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A Hot Recently-Shuttered Downtown Gallery Threw An Opulent Brooklyn Gala For Itself

Alyssa Davis was a small gallery. So small, in fact, it used to run out of Davis’s apartment in the West Village. That is, before a private investigator hired by her building gathered enough evidence to shutter the space for violating zoning laws in April. Founded in 2016, the gallery was known to those in-the-know, …

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Art Industry News: Britain’s Case for the Parthenon Marbles Failed to Convince Anyone at UNESCO + Other Stories | Artnet News

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Friday, May 27. NEED TO READ Unionization Push Continues at U.S. Museums – Some 200 workers at the American Museum of National History have decided to unionize, …

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Restaurant owners traded grilled cheeses for painting that later fetched $272,548

Placeholder while article actions load Like clockwork, John Kinnear and his wife, Audrey, would go to the same restaurant each afternoon and sit at the table by the circular window. Kinnear would order only one thing: a grilled cheese sandwich. “I could not convince Mr. Kinnear to have anything else,” said Irene Demas, 69, who …

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The Great Debasement

Artworks are not to be experienced but to be understood: From all directions, across the visual art world’s many arenas, the relationship between art and the viewer has come to be framed in this way. An artwork communicates a message, and comprehending that message is the work of its audience. Paintings are their images; physically …

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Art Industry News: Have K-Pop Stars Become the Art Market’s Most Powerful Tastemakers? + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Wednesday, May 25. NEED-TO-READ See Rauschenberg as You’ve Never Seen Him Before – A slate of exhibitions organized by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation seeks to draw attention …

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Artist James Perkins: ‘land art was ripe for me to make a contribution’

At a time when things feel so unstable, artist James Perkins’ silk totemic sculptures ground us to the earth and celebrate the beauty of time and space. In a meditative process that can take up to two years, Perkins uses nature as his paintbrush. He allows the sea salt, ocean spray, sun, rain, and hurricane-force winds …

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Artists and Fans Rally Around Halsey as TikTok-Label Debate Continues

The relationship between artist and label is often perceived as being between art and commerce, but it’s rarely that simple — and that ongoing push-pull has broken into the open with Halsey’s recent social media posts about her label apparently declining to release a new song until there was a viral TikTok “moment” to help …

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Nan Goldin, Faith Ringgold, and Other Artists Make TIME Magazine’s Annual List of the 100 Most Influential People of the Year | Artnet News

Time magazine has released its 2022 list of the 100 “Most Influential” people of the year, and in addition to bold-faced names like Volodymyr Zelensky, Zendaya, and Kris Jenner, there are a few noteworthy art-world stars including Faith Ringgold, Maya Lin, Francis Kéré, Nan Goldin, and Elizabeth Alexander. The annual list is divided into categories …

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Inigo Philbrick, Art Dealer Accused Of Swindling $86 M., Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

Inigo Philbrick, a dealer accused of defrauding dealers and investors out of millions of dollars, was sentenced to seven years in prison by a New York court today, bringing a saga that has taken the art world by storm to an end. Last November, about a year after being detained by U.S. authorities on the …

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