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Simone Leigh Joins Hauser & Wirth

Simone Leigh will head to Hauser & Wirth, Art News reports. “We are delighted and honored to have started working with Simone at the end of last year,” says Cristopher Canizares, a partner at Hauser & Wirth. “Hers is a powerful, profound, original voice, and we are looking forward to her first exhibition with the gallery […]... | Read More

WSJ Journal Profiles New Space, The Momentary, a Satellite of Crystal Bridges

The Wall Street Journal looks at the opening of The Momentary, a multidisciplinary arts space that is set inside a former Kraft cheese factory, and which serves as a satellite to the nearby Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. “We would love to create an art place…that talks about living artists, that doesn’t feel like a museum at all,” says […]... | Read More

Major Work by Thomas Wright of Derby to Leave UK After Failed Export Bar

A major work by artist Joseph Wright of Derby, Two Boys with a Bladder (1769-70), will leave the UK for the J. Paul Getty Museum after a buyer was unable to be found. “We look forward to sharing this spectacular painting with our visitors and scholars in the context of our other 18th-century collections,” says director Timothy Potts. […]... | Read More

Portrait in Norway National Collection Authenticated as Van Gogh

A gloomy portrait in the national collection of Norway has been authenticated as the work of Vincent Van Gogh, The Guardian reports. “The Oslo self-portrait depicts someone who is mentally ill,” a statement from the Van Gogh Museum reads. “His timid, sideways glance is easily recognizable and is often found in patients suffering from depression and […]... | Read More

Dentist Arrested After Trying to Pass off Fake Picassos

A dentist in Neuss, Germany is accused of trying to present 20 fake Picasso works as authentic, using fake certificates to sell them to auction houses. “If you see the Picasso estate and tell them these works fell from the sky or you picked them up from the bric-a-brac market, there is little chance anyone will believe you,” says a […]... | Read More

Guggenheim to Mount 2022 Alex Katz Show

The Guggenheim will open a major retrospective of the the work of Alex Katz in 2022, Art News reports.  The show will be organized by Katherine Brinson, curator for contemporary art at the Guggenheim; Nancy Spector, artistic director and chief curator; and Levi Prombaum, a curatorial assistant who worked on the two part Robert Mapplethorpe show last year. […]... | Read More

New York – Ugo Rondinone: “Thanx 4 Nothing (a tribute to John Giorno) at Gladstone Gallery Through January 18th, 2020

Ugo Rondinone, thanx 4 nothing (A Tribute to John Giorno) (Installation View), via Gladstone When the poet John Giorno passed away late last year, he left behind a lifetime of artistic adventurism and exploration, a reputation for his tireless support of the arts and his energetic commitment to collaboration, connection and creativity.  It makes sense then, […]... | Read More

Painting Found in Walls of Italian Gallery Confirmed as Gustav Klimt

A painting discovered inside the walls of an Italian art gallery has been confirmed as a Gustav Klimt. “It’s with no small emotion that I can tell you the work is authentic,” Piacenza prosecutor Ornella Chicca said in a statement. Read more at The Guardian  ... | Read More

Felix L.A. Set to Open in February, William J. Simmons Takes on Special Projects Section

The new edition of Felix LA is set to open next month, with William J. Simmons taking on curating the special projects. “I was thinking through imagination at this time when we’re beleaguered by questions of identity,” Simmons says. “We’re all kind of afraid. Where is the optimism in all of this? Where is queer and feminism optimism […]... | Read More

Hayward Gallery’s Zoe Whitley Tapped as Head of Chisenhale Gallery

Zoé Whitley, the current senior curator of London’s Hayward Gallery has been tapped as the new head of Chisenhale Gallery. “I’ve been inspired by Chisenhale Gallery’s program since I first became a curator,” Whitley said in a statement. “I’m honored to have been selected to lead its next chapter as director and excited by the challenges […]... | Read More
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