Happenings: Top Art News, from Art Basel Coverage to the Identity of Rembrandt’s Long-Disputed Self-Portrait

Artsy Editorial
Jun 16, 2014 3:35PM

This week, we continue coverage of Art Basel and Design Miami/ Basel; and we feature highlights from the permanent collection at Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt: National Design Museum.

Elsewhere on the walls, in New York, “Bringing the World Into the World” opens at Queens Museum; Gwyn Joy, Sky Kin, Michael Maxwell, Joe Nanashe, and Phoebe Rathmell open at Garis & Hahn; China Marks, Rick Newton, and Sally Curcio open at J. Cacciola Gallery; Lydia Janssen opens at Susan Eley Fine Art; “Labor Intensive” opens at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts; and Sarah Anne Johnson, Alejandra Laviada, and Chloe Sells open at Julie Saul Gallery

… in Los Angeles, “Made in L.A. 2014” opens at the Hammer Museum.

… in London, “Culture Now: Ariel Reichman” opens at ICA; “Making Colour” opens at The National Gallery; “British Folk Art” opens at Tate Britain; and Bernardo Bertolucci “Oil & Canal” opens at Tate Modern.

In the news last week, after a decades-long discussion, the Hamilton Kerr Institute has confirmed that a self-portrait by Rembrandt, owned by the National Trust, is authentic (New York Times); a gift of three large paintings and five sculptures by Cy Twombly have been given to the Tate Modern, following his wishes before his death in 2011 (The Guardian); the New-York Historical Society will become the new home for the Picasso tapestry that will be removed from the Four Seasons restaurant in the Seagram Building (New York Times); and researchers have confirmed that Femme Assise by Henri Matisse, discovered in the apartment of the late art collector Cornelius Gurlitt, was stolen from the dealer Paul Rosenberg during World War II (The Art Newspaper).  

And, in case you missed it, just in time for Basel, we created a New Collector’s Guide; we featured highlights from the permanent collection at Fondation Beyeler; we showcased insider picks from Art Basel and Design Miami/ Basel including Simon Castets, Cecilia Alemani, Neville Wakefield, Lisa Schiff, Cool Hunting, Dennis Freedman, Jürgen Mayer, Leslie Williamson, and Felix Burrichter; and we highlighted 8 Artists to Discover at Art Basel 2014; 6 Reasons you Should Care about Fondation Beyeler; Rare Works by Warhol and de Kooning at Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art; Mary Kelly’s Project Based Works at Pippy Houldsworth; and we caught up with legendary Gallerist Hans Mayer to talk about the History of Art Basel, from its first year to the 45th.

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