Art Industry News: Police Arrested a Seventh Suspect in Green Vault Heist—While He Was Already in Court + Other Stories
Plus, disabled artists mark a Dada anniversary at U.K. museums, and a Berlin show presents 200 works chronicling life in Ukraine.
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 Tuesday, May 10.
Disabled Artists to Take Over U.K. Museums in Dada Celebration – To mark the 102nd anniversary of the first Dada International Exhibition in Berlin, a series of exhibitions at U.K. museums will celebrate more than 30 Deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent artists. Called “We are Invisible We are Visible,” the program is presented by DASH, the disabled-led visual arts organization. Participating museums include the Hepworth Wakefield, Manchester Art Gallery, Nottingham Contemporary, and Tate. (Press release)
Indigenous Artists Speak Out in a Mining-Sponsored Show – The largest-ever survey of Pilbara Aboriginal art, which celebrates the Australian region’s rich artistic output, is on view at the Art Gallery of Western Australia until August 28. The Pilbara art scene has, ironically, been bolstered by mining executives who are eager buyers of Pilbara artworks. (Guardian)
Seventh Suspect Arrested in Green Vault Heist – A 22-year-old is the seventh suspect to be arrested in connection with the shocking 2019 jewel heist at Dresden’s Green Vault Museum in November 2019. The young man, identified by police as Jihad R., was arrested on Tuesday at a Dresden Regional Court hearing, which he attended as a visitor. He is accused of assisting the six main suspects and helping to plan the heist. The media speculated that the stolen jewelry could be worth as much as $1 billion. (Press release)
This Collector’s Apartment Is $17.7 Million—Art Not Included – Edward J. Minskoff, a prominent real-estate investor in New York, is listing his home for $17.7 million. The 730 Park Avenue address is dotted with high-profile pieces by Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Picasso. But the listing makes sure to note that the art is not included in the price. (Wall Street Journal)
MOVERS & SHAKERS
Chiswick Auctions Is on the Move – Chiswick Auctions is expanding into a new and larger space in London, which also marks a return to its roots. The house will move back to Barley Mow Passage, where it was founded 25 years ago. The old Sanderson Wallpaper warehouse will be its new residence come September 1. (Press release)
Katonah Museum Names Executive Director – Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe, a veteran curator and administrator at the Asia Society in New York, will lead the non-collecting museum in Westchester County, New York. She served as curator of the Hunter College Art Galleries before coming to Asia Society in 2012. (Press release)
Hammer Museum to Honor Charles Gaines and Chase Strangio – The Hammer Museum will hold its first in-person gala since 2019 on October 8. This year’s fundraising event will honor artist and educator Charles Gaines and lawyer and transgender rights activist Chase Strangio. (Los Angeles Times)
Indian Dealers Pop Up at Sadie Coles – For London Gallery Weekend, Sadie Coles HQ is handing over her Davies Street space to four Indian dealers. Their group show, called “Conversations on Tomorrow,” is organized by Experimenter, Vadehra Art Gallery, Jhaveri Contemporary, and Chemould Prescott Road. They will present work by artists including Ali Kazim, Anju Dodiya, and KM Madhusudhanan. (The Art Newspaper)
FOR ART’S SAKE
200 Works by Ukrainian Artists Go on View in Berlin – An exhibition in Berlin brings together more than 200 works by over 40 artists presently working in Ukraine. Called “The Captured House,” the works document the humanitarian crisis caused by Russia’s war on Ukraine in real time. On view in the historic Alte Münze in Berlin, which is underground, the show also evokes the reality of living in bunkers. The show will travel to Paris, Amsterdam, and Rome after Berlin. (Press release)
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