Cheat Sheet: Julian Lennon, Madonna, 25 Women Curators and Sotheby’s New CEO

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Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait on the Borderline between Mexico and the United States

Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait on the Borderline between Mexico and the United States (1932).
Photo: Courtesy Private Collection

25 WOMEN CURATORS SOON TO BE RUNNING THE (ART) WORLD
We selected 25 of our favorite up-and-coming curators from around the world in an attempt to predict who might eventually fill the shoes of trailblazers like Ann Temkin and Helen Molesworth. Which curators made the cut? SculptureCenter’s Ruba Katrib, The Kitchen’s Lumi Tan, and Mika Yoshitake of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. See the rest of the names to watch out for: 25 Women Curators Shaking Things Up.

WE GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH JULIAN LENNON ABOUT HIS NEW PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW
We caught up with Julian Lennon at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, where his solo photography show is currently on display. In our exclusive video interview, he discusses his humanitarian travels to Africa, how to snap a perfectly candid looking shot, and how lifelong fame has shown him what’s really important. Hear his thoughts for yourself: Hope Defines Julian Lennon’s Eerily Beautiful Photographs at Emmanuel Fremin.

INSIDE MADONNA’S MASSIVE ART COLLECTION
We did some sleuthing into what pop icon Madonna has in her art collection, which she’s been amassing since 1987. It turns out Madge is a fan of the modernists, including Pablo Picasso and Fernand Léger. She’s extremely protective of her Frida Kahlo paintings (see Madonna Refused to Loan a Frida Kahlo Painting to Detroit Institute of Arts for Blockbuster Show), and any Basquiats she owned were destroyed by the artist himself, who also happens to be her ex-lover (see Madonna Says Jean-Michel Basquiat Took Back and Destroyed Paintings He Gave Her). Want to see the rest? Take A Look Inside Madonna’s $100 Million Blue-Chip Art Collection.

MEET TAD SMITH, THE NEW CEO OF SOTHEBY’S
Sotheby’s has finally found someone to take the reigns, and his name is Tad Smith. Smith is the former president and CEO of the Madison Square Garden Company, where he oversaw the overall strategy and day-to-day operations of MSG Sports, MSG Media, and MSG Entertainment. The auction house also decided that it will separate the roles of chairman and CEO. The board has elected Domenico De Sole, the former CEO of Gucci, as chairman of the board. Learn more about the men who will be the new faces of Sotheby’s: Sotheby’s Names Tad Smith as New CEO—He Was Former President and CEO of Madison Square Garden.

BEN DAVIS ON FRIDA KAHLO AND DIEGO RIVERA IN DETROIT
Allow Ben Davis to walk you through the Detroit Institute of Arts’ blockbuster show “Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit,” which focuses on the couple’s year-long sojourn in Motor City. “There’s a story to be told,” Davis writes, “about their art’s relative merits that is less about our changing tastes, and more about the tangled relationship of art and money, art and power.” Read the full review: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Blockbuster at Detroit Institute of Arts Traces a Tragic Romance.

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