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

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Nov 13, 2014 7:35PM


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.

In Milan … Rodolfo Aricò: Uno sguardo senza soggezione” opens at A arte Studio Invernizzi; “Paolo Masi: Invaders e altre storie” opens at Fondazione Mudima.


In New York … Santiago Cal closes at Rare Gallery.

In Milan … Keren Cytter, Kimsooja, and Marcello Maloberti close at Galleria Raffaella Cortese.

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”

Good Reads

Olafur Eliasson on How to Do Good Art(via T Magazine)

Here’s Some Advice for Young Art Historians from a Former Director of the Met(via ARTnews)

The Downside of Art Going Viral(via Hyperallergic)

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