October 6, 2014: Curator Vasyl Cherepanyn Attacked By Camouflaged Men in Ukraine, Damien Hirst’s Taxidermy House to be Auctioned, and Jeffrey Deitch Sets His Sights on New York

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Oct 6, 2014 7:27PM


In New York… “Hudson…,” a group exhibition presented by envoy enterprises, opens at Public Memorial for Hudson. 

Today’s Notable News

The National Capital Planning Commission has approved Frank Gehry’s revised design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial in Washington D.C. (via New York Times)

Rembrandt’s The Conspiracy of the Batavians under Claudius Civilis (1661-2), a work that was once abhorred by critics at the time it was painted and is rarely shown, will be exhibited in the United Kingdom for the first time at the National Gallery. (via The Guardian)

Contemporary art curator and political activist, Vasyl Cherepanyn, was assaulted in public by men in camouflage in Kiev, Ukraine. (via The Art Newspaper)

Damien Hirst’s 19th-century taxidermy house will be auctioned, with proceeds going to benefit natural science education. (via The Art Newspaper)

Good Reads

Tapestries From the ’60s, Woven Anew”: Sheila Hicks on her restored tapestries at the Ford Foundation. (via New York Times)

Sign spinners as performance art: Doug Aitken’s ‘happening’ Saturday” (via LA Times)

Houston’s Menil Offers Art in Honor of Gandhi”: A museum exhibition on how fine arts treats the idea of peace. (via Wall Street Journal)

Jeffrey Deitch has Big Plans Now That He’s Left Los Angeles”: Former director of MoCA in Los Angeles heads to New York to work on some new projects. (via New York Times)

Best of Instagram

Via @alminerechgallery: “Last days for the exhibition ‘Dans un interieur’ at Almine Rech Gallery in Paris - Until Saturday, October 11th. Image: works by Mark Barrow & Sarah Parke #alminerech #alminerechgallery”

Artist of the Day

Maya Lin, best known for designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., was born on October 5, 1959. Lin often works in large scale, taking inspiration from the topography of Earth and creating works that mimic everything from the ocean floor to mountain ranges. 

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