April 27, 2015: Nepal Earthquake Destroys Historic Sites & the Duchamp Archive Heads to Stockholm

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Apr 27, 2015 9:58PM


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Today’s Notable News

The devastating earthquake that rocked Nepal this past weekend has seriously damaged historic sites and temples in Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. The most affected was Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, home to a series of 12th–19th-century palaces. (via The Art Newspaper)

Larry Gagosian may be acquiring a second L.A. gallery space, in West Hollywood. The star dealer—whose 14 galleries bring in some $925 million each year—has reportedly been in meetings at a number of buildings in the area but declined to comment on the possible expansion. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

In its July 1st auction, Sotheby’s London expects to bring in £30 million for two self-portraits by Francis Bacon, which had for decades been in an unknown private collection prior to being brought to the auction house. The works—painted in 1975 and 1980—will see their first-ever public display in London and New York prior to the sale. (via The Guardian)

After being postponed due to political tumult in Ukraine, the second edition of the Kiev Biennial will move forward to open on September 8th of this year, following the acquisition of new funding. (via The Art Newspaper)

Moderna Museet in Stockholm has added the Marcel Duchamp archive to its collection. The archive, assembled by the late museum director and critic Ulf Linde—who worked closely with the artist for years and even reproduced some of his work—includes letters, books, sketches, and photographs bearing Duchamp’s signature. (via artnet News)

Erin Coe will resume tenure at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY, as director, having left her post as the museum’s chief curator to pursue a doctorate in 2014. (via The Post-Star)

Eddie Martinez has joined the roster of represented artists at Mitchell-Innes & Nash. The Abstract Expressionism- and folk art-inspired artist will have a solo exhibition at the gallery this December. (via ARTnews)

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