On the pre-war and wartime Berlin of Marsden Hartley, the subject of a new exhibition at LACMA. [WSJ]
There’s one silver lining of the mess of the Corcoran getting unceremoniously split apart: the museum is now a part of the National Gallery, so it will no longer charge for admission. [The Washington Post] Read More
After two years at Rubenstein Communications and, before that, over a decade as assistant director of communications at MoMA, Daniela Stigh has joined Lehmann Maupin as its director of communications, Gallerist has learned. She’ll oversee publicity for the gallery’s three locations: in Chelsea, on the Lower East Side and in Hong Kong.
“We are pleased Read More
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27
Screening: Manhattan at MoMA
Summer’s over—it’s the last time you can get away with taking off work to see a movie in a museum. Go watch Manhattan at 1:30 in the afternoon. Go watch fireworks explode over a black-and-white skyline as “Rhapsody in Blue” swells on the speakers. Read More
After banning vendors near tourist traps like the Colosseum, Roman government officials are now fiercely regulating the number of street artists allowed to hawk their paintings to visiting sightseers. Permits will be handed out according to technical skill, to be judged by a panel of experts. [The Art Newspaper]
New director appointments at Marianne Read More
Roberta Smith writes 1400 words about the tiny El Greco show at The Frick—just two canvases!— including these seven: “The show is, simply put, a stunner.” [NYT]
Gagosian Gallery’s outpost in Rome will haul some works a few blocks down the street to the Galleria d’arte Moderna, which is building an extension to exclusively Read More
This weekend is the last chance to catch the art world’s invasion of a former New York police precinct.
For the past two months, 55 artists have been at work painting the interior of 327 East 22nd Street, the four-story building that once housed the 21st Precinct. The featured artists include Pesu Art, Giz, Ghost, Savior and Jay Carlos. Read More
Marking the end of an era at the powerhouse art-fair organization Art Basel, Annette Schönholzer steps down this month to pursue other projects. As show manager of the first, now legendary, Art Basel Miami Beach in 2002, and later co-director with Marc Spiegler of all three Art Basel fairs worldwide, she oversaw the tremendous growth Read More
When historian Andrew Scott Carter tried to unravel the inspirations for Robert Rauschenberg’s 1954, Collection, he stumbled into a murder mystery.
Sixty years ago this month, four Jewish teenagers dubbed the “Kill for Thrills Gang” were accused of slaying black factory worker Willard Menter under the Williamsburg Bridge; during extended police questioning, they admitted to Read More
“The birth of Impressionism can now be dated to a precise time: 7.35am on 13 November 1872.” [The Art Newspaper]
The president of the Gwangju Biennial has resigned amidst a censorship scandal. [The Art Newspaper]
All hail the new iPhone app for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It comes out September 2! And Read More
Five years out of the hallowed halls of the Metropolitan, Philippe de Montebello can finally admit what turns him on.
We got an early copy of the longtime Met czar’s new book, Rendez-vous with Art, and in it de Montebello describes the “quasi-libidinal charge (you might even call it lust, albeit of Read More