February 27, 2015: Stolen Picasso Found in Newark & Sacramento to Acquire a Koons Sculpture
In New York … “John Chamberlain and Jean Prouvé: Chamberlain | Prouvé” and “Richard Avedon: Avedon: Beyond Beauty” open at Gagosian Gallery; “Hayv Kahraman: How Iraqi Are You?” and “Michael Snow: A Group Show” open at Jack Shainman Gallery; “Dawn Clements: Mother’s Day” opens at Pierogi; “Show #15” opens at The Parlour Bushwick; “Victor Liu: Seastead at Night” opens at REVERSE; “Jessalyn Wakefield: BEASTS I - IX” opens at Songs for Presidents; “Martin Wöhrl: A Go Go” opens at Spencer Brownstone Gallery; “Why Can’t It Be Everlasting?” opens at Tracy Williams Ltd.; “Oysters with Lemon” opens at Ventana244.
On Saturday, February 28th, “System and Vision” opens at David Zwirner; “The Radiants,” featuring works from Ei Arakawa, Sigmar Polke, Anicka Yi, and more, opens at Bortolami; “Future Seasons Past” opens at Lehmann Maupin; “Andrew Sendor: Delicates” opens at Sperone Westwater; “Yuichi Higashionna: let’s get dizzy” opens at Marianne Boesky Gallery; “Sherrie Levine & Joseph Montgomery: Dolls” opens at Paula Cooper Gallery; Nick Mauss opens at 303 Gallery; Jonathas de Andrade opens at Alexander and Bonin; “Glenn Goldberg: all day” opens at Betty Cuningham Gallery; “Candice Breitz: Treatment” opens at Kaufmann Repetto; “Stephen Mueller: Selected Works 1985–2011” opens at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.; “Ryder Ripps: Alone Together” opens at Red Bull Studios; “Barbara T. Smith: The Smell of Almonds: Resin Works 1968-1982” opens at Andrew Kreps Gallery; “Molly Smith: Hours” opens at Kate Werble Gallery; “Jonny Paul Gillette: Goals on Balls” opens at Kimberly-Klark; Taslima Ahmed opens at Real Fine Arts.
On Sunday, March 1st, Henry Taylor opens at Blum & Poe; “Bianca Beck and Josh Brand” and Bianca Beck open at Rachel Uffner Gallery; “Nick Payne: The Minds Arm” opens at 247365; “Gail Stoicheff: Distressed Blonde” opens at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery; Kamau Amu Patton opens at Callicoon Fine Arts; “Vera Iliatova: For Now, At Once” opens at Monya Rowe Gallery; “Andrew Norman Wilson: Wether” opens at Chapter NY; “Christina Leung: Current Arrangement” opens at Essex Flowers.
In Los Angeles … “Jason Bailer Losh: Plow Louise” opens at Anat Ebgi; “Towers of Dub (Live Orbient 3.9.93),” featuring works by Olga Balema, Tom Humphreys, J. Parker Valentine, and more, opens at Thomas Duncan Gallery; “Diane Christiansen – Seung Huh” opens at Glike Gallery; “Unhide” opens at Smart Objects.
On Saturday, February 28th, “Colin Chillag: Anti-Realism” opens at 101 / EXHIBIT; “Amir H. Fallah: From The Primitive To The Present” and “Where The Sand Worm Slumbers,” with works by Matthias Merkel Hess, Aaron Morse, and more, open at Charlie James Gallery; “Jimi Gleason: Silver Light” and “Casper Brindle: Chroma” open at William Turner Gallery; “SOGTFO (Sculpture Or Get the Fuck Out),” with works by Amanda Ross-Ho, Andrea Zittel, Kathleen Ryan, Nevine Mahmoud, and Kelly Akashi opens at François Ghebaly Gallery; “Edgar Arceneaux: Frame Rate” opens at Los Angeles Nomadic Division; Pat O’Neill opens at Cherry and Martin; “Andrea Joyce Heimer: Suburban Mythology: Volume 2” opens at The Good Luck Gallery; “Malick Sidibé: Studio Malick, Bamako, Mali” opens at Maloney Fine Art; “Mernet Larsen: Chainsawer, Bicyclist, and Reading in Bed” opens at Various Small Fires.
On Sunday, March 1st, “Bradley Kronz: White Dicks/Skies of America/20th Century Photographs/xxuuuzs.1'n” opens at Team Gallery; “A New Rhythm,” with works by Benjamin Carlson, Silke Otto-Knapp, Nancy Lupo, and Charles Atlas, opens at Park View; “Juliette Blightman: Eden Eden Eden” opens at Four Six One Nine; “Joseph Hammer: Either here nor there” opens at Jancar Gallery.
In London … “Tania Kovats: Watermark” opens at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery; “Thomas Zipp: The Observer as a System with Feedback” opens at Alison Jacques Gallery; “Jacob Dahlgren: Third Uncle” opens at Workplace Gallery.
On Saturday, February 28th, “John Baldessari: Pictures & Scripts” opens at Marian Goodman Gallery; “Alex Katz: Black Paintings” opens at Timothy Taylor Gallery; Nicole Wermers opens at Herald St; “Sex Shop” opens at Transition Gallery.
On Sunday, March 1st, “Testing Ground: The Still House Group,” with works from Nick Darmstaedter, Louis Eisner, Andrew Gbur, Joe Graham-Felsen, Jack Greer, Isaac Brest, Alex Ito, Brendan Lynch, Dylan Lynch, Zachary Susskind, Peter Sutherland, Haley Mellin, Alex Perweiler, Dominic Samsworth, Augustus Thompson, and Brad Troemel opens at the Zabludowicz Collection.
On Saturday, February 28th, “Alicja Kwade: Etwas Abwesendes, dessen Anwesenheit erwartet wurde” opens at Johann König; “Chto Delat?: Time Capsule: Artistic Report on Catastrophes and Utopia” opens at KOW; “Owen Gump: Fault Zone” opens at BQ; “Nik Nowak: TORQUE – The Moment of Turning” opens at Cruise & Callas; “History is a Warm Gun.” opens at n.b.k.; “Dirty Wellness” opens at L’Atelier-ksr.
In Tokyo … On Saturday, February 28th, “Go Watanabe: places” opens at Arataniurano.
Today’s Notable News
The stolen Picasso painting La Coiffeuse (1911) has been found in Newark, New Jersey.The piece, which has been missing from the Centre Pompidou in Paris for at least 12 years, was wrapped as a FedEx package and shipped under the guise of a “$37 holiday-themed ‘art craft.’” (via the New York Times)
After 35 years with the J. Paul Getty Museum, associate director for collections Thomas Kren has announced his retirement. Richard Rand, curator at the Clark Art Institute, will fill Kren’s seat. (via Art News)
Attorney Eric Bjorgum has been named the new board president for The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, which preserves, conserves, and defends public art. (via LA Times)
The Sobey family, known for their Nova Scotia-based grocery stores, has donated $2 million to Canada’s National Gallery. The funding will support Canada’s programs at the Venice Biennale, including the Canadian Artists in Venice Endowment. (via Ottawa Citizen)
The city of Sacramento and their basketball team, the Sacramento Kings, will purchase a Jeff Koons sculpture from his “Coloring Book” collection. The 18-by-9-foot installation will decorate the downtown arena set to open in October 2016. (via The Sacramento Bee)
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