February 6, 2015: California Town Council Rejects Loan of Di Suvero Sculpture, Frieze Projects Announces This Year’s Works, and a Gauguin is Rumored to Sell for $300 Million

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Feb 6, 2015 9:56PM

Opening

In New York … Petra Cortright opens at Foxy Production; Olivier Mosset opens at Koenig & Clinton; “On Kawara – Silence” opens at the Guggenheim Museum; Giulio Paolini opens at Marian Goodman Gallery; “Jim Dine: Tools” opens at Senior & Shopmaker Gallery; “Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the ’70s” opens at The Museum at FIT; “CIRKEL of FIRE” opens at NOoSPHERE Arts; “Fred Valentine: Toward Grandfather Mountain” opens at STUDIO10; “Joseph Garlock & Chris Gonyea: Winter Paintings” and “Jack Beal: Hard Edge Paintings, 1968–1972” open at George Adams Gallery; “Charlotte Patterson: HOW TO ABANDON A BURNING HOUSE WITHOUT PANICKING” opens at 99¢ Plus Gallery.

On Saturday, February 7th, “Charles Atlas: The Waning of Justice” opens at Luhring Augustine; “David Flaugher and Davina Semo” opens at U.S. Blues; “Specters of Communism: Contemporary Russian Art,” featuring works by Alina and Jeff Bliumis, Keti Chukhrov, Chto Delat, Anton Vidokle, and Arseny Zhilyaev, opens at CUNY Graduate Center’s James Gallery; “Past to Present,” with works by Ben Frost, Rob Tarbell, and David E. Peterson, among others, opens at Krause Gallery; “Ernst Fischer: 18%” opens at CUE Art Foundation; “B. David Walsh: Extracted Bedroom Project” opens at Open Source Gallery.

On Sunday, February 8th, “Zimoun: [KE]3 ” opens at bitforms gallery; “Two Different Ways to Do Two Different Things” opens at Kristen Lorello; “Grace Knowlton: Survey: 1975-2014” and “Domestic Ideals: Nostalgia and the Home” open at Lesley Heller Workspace.

In Los Angeles … “Michael Parker: Juicework” opens at Human Resources Los Angeles.

On Saturday, February 7th, “Daniel Arsham: A Special Project for Leica” opens at the Leica Gallery; “I’d Rather Love You // Conquest of the West” opens at KP Projects / MKG; “Jennifer Bermon: Her | Self: Women In Their Own Words” opens at dnj Gallery; “Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection” opens at Vincent Price Art Museum.

In Palm Beach … On Sunday, February 8th, “The Triumph of Love: Beth Rudin DeWoody Collects,” with works by Bruce Conner, Sylvie Fleury, Nicole Eisenman, Jim Lambie, Liza Lou, and Isamu Noguchi, among others, opens at the Norton Museum of Art.

In London … Mimmo Rotella opens at Robilant + Voena; “A Strong, Sweet Smell of Incense: A Portrait of Robert Fraser” opens at Pace Gallery; “Heinz Mack: Zero & More” opens at Ben Brown Fine Arts; “Charlotte Dumas: Anima and The Widest Prairies” and “HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN WRONG” open at The Photographers’ Gallery; “New Works by Phil Blake” opens at The Graffiti Life Gallery; Juan Araujo opens at Stephen Friedman Gallery.

On Saturday, February 7th, “Robert & Trix Haussmann, Nicole Wermers, Klaus Weber” opens at Herald St; “John Gerrard: Farm” opens at Thomas Dane Gallery.

In Paris … Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe: Minutes To Go” opens at Galerie Mitterrand; “Gabor Ösz: What Do Pictures Want” opens at Galerie Loevenbruck.

On Saturday, February 7th, Gianni Caravaggio opens at Galerie Bernard Bouche.

In Berlin … On Saturday, February 7th, “Abdoulaye Konaté: Useful Dreams” opens at Blain | Southern; Harm van den Dorpel opens at Neumeister Bar-Am; “William Kentridge: Tapestries” opens at Kewenig | Berlin; “Holly Zausner: Unsettled Matter” opens at Loock Galerie.

In Milan … “Il confine è ortogonale al transito,” a project by Giovanni Morbin, opens at Viafarini DOCVA.

In Beijing … On Saturday, February 7th, “Liu Wei: Colors” opens at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art; “Hu Qingyan: Eternal Glory” opens at Galerie Urs Meile.

In Tokyo … Yasuko Watanabe opens at Gallery Side 2.

On Saturday, February 7th, “Masahiro Kodaira: The Wholly Other” opens at Taka Ishii Gallery.

Today’s Notable News

The town council of Tiburon, California, has rejected an offer for a 25-year loan of a sculpture by Mark di Suvero, citing the expense and difficulty of installation, as well as concerns that the 55-foot steel work would block residential views. Public outcry at the council’s initial pass on the loan in October resulted in a public hearing last Wednesday evening, where impassioned residents of the Bay-area town voiced their support before the offer was finally refused. (via Marin News)

Frieze New York has announced the six works that will be part of the fair’s Frieze Projects sector this May, curated by High Line Art director Cecilia Alemani; participating artists are Pia Camil, Allyson Vieira, Samara Golden, Korakrit Arunanondchai, and Aki Sasamoto. (via New York Observer)

Rumor has it Paul Gauguin’s 1892 painting Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?) has been sold for some $300 million. (via the New York Times)

Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery of Art has published a list of over 6,400 works that it will receive from the former Corcoran Gallery of Art, which closed last year due to financial issues. (via ARTnews)

The University of Texas, Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art plans to construct a building designed by Ellsworth Kelly in 1986 for the first time. (via the New York Times)

M+, the Hong Kong museum designed by Herzog & de Meuron, is under construction and scheduled to open in 2018. (via Dezeen)

Two new curators are joining Sydney’s Artspace: Sebastian Goldspink, who’s previously worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Art Month Sydney, and Talia Linz, a curatorial fellow for the 19th Biennale of Sydney. (via Artforum)

Best of Instagram

Via @blantonmuseum: “Ellsworth Kelly’s ‘Austin’ marks the first time the artist has represented his color spectrum in glass and light. Read more about this important acquisition at the link in our bio. #art #blantonmuseum #ellsworthkelly #architecture #stainedglass”

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