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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger […]... | Read More

Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director […]... | Read More

Art Basel Cancelled

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” […]... | Read More

Blue-Chip Galleries Head East to Hamptons for Summer

A number of galleries are headed to the Hamptons this summer, with Pace, Skarstedt and Sotheby’s all opening branches in the upscale Long Island area.  The move comes as galleries look for selling strategies amidst an art world shuttered by coronavirus. Read more at Bloomberg and Pace... | Read More

RIP: Christo, Who Worked on a Monumental Scale, Passes Away at 84

Christo at The Floating Piers, June 2016, Photo: Wolfgang Volz Christo, the Bulgarian artist known for massively scaled environmental works that spread miles of fabric and other materials across natural landmarks and buildings at sites around the globe, has passed away at the age of 84.  Working for much of his life alongside his late wife, […]... | Read More

Museum Directors Outline Reopening Strategies in Art Newspaper

A group of museum directors speak to Art Newspaper this week about their plans to reopen, and how they plan to respond to COVID-19 concerns.  The directors detail a range of strategies, from timed entry to controlling flow in and out of galleries. Read more at Art Newspaper... | Read More

Ai Weiwei Creates Face Masks to Benefit COVID-19 Charities

Ai Weiwei has created a set of surgical masks to aid coronavirus charities. “It is such a waste. There is so much argument around the mask,” he says of the face mask as a cultural artifact of the era. “A face mask weighs only three grams but it carries so much state argument about global safety and […]... | Read More

Adam Lindemann Sues to Break Lease on Venus Over Manhattan Space in NY

Collector and dealer Adam Lindemann is suing real estate mogul Aby Rosen to break his lease on the Venus Over Manhattan space at 980 Madison Avenue in New York, asserting he can no longer due business there due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Is it only the tenant’s responsibility when the tenant can’t use the space as intended […]... | Read More

Philadelphia Museum of Art Employees Seek Union

Workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are seeking to unionize, Art Newspaper reports.  “The PMA serves the people of Philadelphia, and it must emerge from the Covid-19 crisis as a safe, accessible and equitable place where all can engage with the arts,” the group of organizers said. “For this to be possible, working people must have a seat […]... | Read More

2020 Turner Prize Cancelled, Replaced with Artist Support Fund

The Tate has cancelled the 2020 edition of the Turner Prize, replacing it with a little £100k fund to help support struggling artists during the pandemic.”The practicalities of organizing a Turner Prize exhibition are impossible in the current circumstances, so we have decided to help support even more artists during this exceptionally difficult time,” says Tate Britain director... | Read More
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