December 2, 2014: Miami Begins, Turner Prize 2014 Winner Announced, and Georges Seurat’s Birthday

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Dec 2, 2014 9:25PM


In Miami … Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami, Miami Project, SCOPE Miami Beach, and SELECT Miami open today. Check out our coverage of the Miami art fairs here.

In New York …Mason Saltarrelli: Humphrey Henry Harry Hulahoop the Third” and “Ted Gahl, Lawrence Power, Gino Saccone, Ariel Dill: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” open at Pablo's Birthday.

Today’s Notable News

Duncan Campbell has won the 30th Turner Prize, awarded annually to a British artist under 50 for a recent exhibition or presentation of their work. This year’s exhibition of the four shortlisted artists runs at Tate Britain through January 4th, 2015. (via Tate)

A man accused of forging and selling dozens of drawings and paintings, which he claimed were by Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock, has pled guilty in federal court and faces up to 20 years in prison. (via The New York Times)

Can’t get to Miami this week? Not to worry, as Art Miami will be launching a New York edition of the fair to coincide with Frieze New York. Art Miami New York will run May 14–17 at Pier 94 and will host 100 international galleries. (via The Miami Herald)

Get in the holiday spirit with a Paul McCarthy-inspired Christmas tree topper, fashioned after his notorious inflatable sculpture, Tree, displayed (and deflated) in Paris earlier this fall. Artist Ryan Humphrey printed the image of Tree on plywood in various colors and is selling them on Etsy. (via Hyperallergic)

Best of Instagram

Via @snarkitecture: “Airball. Snarkitecture vs. Alchemist. Open daily this week on Level 5 at 1111. Come through and bring your A game. @noahkalina #snarkitecture #airball14”

Good Reads

With Art, Investing in Genius(via The New York Times)

Miami’s Karmic Buzz Around Peter Marino(via The Wall Street Journal)

Sanctions Are Killing Russia’s Appetite for Art(via artnet News)

Artist of the Day

Iconic Pointillist painter and Post-Impressionist pioneer Georges Seurat was born on this day in 1859. Seurat’s methodical approach to painting and his innovative use of scientific theories were aimed at reforming the naturalistic, spontaneous conventions of Impressionism.

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