June 8, 2015: Gagosian Adds 15th Gallery & Steve Cohen Might Have Bought $141 Million Giacometti


In New York …

: Color and Shape 1976-1980” opens at Leo Castelli Gallery.

In London …

: African Masks After Walker Evans” and “Five Decades: Sculpture and Works on Paper,” with pieces by , , , and Noboru Takayama, open at Simon Lee Gallery.

In Beijing …

: AB Blood Type” opens at Magician Space.

Today’s Notable News

In a widely reported rumor, billionaire Steve Cohen has been identified as the buyer of the $141.3 million Giacometti bronze, L’Homme au doigt (1947), that became the most expensive sculpture to be sold at auction when it was purchased at Christie’s in May. (via ARTnews)
Gagosian Gallery will add a 15th location in October, opening its third gallery in London and inaugurating the new space with an exhibition of ’s work. (via the New York Times)
The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts has established a $250,000 fund for grants to Los Angeles County arts organizations. The fund formalizes the artist’s longtime penchant for donating to the local art scene, for which he created the foundation in 2007, five years before his death. (via the LA Times)
Kelly Baum has been appointed as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s curator of postwar and contemporary art and will work in the museum’s contemporary-art department as it expands to the Marcel Breuer-designed building that was formerly home to the Whitney Museum of American Art. Baum joins the Met after five years as curator for Princeton University’s Art Museum, where she helped found the department of modern and contemporary art. (via ARTnews)

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