Art Industry News: Under Fire, Yana Peel Resigns From the Board of Another Major Art Organization + Other Stories
Plus, Philip Guston will get a major retrospective at DC's National Gallery and is this new mural a Banksy... or an anti-Banksy?
Art Industry News is normally 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, June 28.
National Gallery Gives Philip Guston a Major Survey – Guston lovers, rejoice! The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, is organizing “Philip Guston Now,” the first major museum survey of the American artist in more than 15 years. Guston, who died in 1980, left behind a legacy of paintings that range from pinky-hued and dreamy to fiery and political. After the show’s debut at the National Gallery, where it runs from June to September 2020, it will travel to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and Tate Modern in London before heading to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2021. (ARTnews)
Is a New “Banksy” Mural Satirizing the Street Artist? – A new Banksy-style mural featuring a girl beside a repossessed home—similar to one the real artist painted in Los Angeles—has appeared in his home city of Bristol. But the words “Intellectual Property” and “Keep Out” suggest the version might be an imitation designed to poke fun at Banksy’s newly litigious attitude toward copyright infringement. (Bristol Live)
Yana Peel Resigns From Para Site in Hong Kong – The former director of London’s Serpentine Galleries has resigned from the board of the the independent Hong Kong contemporary art space Para Site. Earlier this month, Peel abruptly stepped down from the Serpentine following the publication of media reports alleging a link between her and her husband and a controversial Israeli cyber-weapons company. The arts executive and philanthropist lived in Hong Kong from 2009 to 2016, when she relocated and took the job at the Serpentine. She remains on the advisory board of the Hong Kong-based nonprofit Asia Art Archive. (Art Asia Pacific)
Inside the Entre Nous Network – The Cut snags an invite to the New York dinner club of highly connected women of color in the art world, which has been holding periodic meals to build community for the past two and a half years. The group, started by Mitchell-Innes & Nash director Courtney Willis Blair, now includes 12 women who work at some of the world’s top galleries, including Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels of Jack Shainman and Kyla McMillan of Gavin Brown’s enterprise. “When I started at Jack Shainman, I could count on one hand how many black women were working in galleries, and I’m being very generous,” Bellorado-Samuels says. “It is important for people to be able to see us. You can’t catch what you can’t see.” (The Cut)
Timothy Taylor Expands in London – The London gallery is expanding its headquarters with a move to 15 Bolton Street in Mayfair, putting it a stone’s throw from the Royal Academy of Arts, Pace, Hauser & Wirth, and David Zwirner. The 4,500-square-foot, five-story townhouse is more than double the size of its previous London home. The first exhibition in the new space, “Hantaï/Soulages/Tàpies,” will open in September. (ARTnews)
Rachel Uffner Gallery Grows – The New York gallery Rachel Uffner, which represents artists including Shara Hughes and Sara Greenberger Rafferty, is also expanding. The gallery is taking over a neighboring storefront in the Lower East Side, which will allow it to offer additional exhibition space, artwork storage, and a private viewing room. The expanded space opens this fall. (Press release)
FIAC Announces Exhibitor List – The 2019 edition of the luxe Paris fair includes many notable newcomers, including Lévy Gorvy, JTT, Lisson Gallery, and Kate MacGarry. In the Lafayette Sector, which focuses on younger international galleries, Gianni Manhattan from Vienna and Basel’s Weiss Falk are among the first-timers. (Press release)
COMINGS & GOINGS
Jony Ive Is Leaving Apple – Apple’s longstanding design guru is leaving the tech giant to set up his own company. Ive, who styled products ranging from the iMac to the iPhone, is tight-lipped about the details of his new venture, called LoveFrom, though he admits he will continue to work on wearable technology and healthcare in his new role. He’s also got a pretty high-profile first client: Apple. (Financial Times)
Creative Time Names a New Deputy Director – The New York-based arts organization has promoted Natasha Logan to be its deputy director. She previously served as director of programming. (ARTnews)
Phoenix Art Museum Makes Layoffs – The museum has laid off seven staff members as it works “toward the long-term financial sustainability of the institution,” according to a spokesperson. The layoffs come as outgoing Phoenix Museum director Amanda Cruz prepares to leave to lead the Seattle Art Museum. A hiring freeze is also in place to plug a reported $1 million budget deficit. (Phoenix New Times)
FOR ART’S SAKE
The Hermitage Barcelona Gets a Futuristic Design – The Japanese architect Toyo Ito’s design for a Mediterranean branch of the Hermitage Museum has been revealed. The Russian museum’s latest satellite is slated to open in Barcelona in 2022. The goal is to create an institution that connects the museum’s art and scientific collections. (El Pais)
A Skateboarder Posted an Outrageous Picture of Himself on a Serra Sculpture – The Dallas Museum of Art’s sculpture garden mysteriously closed for the week, and one reporter suspects that the move might relate to a wild Instagram photo posted by a skateboarder who took it upon himself to use the museum’s Richard Serra sculpture, Untitled (1971), as a ramp. Maybe the Ellsworth Kelly in the garden was too easy. (D Magazine)
Did Jay-Z Lend a Basquiat to the Guggenheim? – The Guggenheim’s exhibition “Basquiat’s ‘Defacement’: The Untold Story,” which features around 20 works Basquiat created in the years surrounding the death of graffiti artist Michael Stewart at the hands of police, may have at least one celebrity lender. Page Six thinks the work CPRKR (1982), a tribute to jazz great Charlie Parker, belongs to Jay-Z. The museum, however, insists it doesn’t. See photos of other works in the show below. (Page Six)
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