November 13, 2014: Christie’s Sale Tops $850 Million, Prada Marfa Vandal Pleads Guilty, and Your Chance to Try Out for LACMA’s Pierre Huyghe Retrospective
In New York … “Martin Schoeller: Portraits” opens at Hasted Kraeutler; “Betty Tompkins: Smooch” opens at 55 Gansevoort; “East Village Alchemy” opens at Dorian Grey; Steven Charles and Rosana Castrillo Diaz open at Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe; “Kate Carr: First Folds” opens at Garvey | Simon Art Access; “Tom Martin: (Filthy) Lucre” opens at De Buck Gallery; “Henry Mandell: weightless” opens at Judith Charles Gallery; “Angelo Volpe x Notre Chauvet: No Pun Intended” opens at Krause Gallery; “Helen Miranda Wilson: Kuba Cuneiform Quilts” opens at Lori Bookstein Fine Art; “Sean Landers: North American Mammals” opens at Petzel Gallery; “Eugene Brodsky: Plans” opens at Sears-Peyton Gallery; “Mohammed Kazem: Memorizing by Means of Observing” opens at Taymour Grahne; “Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art” and “Kianja Strobert: Of This Day in Time” open at The Studio Museum in Harlem; Stéphane Calais opens at ZieherSmith; Jeff Muhs opens at Lyons Wier Gallery; “Nicolas Roggy: Thick Pink, Stuffed Light” opens at Martos Gallery; Allen Ruppersberg opens at Greene Naftali Gallery; Steve Gianakos opens at Fredericks & Freiser.
In London … “Julian Stair: Quotidian” opens at Corvi-Mora; Allen Jones opens at Royal Academy of Arts; “Frank Stella: Illustrations After El Lissitzky’s ‘Had Gadya’” opens at Waddington Custot Galleries.
In Paris … Paris Photo opens at the Grand Palais; check out our 11 must-see photos from the fair.
Today’s Notable News
Topping the flood of art auction news this week is the grand total from last night’s Christie’s sale—a record-breaking $852.9 million was brought in by the auction house. High sellers include two Warhol works—Triple Elvis (Ferus Type) (1963), which went for almost $82 million, and Four Marlons (1966), at $69.6 million—brought to auction by a German casino conglomerate in a sale protested by German museum directors last month. (via The New York Times and artnet News)
The man who vandalized Elmgreen & Dragset’s Prada Marfa (2005) earlier this year, painting the structure blue and scrawling manifesto-style writing across its surface, has pled guilty and agreed to pay over $10,000 in restitution. (via Glasstire)
LACMA is holding auditions for the role of “Announcer” in the museum’s upcoming Pierre Huyghe retrospective; among the job specifications are an “excellent command of the English language.” (via The Art Newspaper)
A dispute has been settled between the city of North Miami and the former board members of its Museum of Contemporary Art, who have founded a new institution and agreed to cede the majority of MOCA’s 600-work collection to the city. (via The Miami Herald)
Best of Instagram
Via @cooperhewitt: “Foggy morning view: laying the groundwork for the #garden (design by Hood Design) and #centralpark from our staff offices. #nyc”
“Olafur Eliasson on How to Do Good Art” (via T Magazine)
“The Downside of Art Going Viral” (via Hyperallergic)
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