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Paul Schimmel Leaves Hauser & Wirth in Los Angeles

Curator Paul Schimmel has parted ways with Hauser & Wirth’s Los Angeles location after a sudden announcement late this week, the LA Times reports.  Schimmel, former chief curator at MoCA was a founding partner in the gallery’s Los Angeles location, which opened last year.  “Going forward, Hauser & Wirth will continue building upon its longstanding, passionate... | Read More

AO On-Site: Printed Matter’s Los Angeles Art Book Fair at The Geffen Contemporary at MoCA, February 24th – 26th, 2017

LAABF, via Art Observed Returning to its annual haunt at the Geffen Contemporary at MoCA, the LA Art Book Fair’s fifth edition finds an event in full bloom, spreading across the building’s spacious confines with a broad look at the contemporary world of art books, editions, printmaking, zines, drawing, and even a smattering of DIY clothing design.  Featuring […]... | Read More

The New York Public Library explores romance, sex, and desire in new exhibition

The New York Library is hosting the exhibition Love in Venice, which examines the literary, artistic, musical, and cultural aspects of Venice’s enduring seductiveness. On view at the Library’s iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Love in Venice will run until August 29 in the Wachenheim Gallery. The Republic of Venice, a secular state originating in... | Read More

Exhibition explores the legacy of Allan Sekula

Allan Sekula: OKEANOS is a monographic exhibition that explores the legacy of Allan Sekula (American, 1951–2013) by charting the artist’s research into the world’s largest and increasingly fragile hydrosphere: our oceans. The exhibition title is a reference to the figure of Okeanos – the son of Gaia, the mythical goddess of the earth – who ruled over the oceans and... | Read More

Solo exhibition of works by Mario Nigro on view at A arte Invernizzi gallery

The A arte Invernizzi gallery opened a solo exhibition of works by Mario Nigro (Pistoia 1917 - Livorno 1992). Celebrating the centenary of the artist’s birth, the show retraces the seminal moment of his entire artistic career - the two decades from 1948 to 1968. The exhibition shows the artist’s fundamental process, which led from his Ritmo verticale [Vertical Rhythm] of 1948 through... | Read More

The 19th century collection of Daniel Kirchner goes up for bid at Turner Auctions + Appraisals

Turner Auctions + Appraisals will offer feature the 19th-Century Collection of Daniel Kirchner. With 325 lots, the collection offers 19th-century decorative arts, both American and international, including early American pressed glass; salt-glazed stoneware; Bennington, Majolica and other pottery; paintings and prints; French porcelain apothecary jars; American and English samplers; Toby jugs;... | Read More

Leonhard Hurzlmeier’s first solo exhibition in the United States opens at Rachel Uffner

In his first solo exhibition within the United States, Leonhard Hurzlmeier continues his painterly examination of women and women's portraits. Under the title All New Women, he presents a selection of paintings dealing with women’s different social roles, and thus expands his thematic repertoire, which up to now has mostly been devoted to the everyday, as shown in New Women (Hubert Burda... | Read More

RIP: Chinese Photographer Ren Hang Passes Away at 29

Ren Hang, via Art Info Chinese photographer Ren Hang, known for his bold style and provocative nude images, has passed away at the age of 29 of an apparent suicide.  Hang was a self-taught photographer who drew frequent controversy in his home country for his unapologetic depictions of both male and female models, and had previously been arrested […]... | Read More

NEWS: Syrian Cinematographer on Oscar-Nominated Documentary Denied Entry to US

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“Removal of Student Painting in Capital Leads to Federal Lawsuit”

New York Times story here.  Analysis from First Amendment scholar Eugene Volokh here.... | Read More
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