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New York – Michele Abeles: “October” at 47 Canal Through October 3rd, 2020

Michele Abeles, 10/28/19, 5:00PM (2020), via 47 Canal Upon entering the doors of 47 Canal Gallery, one is immediately greeted by a strangely familiar, and oddly timely series of images.  Skeletal hands, ghoulish visages and ghostly figures dance across a series of photos, while other frames bear the image if close up novelty gravestones and other Halloween decorations.  One month […]... | Read More

AO Online – Art Basel OVR:2020, September 23rd – 26th, 2020

Kelly Akashi, via Tanya Bonakdar The fall art season is in full swing, at least in name, with galleries cautiously reopening, and a tense consideration for ways forward currently in the air, all serving as a fitting backdrop for the second iteration of Art Basel’s Online Viewing Room program.  Filling in for the cancelled Basel and Miami Beach editions of […]... | Read More

New York – Carmen Herrera: “Painting in Process” at Lisson Gallery Through October 21st, 2020

Carmen Herrera, Painting in Process (Installation View), via Lisson Since her time in post-war Paris when she first developed her signature hard-edged style, painter Carmen Herrera has instilled a rigorous practice to create her distinctive body of work, culling together a range of various color structures and elusive geometric arrangements to arrive at her engaging […]... | Read More

Sotheby’s Launches Financial Services Division

Sotheby’s is launching a new financial services division, with Alexander Klabin as Executive Chairman. A statement from Klabin emphasized his role as helping “to accelerate the future of authenticated asset-based finance.”  Read more at Art Market Monitor... | Read More

Guggenheim Acquires Maurizio Cattelan’s “Comedian”

The Guggenheim has received Maurizio Cattelan‘s iconic banana work Comedian, shown last year at Art Basel Miami Beach, as an anonymous gift.  “We are grateful recipients of the gift of ‘Comedian,’ a further demonstration of the artist’s deft connection to the history of modern art,” says museum director, Richard Armstrong. “Beyond which, it offers little stress to our... | Read More

Gerhard Richter Designs Stained Glass Windows for German Abbey

Gerhard Richter has created a series of impressive stained glass windows for Tholey Abbey in Germany. “Abstract art is not normally my thing,” says Abbot Mauritius Choriol. “But you don’t need to be an art expert to appreciate the qualities of these.” Read more at NYT  ... | Read More

LACMA Unveils Gallery Plans for New Building

LACMA has finally unveiled the gallery plans for its new, Peter Zumthor-designed building. “I did ask for and got something that would be very different,” says director Michael Govan. “I think it’s going to be absolutely sublime, but that’s for the public to see.” Read more at LA Times  ... | Read More

New York – Renée Green: “Excerpts” at Bortolami Gallery Through October 31st, 2020

Renée Green, Excerpts (Installation View), via Art Observed Entering Bortolami Gallery for its first show of the fall season, one is immediately greeted by a flurry of color.  Bright   banners hang from the ceilings, adorned with dazzling fluorescent pairings that emphasize the fragments of text that dot each piece, and which find a fitting counterpoint in a ring of framed pieces... | Read More

Guggenheim Lays Off Additional 24 Employees

As the museum plans to reopen, the Guggenheim Museum has laid off 24 employees, with an additional 8 taking separation agreements. “The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Guggenheim has been devastating to our finances,” said museum’s director, Richard Armstrong in a letter to employees. “I am deeply saddened to say that the museum will not have […]... | Read More

Brooklyn Museum Deaccession’s 12 Works from Collection

In the midst of COVID-19-related financial pressure, the Brooklyn Museum will sell off 12 works from its collection to fund maintaining the rest of its holdings. “We expect this consignment to generate considerable interest from collectors who will not only respond to the paintings’ great quality, but will also be reassured by their distinguished provenance,” says Joshua Glazer,... | Read More
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