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Art Industry News: Bowing to Years-Long Pressure, the V&A Is in Talks to Return Looted Ethiopian Treasures + 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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Spiritual aristocracy

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Amy Taubin on the New York and Toronto International Film Festivals

FOR CINEPHILES, CRITICS, AND INDUSTRY FOLK, the end of summer is announced by three overlapping North American film festivals: Telluride, Toronto (TIFF), and New York (NYFF). …

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Modern Guilt & Blue Skies: Robert Pokorny @ Ampersand Gallery, Portland

Ampersand is pleased to present Modern Guilt & Blue Skies, an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Robert Pokorny. Turmoil, fear, uncertainty, anger, isolation, …

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Andrew Salgado Captures “Strange Weather” For UK Comeback

It’s October 2020, and who doesn’t have a little cabin fever? We’re prescribing a dose of time travel mixed with some magical realism in the …

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Narratives of Hope

NGV Triennial returns for its second instalment in 2020, with the entire NGV International dedicated to a largescale presentation of global contemporary art, design and …

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IAAC 7: Contemporary Arts Criticism

Nadim Samman is a curator and art historian based in Berlin. He co-founded the first Antarctic Biennale, and has curated for the Marrakech Biennale, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary and, …

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Centropy: Deana Lawson’s Largest Exhibition to Date

For her exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel, Deana Lawson has gathered new and recent works, including a body of large-scale photographs, holograms, 16mm films, a video, and …

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“Grab Your Bibles, There’s a Storm Comin’” by Photographer Evan Perkins

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The Art Angle Podcast: Could TikTok Save a Broken Art World?

Welcome to the Art Angle, a podcast from Artnet News that delves into the places where the art world meets the real world, bringing each …

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Buoyed By Interest in Young African Artists, London’s Only IRL Art Fair 1-54 Shows the Value of In-Person Events

You know the art world has turned upside down when the satellite fair becomes the only game in town.  London’s Frieze art fairs may be …

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Gabriel Orozco at Marian Goodman Gallery

Gabriel Orozco talks about working under lockdown in Tokyo and how he borrows influence from nature in his work. His latest exhibition  is on view …

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“25 Years,” Stephen Friedman Gallery

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D’ette Nogle

For her Berlin debut, American artist D’ette Nogle takes Sigmar Polke’s 1963 painting Schrank (Wardrobe) as inspiration and title, developing his one line and two …

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Azu Nwagbogu Curates “The Medium is the Message” @ Unit London

Unit London has just opened a fantastic group show, The Medium is the Message, featuring a wonderful mix of emerging artists “exploring artistic mediums and the …

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Benny Andrews: Portraits, A Real Person Before the Eyes @ Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, NYC

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is pleased to present its third solo exhibition for Benny Andrews (American, 1930–2006), showcasing portraits—a vital and constant genre throughout the artist’s …

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Who Dat: A Suave Pigeon Struts Down the Sidewalk and Shows Off its Groove Thang in a New Music Video

 The swaggering pigeon in Emmit Fenn’s new music video might upend the notion that peacocks are the proudest avians. Animated and directed by Patrick …

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We Spy a Fly! Here Are 12 Artworks With Cameos by the Insect That Played a Starring Role in the US VP Debate

Sin, death, or merely a trick of the eye: what is the art-historical symbolism of the fly? After the pesky insect made an unexpected cameo …

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Vivobarefoot to Sell Shoes Hand-Painted with Basquiat’s Most Iconic Designs

The iconic designs of Jean-Michel Basquiat have found a new canvas. On Wednesday, the footwear brand Vivobarefoot unveiled a new collection featuring recognizable motifs from …

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‘We as Artists Need to Intervene’: Watch Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Build an Interactive Art Installation That Straddles the US-Mexico Border

If you happened to be in El Paso, Texas or Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua back in 2019 and looked up at the night sky, you may have …

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P&G Continues to Make Music with Cincinnati Music Festival and ArtsWave

They say, “The show must go on!” And thanks to some intrepid partnerships in Cincinnati, the show did just that. Thursday, October 8, 2020 Category:  …

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A record-setting Matthew Wong painting led Christie’s contemporary day sale.

Matthew Wong’s Shangri-La, 2017. Courtesy Christie’s. Matthew Wong’s 2017 painting Shangri-La sold for $4.4 million at Christie’s October 7th post-war and contemporary day sale, shattering …

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Veteran Guggenheim Curator Nancy Spector Has Been Cleared of Racial Bias Allegations—But She’s Leaving the Museum Anyway

The Guggenheim Museum announced today that its longtime chief curator, Nancy Spector, is departing the museum after 34 years, and that an independent investigation has …

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M+ Museum in Hong Kong Postpones Much-Anticipated Opening Until 2021

The opening of the hotly-anticipated M+ museum of modern and contemporary visual culture in Hong Kong, which has been postponed multiple times over the last …

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Agnes Gund’s Close Relationships with Artists Inspire Her Collecting and Philanthropy

Agnes Gund featured in June 14, 2017, news story alongside image of Roy Lichtenstein’s Masterpiece, as seen in Aggie, directed by Catherine Gund. Courtesy of …

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The 15 Best Booths at Frieze London and Frieze Masters Online

Installation view of Stephen Friedman Gallery’s booth at Frieze London 2020. Courtesy of Stephen Friedman Gallery. Even the largest art fair tent would have difficulty …

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Two Innovative Brazilian Galleries Have Set Up ‘Surrogate’ Frieze London Booths Back Home in Rio de Janeiro

Two art galleries have taken a unique approach their booths at Frieze London’s online fair this week. A Gentil Carioca and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, leading Brazilian …

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Lively Interventions by 100 Architects Transform Urban Spaces into Vibrant Playgrounds

“Big Bang” in Pingjiaqiao Road 36, Pudong, Shanghai. All images © 100 Architects, shared with permission Walk around Shanghai or Dubai, and you might stumble …

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Evening in the city.

