Cheat Sheet: A. Alfred Taubman, Jessica Lange, and Inside the New Whitney Museum

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Inside the new Whitney Museum. Photo via: The Whitney Museum.

THE ART WORLD MOURNS A. ALFRED TAUBMAN
Billionaire art collector, shopping mall mogul, and former Sotheby’s owner A. Alfred Taubman died on April 17 at the age of 91. After turning around the struggling auction house in the mid-1980s, Taubman remained deeply committed to the arts up until his death, serving as president of the Detroit Arts Commission and donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Detroit Institute of Arts. For more on Taubman’s life and art collection, see Former Sotheby’s Owner and Billionaire Mall Mogul A. Alfred Taubman Has Died, and What Will Happen to Billionaire A. Alfred Taubman’s Astonishing Art Collection?

THE EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK INSIDE THE WHITNEY MUSEUM
On April 20, a full ten days before the new Whitney Museum’s public opening, big-name donors and VIPs gathered to be some of the first to experience the Renzo Piano building and the impressive survey of the museum’s collection. The evening also featured an impromptu performance by Rufus Wainwright. Who was there? See Look Inside the New Whitney Museum and Opening Preview.

STARLET JESSICA LANGE GETS BEHIND THE CAMERA
Actress Jessica Lange has had a long and lucrative film career, but who knew she was just as good on the other side of the lens? It turns out, Lange has been a fine art photographer for years, and just opened a solo show at the Arts Santa Mònica center in Barcelona. Take a look at her impressive portfolio, culled from over 20 years of travel photography from Mexico and the US. See The Fascinating Photographic Work of Hollywood Actress Jessica Lange.

WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO AT FRIEZE NEW YORK 2015
Believe it or not, Frieze Week is just around the corner. What can you look forward to seeing from blue-chip galleries like Lehmann Maupin, Sean Kelly, and Pace? Find out: See What Top Dealers Are Bringing to Frieze New York.

CHRISTIAN VIVEROS-FAUNÉ’S ARTISTS TO WATCH
Which artists is critic Christian Viveros-Fauné hedging his bets on in 2015? Lisa Yuskavage, Hito Steyerl, and the entire Bruce High Quality Foundation, for starters. See the rest of his names to remember: Christian Viveros-Fauné Selects 15 Artists to Watch in 2015.

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