“When the auction ended at 5 p.m. on July 24, the estimates and final bids vanished from the site.” A look at the transparency protocols of online auction sites. [Bloomberg]
And then the real-life auction houses are not-so-secretly wooing Chinese collectors over fancy dinners in New York. [WSJ
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The Museum of Modern Art has appointed Stuart Comer, Tate Modern’s first curator of film, as its new chief curator of media and performance. He starts Sept. 23 in the position, which Sabine Breitwieser left last October to become director of Austria’s Museum der Moderne Salzburg.
In a juicy edition of her weekly Inside Art column that was published online tonight, New York Times reporter Carol Vogel reveals that Nicholas Cullinan, curator of international modern and contemporary art at Tate Modern, has been tapped by the Met’s chairwoman of modern and contemporary art, Sheena Wagstaff, to become a curator in her department.
The Financial Times gave the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new chairman of modern and contemporary art, Sheena Wagstaff, the profile treatment this weekend, and the former Tate Modern chief curator drops some hints about what she has planned.
Earlier today over in London, Gerhard Richter gave a press conference with Tate head Nicholas Serota on the occasion of the artist’s major show at the Tate Modern. We’ve been unable to find video or any sort of extensive reporting from the conference, but judging by the reactions on Twitter it was a doozy.