Trump Plans to Eliminate the NEA, Lost Cuban Painting Resurfaces … And More

Art world news for January 19, 2017.

Donald J. Trump.
Donald J. Trump. Photo: Observer

Free speech groups such as the National Coalition Against Censorship are protesting the decision to remove the controversial painting by a St. Louis teenager that recently hung in the U.S. Capitol. The work, which depicts cops as pigs, has been removed, re-hung and then re-removed since news of its content broke earlier this month.

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President-elect Trump intends to completely eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts. (The Hill)

Sculpture Center curator to join Frieze London’s curatorial team. (Artnews)

Wilfredo Lam painting supposedly stolen during the Cuban Revolution has resurfaced and is being offered for sale in Miami. (The Art Newspaper)

The freezing weather in Europe left two Renaissance paintings at the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan with buckled paint. (Artnet News)

Trump Plans to Eliminate the NEA, Lost Cuban Painting Resurfaces … And More