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Art Industry News: If This Botticelli Sells for $80 Million, It Will Save Its Billionaire Owner a Whopping $33 Million in Taxes Too + Other News

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need …

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Liam Gillick Taps Into an Uncanny Half-Dreaming State in a New Exhibition. See Images of the Fantastical Show Here

A giant floating ear. A unicorn. A mathematical formula. Liam Gillick’s third solo exhibition with Alfonso Artiaco Gallery in Naples has the hazy feel of …

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TEFAF Maastricht Pushes Back 2021 Dates and More: Morning Links from October 8, 2020

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. News TEFAF Maastricht, which was a super spreader event earlier this year, has pushed its …

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Artist Spotlight: Monica Ikegwu

Monica Ikegwu                                               …

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How Does a Top Collector Navigate a Very Unusual Frieze Week? We Tagged Along With Muriel Salem Around London to Find Out

The regency-era houses that surround Regent’s Park have always held an air of mystery for me. Damien Hirst owns one of them, and I’ve heard …

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From Here to Eternity: A Sunil Gupta Retrospective

Born in New Delhi, India, relocated to Montreal, Canada, before studying in London, Sunil Gupta has been using photography as a critical practice since the …

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Willehad Eilers Wishes Your Dreams To Come True @ Concordia in The Netherlands

One of the certain downsides of social media and modern-day life is the constant bombardment of self improvement and life changing challenges. While ticking off …

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How Seth Godin Answered This Artist’s Question

One of my favorite writers is Seth Godin. I’ve been reading his books and blog for years because his advice for creatives is paradigm-changing. But …

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Human Journeys

IWM London has launched a new season exploring a century of refugee experiences, from WWI to the present day. The powerful programme looks at the …

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“How ‘Bout Them Apples?”: Fantastic Group Show of NYC-Based Contemporary Painters @ Ross + Kramer

If you are going to have a star-studded show featuring all NYC-based painters, having the title of the show borrowing the phrase “How ‘Bout Them …

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María Berrío at Victoria Miro

María Berrío discusses “Flowered Songs and Broken Currents,” an ongoing exhibition at Victoria Miro that chronicles the aftermath of tragedy in a fictional Colombian fishing …

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Adrián Villar Rojas

Galerie Marian Goodman is pleased to announce its first major exhibition by Adrián Villar Rojas. It is perhaps one of the most comprehensive interventions in …

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Gabriel Orozco

For this exhibition, Orozco presents a new series of tempera paintings, and a selection of new watercolor collages which expand upon his Suisai series, begun …

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Activist Group P.A.I.N. Denounces Proposed Purdue Pharma Settlement

Activist Group P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now), led by artist Nan Goldin, has spoken out regarding a planned settlement between the Department of Justice and …

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Hito Steyerl Delivers a Fierce Critique of the Present in Her New Show

Hito Steyerl, still from How Not to Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File, 2013. Courtesy of the artist; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; …

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Cementing a $6.8 Million Win for Artists, the US Supreme Court Declines to Hear the Landmark Case Over the Destruction of Graffiti Mecca 5Pointz

In a further win for graffiti and aerosol artists, as well as for advocates of the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA), the US Supreme Court …

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How to Collect Works by Impossible-to-Get Artists

Pool of Tears 2, 2000. Kiki SmithMarlborough London For all but the very top one percent of art lovers, collecting a great work by a …

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Tiffany Alfonseca and Raelis Vasquez “Como Nosotros Somos” @ New Image Art, Los Angeles

New Image Art is pleased to present Tiffany Alfonseca and Raelis Vasquez’s two-person exhibition, Como Nosotros Somos, on view by appointment through October 17, 2020.  Como …

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Using Shattered Ceramics, Artist Bouke de Vries Revitalizes Found Porcelain in New Sculptures

All images © Bouke de Vries, shared with permission Bouke de Vries (previously) refers to some of his porcelain sculptures as “three-dimensional still lifes.” The …

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A Gerhard Richter painting became the most expensive work by a Western artist sold at an Asian auction.

Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild [649-2], 1987. Courtesy Sotheby’s Gerhard Richter became the most expensive Western artist to sell at an Asian auction when his 1987 …

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A New Google App Lets You Put Yourself Inside the World’s Most Famous Artworks With Just One Tap

Earlier this summer, bored everyday people at home began recreating famous artworks in what quickly became a social media sensation that even spawned a book. Now, thanks to Google’s …

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Renata Poljak

In the late nineteenth century, the discovery of gold in Tierra del Fuego, the archipelago extending from the tip of South America, curiously spurred a …

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Even These Collectible Stamps of Ducks Have Been Politicized in the US This Year—and Artists Are Flying Mad

As the US elections approach next month, even the annual the contest to design next year’s Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, better known …

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New Google Filter Turns Selfies Into Famous Artworks by van Gogh, Kahlo, and More

Google Arts and Culture has launched a new filter that positions users inside masterworks by Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Johannes Vermeer, and other masters …

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The New Innovators: Writer and Curator Kimberly Drew on Why the Stodgy Old Art World Is Finally Opening Up to New Ideas

There’s no one quite like Kimberly Drew. A writer, curator, social media expert, and fashion girl who began her career as social media manager for …

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François Pinault’s Long-Awaited Paris Museum Sets New Opening Date for January

