Art Industry News: Rare Beatles Photographs By Paul McCartney Will Go on View in the U.S. + Other Stories

Plus, a long-lost Arshile Gorky painting turns up in Rhode Island and Lindsey Mendick opens at Jupiter Artland.

Paul McCartney, John and George, Paris. 1964 Photo: © 1964 Paul McCartney.

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 on this Monday, July 17.


Fashion Curators on Lagerfeld – The Met Costume Institute exhibition “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty” has been criticized for focusing solely on the late German designer’s fashion legacy but shying away from the icon’s problematic remarks against fat women, refugees, and migrants. Critics and curators argued that a 21st century approach should be applied when showcasing artistic and creative legends to include both their talents and innovation as well as their controversies. (ARTnews)

What to Know Before You Buy That T.Rex – Those who are looking into buying a dinosaur skeleton are advised to do their due diligence and verify the provenance before making a decision as problematic purchases could lead to financial losses, legal disputes, or even jail terms. Experts also warned buyers not to rely on auction houses’s assurances. (Robb Report)

Paul McCartney Photo Show Will Head to the U.S. – The exhibition “Paul McCartney Photographs 1963-64: Eyes of the Storm” will travel from London’s National Portrait Gallery to the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia in December. It will run from December 5 to April 7, 2024. (Press release)

Long Lost Gorky Portrait Discovered in Rhode Island – Arshile Gorky’s portrait of artist Anna Walinska in 1937 resurfaced after the neighbor of the painting’s 94-year-old owner read an article about the long lost work and, recognizing the painting, contacted the Gorky Foundation. The owner acquired the work from a gallery in New York in 1986 and lives with the portrait in her home in Rhode Island. (ARTnews)


Tracey Emin’s Latest Challenge – The British artist writes about her love for water and swimming, and why being stung by a lion’s mane jellyfish won’t keep her away from the water for too long. (Evening Standard)

Ilana Savdie on “Radical Contractions” – The artist discusses how she has channeled the “collective dread and anxiety” experienced in the current times of uncertainties and changing power dynamics in her new works now on show at the Whitney through October 29. (ARTnews)

Stolen Irish Skulls Returned to Their Home – A total of 13 four-century-old skulls that were stolen by academics more than 100 years ago were returned to the island of Inishbofin on the west coast of Ireland and were reburied after a funeral mass was held. (Evening Standard)


Lindsey Mendick Show at Jupiter Artland – Drawing inspirations from Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson’s masterpiece Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the Margate-based rising star has transformed the Jupiter Artland’s galleries into surreal spaces where scenes of her personal life are being recreated in the exhibition SH*TFACED, which runs in the Edinburgh site through October 1. (Press release)

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