June 21, 2021

Art News

Late Journalist Janet Malcolm, Who Thought Artists Didn’t Have Anything Valuable to Say, Was Also an Artist—See Her Work Here

Janet Malcolm, the revered reporter, longtime New Yorker staff writer, and author of The Journalist and the Murderer, died on June 18 at the age of 86 from lung cancer. Though famed for her unflinching observations and truth-seeking ethos, Malcolm also worked quietly but devotedly as a collage artist and photographer for decades. She is said

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Curator Diego Cortez, Who Helped Launch Basquiat to Fame, Is Dead

Diego Cortez, a curator who stood at the center of Downtown New York’s vibrant art scene during the 1980s, has died. Patti Astor, who cofounded New York’s Fun Gallery, posted news of Cortez’s death on Facebook, writing, “Another one of the great art warriors is gone.” Cortez is credited with having helped define an anti-establishment

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ARTnews in Brief: L.A.’s Regen Projects Hires Former MOCA Curator as Director—and More from June 21, 2021

Monday, June 21 L.A.’s Regen Projects Hires Former MOCA Curator as Director The Los Angeles–based gallery Regen Projects has hired two directors: Bryan Barcena and Stephanie Dudzinski. Barcena was most recently an assistant curator and manager of publications at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, where he organized exhibitions of Gala Porras-Kim and

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