From the Discovery of an Ancient Cat Drawing to Marian Goodman Leaving London: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week
Catch up on this week's news, fast.
Hugo Prize 2020 – Brooklyn-based artist Deana Lawson won the prestigious Hugo Boss Prize and $100,000 honorarium, the first photographer to receive the award.
UK Arts Get a Boost – Art institutions will get almost $100 million from the British government to help allay deficits caused by the global pandemic.
Rediscovery at the Met – An eagle-eyed visitor at the Met’s Jacob Lawrence exhibition realized that a panel thought to be missing was actually in her neighbor’s living room.
Brook Shields Dishes on Her Art Collection – Actress, model, and art aficionado Brooke Shields gives Artnet News an inside look at what she buys, where, and why.
Artists Report from Hong Kong – As China’s security law looms over Hong Kong, artists are becoming more creative about how, and what they show in their work.
An Impawssible Discovery – Researchers discovered a 2,000-year old cat drawing in Peru’s famed Nazca Lines that had been previously unseen due to climate and geographical conditions.
A New Black Leadership Alliance – A group of Black museum trustees founded an alliance to push for important and long overdue changes to US arts institutions.
Marian Goodman To Close London Gallery – The veteran art dealer announced the gallery’s London outpost will close and pivot to a more flexible strategy by the end of 2020.
Man Tries to Hawk Banksy – A man appeared on Antiques Roadshow to try and sell a Banksy work he found on the street, but instead he was duly chastened.
Vandals Strike German Museums – More than 70 artworks across museums in Berlin were doused in an oily substance. Officials are speculating the perpetrators have ties to right-wing conspiracy theorists.
Art Dealer Leaves Estate to Deli – A wealthy Upper East Side art dealer left his multimillion dollar estate to a Queens deli owner who cared for him, but now the dealer’s family wants to fight.
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