July 28, 2014: Winston Churchill Paintings, Arcangel & Warhol, and Marcel Duchamp's Art of Living

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Jul 28, 2014 10:10PM

Notable News

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will receive 300 loans from French museums—including Musée du Louvre, Musée d'Orsay and Centre Pompidou—according to chief executive of Agence France-Muséums Manuel Rabaté. The museum’s collection contains around 500 permanent acquisitions, but the loans will cycle between France and the UAE annually for the next decade.

Star Wars creator George Lucas announced the architectural team he plans to use for his museum project on Chicago’s lakefront. The team will include Beijing-based Ma Yansong, whose firm designed Toronto’s “Marilyn Monroe Towers,” and Chicago’s Jeanne Gang, who designed the city’s Aqua Tower. The museum focuses on narrative art and will feature a variety of works from Lucas’ personal collection.

Paintings by Winston Churchill—18 of which have never been seen in public—will make their debut in Atlanta beginning August 2nd.

The second annual J. Paul Getty medal was awarded to Lord Jacob Rothschild for his, “...extraordinary achievement in the fields of museology, art historical research, philanthropy, conservation and conservation science.” Last year, the medal went to Harold M. Williams and Nancy Englander for helping to create The Getty almost 60 years ago.

Good Reads

Cory Arcangel discusses Andy Warhol’s computer art, which Arcangel helped recover from Amiga consoles that the artist left behind. (via Artforum

What do Marcel Duchamp, Rocky Balboa, and the Statue of Liberty have in common? (via frieze)

Electric Objects is revolutionizing digital art by allowing you to hang it on your walls. (via New York Times)

Operatic Heart of a Chaotic Career: The German Gadfly Christoph Schlingensief at MoMA PS1” (via New York Times)

Artist of the Day

Marcel Duchamp was born on this day in 1887. Duchamp’s resounding influence on 20th-century artistic practice is unquestionable and continues to manifest itself in surprising ways. Read on Artsy about a recent exhibition of the artist’s famous readymades at Gagosian Gallery, and in frieze about Brian O’Doherty, a friend of Duchamp who used his own heartbeat to create a portrait of the artist. Duchamp has said, “I like living, breathing better than working … my art is that of living. Each second, each breath is a work which is inscribed nowhere, which is neither visual nor cerebral, it’s a sort of constant euphoria.”

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