January 9, 2015: The Brooklyn Museum Gets a Beauford Delaney; the Weldon Family Collection Goes to Auction; and Dustin Yellin Collaborates with the New York City Ballet

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Jan 12, 2015 8:24PM


In New York … “A Friend Is Only a Human Body,” featuring works by Sofia Leiby, Brian Kokoska, and Jonathan Baldock, opens at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery; Tyson Reeder opens at CANADA; “Zabriskie Point,” with works by Sarah Braman, Ryan Foerster, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Ann Greene Kelly, David Benjamin Sherry, Letha Wilson, and B. Wurtz, opens at Jack Hanley Gallery; Anya Gallaccio opens at Lehmann Maupin; “Grear Patterson: Manhattan Beach” opens at Marlborough; “Zach Nader: channel surf” opens at Microscope Gallery; “Al Taylor: Pet Stains, Puddles, and Full Gospel Neckless” and Jan Schoonhoven open at David Zwirner; “John Waters: Beverly Hills John” opens at Marianne Boesky; “The Curve,” featuring works by Rebecca Morris, Matt Paweski, Kristen Jensen, Zachary Leener, Monique Mouton, and Jan Groover, opens at Wallspace; “Fictions,” organized by Adam Marnie, opens at Derek Eller Gallery.

In London … Linda Karshan: Signs of Men and Footfalls” opens at The Redfern Gallery; “Kitty Chou: Exploration of Abstract Realism” opens at Ben Brown Fine Arts.

In San Francisco … Dashiell Manley: Time seems sometimes to stop” opens at Jessica Silverman Gallery.

In Los Angeles … Sanya Kantarovsky opens at Marc Foxx Gallery; “Max Presneill: Triumvirate” opens at Garboushian Gallery; Roberto Chavez opens at Glike Gallery.


In New York … Decadal Variations” closes at Andrea Meislin Gallery; “ZERO in Vibration - Vibration in ZERO” closes at Moeller Fine Art.

In Milan … Tatsuo Miyajima: KU” closes at Lisson Gallery.

In Beijing … “Yan Cong: Collage” closes at Star Gallery.

Today’s Notable News

Dustin Yellin will follow FAILE and JR as the latest artist to take part in the New York City Ballet’s Art Series. Yellin will create an installation comprised of “Psychogeographies,” glass sculptures weighing 3,000 pounds. (via Complex)

Some 70 works from the collection of the late Henry and June Weldon will be auctioned at Sotheby’s this spring; among the holdings, expected to bring in over $30 million, are pieces by Sir Anthony van Dyck, Adriaen Coorte, and Jacob van Ruisdael. (via the New York Times)

The Brooklyn Museum has bought a 1945 painting by Beauford Delaney, the museum’s first acquisition of the 20th-century African-American artist’s work. (via Art Market Monitor)

Clara M Kim, an independent curator based in L.A., will put together this year’s Spotlight section at Frieze Art Fair in London; the section features solo presentations of 20th-century artists. (via ARTnews)

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Good Reads

Report Shows Art Museums Rely Mainly on Kindness, Not Commerce(via the LA Times)

15 Badass Art World Heroines Over 70 Years Old(via The Huffington Post)

The Art Forger Who Wasn’t In It For Money(via the New York Times)

Secrecy Breeds Anxiety Over the Future of the Corcoran Gallery’s Art(via The Washington Post)

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