October 9, 2014: Winston Churchill’s Paintings at Auction, a Controversial Ruling on Rembrandt, and Documenta Heads to Greece

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Oct 9, 2014 6:39PM


In New York … Monique van Genderen and “Nuno de Campos: F.D.R.” open at Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe; “A New Visual Dialogue” opens at De Buck Gallery; “Shadows & Blood: Richard Hambleton's New York” opens at Dorian Grey; David Humphrey opens at Fredericks & Freiser; “Julien Levy: Without You I’m Nothing” opens at Garis & Hahn; Michelle Grabner opens a show at James Cohan Gallery; “James Rieck: ColorSafe” opens at Lyons Wier Gallery; “John Henderson: A Revision” opens at Galerie Perrotin; John Stezaker opens at Petzel Gallery; and “Jeremy DePrez: Tenant” opens at Zach Feuer.

In London … Damien Hirst: Schizophrenogenesis” opens at Paul Stolper.

Today’s Notable News

Following the death of his youngest daughter, 38 paintings by Winston Churchill are being offered to the British government, with many more to be auctioned by Sotheby’s among other family possessions. (via the Telegraph)

The Rembrandt Research Project has reattributed dozens of paintings thought to be the work of Rembrandt’s followers to the master himself, challenging the consensus of experts all over the world. (via the Wall Street Journal)

Art dealer Larry Gagosian and chef Masa Takayama open a sushi restaurant, Kappo Masa, beneath Gagosian’s Madison Avenue gallery. (via the New York Times)

The 14th edition of Documenta will be split between its native Kassel, Germany, and Athens, Greece. The 2017 exhibition will mark Documenta’s most dramatic departure from tradition since its inception in 1955. (via Art in America)

Despite economic sanctions and a weakening domestic art market, both foreign sales of Russian art and international purchases by Russian buyers are booming. (via the New York Times)

Best of Instagram

Via @fastcompany: “English photography duo @HuftonAndCrow were announced last week at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore as this year's winners of the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards for their interior shot of the @HeydarAliyevCenter in Baku, Azerbaijan. The 619,000 square-foot building complex that houses an auditorium, gallery hall, and museum was designed by Iraqi-British architect @Zaha_Hadid.”

Good Reads

Why Are Art Openings on Thursday in NY and Saturday in LA?(via Hyperallergic)

The Anonymous Gods of Google Street View(via FastCo Design)

5 Reasons You Should Dive Into Humanitarian Architecture(via Architizer)

The Magic of the Anderson Collection(via the Huffington Post)

Artist of the Day

Born in Kentucky on this day in 1848, Frank Duveneck studied painting at the Royal Academy of Munich and later established his own school there. Duveneck, along with other American contemporaries such as William Merritt Chase and John Henry Twachtman, toppled the conventions of the Hudson River School in favor of a freer style of working with paint.

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