Author Archive

Berlin – Thomas Ruff: “New Works” at Sprüth Magers Through August 26th, 2017

Thomas Ruff, PRESS++32.54 (2016), via Art Observed Process is product for Thomas Ruff.  The German photographer has explored a wide ranging body of work over the course of his thirty-plus years of his practice, frequently using the act of creating a photographic image as the generative locus for his work. Embarking on a new body of work in past years, […]... | Read More

Former Scotland Yard Detectives Call on London’s Metropolitan Police to Not Abandon Art Crimes Division

Former Scotland Yard detectives have called on London’s Metropolitan Police to maintain its art crimes investigation, following the reappointment of the division’s detectives to investigating the Grenfell Tower fire. “There’s a point when you have to ask when they’re going to come back,” says Vernon Rapley, former head of the art squad at Scotland Yard. “Temporary... | Read More

Njideka Akunyili Crosby Interviewed in W Magazine

Njideka Akunyili Crosby is profiled in W Magazine this month, with a profile tracing the artist’s work and her response to her recent successes. “People expect me to be happy, but it put a spotlight on me in a way I don’t like at all,” she says. “I like operating quietly, on my own, in the background.” Read […]... | Read More

New York – Julien Ceccaldi: “Gay” at Lomex Gallery Through August 17th, 2017

Julien Ceccaldi, Pompeii Bathhouse (2017), via Art Observed Lomex Gallery, housed in Eva Hesse’s former studio, continues a hot streak of quality programming with their current exhibition of new works by artist Julien Ceccaldi. The show, bluntly titled Gay, is a gathering of Ceccaldi’s paintings on various materials, combining a range of unique, well-orchestrated surfaces. […]... | Read More

Collector David Roberts to Open Sculpture Park in Somerset

London collector David Roberts has plans to close his gallery, and open a 20-acre sculpture park in Somerset, west England, Art Newspaper reports.“We’ll still continue to do things in London,” he says. “The sale of the venue, which is funded mainly by me, means we can take on more projects.” Read more at Art Newspaper... | Read More

New York – “Sunset Décor,” Curated by Magali Arriola at Marian Goodman Through August 25th, 2017

Sunset Décor (Installation View), via Marian Goodman Taking its cues from the pioneering work of Marcel Broodthaers, Marian Goodman’s summer group show serves as a fascinating inquiry into the line between reality and fiction, between concrete objects and the narratives that ultimately spring forth from their often incomplete contexts.  Curated by Magali Arriola, former curator at the... | Read More

Yayoi Kusama Opening Her Own Museum in Tokyo

Artist Yayoi Kusama is opening her own museum in Tokyo, the New York Times reports.  The five-story structure has been under construction for some time, but its purpose was just recently confirmed by David Zwirner Gallery. The museum will be directed by Tensei Tatebata, and will feature exhibitions centered around Kusama’s work. Read more at NYT... | Read More

MoMA Extends Friday and Saturday Hours Until 9PM

The Museum of Modern Art will stay open until 9PM on Fridays and Saturdays for the rest of the year, effectively extending its hours of free Friday admission as well. The museum’s late hours will offer extended opportunities for visitors to browse the collection through December 30th.Read more at Art News... | Read More

Alberto Giacometti Drawings Discovered in Holdings of Late Antiques Dealer

A set of drawings found in a London antique shop are believed to be lost works by Alberto Giacometti, The Guardian reports. The works were found while archiving the holdings of antiques dealer Eila Grahame, whose estate records showed some indication that the works might exist, but gave little detail of their contents. “At the time we didn’t know if […]... | Read More

Artists Evicted from Beijing’s Caochangdi Art District

A group of artists have been evicted from their homes and studios in the Caochangdi art district of northeastern Beijing by the Chinese government, Artforum reports. The homes had been slotted for demolition, causing protest and resistance from their residents.  Read more at Artforum... | Read More
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