Cover Budget Shortfall

The Met will sell off more than 200 prints and photos from its collection to raise funds amid a budget shortfall caused by the pandemic. “The Museum approaches deaccessioning with the same degree of strategy and deliberation as we apply to acquisitions “It will take years until we can expect the full return of tourism revenue,” says […]... | Read More

John Booth Takes Chair at National Gallery London

John Booth, the venture capitalist and major donor to the Tory party is the new chair of the National Gallery. “I’m delighted to take up this role as the National Gallery prepares to celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2024,” Booth says. “The gallery’s amazing collection, including so many of the world’s greatest paintings, belongs to the whole nation and we […]... | Read More

AO On-Site — New York: Independent Fair, September 9-12th, 2021

Leilah Babirye at Gordon Robichaux, via Art Observed Art-goers descended upon Cipriani South Street in the newly renovated Battery Maritime Building last week for the much anticipated 12th installation of the Independent Art Fair, which opened in New York on September 9th. Formerly located at Spring Studios in Tribeca, the fair has garnered a reputation as […]... | Read More

Fondation Louis Vuitton Prepares for Ambitious Show of Russian Collection

As the Fondation Louis Vuitton prepares to show the collection of Russian brothers Ivan andMikhail Morozov. “Without this collaboration and huge program of restoration, it was impossible to organize the exhibition,” says advisor Jean-Paul Claverie.Read more at Bloomberg    ... | Read More

Faith Ringgold to Open New Museum Retrospective Next Year

Faith Ringgold will have her first New York retrospective at the New Museum in 2022.  Read more at Art Newspaper... | Read More
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