November 3, 2014: Basquiat’s Notebooks to Be Revealed at the Brooklyn Museum, Dan Flavin Installation Sparks Controversy, and Getty Museum Defends the Right to Collect Ancient Art

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Nov 3, 2014 11:12PM


In New York … Three conversations to join this evening: Reiner Riedler will give an artist talk at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, discussing his practice and his current solo exhibition “The Lifesaving Machines” from 7–8 p.m.; “Sebastião Salgado, Concerned Photographer” brings a panel of photography historians and curators—David Levi Strauss, Fred Ritchin, and Brian Wallis—to the International Center of Photography for a discussion of Salgado’s recent focus on climate change at 7 p.m.; and the Guggenheim hosts scholar Iftikhar Dadi, critic Arthur Lubow, artist Zarina, and Sandhini Poddar, curator of the museum’s current V.S. Gaitonde exhibition, for “Eye to Eye: Gaitonde and Abstraction,” starting at 6:30 p.m.

In Los Angeles … “Neil Young: Special Deluxe” opens at Robert Berman Gallery.

Today’s Notable News

The Brooklyn Museum will show eight never-before-seen notebooks of sketches and drawings by Jean-Michel Basquiat, created between 1980 and 1987, in an exhibition due to open in April 2015. (via The Art Newspaper)

A look at the migration of New York’s museums to lower Manhattan, after news that collector and publisher Peter Brant plans to open an exhibition space in the late Walter De Maria’s former East Village studio. (via Hyperallergic)

The Dia Art Foundation has received criticism for its support of a planned installation by artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, which will place a Dan Flavin light work inside a remote cave in Puerto Rico. (via The New York Times)

On the heels of the Getty Museum’s announcement of plans to expand its antiquities collection and to reinstall the Malibu wing dedicated to its display, the president of the J. Paul Getty Trust published an article defending the right of museums to collect and display ancient works rather than returning these artifacts to the countries of their origin. (via The Art Newspaper; L.A. Times)

LACMA threw their fourth annual Art+Film Gala this weekend, honoring Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino and raising over $3.85 million for the museum’s forthcoming exhibitions, programming, acquisitions, and film initiatives. (via ARTFIXdaily)

Best of Instagram

Via @brooklynmuseum: “Can artists make a living outside traditional channels? We’ve partnered with our friends at @hyperallergic for three of their signature ArtTalks series in conjunction with #CrossingBrooklyn. The first installment this Tues (11/4 7-9pm), artists from the exhibition (including McKendree Key) and beyond will discuss alternative economies at our partner venue @kickstarter’s BK HQ. Details and tickets:”

Good Reads

The Perils of Post-Internet Art(via Art in America)

Where Does the Creative Class Move?(via CityLab)

To Reel In Crowds, a Museum Is Showing a Fake Painting(via The New York Times)

Artist of the Day

Trailblazing documentary photographer Walker Evans, acclaimed for capturing the aftermath of the Great Depression across America, was born on this day in 1903. Evans’s 1938 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, “American Photographs,” was the museum’s first solo show for a photographer, and the accompanying publication American Photographs is a landmark in the now rich history of photographic monographs.

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