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Association of Art Museum Directors Sanctions Delaware Art Museum

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The Association of Art Museum Directors has sanctioned the Delaware Art Museum following the institution’s deacessioning a work from its collection to help pay off its debt. William Holman Hunt’s Isabella and the Pot of Basil (1868) sold at Christie’s this week for a final hammer price of $4.25 million, far below estimate. Sanctions result in the museum being unable to accept exhibition loans from any of 242 AAMD members, not to mention a serious loss of reputation among the art community. The AAMD’s statement on the matter is below. Read More


MoMA Is Doing a Björk Retrospective

Clearly shocked about the forthcoming Bjork retrospective.

America’s favorite quirky curator, Klaus Biesenbach, has organized a show featuring 20 years of Björk’s “daring and adventurous projects and her seven full-length albums.” It will open at the Museum of Modern Art in 2015. According to a press release, “The installation will present a narrative, both biographical and imaginatively fictitious, cowritten by Björk and Read More


Sharjah Biennial 12 Gets Dates, Title

Bait Al Serkal, Sharjah Arts Area, 2014. (Courtesy Sharjah Art Foundation)

The Sharjah Art Foundation announced today the dates and title for the 12th Sharjah Biennial, which will be curated by Eungie Joo. Called “The past the present, the possible,” it will open March 5, 2015, and will remain on view through June 5. If thinking about March of next year gives you a heightened awareness Read More


Ryan Seacrest Is Now a Trustee at LACMA

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Ryan Seacrest, the host of American Idol and the producer of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, has been named a trustee at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The announcement roughly coincides with the launch of Mr. Seacrest’s new clothing line, which will be available this fall at Macy’s and is called “Ryan Seacrest Distinction.” My press release states with great directness that “Mr. Seacrest collects postwar and contemporary art.” Other appointees include Nicole Avant, Anne Emerich Palmer and Ann Ziff. Read More


8 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before June 22

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SATURDAY | Screenings: Joseph Cornell at Anthology Film Archives


Lecture: Frances Stark on Robert Ryman at Dia:Chelsea
This is one intriguing pairing. Los Angeles’ great Frances Stark will discuss the work of Robert Ryman as part of Dia’s Artists on Artists lecture series. I would recommend buying your ticket ahead of time so you’re not waiting awkwardly in the standby line as your friends and enemies are lounging inside sipping beers from Brooklyn Brewery. It’s not a good feeling. —Andrew Russeth Read More

Koons Kountdown 2014

Jeff Koons Gets Straight Up Naked for Vanity Fair

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The new issue of Vanity Fair features an article on Jeff Koons and includes a photograph of the artist working out in his birthday suit in front of a big mirror. (Vanity, indeed.) If this doesn’t make you, uh, let’s say excited for “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” at the Whitney Museum, then I’ll consider myself run out of town and will resign in shame. Read More