July 25, 2014: Damien Hirst's Museum, Top Collector List, and the Dada Manifesto

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Jul 25, 2014 8:50PM

Notable News 

Stanford University’s Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center has been gifted a massive treasure trove of art, including more than 3,600 of Andy Warhol’s contact sheets (from the Andy Warhol Foundation), 27 of Richard Diebenkorn’s sketchbooks (from his family), and a massive collection of the work of Jacob Lawrence (from philanthropists Gabrielle Reem and Herbert Kayden).  

Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario has announced it will present a major retrospective of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work in winter 2015.

For NYC art book lovers:  Legendary Chelsea art book outfit Printed Matter’s annual summer warehouse sale runs until July 31st. Buy some books.

In case you missed it: ArtNews published its Top 200 Collectors list earlier this month.

Museum Matters

San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum has appointed Dr. Tianlong Jiao as its new curator of Chinese art. Jiao specializes in Chinese archeology and early Chinese art and has previously worked at both Honolulu’s Bishop Museum and as chief curator at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

More details have emerged surrounding ever-industrious Damien Hirst’s massive museum undertaking. The museum will display more than 2,000 pieces from the artist’s personal collection in a space that is the length of an entire London street, designed by former Tate Britain architects at Caruso St John. The space is expected to open in Spring 2015.

Good Reads

What differentiates artistic geniuses from the rest of us? Ask neurologist Nancy Andreasen, who has spent decades studying artists’ brains, exploring the secrets of the creative mind. (via The Atlantic)

Christopher Williams, who has pushed the boundaries of photo-based art since the early 1980s, speaks about his first major museum retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago. (via Artforum)

Artist Harun Farocki picks apart the nuanced relationships between media, images, and violence and has an exhibition currently at Nationalgalerie Hamburger Bahnhof. This piece explores the works on view. (via Rhizome)

What’s the most interesting place to read about museums? Try Yelp. (via The New Inquiry)

Looking back: Tristan Tzara’s Dada Manifesto, from 1918. The document remains hugely influential to this day as an early declaration of the European avant-garde.

Charlie Ambler

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