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Whitney Museum Cancels Exhibition After Criticism Mounts Online

Vulture / August 26th, 2020

The Whitney Museum of American Art canceled the upcoming exhibition “Collective Actions: Artist Interventions in a Time of Change” after protests over the mode of acquisition of works to be shown. Scheduled to open on Sept. 17, the exhibit was to showcase prints, photographs, posters, and ...

In T Magazine: 'America’s Monuments, Reimagined for a More Just Future'

New York Times / August 24th, 2020

With colonialist statues being toppled in America and beyond, for its forthcoming Fall Women’s Fashion issue, the New York Times Style Magazine T asked five artists to envision a different kind of memorial, one that embodies this moment of reckoning:  “...T asked five artists, including ...

Mick Jagger Plays a Diabolical Art Dealer in Thriller 'The Burnt Orange Heresy'

New York Times / August 23rd, 2020

With the lovely mist of Lake Como as a backdrop comes a film drama that weaves together an unsettling tale involving an art dealer, critic, traveler and artist with less than transparent motives.  Set in Northern Italy, the 2020 film The Burnt Orange Heresy has rock icon Mick Jagger ...

A Traveling Retrospective, Online Content and Rich Publication Will Mark 100th Birthday of Artist Wayne Thiebaud—And Yes, There Will Be Cake (Paintings)

ArtfixDaily / August 20th, 2020

“It’s just very, very familiar. They’re mostly painted from memory, from memories of bakeries and restaurants — there’s a lot of yearning.” —Wayne Thiebaud The Crocker Art Museum will present Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings, an extensive, celebratory retrospective ...

New Work by 100 Women Artists For Centennial of 19th Amendment Launches in Digital Portal

ArtfixDaily / August 19th, 2020

Park Avenue Armory in New York has launched its interactive digital portal that allows audiences to explore new commissions by 100 women artists and cultural creators, including Carrie Mae Weems, Toshi Reagon, Renee Cox, Staceyann Chin, Zoë Buckman, and more. Unveiled on August 18—the date of the ...

Begun as a WPA Art Center, Oklahoma City Museum of Art Marks 75 Years With Nearly 300 New Acquisitions and 3 Exhibitions

ArtfixDaily / August 19th, 2020

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) celebrates its 75th anniversary year with an exciting slate of exhibitions including “Shared Lives, Distant Places: Recent Acquisitions in Photography,” “Beaux Arts at 75” and “Moving Vision: Op and Kinetic Art from the Sixties and Seventies.” In honor of ...

From Shepard Fairey to the Late Luchita Hurtado, Leading Artists Designed Bandanas For a Cause in This eBay Fundraiser

eBay / August 18th, 2020

Top artists have collaborated with eBay's charity arm to offer an array of striking bandanas in support of nonprofit organizations working to increase voter turnout in the upcoming U.S. elections. The fundraiser, "Artists Band Together," benefits efforts in nonpartisan voter registration and ...

Larry Gagosian Leases LA's Marciano Art Foundation Building

Variety / August 17th, 2020

International art dealer Larry Gagosian will occupy part of the now defunct Marciano Art Foundation building in Los Angeles, reports Variety. The gallerist will take 13,000-square-feet for programming in the first-floor Grand Theater Gallery beginning in January of 2021. Designed by artist ...

Ahead: ARTFIXdaily Closed Week of August 9; The Pollinator Pavilion Opens at Thomas Cole Site

ArtfixDaily / August 6th, 2020

ARTFIXdaily e-newsletter service will be closed next week and will resume on August 17. This Friday, August 7, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, New York, unveils The Pollinator Pavilion, a new public artwork by internationally renowned artists Mark Dion and Dana ...

New Commissions by 100 Women Marking Centennial of 19th Amendment Debut Online August 18

ArtfixDaily / August 4th, 2020

100 Women Artists and Cultural Creators Respond to Centennial of the 19th Amendment and 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in America in the Context of COVID and Black Lives Matter On August 18, marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Park Avenue Armory and lead partner ...

Media Scion James Murdoch's Company Takes Stake in Art Basel Owner

Hollywood Reporter / August 3rd, 2020

Days after resigning from News Corp.'s board of directors, James Murdoch has been approved to join the board of MCH Group, the parent company of Art Basel and its art fair platforms. Murdoch's Lupa Systems was approved by the MCH Group board of directors on Aug. 3 to allow the investment and ...

Basquiat Sells For Record In-App Price of $10.8 Million on Loïc Gouzer's Fair Warning

High Snobiety / August 2nd, 2020

Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1982 Untitled brought $10.8 million on Loïc Gouzer's new Fair Warning app last Thursday. The price is a world record for an in-app purchase. The oil stick on paper was estimated to sell for between $8 million to $12 million. According to the New York Times, the work had ...

A New Kind of Virtual Online Museum of Art to Debut This Summer

Hypebeast / August 2nd, 2020

The Virtual Online Museum of Art plans to be the world’s first fully interactive virtual museum. Opening online on August 14, VOMA will present curated exhibitions featuring seminal works from major institutions around the world, alongside works by contemporary artists and ...

House Votes For a National Latino Museum to Be Part of Smithsonian

NBC News / July 27th, 2020

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Monday to approve legislation that would create a national Latino museum in the nation’s capital. The initiative had wide bipartisan support and passed unanimously by voice vote, reports NBC News. "It's time for Latinos to see our contributions, our ...

Take an Online Tour of 'Fantastic Women' to Explore Works by the Hidden Heroines of Surrealism

ArtfixDaily / July 26th, 2020

Goddess, she-devil, doll, fetish, child-woman or wonderful dream crea­ture – in various guises, women were the central subject of male Surre­alist fantasies. Women artists initially found their way into the circle surrounding André Breton, the founder of the Surre­alist group, as compan­ions or ...

Art Nouveau Ceramics, Scheherazade in Gilded Age Art and an Artist's White House Coming Up at the Crocker

ArtfixDaily / July 25th, 2020

While the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Calif., is currently closed and preparing to reopen, a suite of new summer exhibitions await visitors. A major exhibition celebrating the 100th birthday of California artist Wayne Thiebaud is also planned for the fall. "Al Farrow: The White House" is ...

One-Third of U.S. Arts Institutions May Close This Year; PPP Loans Lagged Behind the Billions in Losses

ArtfixDaily / July 23rd, 2020

A survey released by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) this week relayed a bleak outlook for U.S. arts institutions during ongoing pandemic-produced shutdowns: one-third expect that they could close completely this year.  From responses taken from 760 museum directors, 33 percent ...

New York City Wants Locals to Get Out and Enjoy Free Public Art Programs With a New Digital Resource

ArtfixDaily / July 23rd, 2020

NYC & Company, the official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau for the five boroughs of New York City, has just launched All In NYC: Public Art Edition, showcasing dozens of free, public art programs across the City for New Yorkers now, and eventually ...

UPDATE: Kidnapped German Art Curator Hella Mewis Is Rescued In Iraq

Deutsche Welle / July 21st, 2020

(Update 7/24/20) An Iraqi security official cited by the Associated Press said German art curator Hella Mewis was released in a security operation outside Baghdad. A German art curator was kidnapped on Monday night by unidentified miltants in Baghdad, according to multiple reports. ...

6 Leading Artists Will Present Work for the 2nd Edition of Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center 

ArtfixDaily / July 21st, 2020

Frieze and Tishman Speyer have announced a special exhibition of site-specific works by six renowned artists, which will comprise the second year of Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center. Usually held in the spring as part of the wider programming of Frieze New York, Frieze Sculpture at ...