Tate Will Cut 12 Percent of Workforce and More: Morning Links from December 3, 2020

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News

The artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara was detained in Cuba for being involved in a political protest. “I see that the conditions for changes in Cuba are ready; in fact, we are at the center of the changes,” he said. [Miami Herald]

The London-based publication ArtReview ranked the Black Lives Matter movement in the #1 spot of  its annual “Power 100” list. [ARTnews]

A third monolith has mysteriously appeared in California. “Is it a marketing stunt or something else?” [CNET]

The Venice Biennale is calling on Swiss artist Christoph Büchel to return the migrant boat he used for Barca Nostra to Sicily. [The Art Newspaper]

Museums

Tate said it will have to cut its workforce by 12 percent, or about 120 jobs, to save £4.8 million in order to “survive the crisis.” The museum network said it would first try voluntary cuts to achieve the savings. [The Art Newspaper]

The Milwaukee Art Museum estimates it’s losing about $10,000 a day in revenue while being closed because of the pandemic. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

Art Market

In case you missed it, Art Basel opened its Miami Beach OVR to VIPs yesterday, where dealers reported a flurry of sales.  [ARTnews]

A Toulouse Lautrec work that once belonged to Henry Ford led Christie’s Hong Kong–New York relay sale, which brought in a total of $119.3 million. [ARTnews]

A former U.S. diplomat, Bill Middendorf, has donated a 15th-century altarpiece panel by Hans Memling to the artist’s namesake museum in Bruges, after it failed to sell at auction in London last year. [The Art Newspaper]

The original steps from the Eiffel Tower went for about $328,000 at auction, nearly 10 times its estimate. [France24]

Artist and art patron Rosamond Brown and her son, dealer Ben Brown, talk Hong Kong’s art scene and a new fund they’ve created. [Hong Kong Tatler]

Art & Artists

Three artists are addressing the racist history of an historic Manhattan farmhouse. [The Guardian]

Hettie Judah interviewed 50 female artists this year to discuss “the impact of motherhood on their work.” [The Guardian]

Sebastian Smee writes about Rembrandt’s late portrait of Gerard de Lairesse, which is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [The Washington Post]

Photographer Zanele Muholi discusses her career retrospective at Tate Modern, which opens today. [The New York Times]

Ontario artists are being sought to paint a portrait of Walter Gretzky. [Welland Tribune]

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