October 27, 2014: Artists to Create Trailers for the Metropolitan Opera, Emerging Artist One-Ups Richard Prince, and a Long-Lost Caravaggio Original Found

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Oct 27, 2014 11:08PM


In New York…Alan Shields: In Motion” and “Steven and William Ladd: Mary Queen of the Universe” both opened this past weekend on Sunday at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, on the East End of Long Island. 


In London … “Cultus Deorum” closes at Saatchi Gallery.

Today’s Notable News

Artists T.J. Wilcox, Paul Chan, and George Condo, among others, have been commissioned by New York’s Metropolitan Opera to create trailers for its upcoming performances. The two-minute shorts, in which Wilcox will take on Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman, Condo will preview Bizet’s Carmen, and Chan will tackle Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, will be broadcast to movie theaters across the world in advance of each opera’s New York premiere. (via The Art Newspaper)

Richard Prince’s notorious Instagram-driven Gagosian show features an image from artist Sean Fader’s “#wishingpelt” series. Fader has responded by sending out a press release announcing the debut of his work at Gagosian, “in an exhibition organized by Richard Prince.” (via Hyperallergic)

Scholar Mina Gregori claims to have found a long-sought-after original work by Caravaggio, Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy. There has been much dispute over the validity of several extant versions of the Baroque master’s painting, thought to have been created in 1606. (via The Independent)

Robert Morris’s 1979 earthwork Untitled (Johnson Pit No. 30) in SeaTac, Washington, Leo Villareal’s light installation on the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Frick Collection’s garden, designed by landscape architect Russell Page, are among the sites listed by the Cultural Landscape Foundation in a compendium of America’s most endangered landscape artworks. (via Hyperallergic)

Best of Instagram

Via @publicartfund: “Sneak peek - #BlindPortraits opens tomorrow at 60th and 5th! #SuiJianguo #publicart #CentralPark”

Good Reads

The Man Who Loved Photographs: Sam Wagstaff’s Passion Transformed the Art Market(via The New York Times)

Breaking Down ArtReview’s 2014 Power 100 List(via Hyperallergic)

Despite Tax Drawbacks, Artists Find Reasons to Donate Their Work(via The Huffington Post)

Must-See Projects at Prospect New Orleans, a Citywide Art Biennial(via T: The New York Times Style Magazine)

Artist of the Day

Influential Abstract Expressionist painter Lee Krasner was born in Brooklyn on this day in 1908. After studying under Hans Hofmann in the late 1930s, Krasner went on to create a critical body of paintings, drawings, and collages. Interest in Krasner’s work, which often fell under the shadow of her husband Jackson Pollock, was rejuvenated by feminist art historians in the 1970s and has continued to increase over the years.

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