July 27, 2021

Art News

9 Standout Artists at L.A.’s Felix Art Fair

Installation view of Felix Art Fair 2019 at the Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles. Photo by Eric Minh Swenson. Courtesy of Felix LA. The appeal of Felix Art Fair, which debuted in 2019, was always the intimacy of its setting: Initially built in 1927 along Los Angeles’s Hollywood Boulevard, the Roosevelt Hotel is still outfitted with

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“Highwaymen”

Beginning in the 1950s, a group of young Black men, faced with the prospect of toiling in Florida’s citrus groves, instead learned to paint the windswept palms, motley waters, and singular radiance of

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Asian Art

Takeout Containers and Worn Sketchbooks by Artist Yoonmi Nam Explore the Permanence of Everyday Disposables

“Sketchbook (small #10)” (2019), porcelain, cobalt slip inlay, and glaze, .75 x 8.5 x 6.25 inches. All images courtesy of Paradigm Gallery, shared with permission A kitchen table, countertop, or cluttered desk are all likely spots to encounter a piece by South Korean artist Yoonmi Nam. Encompassing ceramic sculptures and sparse lithographs, Nam’s body of

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Asian Art

Christie’s Will Quadruple Its Sales Room Footprint in Hong Kong With a New Location—and Triple Its Number of Auctions in the City

Christie’s has signed a 10-year lease on a new Hong Kong office space that will massively expand its presence in the booming Asian art market. The British auction house will be an anchor tenant in the Henderson, a new skyscraper from Zaha Hadid Architects set for completion in 2023, according to the Art Newspaper. Christie’s plans to

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The flower of Life

We were told that we should be divided. We were told that we must declare war on each other. But according to the Law of Nature and in spite of the voices, we still continue to create something in common. Maybe this time we’ll create something worthwhile? Together.

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Centre Pompidou Picks Up-and-Comer Xavier Rey for Director Post

As it prepares to undergo a years-long closure amid a renovation, the Centre Pompidou in Paris has named a new director. Xavier Rey, who currently leads the Musée de Marseille, will fill one of the top-ranking posts at France’s most important modern and contemporary art museum. He is set to start at the Centre Pompidou

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Art News

9 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From Canine Cocktails With the Museum of the Dog to Carrie Mae Weems’s Watermill Festival

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events, both digitally and in-person in the New York area. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all EST unless otherwise noted.)   Tuesday, July 27 Edmonia Lewis, Forever Free (1867). Collection of the Howard University Gallery of Art,

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Art News

New York Court Dismisses Collector Michael Steinhardt’s Lawsuit Against Hirschl and Adler Gallery Over a $12 Million Portrait

A New York Supreme Court judge has shot down a lawsuit filed by prominent collector and philanthropist Michael Steinhardt last fall. In his claim, Steinhardt accused the veteran Manhattan gallery Hirschl and Adler and its president, Stuart Feld, of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and unjust enrichment. But the judge, Joel M. Cohen, dismissed all those

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