October 2, 2014: Banksy Artwork Removed for Racism, The Art Newspaper Gets A New Owner, and Paris Museums to Open 7 Days a Week

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Oct 2, 2014 4:56PM


In New York… Dear Mr. Thanatos: Modern and Contemporary Art from Latin America,” featuring JoséGalindo, Patrick Hamilton, Anibal López, Teresa Margolles, Ana Mendieta, Alejandro Almanza Pereda, José Guadalupe Posada, and Jorge Talca open at Cristin Tierney; Ezra Johnson opens at Freight + Volume; and Cian McLoughlin opens at J. Cacciola Gallery.  

Today’s Notable News

Umberto Allemandi sold The Art Newspaper to a new owner, Russian businesswoman and art collector Inna Bazhenova. (via The Art Newspaper)

The Queens Museum appointed Laura Raicovich as its new president and executive director. (via New York Times)

The Louvre, Versailles, and the Musée d’Orsay will be opening seven days a week to improve visitor numbers and increase revenues. (via New York Times

An Essex council removed a Banksy artwork in Clacton-on-Sea that had been deemed offensive and racist. The mural showed five pigeons holding signs saying “migrants not welcome” and “keep off our worms” directed at a green migratory swallow. (via The Guardian)

The Musée Picasso is planning a sculpture show with MoMA that will be one of the largest Picasso exhibitions in history. (via The Art Newspaper)

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Good Reads

A Survey of Art from Across Brooklyn” (via Hyperallergic)

Five Architects, Five State-of-the-Art-Museums” (via Wall Street Journal)

It’s Been One Year Since Banksy Took Over NYC, Let’s Review” (via Huffington Post)

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Daily Digest: Top Art News