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Art historian Smila Lewis dies at 98 Influential artist, curator, and historian whose books include Black artists in art (1969) and Art: African American (1978), shaped American art history, inspired legions of black curators and historians, and had a guiding hand in the way black art is studied today. Lewis died Friday, according to the Museum of African American Art in Los Angeles, which she founded in 1975.ARTnews)
Arts leaders condemn Auster, director of the Polish Museum – Guggenheim Director Richard Armstrong, Museum of Modern Art Director Glenn Lowry, and Tate Director Maria Balshaw are among the top museum leaders who wrote to condemn separatism. yaroslav sochan, former director of the Sztoki Museum in ód, Poland. The decision not to renew Souchan’s contract at the end of April is the latest in a series of high-profile museum departures imposed by the country’s right-wing government. (art newspaper)
Curator says she was not paid for Anna Delphi’s art show – It is probably wise to think twice before entering into business with a convicted fraudster. California-based artist and college student Julia Morrison has accused Anna Sorokin (known as Anna Delphi) of her $8,000 printing, scanning, and framing costs associated with the “Free Anna” group show. held in March. Morrison’s assistant coordinator, Alfredo Martinez, says Morrison will be compensated in due course; A spokesperson for Delvey said the curator’s allegations were unjustified. (New York Post)
Van Hamm auctions pull a lot due to source issues – The Cologne auction house pulled nine lots from the Modern section for sale on June 1 after police alleged that the items, including several items attributed to Russian avant-garde artists, might be counterfeit. Six of them were said to have come from the group of Gerhard Krum, former head of the supervisory board at Siemens. (FAZ)
Engines and vibrators
Christie’s Hong Kong sales reach $428 million Christie’s Hong Kong spring auctions, which coincided with Art Basel Hong Kong, fetched $428 million, a nine percent increase over the equivalent series in 2021. Buste d’homme dans un cadre (1969) from the estate of Sean Connery, which brought in $22.3 million. (South China Morning Newspaper)
Theaster Gates Plans New Tar Works for Serpentine Wing The American artist has created a series of new “tar paintings” for his Serpentine Pavilion, “Black Chapel,” which will be unveiled this summer in London. Gates built the seven panels using roofing techniques in honor of his father’s work as a roofer. (press release)
Faberge Russian Treasures Found in the UK – Precious pieces loaned by Russian owners to the latest Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition Faberge in London They are being held in the British capital in light of the ongoing sanctions over the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The fate of things – including two pieces acquired by sanctioned oligarch Victor Vekselberg – is up in the air after the show closed on May 8 (art newspaper)
Stonehenge is now honoring Queen Elizabeth – Eight portraits of Queen Elizabeth II from different eras during her reign at Stonehenge were shown as part of the platinum jubilee celebration this weekend, and people I can’t stop being sarcastic him on social media. Some also expressed disgust, describing the show as disrespectful of the heritage site and its location Pagan ancestors. (shearing)
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