October 20, 2014: Exhibitions Under Attack in Paris and New York, Museum Directors Protest Warhol Auction, and Donald Judd’s Home in the Spotlight
In Paris …
The 8th edition of “mini-art-fair” Salon Zürcher, including booths by Ana Cristea Gallery, Garis & Hahn, Asya Geisberg Gallery, and Muriel Guépin Gallery, opens at Galerie Zürcher and Galerie ALB in Paris’ Marais district; “Richard Prince: New Figures” opens at Almine Rech; and “Inside,” “Inside China: L’Intérieur du Géant,” “David Maljković: In Low Resolution,” “Enrique Ramírez: Los durmientes,” “Jean-Marie Appriou: Sonde d’arc-en-taupe,” and “Shahryar Nashat: Lauréat du Prix Lafayette 2013” open at Palais de Tokyo.
Today’s Notable News
Mischief marked the closing weekend of the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the museum’s final hurrah at its Madison Avenue Breuer Building before it moves to the Meatpacking District. The well-documented incident, in which a 33-year-old Manhattan resident added his own graffiti to a wall of the Koons exhibition, is the second vandalization of the show since its opening in June; no artworks were harmed in either episode. (via ARTnews)
And more vandalism news from Paris: Tree, Paul McCarthy’s giant, controversial sculpture, was deflated just two days after its installation in the Place Vendôme. The offense comes among general backlash against the sculpture, including a physical assault against McCarthy himself. The mayor of Paris has condemned the attacks, and officials from the FIAC fair, which organized the exhibition, have confirmed that it will be reinstalled as soon as possible. (via The Guardian)
A petition signed by 26 German museum directors is the latest protest against a German casino conglomerate’s auction of two Warhol paintings, due to take place at Christie’s in November. (via artnet)
Donald Judd’s home and studio at 101 Spring Street is the Architecture and Design Month Building of the Day. Visitors will be guided on a special tour by architect Adam Yarinsky, who worked on the SoHo structure’s restoration, and Michelle Saliola, Director of Programs at the Judd Foundation. (via Archtober)
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