More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information):
- RVCA’s “Now & Then” exhibit honors the artists and a movement that changed art.
- How Damien Hirst’s $200 million auction became a symbol of pre-recession decadence.
- Lévy Gorvy aims for “sweet spot” with a $400 million show.
- Three years on, we look at the strange legacy of Banksy’s Dismaland.
- ‘A critical juncture’: Richard Koshalek on MOCA’s future under Klaus Biesenbach.
- Could the art-finance industry offer museums some much-needed options?
- Christie’s is selling off $45 million in art from important west coast collectors ‘Hunk and Moo’ Anderson.
- Never publically seen Artemisia Gentileschi painting to be sold for the first time in Vienna.
- Why art loans are popular among the ultra-wealthy in good economic times and bad.
- You can now own a stake in a Warhol or Monet for as little as $20.
The strategies art dealers use to discount artists’ work.
- Chinese buyers are slow to pay for works sold at auction.
An art handler’s magazine breaks down art world myths.
Lauren Halsey wins Hammer Museum’s $100,000 Mohn Award.
Steven Harrington’s 28-Foot ‘Gotcha’ sculpture in China is hs biggest yet.
Art Basel cities details program for Buenos Aires Event, which includes a giant Barbara Kruger mural.
Otani Workshop crafts new ceramic artworks for first show in South Korea.
Dealer Monique Meloche is thriving—even after a mega-gallery wooed away her biggest stars.
What we can learn from history’s worst deaccessioning debacles.
An art leasing company is suing Paul Kasmin Gallery for ‘false invoices’ in the sale of a Frank Stella.
Berlin’s Arratia Beer Gallery closes after 12 years.
- “I Was Raised on the Internet” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago by Lee Ann Norman.
- GIPHY launches world’s first film festival dedicated to GIFs.
- Are these artist-designed Instagram novels the future of reading?
- teamLab creates a “Massless” underground exhibition in Helsinki.
- Azuma Makoto’s “Undersurface Flowers” reveals the wild side of perfect blossoms.
- Four artists unpacking black identity that you should know.
- Derrick Adams’s transmissions on art and black identity.
- Photographer Dario Calmese’s “Black Art Yearbook” is crucial to art history.
- Visitors in “Abolish ICE” t-shirts illegally turned away at the Statue of Liberty.
- A photographer documents America’s most heavily guarded prison, Guantanamo Bay.
- Sebastian Magnani’s abstracted dual landscapes created using cleverly placed mirrors.
- Hong Kong’s M+ Museum acquires complete Young-Hae Chang heavy industries archive.
- These 16 women are breaking new ground in architecture.
- Yayoi Kusama joins MoMa for collaborative skate decks.
- The luminous effects of a light and space from painter Mary Corse.
- Jiří Kolář’s collages cut up reality to devastating effect.
- Tatjana Prenzel’s illustrated melancholic moments are textural triumphs.
- The mysteries of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s peasant paintings.
- Brussels gets a very surreal street name in honor of Magritte.
- The Italian painter who traveled to the Holy Land with John Singer Sargent.
- Overshadowed for years, Milton Avery became an icon of American painting.
- River of Time: Li Binyuan interviewed by Yuan Fuca.
- Alexander Calder made his own toaster and toilet-paper holder, and they’re incredible.
- 7 artists who created innovative mobiles—beyond Alexander Calder.
- The centuries-old Japanese tradition of mending broken ceramics with gold.
- Mary Heilmann talks Catholicism, ’60s counterculture, and her west coast roots.
- Martin Parr shows a different side to Hans-Ulrich Obrist in the latest issue of Sleek Magazine.
- How Op artists of the 1960s created their hallucinatory effects.
- Oslo tells Bjarne Melgaard he can’t build his Sci-Fi ‘Death House’ in the place where Munch died.
- Reevaluating Francesca Woodman, whose early death haunts her groundbreaking images.
- Trevor Paglen is about to launch a reflective sculpture into outer space, and astronomers are really pissed.
- This artist residency is specifically designed for artists with children.
- Meryl Streep and her artist husband are selling their art-filled penthouse for $24.6 million.
- USTA hopes to re-energize tennis with artist-designed courts in inner cities.