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Morning Links: Gonzo Edition

(Courtesy Ralph Steadman/Sony Classics)

Glenn Lowry, in a profile, says he’ll leave MoMA in six years. [NYT]

One of the art dealers allegedly at the center of the Knoedler forgery scandal, Jose Carlos Bergantiños Diaz, has been arrested in Spain. [NYT]

Annie Leibovitz on Miley Cyrus and her new book, which costs $2,500 and “comes with its own table.”[Los Angeles Times] Read More

galas

Chuck Close Talks George W. Bush and Ai Weiwei Has a Hard Time Saying ‘No’: At the Brooklyn Artists Ball

Guests Enjoying Candy Installation by Flour Shop (c) Elena Olivo

The gala circuit, as it gathers steam in early spring, can make one feel somewhat cynical. The succession of grandiose speeches, anemic benefit auctions and bags of cutesy swag induce a mild malaise. “This one feels upbeat,” said artist Jenny Holzer, one of the honorees at the annual Brooklyn Artists Ball on Wednesday, as she surveyed the room. It was true, the mood at the museum that night was buoyant. Perhaps it was the relief that the April snow the night before didn’t stick around, but people seemed to be enjoying themselves. As always, some women took the word “ball” and ran with it: sweeping floor-length gowns in Easter egg hues abounded. Read More

Happenings

10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before April 20

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FRIDAY | Opening: “Marie Lorenz: The Valley of Dry Bones” at Jack Hanley Gallery

THURSDAY, APRIL 17

Opening: Sherrie Levine at Paula Cooper
New Levine! You excited? I am. —Dan Duray
Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street, New York, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Opening: Julian Schnabel at Gagosian
Always curious to see what this guy does next. —D.D.
Gagosian Gallery, 555 West 24th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Opening: “Chez Perv” at Team Gallery
Team Gallery presents an exhibition featuring Gardar Eide Einarsson, Matias Faldbakken and Oscar Tuazon, the name of which is taken from a New York Post headline about the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sex scandal. —Michael H. Miller
Team Gallery, 47 Wooster Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Opening: “The New Romantics” at Eyebeam
This new exhibition will look at “the ways in which contemporary artists using digital media engage the body, representations of nature, poetic irony, and expressions of individuality as originally expressed in 19th Century Romanticism … Just as the Romantics responded to the industrial revolution, this group of artists are similarly responding to the current information revolution.” A night of performances will go down on April 25. —Zoë Lescaze
Eyebeam, 540 West 21st Street, New York, 7-9 p.m.

Opening: “Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: equinimod & costumes” at 303 Gallery
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s first show at 303 (and first in a New York gallery) will feature the artist’s personal wardrobe. —M.H.M.
303 Gallery, 507 West 24th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

Opening: “Marie Lorenz: The Valley of Dry Bones” at Jack Hanley Gallery
For her third show at the gallery, the venturesome Marie Lorenz will premiere a new five-channel video called Ezekia, which “tells the story of a group of women exploring the shore of a lost city.” Should be a great one. —Andrew Russeth Read More

opinions

Cindy Sherman on James Franco’s New Show: ‘I Don’t Know That I Can Say It’s Art’

James Franco, 'New Film Still #58,' 2013. (Courtesy Pace Gallery)

On Saturday morning, at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation on Lafayette Street, renowned art writer Calvin Tomkins celebrated the re-release of his book The Bride and the Bachelors, which is back in print, this time by Gagosian Gallery. Mr. Tomkins’s art world peers Marian Goodman, Thelma Golden, Cecilia Alemani, Will Cotton, Adam McEwen, Dustin Yellin and many others sang the author’s praises. Read More

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Morning Links: Marzipan Edition

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“The art world we deserve?” Collector and academic Harald Falckenberg on the art market. [Financial Times]

“Mass produced and quickly resold, ‘Flip Art’ is about the nearest thing today to a coherent movement. [NYT]

Looking to avoid pesky sales and use taxes on your recently acquired artwork? A loan to a willing museum in New Hampshire, Oregon, Alaska, Montana and Delaware can handle that. [NYT] Read More

human resources

Three Business Leaders Join Cooper-Hewitt’s Board

(Courtesy Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum)

The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has announced the arrival of three new trustees: Jon Iwata, senior vice president of marketing and communications at IBM, Avi Reichental, president and CEO of 3D Systems (a 3-D printing company), and Todd Waterbury, senior vice president and executive creative director at Target Corporation. Their arrival brings the number of board members at the Upper East Side museum, currently in the midst of a $79-million renovation project that will increase exhibition space, to 36. Read More