From Tracey Emin’s Candid Conversation to a Gagosian Director’s Suspension: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week
Catch up on this week's news, fast.
Tracey Emin Gets Candid – The UK-based artist suffered a cancer diagnosis, but she says it hasn’t stopped her creative practice—far from it, in fact.
Ed Ruscha on Ousting Trump – On the Art Angle podcast this week, artist Ed Ruscha and music legend Jimmy Iovine discuss politics, pop culture, and voting out the president.
Paula Cooper Heads to Palm Beach – The stalwart New York gallerist is finally expanding her wings to open a satellite location in the new Florida gallery hotspot.
Would-Be Assassin Turns Artist – Infamous shooter John Hinckley, who attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan, is now allowed to share his art and music with the world.
Let’s Play Basquiatball – The Brooklyn Nets basketball team is adding some art to their game with Basquiat-themed jerseys in homage to the Brooklyn-born street artist.
Frieze Embraces The Shed – The stalwart New York art fair is ditching its regular digs on Randall’s Island for a pared-down edition at The Shed in Hudson Yards next year.
Noah Centineo Wants You to Vote – The 24-year-old heartthrob launched a pop up gallery in LA encouraging Gen-Z influencers to get out the vote.
Tate Suspends Outspoken Curator – Curator Mark Godfrey was suspended by the institution for criticizing the postponement of the traveling Philip Guston show he co-organized.
Gagosian Director Faces Allegations – Top sales director Sam Orlofsky has been suspended from the mega-gallery pending the results of an investigation into alleged misconduct.
Baltimore Museum Bows to Criticism – After a torrent of criticism, two trustees’ resignation, and a loss of donations, the Baltimore Museum opted to pull three works from a Sotheby’s auction at the last moment.
Art X Lagos Stands With Protesters – In solidarity with the protesters fighting to #EndSARS, the Nigerian art fair opted to postpone its 2020 edition.
Brussels Closes Back Down – Museums are closed once again in the European city as a second wave of the virus surges.
Dubious Ethics at Auction – The Museum of Islamic Arts stopped a planned sale of its treasures at Sotheby’s after the Israeli President stepped in to decry the auction.
Laguna Beach Battle – Billionaire Bill Gross and his neighbor are in an escalating feud over a $1 million Dale Chihuly glass sculpture (and the latest stunt featured the grating theme song to Gilligan’s Island).
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