From Pierce Brosnan’s Seven-Figure Art Sale to the Loss of ‘LOVE’ Artist Robert Indiana: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

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People walk past the art of Robert Indiana titled "The Great American Love (Love Wall). Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)


Writing Herstory: Eliza KennedyWith new paintings at the Jewish Museum, the artist performer is making her own name, after starring in her partner Anne Imhof’s jarring performance works.

From Turner Prize to Venice Biennale – French artist Laure Prouvost will represent her country at the 2019 Venice Biennale.

Gerhard Richter’s Generosity – Richter is using his riches for a good cause, helping to fund the construction of permanent housing for the homeless in Germany.

Found in an Attic, Now up for Auction – In France, cleaning out the attic yielded a pricy treasure. The rare 18th-century Chinese vase had been in the same family for generations, and could now fetch up to $850,000 at Sotheby’s sale.

Arresting the Development of ‘General Public’ – artnet News’s Tim Schneider looks into Portia de Rossi’s proposal for re-jiggering the art market, and finds a few flaws.

Pierce Brosnan Sells a Seven-Figure Painting The debonair actor sold a painting he had made of Bob Dylan for more than $1 million at a charity auction this week.

A Solution For Sticky Situations – Art restorers have discovered a novel way to remove tape, and spare delicate work in the process.



‘LOVE’ Artist Has Died  Robert Indiana died at age 89 this week; the pop artist is best known for his sculpture spelling out the word LOVE.  

Interview Folds  The Andy Warhol-founded magazine has ceased publishing. For almost fifty years the glossy mag has given fans an intimate look at celebrities, but financial turmoil has finally forced it to shutter. 

Bank Secrecy Act Includes Art – Art businesses could face tightened regulations if a proposed amendment to the Bank Secrecy Act gets through Congress.

Nominees Withdraw Names from Prize – All of the 2019 BelgianArtPrize shortlist nominees have collectively withdrawn. The action stems from an open letter written by the Belgian art community, criticizing the homogenous all-male list.

Kusama Kalamity  The quest for the perfect selfie is leading visitors to harm Yayoi Kusama’s famously ‘grammable work in Indonesia, according to the museum employees.

Nationalist Politics Not Welcome in Museum – The director of Vienna’s Kunsthalle Wien, Nicolaus Schafhausen will leave years before his contract ends, citing rampant nationalistic views affecting the country.

Berkshire Sales Fizzle at Sotheby’s The 13 works being offered by Sotheby’s to bolster the coffers of the Berkshire Museum fell short of their estimates.

Jordan Peterson’s Art Theory – The controversial conservative thinker is a collector of Socialist Realist art. And he’s got a strange art theory, to boot.

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