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Art Review: When Artists Ran the Show: ‘Inventing Downtown,’ at N.Y.U.

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:15:27 GMT

Aldo Tambellini’s “We Are the Primitives of a New Era” (1961).This exhibition, subtitled “Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965,” features nearly 230 objects.

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Art Review: Chinese Cultural Nomads Find an Oasis

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:13:06 GMT

A detail from a Cici Wu installation at the 47 Canal gallery. She is among three young Chinese artists showing there.Three young artists who now live in New York — Cici Wu, Ho King Man and Wang Xu — are featured in a show at the 47 Canal gallery.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:10:18 GMT

Rita Lundqvist’s “Flowering Tree” (2016).Rita Lundqvist’s quietly hypnotic figures, Duane Linklater’s explorations of history and access, and Henry Chalfant’s documentation of graffiti.

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Richard Prince, Protesting Trump, Returns Art Payment

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 02:30:24 GMT

Richard Prince in 2014.The fee was for a work that depicts Mr. Trump’s daughter Ivanka. “I decided the Trumps are not art,” Mr. Prince said.

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‘Inventing Downtown’ Recalls When Artists Ran the Galleries

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:03:06 GMT

The art historian and critic Irving Sandler and his wife, Lucy Sandler, who is also an art historian. Mr. Sandler managed the Tanager Gallery in the mid-1950s. Behind them is their portrait by Alex Katz.The exhibition at the Grey Art Gallery examines the little-known history of how artist-founded galleries in the 1950s transformed the art scene.

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Art Review: Velázquez’s Infinite World in a Handful of Portraits

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:00:24 GMT

Seven of the painter’s works at a Metropolitan Museum exhibition reveal another side of a Spanish master.

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Show Us Your Wall: Isaac Mizrahi, on Collecting Art in Search of the Me Factor

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:42:50 GMT

Isaac Mizrahi in the den of his Greenwich Village apartment, where one wall is dominated by an abstract by Tomory Dodge. On the floor by his chair is a painting by Pamela Jorden, and to the right is a work by Benjamin Butler.This fashion designer’s Greenwich Village apartment is lined with works by artists including Jane Freilicher, Maureen Gallace, Alex Katz and Tomory Dodge.

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Brice Marden Joining Gagosian Gallery

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:23:03 GMT

Brice Marden last June in New York.“I just felt I needed a change.” said Mr. Marden, who had been with the dealer Matthew Marks for more than two decades.

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The Billionaire Art Dealer Guy Wildenstein Is Cleared of Tax Fraud

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:31:30 GMT

Guy Wildenstein, leaving court in Paris in September.The ruling stated that the behavior in question fell into a gray area before France enacted legislation in 2011 regarding foreign trusts.

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Martha Swope, 88, Who Etched Dance and Theater History in Photographs, Dies

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:36:22 GMT

Martha Swope in her apartment in 2012.Ms. Swope produced hundreds of thousands of images of performers in action, and by the time she retired, her studio contained more than a million images.

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The Metropolitan Museum Will Delay a New $600 Million Wing

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:49:11 GMT

The Great Hall, inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.The Met on Wednesday morning informed its staff that it will push back plans for a southwest wing dedicated to Modern and contemporary art.

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Looking at an Artist’s Portraits of the Charleston Shooting Victims

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:52:41 GMT

A portrait of Myra Thompson painted by Rudy Shepherd in 2015.For years, Rudy Shepherd has made watercolor paintings to humanize people in the news.

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Is This Cabinet Worth $500,000?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:57:53 GMT

A 1977 bronzed steel cabinet with 23-karat gold leaf is among the Evans pieces being sold by Rago Arts.When the furniture designer Paul Evans died, his pieces went to junk bins. Now he’s one of the most collectible American designers of the last 50 years.

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Critic's Notebook: The Lights Are On in Detroit

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:00:23 GMT

An abandoned house on McDougall Street in Detroit, now illuminated by one of the city’s newly installed LED streetlights.With 65,000 new streetlights, the city sends a message: It’s O.K. to go out after dark. Restaurants feel the glow. So do schoolchildren.

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American ‘Holy Grail’ Punch Bowl to Go on Display

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:17:06 GMT

This bowl dates from about 1770 and is the earliest known example of American hard-paste porcelain. It will be at the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair from Jan. 19 - 22.The bowl — dating from about 1770 and the earliest known example of American hard-paste porcelain — will be at the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair.

