March 11, 2015: Paris Photo L.A., NADA New York Release Exhibitors & Sacramento Stadium to Install a Koons Sculpture
In Milan … “Roberto Coda Zabetta: FILM# 00 – 56” opens at Fondazione Mudima.
Today’s Notable News
Sacramento’s city council has approved a contract that will see an $8 million sculpture by Jeff Koons installed outside the stadium of the Sacramento Kings, despite backlash from local artists. (via The Sacramento Bee)
According to David Anderson, director general of National Museum Wales, and Christoph Vogtherr, director of the Wallace Collection, UK museums are suffering from cuts to government funding that have been put into effect over the last five years. (via The Art Newspaper)
Moscow’s culture czar, Sergei Kapkov, has stepped down from his post and will be replaced by former director of Moscow’s cultural heritage department Alexander Kibovsky. (via The Art Newspaper)
Best of Instagram
Via @lehmannmaupin: “#NoFilter needed! The steadfast team behind #TeresitaFernandez’s #FataMorgana are in @madsqparknyc this morning for a walk through. Mark your calendars—the exhibition opens to the public April 30th! #MadSqArt”
“This Little French Bulldog Is The Art World Darling You Should Be Following” (via The Huffington Post)
“Take a Look Inside Leonardo DiCaprio’s Growing Art Collection” (via artnet News)
“Crimes of the Art” (via Hyperallergic)
Artist of the Day
Born on this day in 1963, artist and filmmaker David LaChapelle has most recently gone viral for his video of Ukrainian ballet dancer Sergei Polunin dancing to Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.” Having worked as a commercial photographer producing images of everyone from Ben Affleck to Britney Spears, LaChapelle focuses his fine art practice fittingly, or perhaps ironically, around a thoughtful dissection of modern life and popular culture.
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