August 19, 2014: Whitney Museum Extends Hours For Jeff Koons Show and Christie’s Faces Lawsuit over Forged Painting

Closing

Raving Disco Dolly on a Rock ‘n Roll Trolley” closes August 24th at envoy enterprises.

“Swoon: Submerged Motherlands” closes August 24th at the Brooklyn Museum.

Today’s Notable News

The Whitney Museum will now be open on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the Jeff Koons retrospective closes. (New York Times)

Washington, D.C. court has approved the merger between the Corcoran Gallery of Art, George Washington University, and the National Gallery of Art. (The Art Newspaper)

Christie’s is facing a lawsuit after the owner of a work purchased at auction ten years ago, discovered it was a forgery. (The Art Newspaper)

Francesca Grillo, former assistant to Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson, is launching a business with Sharrine Scholtz that will organize pop-up exhibitions, art sales, and artist collaborations. (The Guardian)

Best of Instagram

Via @philamuseum: “Forty-five years ago this month, the #Woodstock Music Festival changed the world as over 400,000 people converged on a rural farm in Bethel, NY, to enjoy “An Aquarian Exposition: Three Days of Peace and Music.” Like the Woodstock musicians, artists of the time expressed their concerns over social issues, such as the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War.”

Good Reads

How Bambi, the female Banksy, became the new star of street art” (via The Guardian)

The Ladies on the Bench” A conversation between the women featured in Garry Winogrand’s photo World’s Fair, New York City, 1964. (via The New Yorker)

Humans of New York Goes Global” Photographer Brandon Stanton takes his photojournalism blog to countries across the world as part of a promotional project for the United Nations Millenium Development Goals mission. (via New York Times)

Artists’ Work Rises From the Destruction of the Israel-Gaza Conflict”  (via New York Times)

Artist of the Day

George Wesley Bellows was born on this day in 1882. Bellows, an American realist painter, was known for his depictions of urban life along with seascapes and landscapes of the Northeast. He is recognized for helping with the planning for the first Armory Show in 1913.

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