August 22, 2014: Viewing Art in 3D, Modernism in Paris, and Rauschenberg Solves Crime

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Aug 22, 2014 8:53PM

Notable News

The Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale, Rome’s major modern art museum, is planning to open a new space displaying works of contemporary art loaned from Gagosian Gallery’s location in the city. (via The Art Newspaper)

The Getty Museum has announced the appointment of two new senior curators, Davide Gasparotto, an expert in Italian art from the Renaissance through the 18th century, and Jeffrey Spier, a leading antiquities scholar. (via LA Times)

Gallery404, a new open source platform online allows users to browse artworks and gallery settings in 3D, like a video game. (via Hyperallergic

A Swedish artist was sentenced to six months in prison for creating and exhibiting art that was deemed racist, despite his insistence that the pieces were satirical. (via The Guardian

Good Reads A review of a recent book by art historian and biographer Sue Roe, about Picasso, Matisse, and Modernism in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. (via The Guardian)

Did a famous Robert Rauschenberg piece help solve a decades-old NYC crime? (via New York Observer)

A thought provoking piece on the constant evolution of the art market and how unpredictable the secondary auction market can be. (via The New York Times)


Best of Instagram

Simon de Pury, @simonedepury, snaps a pic of Sterling Ruby standing in front of his own work.

“Sterling Ruby #sterlingruby”

Artist of the Day

Dutch artist Ger van Elk passed away last week at the age of 73. Van Elk spent most of his career in New York and Los Angeles, pushing the boundaries of conceptualism and never restricting himself to one medium, incorporating sculpture, painting, and photography (among other practices) into his exploration of the post-modern condition. An exhibition of his work is on view at the Kunstverein München until August 31st.

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