November 18, 2014: Christie’s to Sell Trove of Asian Art, New Curators in Phoenix and Palm Springs, and a Frank Lloyd Wright House on the Move

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Nov 18, 2014 9:27PM


In New York … The Objects Biennial,” featuring designers including Jeff Zimmerman, David Wiseman, and Renate Müller, opens at R & Company; and “Julie Hedrick: Alchemy” opens at Nohra Haime Gallery.

In London … Dexter Dalwood: London Paintings” opens at Simon Lee.


In Los Angeles … Jed Ochmanek: Sundials” and “Barak Zemer: Cold Feet, Sweaty Hands” close at ltd los angeles.

Today’s Notable News

Next March, during New York’s Asian Art Week, Christie’s will sell some 2,000 pieces from the late Asian art dealer Robert Ellsworth’s estate, which will be the largest private collection of Asian art ever put on auction. (via The Art Newspaper)

Founding curator of contemporary art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Elizabeth Armstrong, who previously directed the Orange County Museum of Art and created the California Biennial, will become executive director of the Palm Springs Art Museum in January. (via Artforum)

And Amada Cruz, former executive director of San Antonio’s Artpace, will be the Phoenix Art Museum’s new director. (via Artforum)

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman Wilson House has been transported from its original location in New Jersey to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in northwest Arkansas, where the 1950s “Usonian” home will be reconstructed and put on display next summer. (via The Art Newspaper)

Best of Instagram

Via @pulseartfair: “Video still from ‘Return from Jupiter’ by Carlo Ferraris of @lynch_tham #PULSEplay premiers tonight at@tumblr HQ! | See all six videos curated by@lindsayahoward on tumblr and during #PULSEmiami

Good Reads

How Renzo Piano Does It, in His Own Words: A Review of the New Harvard Art Museums(via Architizer)

In Auctions, Unlike in Life, There Are Guarantees(via The Art Newspaper)

How Do Award-Winning Artists Spend Their Prize Money?(via The Independent)

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