September 12, 2014: Art Basel Partners with Kickstarter, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Selling Paintings, and Inside Anselm Kiefer’s 200-Acre Art Studio
In New York, “Math Bass, Laeh Glenn, Anna-Sophie Berger Bavarian Fire Drill” opens at 247365 | Brooklyn; “José Parlá: IN MEDIAS RES” open at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery; “Alyson Shotz: Topographic Iterations” opens at Carolina Nitsch Project Room; “Richard Jacobs: Soul Delay” opens at Jack Geary; Paul Sietsema and Rebecca Warren open at Matthew Marks Gallery; Jim Shaw opens at Metro Pictures; Sebastian Errazuriz opens at Salon 94; Laurent Grasso and Isabel Nolan open at Sean Kelly Gallery; and “Dani Gal: As from Afar” and “Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis From the Margins, 1945-1952” open at The Jewish Museum.
In Los Angeles, Sui Jianguo and Frederick Hammersley open at L.A. Louver; “Eddie Martinez: Nomader” opens at Kohn Gallery; and “Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy” opens at Santa Monica Museum of Art.
In Brussels, Ana Torfs opens at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre; “Prendre le temps d’un morceau d’odalisque: Katia Bourdarel, Youcef Korichi, Axel Pahlavi, Léopold Rabus, Jerome Zonder” opens at Aeroplastics; “Louise Lawler: No Drones” opens at Galerie Greta Meert; Claude Viallat opens at Galerie Daniel Templon; Jack Smith opens at Gladstone Gallery; Tania Pérez Córdova opens at Meessen De Clercq; and “Nuit Americaine: Catharine Ahearn, Michel Auder, Darren Bader, Lucas Blalock, Aaron B” opens at Office Baroque Gallery.
Today’s Notable News:
Art Basel announced a partnership with Kickstarter to support non-profit visual arts organizations. (via Art Market Monitor)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Spring 2015 Costume Institute exhibition will be “Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film, and Fashion,” which will open on May 7th.
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum will sell three paintings at auction (via New York Times)
The Gustav Klimt Foundation is negotiating with U.S.-based heirs to a 1902 portrait, since it has been identified as Nazi loot. (via The Art Newspaper)
Best of Instagram:
“Inside Anselm Kiefer’s astonishing 200-acre art studio” (via The Guardian)
“Warhol’s Little Red Face Book”: A look inside a photo album containing 18 Warhol polaroids, part of a new exhibition at Philbrook Museum of Art. (via Hyperallergic)
“Techno-terror: Lee Bul’s strange world of Batman caves and vomiting dogs” (via The Guardian)
“Turner’s late bloom”: A review of Tate Britain’s “Late Turner: Painting Set Free” (via The Telegraph)
Artist of the Day:
Born on this day in 1898, Ben Shahn was named one of the “World’s Ten Best Artists” in 1948 by then-popular LOOK magazine is and renowned for his anguished, searingly bold imagery. An activist artist, Shahn protested against social injustice and honored ordinary people in lithographs, paintings, photographs, and public murals. For him, art was a powerful tool for sociopolitical commentary and for urging and effecting change.
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