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Prince William Portrait Sale to Benefit WWI Memorial Fund, read about it here…


For the 11th year, Lehmann Maupin will participate in friezelondon. Find us at Booth A18 October 15–18, 2014.

Our booth will feature a curated selection of works in various media by artists who are connected by their shared interest in the perception of constructed environments – both physical and psychological. The artists featured are Mary Corse, Tracey Emin, Teresita Fernández, Shirazeh Houshiary, Klara Kristalova, Lee Bul, Alex Prager, Mickalene Thomas, Adriana Varejão, and Xiang Jing.

Image: Mary Corse, Untitled (Black and White with Blue Outer Bands, Beveled), 2014


Roxy Paine, Paint Dipper, (1996).

A Chamber of Curiosities and Commerce in Chelsea, Read up on Juan Garcia Mosqueda’s Chamber, a new design boutique in Chelsea.


The Fluid Dynamic of Conceptual Painter Dale Frank at Roslyn Oxley9

"Grabbing his crotch she said you remind me of someone," 2014 - varnish on iridescent plexiglass 200 × 160cm (unframed), 220 x 180 cm (framed) and "She really wanted one of those Chinese Crested dogs but she’d have to get rid of her boyfriend first," 2014- varnish on glass 6 mm 200 × 160cm (unframed), 220 x 180 cm (framed)

(Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery)


Pace Fetes Unsung Picasso Muse, Hong Kong’s Protest Art, and More

— Pace Fetes Unsung Picasso Muse: In the past few years, quite a few shows have been devoted to the many muses of Picasso, but now Pace is bringing out works inspired by the artist’s second wife. Long overshadowed by FernandeMarie-Thérèse, andFrançoise, Jacqueline Roque married Picasso in 1961 and was the inspiration for many of the artist’s late works. “It is so free and full of love,” said Guggenheim curator Carmen Giménez. “Jacqueline created peace for him. That did not happen before.” [WSJ]

 Hong Kong’s Protest Art: Since Sunday’s escalation of the peaceful #OccupyCentral demonstrations in Hong Kong, protestors have begun to use the image of an umbrella — originally brought out as a way to protect themselves from pepper spray — as a unifying symbol, akin to Occupy Wall Street’s appropriation of the Guy Fawkes mask. The protestors and their supporters, who are calling for democratic elections in 2017, have created a plethora of graphic art images using the symbol (often in yellow) and uploaded them across social media platforms, many bearing the hashtag #UmbrellaRevolution. [Mashable]


— Artist Buys Instagram Followers: In an effort to equalize the oft-fraught influence of social media, Constant Dullaart, with DIS magazine and Jeu de Paume, paid to flush out prominent accounts — from Gagosian Gallery to Jeff Koons — to an even 100,000 followers apiece. [ARTnews]

— New Art Start-UpsArtolease offers US companies the opportunity to rent and display prominent artworks, while promises an algorithm that evaluates more than just sales to determine the true “top 10” contemporary galleries. [ArtDailyArtDaily]

— HuffPo Cracks Art World Codes: Apparently, “Does the artist have positive romantic baggage?” is but one of 10 essential questions to consider when deciding how to price a painting. [HuffPo]

— Derek and Christen Wilson have given $1 million to Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art. [ARTnews

— While controversy rages on about the Guggenheim Helsinki, the museum has announced a #guggathon (a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on the topic of museum architecture). [Guggenheim]

— Clearing Gallery is moving to a 5,000-square-foot ground-floor space in Bushwick. [ARTnews]


Where Have All the Rock Stars Gone? A Conversation With Nir Hod

Art Reads: “Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present”

Prince William Portrait Sale to Benefit WWI Memorial Fund

Ryan McNamara to Stage Encore of “Misty Malarky Ying Yang” on the High Line

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Robert Gober Brings It Home at MoMA

Robert Gober’s retrospective “The Heart Is Not A Metaphor,” which opens on October 4 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, is a strange and moving survey of domestic unease, seemingly pointless labor, and creeping horror, among other things. READ IT ON ARTINFO


… almost ready for John Gerrard’s Solar Reserve to open at Lincoln Center this Friday! Share your images using #SolarNYC

Art on the Catwalk: Op Art and Politics at Chanel Spring-Summer 2015

Protestors Topple Lenin Statue, Guggenheim Plans Expansion, and More

— Protestors Topple Lenin Statue: On Sunday, a group of Ukrainian nationalists took down the country’s tallest statue of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin, which once stood 66 feet tall. Residents of Kharviv, the statue’s former home and Ukraine’s second-largest city, had initially been reluctant to remove it — making its destruction a potent symbol in the ongoing conflict. [NY Mag]

— Guggenheim Plans Expansion: While local controversy around the Guggenheim’s Helsinki outpost rages on, the museum has announced more expansion plans for its New York space. Few details are being released, but the Guggenheim has said that this new building will be called the Collection Center and that it will be “one efficient, multi-use building” with a “dynamic public-programming component.” The space will hold the museum’s collection and staff. [TAN]

— Da Vinci Painting Drafts Revealed: French scientist Pascal Cotte used an innovative scanning technique to uncover new layers of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Lady With Ermine.” Underneath the portrait of his patron’s mistress holding a white ermine, Da Vinci painted two different drafts — one in which she’s holding nothing at all, another in which she’s holding a different rodent. “We know that he fiddled around a good deal at the beginning, but now we know that he kept fiddling around all the time and it helps explain why he had so much difficulty finishing paintings,” said Oxford art history professor Martin Kemp. “Leonardo is endlessly fascinating, so getting this intimate insight into his mind is thrilling.” [GuardianBBC]

— Van Gogh Flowers Up For Sale: An 1890 Van Gogh still life, one of the few paintings by the artist to make it to the open market in the past 30 years, is set to hit the block at Sotheby’s with an estimate of $30 million to $50 million. [NY Observer]

— Kazakh Ancient Land Art Revealed: Via Google Earth, a research team in Kazakhstan has uncovered 50 ancient geoglyphs. [Hyperallergic]

— Another Day, Another Banksy: A new Banksy piece in Folkestone has popped up just in time to coincide with the town’s triennial. [Telegraph]

— Berlin gallery Mathew will open Mathew NYC at 47 Canal Street on Friday. [ARTnews]

— RIP Robert Ellis, former director of the Hardwood Museum of Art. [Taos News]

— In gallery roster news, Priska Pasquer added Pieter Hugo, while Lehmann Maupin added Roberto Cuoghi. [Art Media AgencyArtnet]


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Sneak Peek: ART21’s Season 7 Episode With Tania Bruguera

Here are the Projects in Survey, Miami Basel’s New Section for Historical Work

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Where Have All the Rock Stars Gone? We Had A Conversation With Nir Hod

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