December 19, 2014: Frieze NY Exhibitors Announced, Jeff Koons Sued, and ICA Boston Gifted Works by Female Artists

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Jan 7, 2015 9:39PM

Opening

In New York … “Time To Hit The Road” opens at Leila Heller Gallery; “Lindsay Abromaitis-Smith: BLOOM. SHE IS DESCENDING.” opens at FiveMyles; “Paper Trail” opens at Van Der Plas Gallery.

In Berlin … Dreams and Disappointments” opens at Wagner + Partner.

Closing

In New York …  Alexander Calder: Space in Play” closes at James Goodman Gallery; “A Portal between Tehran & NYC: Open for Conversation” closes at Lu Magnus; “Roy Lichtenstein: The Popular Image” closes at Mitchell-Innes & Nash; “Kiki Kogelnik: Cuts, Fissures and Identity: Works from the 1960s and 1970s” closes at Simone Subal Gallery.

In London … Tauba Auerbach and R. H. Quaytman: Progressions” closes at Inigo Philbrick; “Alberto Biasi: Optical/Dynamic 1959-2012” closes at The Mayor Gallery; “Yayoi Kusama: Pumpkins,” “Eric Fischl: Art Fair Paintings,” and “Wangechi Mutu: Nguva na Nyoka” close at Victoria Miro’s Wharf Road location; “Alice Neel: My Animals and Other Family” closes at Victoria Miro Mayfair.

In Berlin … Petros Moris: Copies and Columns” closes at DUVE Berlin.

In Milan … “1961. Time of ‘Continuità’” closes at Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro.

Today’s Notable News

Frieze New York released the list of exhibitors participating in the fair, which runs May 14-17, 2015. Nearly 200 galleries will be in attendance, alongside a new sector, Spotlight (previously seen at Frieze London this past October), which is being organized by curator Adrian Pedrosa, and will highlight single artist booths. (via ARTnews)

Jeff Koons is being sued for copyright infringement in a sculpture currently on view in his retrospective at the Centre Pompidou. The sculpture, titled Fait d’Hiver (1988), bears an almost identical resemblance to an advertisement for French clothing brand Naf Naf printed in 1985. (via Hyperallergic)

The ICA Boston has received a gift of 43 artworks, all by female artists, donated by ICA board member and philanthropist Barbara Lee. Dubbed The Barbara Lee Collection of Art by Women, the donation is the largest gift in the museum’s history (valued at an estimated $10 million) and increases its permanent collection by nearly 30%. (via The Boston Globe)

A Noguchi table sold for $4.45 million at auction during Phillips’ “Icons of Design” sale this week, setting a new record for his work and also signifying a surge in prices for and interest in design pieces. (via The New York Observer) 

Best of Instagram

Via @matthewisrael: “The side of a Mark Grotjahn painting. Not visible online. One detail from @themuseumofmodernart’s ‘The Forever Now.’ #artIRL #theforevernow #moma #markgrotjahn”

Good Reads 

Art Collectors Predict ‘Stampede’ to Cuba(via The Wall Street Journal)

Retrospective: The Cuban Art Scene in 1964(via ARTnews)

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