Cheat Sheet: Fredric Brandt, The New Whitney, and Career Tips From Famous Artists
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HOW TO MAKE IT IN THE ART WORLD
Thanks to our hot tips from Sanford Biggers, Miranda July, Carol Bove, Michelle Grabner, and other art world A-listers, you too can enjoy the career of your dreams. According to Bove, “creating a non-purposive, free space in which to play and have fun is essential.” Sounds good to us. Read the rest of the inspiring tidbits: 12 Must-Read Tips for a Successful Career in the Art World.
THE NEW WHITNEY AND THE FUTURE OF NEW YORK MUSEUMS
Amidst the fervent buzz surrounding the opening of the new Whitney, Brian Boucher considers what the institution’s flashy new home means for New York’s museums on the whole. Will the new Whitney usher in a golden age for arts institutions in the Big Apple? Insiders seem to think it could. Read about the museum’s history and see what David Ross, Robert Storr, Donna De Salvo have to say: Does the New Whitney Museum Herald a Golden Age for New York Institutions?
BRITAIN’S BEST GALLERIES REVEALED
If you’re looking for good art in England, look no further. We’ve got a comprehensive list of the 50 best art spaces in Britain. From Greengrassi Gallery to Sadie Coles HQ to White Cube, the gang is all here: Britain’s Top 50 Galleries You Should Know (and Visit).
MOURNING ART COLLECTOR AND CELEBRITY DERMATOLOGIST FREDRIC BRANDT
“Baron of Botox” Fredric Brandt was found dead in his Miami mansion on April 5. Brandt reportedly suffered from depression, and the cause of death has been revealed to be suicide. An avid art collector and a resident of West Chelsea, Brandt spent his free time perusing art galleries in his neighborhood. His vast collection boasted names like Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Richard Prince, and Yayoi Kusama. Learn more about Brant’s life, collection, and tragic passing: Art Collector and Celebrity Dermatologist Fredric Brandt Dead at 65.
12 BERLIN ART DEALERS TO WATCH
If you enjoyed getting to know 14 of our favorite up-and-coming New York gallerists (see 14 Young New York Art Dealers To Watch), we’ve got another hit for you. Check out our list of must-know art dealers from 8 hot Berlin galleries, and hear their savvy takes on contemporary art, running a business, and the city’s happening art scene: Meet The Next Generation of Berlin Art Gallery Dealers.
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