Evening in the city. This abstract composition is full of energy and excitement. Colors overlap and overlap, and contrast with subtle and vibrant color shifts. …

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What I Buy & Why: Gallerist Nicole Schoeni on the Biggest Strokes of Luck in Her Collecting Career and Her Most Prized Possession

Art has been at the center of Nicole Schoeni’s life since the very beginning. Her father, the late Manfred Schoeni, was the founder of Hong …

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Frank Bowling, Painter of Abstractions Confronting Colonialism, Heads to Hauser & Wirth

Frank Bowling, an artist known for his lush semi-abstract works that consider histories of colonialism in poetic ways, will now be represented by Hauser & …

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A Trove of Steamy Duncan Grant Drawings Were Thought to Have Been Destroyed. Turns Out, They Were Just Hidden Under a Bed

A long lost collection of erotic drawings by British painter Duncan Grant, hidden under a bed for years, is being donated to the Charleston in East Sussex, …

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New Red Order on channeling complicity toward Indigenous futures

New Red Order (NRO), a public secret society that works with networks of informants and accomplices to create grounds for Indigenous futures, models itself in …

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Hong Kong Police Have Recovered a Mao Scroll That Was Stolen as Part of a $645 Million Art Heist—But It’s Been Cut in Half

Police in Hong Kong have made arrests in connection with a potential HK$4 billion ($645 million) art heist that took place last month. Authorities say …

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Guillaume Simoneau

When Canadian artist Guillaume Simoneau was a young boy, his family took in orphaned crows and his mother photographed her children’s surprisingly tender interactions with …

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New Red Order, Never Settle: Calling In, 2020

New Red Order, Never Settle: Calling In, 2020, video, sound, color, 3 minutes 57 seconds. Recruitment video.

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Curator Nancy Spector Departs Guggenheim as Investigation into Basquiat Show Ends

Nancy Spector, the museum’s artistic director and chief curator, will be departing New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum after a 34-year career there to “pursue other …

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Curator Nancy Spector Out at Guggenheim Museum, Basquiat Investigation Concludes

A shakeup is in the works at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, which in recent months has been roiled by allegations from some of …

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Art Matters Announces 2020 Grant Recipients

New York–based nonprofit Art Matters today announced 37 recipients of its 2020 grants. Each will be awarded a fellowship of $5,000. The grants are awarded …

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Osmosis

This artwork was created by me in a single original. The technique is oil on canvas. The canvas is stretched on a wooden frame cm …

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Nostalgic

This artwork was created by me in a single original. The technique is oil on canvas. The canvas is stretched on a wooden frame cm …

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‘I Felt Like I Was Trapped in Amber’: Painter Christina Quarles on How the Hazy Confusions of Lockdown Inspired Her Latest Show

Christina Quarles beamed at me from across the Atlantic over Zoom. The artist was on vacation in Northern California, although in another world she would …

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US Medical Bills Turned Into Paintings and Sold to Erase Debt

An art collective in the United States has come up with a novel way of paying off three people’s medical debt: turning their hospital bills …

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Americans for the Arts Supports the Launch of New Equitable Guiding Principles for the Design and Public Health Fields

Thursday, October 8, 2020 Category:  Americans for the Arts News The PHEAL Guiding Principles reaffirm the imperative need for public health and design professionals to work together …

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Fluid

This artwork was created by me in a single original. The technique is oil on canvas. The canvas is stretched on a wooden frame cm …

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Deutsche Bank Will Sell Off 200 Modern Works From Its Corporate Collection to Pivot Its Focus to Contemporary Art

Deutsche Bank has announced plans to sell around 200 historical works of art from its collection as part of an effort to refocus on contemporary …

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Meet The Original ‘Shave and Play’ Barbie – The Weird and Funny Pandemic 2020 Present

Need a gag gift that will be the hit of the party?!!! Get The Original Shave & Play Borbie!!! You’ve played with regular Barbie, but …

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Timothy Curtis’s “Temporary Decisions Inkblots and Bikes” @ Arndt Art Agency, Berlin

Although bicycles are the chosen pictorial symbol, they convey emotional entanglements in the newest works of Timothy Curtis. Bikes, at least to me, equate freedom …

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A Colorized Snowball Fight from 1896 Shows Not Much Has Changed in the Art of Winter Warfare

 A short clip, originally captured by Louis Lumière in 1896, documents a rowdy snowball fight on the streets of Lyon, France. Thanks to Barcelona-based …

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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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