Happenings: Art Fair Fever, Hockney in California, Remembering Art World Icons
By Artsy Editors
Nov 4, 2013 10:14 am

This week, Artsy keeps you up to date on a flurry of art fairs. We feature this week’s IFPDA Print Fair (Nov. 7th–10th at New York’s Park Avenue Armory) and Contemporary Istanbul (Nov. 7th–10th at the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre and Istanbul Congress Center). Later in the week, we also launch previews for PINTA New York and The Salon: Art + Design.

Elsewhere on the walls, David Hockney takes on the West Coast with LACMA’s “Seven Yorkshire Landscape Videos, 2011” and the de Young’s “A Bigger Exhibition”. Meanwhile in D.C.,  “Yousef Karsh: American Portraits” opens at the National Portrait Gallery; in Vienna, the Albertina celebrates Georg Baselitz’s 75th birthday; and in New York David Zwirner opens Ad Reinhardt and Yayoi Kusama in Chelsea, and Gagosian offers “William de Kooning: 10 Paintings” at their Madison Avenue branch.

In the news last week, the art world mourned the losses of musical pioneer Lou Reed (Rolling Stone), critic Arthur Danto (New York Times), and artist Anthony Caro (The Guardian); Alexander Calder heirs accused trusted dealer Klaus G. Perls of fraud (New York Times); Girl with a Pearl Earring drew unprecedented crowds to the Frick (ARTINFO); and the government shutdown cost the Smithsonian $3 million (The Art Newspaper).

And, in case you missed it, Canadian Art, Canada’s top art magazine, shared their highlights from Art Toronto 2013, Jean Paul Gaultier spoke with curator Thierry Maxime-Loriot in honor of their Brooklyn Museum show, blockbuster “David Bowie is” opened with renewed acclaim at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and last week marked one year since Hurricane Sandy, whose aftereffects are being explored now in the exhibition Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1, through December 15th,in Brooklyn’s Industry City.