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Seven Art Fair Will Return to Miami in 25,000-Square-Foot Warehouse in Wynwood District

Courtesy Seven.

Seven, the art fair collective comprised of seven New York and U.K. galleries, has announced that when it returns to Miami, Dec. 4-9, it will inhabit a new 25,000-square-foot warehouse in the Wynwood district. The galleries—BravinLee Programs, Hales Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, Postmasters, P.P.O.W, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts and Winkleman Gallery—will be showcasing multiple video rooms and a 50-foot-long Salon Wall. Here’s a rundown of what they’ll be bringing. Read More

Acquisitions

CCS Bard Acquires Archives of Colin de Land’s American Fine Arts and the Pat Hearn Gallery

Hearn and de Land. (Courtesy The Pat Hearn and Colin de Land Cancer Foundation)

The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., announced today that it has acquired the archives of Colin de Land’s American Fine Arts gallery and the Pat Hearn Gallery. The acquisition of the archives from the estate of de Land, who died in 2003, at the age of 47, was made possible by the support of collectors Marty and Rebecca Eisenberg and Howard and Barbara Morse. Read More

Hurricane Sandy

Wet Paint: Sandy’s Devastation at Galleries Was Matched by Her Destruction of Studios

The pier at the end of Van Brunt Street in Red Hook. (Photo: Rozalia Jovanovic)

Last Thursday, two days after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, the pier at the end of Van Brunt Street in Red Hook was covered in bright red dust that blew gently in the cold wind. The dust, a paint pigment, was all that remained of some paintings by Mexican artist Bosco Sodi, who, like many of the artists in the studios on the pier, had lost both artworks and materials to the storm. Read More

Awards

Jay Sanders and Nav Haq Named Winners of ICI’s 2012 Independent Vision Curatorial Award

Sanders and Haq. (Courtesy Nadine Johnson).

Jay Sanders and Nav Haq have been selected as the 2012 winners of the Independent Vision Curatorial Award by Independent Curators International (ICI). Mr. Sanders, curator of performance at the Whitney Museum in New York, and Mr. Haq, a curator at MuHKA in Antwerp, Belgium, were selected by Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of exhibitions and programs and director of international projects at the Serpentine Gallery in London. The award goes to emerging curators from around the world who have demonstrated “exceptional creativity and prescience” in organizing exhibitions, conducting research and for related writing. The biennial award comes with a $4,000 stipend to support the curators’ independent practice. Read More

photo ops

At Christie’s, Jeff Koons Poses With ‘Tulips’

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Koons and 'Tulips.' (Getty Images)

“Were you waiting for someone?” Jeff Koons asked a scrum of photographers this morning, as he walked up to his sculpture Tulips (1995-2004), which has been installed in a black pool outside Christie’s in Rockefeller Center. The sculpture, seven tulips of varying colors fabricated from mirror-polished stainless steel in an edition of five, is part of Mr. Koons’s “Celebration” series and is expected to bring in between $20 million and $30 million at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on Nov. 14. Until then, the enormous gleaming bouquet, which Christie’s in a statement called the artist’s “most complex technical creation to date,” will remain on view for the public to take in. Read More

Benefits

Jack Pierson Will Be Honored at Coalition for the Homeless’s 18th Annual Artwalk

Pierson. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)

Artist Jack Pierson will be honored at this year’s Artwalk New York, a benefit art auction on Wednesday night, Nov. 7, co-chaired by Richard Gere, Carey Lowell and Coco Rocha that goes to support the Coalition for the Homeless. Photographer and New York City nightlife fixture Patrick McMullan will be the philanthropic honoree, and Alec Baldwin the honorary chair. Read More