October 1, 2014: The SculptureCenter Expands, German Expressionist Works Given New Home, and Katsushika Hokusai’s Birthday

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Oct 1, 2014 9:15PM


In New York…“Beginning with Square One: New Work by Wendy Mark” opens at Jill Newhouse Gallery and “Treasure Island” opens at Lower East Side Printshop.

In London…Josephine King: The Paintress” opens at Riflemaker.


In New York…“Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today” closes at the Guggenheim Museum, along with three shows—“Susan Manspeizer: Vital Distillations,” “Arthur Turner: Swallowtail Variations,” and “Igor Ilchuk: Color Dreams”—at Walter Wickiser Gallery.

Today’s Notable News

The SculptureCenter in Long Island City is finally ready to unveil its newly renovated and expanded building, a project 14 months in the making. (via The New York Times) 

15 works featured in Paris’ late night art and culture spectacle Nuit Blanche will remain on view through the duration of the FIAC art fair, with seven becoming permanent works around the city. (via The Art Newspaper)

Omar Kholeif, curator of Whitechapel Gallery in London, has been announced as the curator of Armory Focus 2014, which will spotlight Middle Eastern, North African, and Mediterranean art. (via ARTnews)

The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery in Leicester, England has dedicated a new gallery space to the Hess Family collection, an impressive amalgamation of key mid-century German expressionist works, deemed “degenerate” by the Nazis at the time of their creation.

Best of Instagram 

via @154artfair: “Two weeks to go! 1:54 preview will open @somersethouselondon on Wednesday 15 October • Get your ticket to the fair online via TicketMaster #154artfair #AfricanArt #2weeks”

Good Reads 

Jacqueline Roque: Picasso’s Wife, Love & Muse(via The Wall Street Journal)

How Stable is Your Rothko?” An array of 20th century masters used materials in their work that have not proved to stand the test of time. (via Barrons)

Artist of the Day 

Katsushika Hokusai was born on this day in 1760. Best known for his wood-block prints and paintings, Hokusai changed the face of traditional Japanese art by introducing landscapes and scenes of daily life as his subjects.

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