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Hauser and Wirth Is Opening a New Space Dedicated to Craft and Design in the Hamptons | Artnet News

As mega-gallery Hauser & Wirth is coming up on its 30th anniversary, co-founder Manuela Wirth says she made a concerted decision not to step out with a splashy party to celebrate. Instead, Wirth is going back to her roots as an arts and crafts teacher in her pre-gallery days by establishing the first U.S. outpost …

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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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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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Art Industry News: South Korea Is Pouring Cash Into a Museum Boom + 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 Monday, May 23. NEED-TO-READ David Zwirner’s Artist Retreat in the Hamptons Faces Roadblocks – The mega-dealer’s vision to create an artist residency in the Hamptons has met …

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Art Industry News: Actor Seth Green Pleas for His Stolen Bored Apes, Announcing ‘Frens It Happened to Me’ + 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 Thursday, May 19. NEED-TO-READ Ernie Barnes Estate Gets Gallery Representation – That was quick! A week after Barnes’s painting became the hit of Christie’s contemporary art sale, the …

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Digital Art Star Refik Anadol’s First Supporters Were in the Tech World. All of a Sudden, His Work Has Become White-Hot at Auction, Too | Artnet News

In 2006, the British mathematician Clive Humby famously proclaimed that “data is the new oil.” Little did he know it would also become the new art.  As one of the foremost practitioners of what he calls “data painting,” the Turkish American artist and TED Fellow Refik Anadol has been using data as the substance of his …

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This Iconic Man Ray Print Just Became the Most Expensive Photograph Ever Sold at Auction

This weekend, an iconic Man Ray print sold for $12.4 million at Christie’s, nearly tripling the record for the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction.  A prolonged bidding war pushed the piece well past its $5 million to $7 million pre-sale estimate—which itself would have been a record—during a sale dedicated to the Surrealist …

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Art Industry News: ‘Aquaman’ Star Jason Momoa Got Hung Out to Dry for Posting Illicit Sistine Chapel Footage on Instagram + 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 Monday, May 16. NEED-TO-READ U.K. Museums Have Looted Cambodian Statues – Cambodia’s culture minister Phoeurng Sackona is petitioning the U.K. to return important cultural treasures that “wrongfully ended …

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‘I Was Reborn’: Artist Takashi Murakami on How NFTs Helped Him See the Art Industry Anew | Artnet News

In late March 2021, just three weeks after ​​Christie’s sold that Beeple you heard about for $69 million, Takashi Murakami dropped his first NFTs: a series of pixelated flowers, each rendered in the artist’s signature Superflat aesthetic. But it turned out that Murakami, like the rest of us, was still getting his head around the …

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In the 1980s, Thomas Bayrle Rented a Xerox Machine by the Hour to Make Blasphemous Artworks. He’s Still Pushing Buttons Today

At 8 o’clock in the morning, the artist Thomas Bayrle would rent a photocopier for one hour in downtown Frankfurt. This was in the 1980s, so these whirring contraptions were around, but were costly to buy and not easily accessible, especially if your aim was to play around. Bayrle, his wife at the time, and …

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