After delays owing to the coronavirus crisis, François Pinault’s Bourse de Commerce, a long-awaited private museum in Paris being constructed at a cost of $170 …

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Berlin’s Humboldt Forum Details December Opening Plans

The eagerly awaited Humboldt Forum, Europe’s largest culture complex, which occupies a sprawling reconstructed royal palace at Berlin’s center and is home to the city-state’s …

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Digressions pariétales: Jean Jullien’s New Site-Specific Installation @ Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art

Digressions pariétales roughly translates to “parietal digressions,” which you might have been able to figure out on your own as opposed to my Google translate …

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A Matthew Wong Painting Just Sold at Christie’s for a Record $4.5 Million, Marking a Frenzied Turning Point in the Late Artist’s Market

The auction market for Matthew Wong, the Canadian painter who died by suicide at the age of 35 last year, has accelerated into surreal territory. …

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After Years of Foot-Dragging, France’s National Assembly Just Approved the Restitution of Looted Artifacts to Benin and Senegal

The National Assembly of France has unanimously approved a bill to return historic artifacts to Benin and Senegal that were looted during the colonial era. …

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Looking to Support a Good Cause? These Artworks Benefit Black Woman-Led Organizations Around the World

In a year that has revealed the depth of many societal inequities, many well-intentioned artists, curators, and collectors have been seeking to do more than …

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Looking to Support a Good Cause? These Affordable Artworks Benefit Black Woman-Led Organizations in Three African Nations

In a year that has revealed the depth of many societal inequities, many well-intentioned artists, curators, and collectors have been seeking to do more than …

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Holding my breath moving closer closer: Julia Chiang in Glasgow @ The Modern Institute

When we last checked with Julia Chiang in May for our Art in Uncertain Times series, the Brooklyn-based artist was, like many of us, juggling homeschool and …

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The Top 17 Percent of Germany’s Art Galleries Made 80 Percent of All Revenue Last Year, a New Report Finds

Just 17 percent of German galleries account for 80 percent of the sector’s annual revenue, according to a recent survey of the art market in …

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A New One-Take BBC Ad Brilliantly Interprets the Feelings of Music Through Clever Choreography

 It’s well-documented that music moves us, and an advertisement for BBC Sounds takes that research literally. A project of Rogue Films, the one-minute clip …

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Iridescent Glass Worms, Fruiting Slime Molds, and a Glowing Eel Larvae Top Close-Up Photography Contest

Image © Andrei Savitsky, cupoty.com. Winner: Micro. “Glass worms can vary in length from about half an inch to two inches. On the right side …

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In Quebec, a New Hotel Concept by David Dworkind Connects Guests with Nature

To say that Hinterhouse is remote would be an understatement. Situated in the middle of a densely forested hillside in Quebec’s Mont-Tremblant region, the guest …

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Art Industry News: The Humboldt Forum, Berlin’s Most Controversial Art Project, Finally Has an Actual Opening Date + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need …

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T. Rex Fossil Sells at Christie’s for $31.8 M., Marina Abramović on Covid-19, and More: Morning Links from October 7, 2020

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. Market A 67-million-year-old T. rex fossil sold for $31.8 million at a Christie’s …

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Getting out of the cage

Once you realize that your freedom is taken from you, you have to act, listen to your inner voice , meditate , and slowly take …

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“Maiden Voyage” by Photographer Samantha Cabrera Friend

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New Release!: Sage Vaughn’s “Keep On Pushing” Print Available Now in the Juxtapoz Print Shop

As part of our ongoing releases in conjunction with our new Juxtapoz Print Shop, today we are excited to announce the release of Los Angeles-based …

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Cindy Sherman Transforms Herself into a Series of Androgynous Characters

For her latest body of work, Cindy Sherman has transformed herself into an extraordinary cast of androgynous characters, expanding her career-long investigation into the construction …

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Peace, Justice and Strength: A Conversation with PricklySauce

Ready or not, 2020 has slammed the future before us, and it’s time to sink or swim.  Climate change, transparent communications, accessible healthcare, and social …

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Monolith

I often like simplicity in my paintings. A single stone can evoke a kind of calmness and meditation, rather than a picture overloaded with content. …

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5 to See: Photo London Digital

Photo London Digital is the first international photography fair to take place online, bringing together over 100 exhibitors from across the globe from 7-18 October. …

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‘What Happens When You Don’t Know What’s Going to Happen?’: Tavares Strachan’s New Performance Illuminates Histories Once Left in the Dark

I am thrust into darkness as I enter Tavares Strachan’s latest exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery in London. My fellow masked companions and I funnel awkwardly …

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9 Megawatt Museum Shows to See During Frieze Week, From a Bruce Nauman Survey to Artemisia Gentileschi’s Big Retrospective

Fall in London is usually synonymous with Frieze Art Fair taking place under massive white tents in Regents Park. This year is a little different, …

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Two Amateur Metal-Detector Enthusiasts Have Discovered the Remains of an Ancient Pagan Warlord

Members of an amateur metal-detector club have discovered the 1,400-year-old remains of an Anglo-Saxon warlord—and the burial site is challenging what archaeologists think they know …

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A $28 Million T-Rex Skeleton Was the Undisputed King of Christie’s Otherwise Muted $341 Million Contemporary Art Auction

Christie’s 20th-century evening art auction, which included one major and notable non-art item (more on that below), was conducted via livestream from Rockefeller Center on Tuesday …

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