Earlier this week, Hol Art Books, a publisher in Tuscon, Arizona, created what it called a “bootleg” version of Artforum‘s summer issue, with all of the articles and none of the advertisements. Two days later, it was hit with a cease-and-desist letter from Artforum‘s lawyers, who alleged copyright infringement: no more Read More
By Laura Gilbert 7/28/11 1:02pm
The U.S.-Russia art wars are again center stage in Chabad v. Russian Federation, the case that triggered Russia’s current embargo on lending art to U.S. museums.
In a decision issued Tuesday, the federal District Court in Washington, D.C. acknowledged that Russia’s fear that its art might be seized by Chabad, the Brooklyn-based Jewish Orthodox sect, Read More
By Sarah Douglas 7/25/11 4:45pm
The list of the artists, writers, musicians and sundry other creative types who have lived at the Chelsea Hotel is staggering: Bob Dylan, Charles Bukowski, Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe, Janis Joplin, Larry Rivers…
So, apparently, is the list of artworks that have disappeared from its walls over the years. Read More
By Laura Gilbert 7/25/11 2:42pm
Times may be tough for New York’s museums, but that isn’t stopping the Metropolitan Museum of Art from mounting a major loan exhibition later this year. On December 19, the museum opens “The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini,” a blockbuster that will include about 160 works from more than 40 museums around the world. Read More
By Sarah Douglas 7/21/11 6:48pm
Miguel Abreu may be New York’s most intellectual art dealer. That is what we always think when we visit his elegant gallery on Orchard Street, and gaze at bookshelves populated not by the usual art monographs, but by volumes of Lacan and Badiou. Not surprisingly, given his literary and philosophical bent, Mr. Abreu is fond Read More
By Sarah Douglas 7/20/11 12:06pm
Amy Gold, a senior director at Upper East Side gallery L & M Arts, has left the gallery.
Contacted by phone, Ms. Gold characterized her departure from the gallery, which is run by Dominique Levy and Robert Mnuchin, as “amicable.” She said she has not yet settled on her next move, and will be taking Read More
By Sarah Douglas 7/20/11 11:05am
Earlier this month, the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton raised $675,000 at its glitzy annual fund-raising gala—the last to take place in its present building. Meanwhile, a few miles away, in Water Mill, the skeleton of the Parrish’s new home, an elegant, barnlike building designed by Swiss starchitects Herzog & de Meuron that’s as long Read More
By Sarah Douglas 7/20/11 10:57am
A giant squid lies on the polished hardwood floor of Hauser & Wirth gallery’s Upper East Side townhouse. How did it get there?
That is a long story. But first: it is not a squid. “This is not an illustration,” said artist David Zink Yi. “When you look at it, I want you to see Read More
By Sarah Douglas 7/18/11 1:12pm
On Sunday, Zahi Hawass confirmed to New York Times reporter Kate Taylor that he will indeed be losing his job as Egypt’s antiquities minister.
Mr. Hawass had stepped down in March, only to return to his post in a few weeks’ time, but quickly became embroiled in a legal dispute, according to earlier Read More