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Incarcerated Artists Are Making Some of Today’s Most Important Art. A Powerful New Book Explains Why.

While the more than 2 million people are currently incarcerated in the United States, the prison system is still largely invisible to the average American. Likewise, art by inmates has largely gone unseen in the U.S. art scene—which will soon be rectified by Nicole R. Fleetwood’s new book Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, out now from Harvard University Press. The... | Read More

Hard Truths: An Art World Crisis Is No Time to Be Coy

My gallery cash flow can be frighteningly white-knuckle-tight at the end of each month.  A few of my artists have steady sales that keep things afloat, but getting invoices paid can drag on. Though we make sales of all sizes to individuals and institutions, truth be told, I only have three “angel” collectors who carry the weight. Shortly after things shuttered in March, I sent emails and... | Read More

Plans for Art Basel Miami Beach Proceed, with Withdrawal Deadline Extended Before the Fair in December

As parts of Florida continue reopening despite a spike in new coronavirus cases throughout the state, the organizers of Art Basel Miami Beach emailed exhibitors on Wednesday to inform them that, as of now, the fair will proceed as planned in early December. “For us, as for everyone else, it is still challenging to predict what the global situation will be like in December,” reads the... | Read More

MOCAD Director Placed on Leave After Staff Allege Racism and Sexism

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s executive director Elysia Borowy-Reeder has been temporarily removed from her position on Tuesday following longstanding staff concerns about her leadership. The decision, made by the museum’s board of directors, came just five days after MOCAD reopened, ending a 17-week shutdown during the Covid-19 pandemic that has exacerbated internal... | Read More

Defecting from Pace, Estate of Elizabeth Murray Heads to Gladstone Gallery

The latest addition to the roster of one of New York’s biggest galleries also marks a departure from a mega-enterprise. The estate of Elizabeth Murray will leave Pace Gallery, which has represented the artist for more than two decades, and join the roster of Gladstone Gallery, which has spaces in New York and Brussels.

The move is a major one that will see one of the estate of the... | Read More

Defecting from Pace, Estate of Elizabeth Murray Heads to Gladstone Gallery

The latest addition to the roster of one of New York’s biggest galleries also marks a departure from a mega-enterprise. The estate of Elizabeth Murray will leave Pace Gallery, which has represented the artist for more than two decades, and join the roster of Gladstone Gallery, which has spaces in New York and Brussels.

The move is a major one that will see one of the estate of the... | Read More

See Artist Lola Flash’s Powerful Photographs of New York City’s Coronavirus Lockdown and Black Lives Matter Protests

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See Artist Lola Flash’s Powerful Photographs of New York City’s Coronavirus Lockdown and Black Lives Matter Protests

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Experts Cast Doubt on Spanish Dealer’s ‘Ridiculous’ Long-Lost Kahlo Painting

One of art history’s greatest mysteries remains the whereabouts of Frida Kahlo’s The Wounded Table, a 1940 painting created in the aftermath of the artist’s painful divorce from Diego Rivera. Considered the holy grail of Kahlo works, it is one of the only two known large-scale paintings created by the artist. The painting was last seen in an exhibit in Warsaw in 1955, and it... | Read More

Which Top U.S. Galleries, Museums, and Art Spaces Received Small Business Loans?

On Monday, after a period of secrecy, the Trump administration released complete data for the 4.9 million groups that will receive small business loans from the U.S. government as part of its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The program has begun to disburse $521 billion in loans, which are intended to help retain more than 50 million workers across the United States.

The list of... | Read More

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