January 20, 2015: The Guggenheim Searches for Middle Eastern and North African Works, the Dahesh Museum Moves into a Townhouse, and a Rare Bacon Goes to Auction

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Jan 20, 2015 11:52PM


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In Milan … Kenneth Noland: Selected Works 1958 - 1980” opens at Cardi Gallery.


In New York … “Su-Li Hung: River Tree, Buddha” closes at June Kelly Gallery.

Today’s Notable News

London curator Sara Raza has been named the Guggenheim’s Middle East and North Africa Curator and will begin a two-year residency to assist the museum in acquiring works from those regions. (via The Art Newspaper)

Sotheby’s London auction next month will feature Two Studies for Self-Portrait (1977), a rare piece by auction record breaker Francis Bacon, estimated to sell for 13 to 18 million pounds. (via The Guardian)

The San Diego Museum of Art has added two new works—Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida’s By the Seashore, Valencia (1908), and Francisco de Zurbarán’s St. Francis in Prayer in a Grotto (ca. 1650-55)—to its already noteworthy collection of Spanish art. (via ARTFIXdaily)

New York’s Dahesh Museum of Art has acquired a new home in an Upper East Side townhouse, after seven years of showing its collection of 19th- and 20th-century American and European art in various host institutions. (via the New York Times)

Helge Achenbach, a German art advisor, has been ordered to pay $19.3 million euros in reparations for overcharges over the past seven years. (via The Art Newspaper)

Best of Instagram

Via @whitneymuseum: “Let the countdown begin: the #NewWhitney opens in 100 days! [Photograph © Karin Jobst]”

Good Reads

Manhattan’s New Transit Hub Is More Panopticon Than Crystal Palace(via Hyperallergic)

Zen and the Art of Mobile Photography(via The Huffington Post)

zim and zou fills hermès’ cabinet of curiosities with leather creatures(via designboom)

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White Trash Shelves, 1996
David Richard Gallery
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