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Baltimore Museum of Art Will Only Acquire Works by Women Artists in 2020

Baltimore Sun / November 17th, 2019

The Baltimore Museum of Art is taking its initiative to focus all its 2020 programs and exhibitions on women artists to a another level. {{image}} "Museum director Christopher Bedford said Thursday that every artwork the BMA obtains for its permanent collection next year — every painting, ...

Kerry James Marshall Painting Brings $18.5 Million at Auction Amid Strong Prices For African American Artists

New York Times / November 17th, 2019

In the New York sales series last week an artwork at Sotheby's Contemporary Evening Sale stirred bidder interest like few other lots. A 2014 painting by Kerry James Marshall garnered $18.5 million (with fees), the second highest price at auction for a work by a living Arrican American ...

A Record for Ed Ruscha Stands Out in Fall Auction Series

New York Times / November 14th, 2019

The fall sales series of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art in New York was not chock-full of blue-chip "trophy" art, according to the New York Times. Timed during an unsettling news cycle coupled with few top-tier collections or estates to offer, the major auction houses saw noteworthy ...

Major Flooding Temporarily Shuts Down the Venice Biennale, But the Show Will Go On

W Magazine / November 13th, 2019

Venice mayor Luigi Bragnaro declared a state of emergency after flood tides inundated the city on Tuesday. The result on Wednesday was a temporary closing of the Venice Biennale's 58th edition, Saint Mark's Basilica, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Pinault Collection's Punta della Dogana and ...

Marciano Art Foundation Closes Following Employees' Plans to Unionize

LA Magazine / November 7th, 2019

Marciano Art Foundation, the new private museum in Los Angeles, announced that it would close its Wilshire Boulevard location with "no present plans to reopen." The news came after all 70 visitor-facing employees were laid off on Thursday, and just days after employees announced plans to ...

U.S. Museum Coalition Plans Exhibitions of Female Artists Ahead of 19th Amendment Centennial and 2020 Presidential Election

ArtfixDaily / November 6th, 2019

On November 5, election day across the U.S., a new website launched as a platform to help promote women artists in museum exhibitions nationwide. Feminist Art Coalition is the brainchild of Apsara DiQuinzio, the senior curator of Modern and contemporary art at the Berkeley Art Museum ...

Steep Rent Hikes Force Out Artists in L.A.'s Historic Santa Fe Art Colony

LA Times / November 1st, 2019

A community of practicing artists in Los Angeles that has thrived for three decades is facing extinction. A new owner of the downtown complex is implementing rent hikes that will likely force the artists to leave their homes and studios. LA Times reports: "The Miami-based development agency ...

In New Exhibits, Art Collectives Meow Wolf and teamLab Are Optimizing the Experience of Art on Their Own Terms

CBS News / November 3rd, 2019

Operating outside of traditional gallery and museum spaces, two art collectives are bringing their work directly to ticket-buying, Instagramming audiences in new exhibitions across the U.S. and in Asia. Meow Wolf, the Santa Fe-Based art collective, creates immersive exhibitions in multimedia ...

Mary Margaret 'Moo' Anderson, Pioneering Art Collector and Museum Donor, Remembered

Stanford News / October 24th, 2019

Art collector Mary Margaret “Moo” Anderson died Oct. 22 at her home in the San Francisco Bay Area, reports Stanford News. She was 92. Boston-born Moo Anderson was known for amassing a significant collection of post-World War II American art with her late husband, Harry "Hunk" Anderson ...

Three Arrested for Theft of Cattelan's Gold Toilet From Blenheim Palace

Guardian / October 17th, 2019

Arrests have been made in the theft of an 18-karat solid gold toilet sculpture titled America -- part of a Maurizio Cattelan exhibition at Blenheim Palace in the UK -- that was stolen last month. The burglary took place in an overnight heist at the 18th-century palace, known ...

Tim Burton Stages Site-Specific Exhibition at Neon Museum in Las Vegas

View images from Las Vegas Review-journal / October 15th, 2019

For the first time in nearly a decade, renowned American film director, producer, artist, writer and animator Tim Burton will stage an exhibition of his original fine art in the United States. Installed at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas, “Tim Burton @ the Neon Museum” comprises a combination of new ...

Banksy 'Devolved Parliament' Snags a Bananas Record Price of $12.2 Million at Auction

Guardian / October 3rd, 2019

As Brexit looms on Halloween, a painted satire of Britain's House of Commons filled with arguing chimpanzees brought an auction record of £9,879,500 ($12,200,000) for street artist Banksy. At the Sotheby's sale in London on Thursday, "Devolved Parliament" jumped well beyond tne ...

A New Kind of 'Art Hub' to Debut in London With Flexible Exhibition and Work Spaces for Members

Evening Standard / September 30th, 2019

A £20 million renovation of 5 historic buildings in London will create an innovative way to work and sell for professionals in the visual arts. Opening in May 2020, Cromwell Place is a new art center and membership organization with 14 gallery spaces set in the heart of South Kensington’s ...

13 Haunting Art Exhibitions to See Ahead of Halloween

ArtfixDaily / September 25th, 2019

{{image}} Spooky, fanciful or simply autumnal in feeling, here are ARTFIXdaily's picks for October art exhibitions that deliver heftily on Halloween spirit. These 13 shows span the globe, from Andrew Wyeth's witches in Maine to a "resin lady" ancient corpse on view in the UK. {{image}} ...

With Columbia University's 'Year of Water,' Dutch Artist Daan Roosegaarde Returns an Immersive Virtual Flood to New York

ArtfixDaily / September 18th, 2019

Artists Are Featured in Columbia University's Year of Water Program Focused on Environment Ahead of events like the Global Youth Strike for Climate on Friday, Sept. 20 and the United Nations Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23, New York's Columbia University kicked off climate investigations this ...

Maurizio Cattelan's Gold Toilet Artwork 'America' Is Stolen From Blenheim Palace Exhibit

NBC / September 14th, 2019

On Saturday morning, the interactive artwork that is an 18-karat solid gold toilet titled America -- part of a Maurizio Cattelan exhibition at Blenheim Palace in the UK -- disappeared. The burglary took place at the 18th-century palace, known as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and ...

Banksy Brexit-Themed Mural Disappears From UK Wall

BBC / August 27th, 2019

A famous mural created by street artist Banksy in 2017 mysteriously was removed from a building in seaside Dover, UK, over the weekend. Popular with tourists and locals alike, the wall depicted a workman chipping away a star from the EU flag, in reference to the  United Kingdom's decision ...

Apple and New Museum Launch App-Enabled [AR]T Initiative

ArtfixDaily / August 15th, 2019

Apple invited the New Museum to collaborate on a new Augmented Reality initiative to create a series of experiential AR works that would be free to the public. The New Museum selected a distinguished group of artists: Nick Cave, Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, Cao Fei, John ...

After Warren Kanders Resigns From Whitney Museum Board, Several Boycotting Artists Decide to Stay in Biennial

Hyperallergic / July 25th, 2019

Warren Kanders has resigned as vice chairman of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s board of trustees, first reported the New York Times on Thursday. The embattled trustee, who collects blue-chip art with his wife Allison, was under fire for months from art critics, artists and ...

Artist Leo Villareal Lights Up London With 'Illuminated River' Across Thames Bridges

ArtfixDaily / July 18th, 2019

Heads of traitors on spikes, bustling industry, quiet moonlit scenes by artists from Grimshaw to Whistler, the River Thames and its bridges have figured large in the lore of London. Now the public will see the historic waterway in a whole new light. Artist Leo Villareal – in collaboration with ...