June 24, 2015: L.A. Approves Academy Museum & Christie’s Old Masters Sale Postponed

Opening


In New York …

Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld” and “Leonor Antunes: I Stand Like A Mirror Before You” open at the New Museum; “Carson Fisk-Vittori, Derek Frech, and Alex Ito: DATA-SCENT” opens at Johannes Vogt Gallery; “Jack Pierson: onthisisland” opens at Cheim & Read; “Josh Jefferson: Head First” opens at Turn Gallery; “Summer Group Exhibition” featuring works by Sol LeWitt, John McCracken, Gerhard Richter, Fred Sandback, Anne Truitt, and Lawrence Weiner, among others, opens at Marian Goodman Gallery; “The Secret Life,” featuring work by Thomas Schütte, among others, and co-curated with Leidy Churchman opens at Murray Guy; “Paolo Pellizzari: Sport” opens at Anastasia Photo; “Jenny Monick & Thomas Kovachevich” opens at Callicoon Fine Arts; “B-Reel: In The Glow of a Breathing Sphere” opens at Fridman Gallery; “Institute for New Feeling: Seek” and “Institute for New Feeling: Felt Book” open at Recess; “Summer Salon 2015” opens at Robin Rice Gallery; “One For All: Dora Budor Spring” opens at Swiss Institute.

In Los Angeles …

“The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project Exhibition,” featuring works by John Baldessari, Sanford Biggers, Matthew Brannon, Zoe Crosher, and others, opens at Los Angeles Nomadic Division; “Christian Mayer: Palm Capsule” opens at Greene Exhibitions.

In London …

In Paris … 

“Mona Hatoum” opens at Centre Pompidou; “Korakrit Arunanondchai: Painting with history in a room filled with filled with people with funny names 3,” “Celeste Boursier-Mougenot: Acquaalta,” and “Tianzhuo Chen” open at Palais de Tokyo; “Collecting Artists,” featuring works by Pawel Ksiazek and Pepo Salazar, among others, opens at Galerie Joseph Tang.

In Berlin …


James Lee Byars: The Poetic Conceit and Other Works” opens at VW (VeneKlasen/Werner).



In Tokyo …


“Manga*Anime*Games from Japan” opens at The National Art Center.


Today's notable news


The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to approve the construction of the Academy Museum this morning. The $300-million museum is set to open by 2018, next to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (via the L.A. Times)

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College has received a $100,000 grant from the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation for conservation. The grant, which came with a matching anonymous donation, will give the museum the funds to preserve the 7,000 works in its collection. (via ArtForum)

Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on Tuesday evening opened the London auction season with a solid state, realizing a total of $112,908,380. With bidders from 32 countries, 29 works sold at over $1 million and overall sell-through rates of 84% by lot and 92% by value. (via ArtInfo)

At Northwestern University, the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art has announced that Michelle Puetz will serve as the Pick-Laudati curator of media arts. Puetz comes from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where she has curated the exhibition “Body Doubles” and served as the museum’s postdoctoral curatorial fellow. (via ArtForum)

The Outsider Art Fair announced the list of dealers set to appear in its third annual edition this October today. The fair, located in Paris, has expanded from 25 to 36 dealers this year—a list that includes Fleisher/Ollman Gallery and Ricco/Maresca Gallery, among others. (via ARTnews)

The National Gallery Singapore will receive some help from the curators at the Centre Pompidou with the organization of their inaugural exhibition next spring, which will create a dialogue between more than 100 works from each collection. The exhibition will be co-curated by deputy director of the Centre Pompidou’s National Museum of Art Catherine David, its curator Nicolas Liucci-Goutnikov, and director of the National Gallery Singapore, Eugene Tang. (via The Art Newspaper)

Jonathan Green, director of the Richard Green Gallery, ended up with three Claude Monet pieces for the price of two after finding an unknown Monet pastel taped under one of the other works he purchased at a Paris auction last year. The unknown pastel is a depiction of the jetty and lighthouse at Le Havre, where Monet spent his young life. (via The Guardian)

The Irish arts and heritage minister, Heather Humphreys, has asked for Christie’s Old Masters auction set to occur on July 9 to be postponed following a statement issued on Monday by the chairwoman of the Alfred Beit Foundation, Judith Woodworth. The foundation, which was to have seven paintings in the sale, asked for the delay after receiving generous private offers for the possible purchase of the works to be in the upcoming sale. (via The Art Newspaper)

Last September, Dutch art collector Bert Kreuk sued conceptual artist Danh Vo for failing to deliver an artwork for the exhibition of Kreuk’s collection, “Transforming the Known,” at the Gemeentemuseum. The Dutch court has now ruled that Kreuk will pay Vo up to $350,000, which was the initially agreed upon price, for a new artwork to be completed within a year. (via ArtForum)


best of instagram

Via @hammer_museum: “Benches are common in museum galleries, but when was the last time you saw a whole living room's worth of comfy furniture in a gallery? With a background in interior design, #JosephHoltzman decided to include sofas and chairs as part of his exhibition. It's the perfect place to escape the heat and enjoy some art.”

Via @brooklynmuseum: “Framework for the #FAILE temple is in place and #bkmarthandlers are working with @faileart studio to bring in the Scuba Horse. #faileart opens July 10.”

Via @collectivedf: “Outtake from last night's @cooperhewitt opening of David Adjaye's selects, curated textiles from the museum's permanent collection, 📷: @jillianchoi || #DavidAdjaye @adjaye_visual_sketchbook #CooperHewitt”


Good Reads


In Athens, Austerity Makes Contemporary Art Palatable(via the New York Times)


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