Art World Abstracts: Vito Schnabel Takes Over Bruno Bischofberger’s Gallery, And More

Vito. (Photo courtesy Patrick McMullan)

Vito. (Photo courtesy Patrick McMullan)

Vito Schnabel, who has turned the generous painterly genes from his father into a fairly successful curatorial career, will take over the St. Moritz gallery of Bruno Bischofberger, the legendary European art dealer, who sort of single-handedly introduced Pop to his continent. He also has a long relationship with Vito’s dad, Julian Schnabel, who cast the late great Dennis Hopper to play Mr. Bischofberger in his first film, Basquiat. So it all makes sense or something. [AMA via artnet]

In The Times this weekend there’s a long profile of Ray Johnson, who is apparently having a moment some two decades after he jumped off a bridge and backstroked down a freezing river to his death. Plenty of great little stories in here, but you have to love Johnson telling Larry Gagosian that he’ll do a show with him if each piece is priced at a million dollars—when they were currently going for four figures. [NYT]

Department of Art Castles: “After two years of renovations, led by the French artist Xavier Veilhan in collaboration with the architects Bona-Lemercier and the stage designer Alexis Bertrand, Frac Île-de-France, the Paris region’s contemporary art collection, now has a second space in a modernised château in the Parc culturel de Rentilly.” [The Art Newspaper]

Not exactly breaking news, but because it’s tomorrow night, we’ll issue the alert today: There will be some sort of Marina Abramovic hullabaloo at the Art of Elysium gala in Los Angeles tomorrow night, as she’s dreamed up a performance involving Costume National dresses. Man, the Art of Elysium gala. Went to that last year. A lot of drone noises and yodeling and vegetables. California, what a place. [WWD]

“‘Reimagining Modernism: 1900-1950’ is an ambitious reinstallation of art from the Met’s permanent collection. It is also the first instance in recent memory of a trans-Atlantic view of modernism presented in quantity at a major New York museum. The installation includes some 250 paintings, sculpture, works on paper and photographs, as well as design objects and even a few pieces of folk art, densely arranged throughout nine galleries of the Wallace Wing.” [NYT]

Rebels in Syria are extremely displeased that the Syrian photographer Hagop Vanesian has work displayed at the United Nations in New York. [BuzzFeed]

Let’s revisit Sister Corita Kent, the nun who made Pop Art. [NPR]

And because it’s Friday, we’ll leave you with the morning routine of The New Yorker‘s Hilton Als, because it’s just perfect: “I wake up, and if I am not dead I make breakfast and watch Wendy Williams. I love her. That gives me an hour to fret about my relative lack of humor. Then I get the pad and pencil out. That’s the routine: doing it, day after day after day.” [Bad At Sports]

Art World Abstracts: Vito Schnabel Takes Over Bruno Bischofberger’s Gallery, And More