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Kitsch vs. Antiques: Tourist Trade Threatens Character of London’s Portobello Market

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:33:08 GMT

Once an arcade with 200 antique dealers, the World Famous Portobello Market is now an open-plan gallery selling mass-produced souvenirs.Hordes of visitors descend on the famous stalls in Notting Hill, but many come for the cheap souvenirs rather than the valuable antiques.

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Tristram Hunt, Labour Lawmaker, Resigns to Lead V&A Museum

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:11:17 GMT

Tristram Hunt in Washington in December. Mr. Hunt has an impressive cultural résumé and has written several books, including a history of the English Civil War.The move by Mr. Hunt, a historian and writer who was a critic of his party’s leftist leader, Jeremy Corbyn, will prompt an election in his vulnerable constituency.

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Check In: Soaking in Luxury in Historic Bath, England

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:00:21 GMT

The crowning feature of the Gainsborough is a two-level spa complex with three thermal pools.The crowning feature of this 99-room property is the two-level spa complex with three thermal pools fed by the area’s famed natural spring water.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:05:47 GMT

Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.

The Woman With the Power Sprayer? She’s a German Artist

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:59:50 GMT

An untitled work by Katharina Grosse from 2016.The painter Katharina Grosse has her first gallery show in New York, at Gagosian in Chelsea.

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Laura Owens Retrospective Coming to the Whitney

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:27:40 GMT

“Untitled” (2014), by Laura Owens. Ms. Owens is known for an unpredictable, often gleeful style that mixes painterly and pop-culture elements, some of which are screen printed instead of being created with brushes.Her work will be the focus of “the first midcareer survey to be presented in our new downtown home,” said Scott Rothkopf, the Whitney’s chief curator.

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After ‘Site Wars,’ Lucas Museum to Land Near Space Shuttle in Los Angeles

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:46:56 GMT

This concept design provided by the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art shows a rendering of its proposed museum in Exposition Park in Los Angeles.The “Star Wars” creator’s decision ended San Francisco’s bid for the project, which is expected to bring thousands of construction and museum jobs.

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Review: ‘Everybody Knows ... Elizabeth Murray’ and Now You Will Too

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:07:33 GMT

The artist Elizabeth Murray at work in Kristi Zea’s film.The movie shows the great variety of Murray’s always vivid, colorful work, and culminates with a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.

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The Elbphilharmonie, Like a Fabergé Egg With a Wondrous Secret Inside

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:03:39 GMT

The Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, which opens its doors to the public on Wednesday.Hamburg’s new concert hall, wrapped by a hotel and condominium complex, heightens the sense of a roiling interior prize.

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Artist Charged With Trespassing in ‘Hollyweed’ Sign Prank

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:51:22 GMT

The Hollywood sign in Los Angeles was altered on Jan. 1. Zachary Cole Fernandez admitted to changing the sign and turned himself in to the authorities.Zachary Cole Fernandez, a 30-year-old artist who surrendered to the authorities on Monday, said he did it to bring “positivity and happiness.”

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Piers 92 and 94 to Stand Out at the Armory Show

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:00:01 GMT

Yayoi Kusama’s “Guidepost to the New World” (2016), planned for a “town square” in the middle of Pier 94 at the Armory Show.Plans for the space for the 2017 fair, the first entirely under the direction of Benjamin Genocchio, include work by Ai Weiwei, Yayoi Kusama and Ivan Navarro.

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Israel Museum Names Director

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:36:06 GMT

Eran NeumanEran Neuman, the new director of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, will begin the job next month.

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Up From the Family Basement, a Little-Seen Hamilton Trove

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:38:08 GMT

Joanne Freeman of Yale and Selby Kiffer of Sotheby’s at the auction house with Hamilton documents.Before Sotheby’s sells a long-held family trove of Alexander Hamilton’s documents, the public is invited to take a look.

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Smithsonian Hears Call for Women’s Museum

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 21:12:26 GMT

Representative Carolyn B. Maloney.A commission’s report was cited by prominent women who support a new national institution on the National Mall.

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A Permanent Plinth for New Art Coming to the High Line

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:07:00 GMT

A rendering of Jonathan Berger’s “Bell Machine” (2016), his proposal for the High Line Plinth.A highly visible permanent stage for ambitious sculpture commissions, perched above 30th Street and 10th Avenue, is coming sometime in 2018.

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