More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information):
- Ahead of midterms, artists diversify Norman Rockwell’s ‘Four Freedoms’ with help from Rosario Dawson.
- From coast to coast, here’s how artists are mobilizing before the midterm elections.
- Artist Michele Pred uses art and community to encourage voting, bringing a feminist art parade to NY.
- Women’s march 1968: Bev Grant and the art of protest.
- Why Hilma af Klint’s occult spirituality makes her the perfect artist for our technologically disrupted time.
- Hungary’s radical women artists are finally getting the recognition they deserve.
- New database aims to become the world’s best resource on the history of overlooked women artists.
- PODCAST: Don’t call me a woman artist: Overlooked Surrealists, plus Klimt/Schiele.
- The Menil Drawing Institute’s new $40 million building opens in Houston with a lofty goal.
Bill Arning resigns suddenly as director of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
- Knight Foundation announced that it is investing $20 million to strengthen the arts in Detroit.
- Van Gogh painting almost sold by cash-strapped Detroit will be star of major show on the artist in 2020.
- Art dealer David Kordansky will expand his gallery to take over an entire city block in LA.
- From Lichtenstein to Thiebaud, why Pop artists were obsessed with food.
- Stanley Lewis finds a way to step aside and let the world become paint.
- Artist JR on why he’s glad everybody on the NRA side has loved his mural about America’s gun crisis.
- Takashi Murakami announces new Perrotin Shanghai exhibition.
- Shohei Morimoto’s paintings capture emotions that don’t particularly belong to anywhere.
- Five artists, curators and writers discuss the projects informed around decolonizing culture.
- A new documentary, ‘The Price of Everything’ has a vision of the art market to sell you, but don’t buy it.
- Husband-and-wife duo who sold hundreds of forged artworks in Finland are headed to prison.
- How artist Emekah Ogboh became one of Europe’s fastest-rising stars—without a gallery or PR.
- What’s behind the closure of one of Brooklyn’s best galleries.
- Tal R’s current exhibition is playfully skewed art history.
Why galleries are joining the Podcast wave.
Largest collection of KAWS companions hits Heritage Auctions.
Sotheby’s posts $27.8 million third-quarter loss and predicts 2019 market will be “a bit more subdued”.
- What the art world is failing to grasp about Christie’s AI portrait coup.
- Can connoisseurship survive in the digital age?
- To fund refugee aid, Christie’s will sell private collection of Hudson River School paintings.
- Untitled Art Fair in San Francisco moves to Pier 35 on the waterfront of the Embarcadero.
- Art Basel’s parent company, MCH Group, cuts regional fairs amid major losses.
- Why some art fairs foot the bill for wealthy collectors to attend.
- Here’s the exhibitor list for Art Basel Hong Kong 2019.
- Ralph Steadman speaks out: “Trump is a lout. He’s a godawful disgrace to humanity”.
- Trump appoints a Republican political strategist to lead the National Endowment for the Arts.
- ‘Contemporary Art Hates You’: John Waters, the prince of puke, on his new retrospective.
- Vikki Tobak’s new book “Contact High” looks at hip-hop photography from before the era of Instagram.
- 6 cinematographers who took cues from famous painters, from Caravaggio to Hopper.
- India just unveiled the world’s tallest statue, and it’s twice as big as the Statue of Liberty.
- A famous dealer’s family, desperate for leads, is crowdsourcing its search a Nazi-looted Degas.
- An exhibition at Maureen Paley, London, explores the artist collective’s well-known wallpaper “Imagevirus”.
10 university art classes you can take for free online.
Alex Katz on 10 artists who inspire him.
What is driving the market frenzy around late German artist Günther Förg?
- Why are so many great artworks acquired by museums locked away in storage?
- Here’s the list of artists for the 2019 Honolulu Biennial.
- When James Abbott McNeill Whistler sued his harshest critic—and won.
- Pablo Vargas Lugo’s sinkhole to the afterlife of Mexico City.