Art World Abstracts: The Year of Warhol, Picasso’s Granddaughter Sells Out, and More!

Andy Warhol, Self Portrait With Skulls (Courtesy The Andy Warhol Foundation)

Andy Warhol, Self Portrait With Skulsl (Courtesy The Andy Warhol Foundation)

2015 looks to be ever more about Warhol than every other year. The Andy Warhol Foundation is ramping up its philanthropic aims, funding more grants and making more hefty donations, while dozens of exhibitions at institutions and universities will display new facets of Warhol’s life and work. And so the Factory keeps producing. [NYT]

Marina Picasso, the granddaughter of Pablo who claimed the artist refused to offer her financial support while he was alive, is parting ways with a number of grandaddy’s works, as well as his villa in Cannes, La Californie. Prospective buyers, and there will be a number of them, can jet to Geneva to check out the goods. [Page Six]

There’s a fair amount of opposition to a planned work by Christo on the Arkansas River, but a federal judge ruled Friday that some silvery fabric will not, in fact, harm bighorn sheep, and that Christo can go ahead with his plans. Art 1, bighorn sheep activists 0. [The Minneapolis Star Tribune via Artforum]

A bunch of Tom Sachs boomboxes are coming to The Contemporary Austin, where, according to a curator at the museum, “local artists really dig his bad-boy challenge to the art world.” [WSJ]

Will France have to sell off art to fix its aiming economy? Well, hopefully not, but maybe? [The Local, France]

Art World Abstracts: The Year of Warhol, Picasso’s Granddaughter Sells Out, and More!