January 14, 2015: MoMA Will Sell a Monet, A U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts for Kehinde Wiley, and Russian Works to Journey to Spain

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Jan 14, 2015 11:19PM


In New York …

“Group Matrix,” featuring Larry Zox, Margaret Evangeline, Bruno Romeda, Johnnie Winona Ross, and more, opens at Stux + Haller; “Djordje Ozbolt: More paintings about poets and food” opens at Hauser & Wirth; “Keith Sonnier: Castelli Warehouse 1970/Castelli Gallery 2015” opens at Castelli Gallery; “Anna Campbell: Etiquette Kit” opens at BOSI Contemporary; “Kristina Lee: 14 Paintings” and “Apparent Order,” featuring works by Samuel Stabler, Karen Margolis, Eve Bailey, Michael Maxwell, and more, open at Garis & Hahn; “Quiet Tremors,” featuring works by Davide Balula, David Schutter, William Latta, Kristen Van Deventer, and more, opens at Kate Werble Gallery; “Micheal McLaughlin: Your Nearest Exit May Be Behind You” opens at Robin Rice Gallery; “Andrew Borowiec: Provence” opens at Sasha Wolf Gallery; “Winter Drawing Show” opens at William Holman Gallery.

In London …Ayan Farah, Max Lamb, Chris Succo” opens at Almine Rech Gallery; “Kadar Brock: Unburial Rites” opens at Vigo Gallery.

In Paris … Balthus” opens at Gagosian Gallery.


In New York …  “Time Remembered,” featuring works by Darja Bajagić, Kate Levant, Vanessa Billy, Aleksander Hardashnakov, and Andy Schumacher, closes at William Arnold; “Daniel Arango vs. Kevin Arnold: Faith as Model” closes at Able Fine Art; “The Wanderers,” featuring Heather Garland, Ryan Nord Kitchen, and Ryann Slauson closes at Trestle Gallery.

Today’s Notable News

On January 21, Kehinde Wiley will receive the U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts for promoting cultural diplomacy through his artistic practice. He joins the ranks of Jeff Koons, Cai Guo-Qiang, Carrie Mae Weems, Kiki Smith, and Shahzia Sikander. (via ARTnews)

Artist, curator, and 47 Canal founder Margaret Lee will join CUNY art history professor David Joselit and collector Thomas Wong as Artists Space’s newest board members. (via Artforum)

Harold Holzer, the Met’s senior vice president for public affairs (and an employee there for 23 years), will retire this summer. (via the New York Times)

In March, 100 works from Russian art history currently housed in the State Russian Museum will receive a new home in “Russian Art of the XV-XX centuries,” the inaugural exhibition of the institution’s new branch in Málaga. (via The Art Newspaper)

MoMA will deaccession a Monet from its collection in order to fund new acquisitions. The painting, Les Peupliers à Giverny (1887), will be sold at Sotheby’s February 3rd auction in London, for an estimated $13.8-$18.4 million. (via the New York Times)

Best of Instagram

Via @manacontemporary: The Institute of Contemporary Art will present ‘Barbara Kasten: Stages’ from February 4 - August 16. This will be the first major survey of Kasten’s work, a phenomenal artist whose studio is at Mana Chicago.”

Good Reads

Meet Millo, The Street Artist Who Paints Massive Monochromatic Murals Around Italy(via The Huffington Post)

Revisiting a Soviet Ballet That Was Banned in 1931(via the New York Times)

Artist of the Day

Born on this day in 1928, Garry Winogrand was a street photographer who, inspired by Walker Evans’s Depression-era practice, documented post-WWII American life in captivating black-and-white photographs.

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