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Happenings: Top Art News, from Deutsche Bank’s “Artist of the Year” to Tracey Emin’s Record-Breaking Sale of ‘My Bed’

This week, we feature highlights from the permanent collection at The Walters Art Museum and showcase the “NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial” from the Museum of Arts and Design.
Elsewhere on the walls, in New York, opens at Pace/MacGill Gallery; open at Galerie Perrotin, “Conversations” opens at Morgan Lehman Gallery; and open at Lori Bookstein Fine Art; opens at Lynch Tham; opens at Nathalie Karg; and opens at Staley-Wise Gallery; and “The Intuitionists” and “Small.” open at The Drawing Center.
… in London, opens at Whitechapel Gallery; Bedwyr Williams, , , , Boo Saville, and Amba Sayal-Bennett open at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery; and “Elective Affinities” opens at Simon Lee Gallery.
In the news last week, Japanese artist Koki Tanaka won the Deutsche Bank “Artist of the Year” prize (artnet News); Sotheby’s announced that it will auction off the estate of Paul and Rachel Mellon, which includes works by and (New York Times); quadrupled her previous sale record when her installation My Bed was sold for 4.3 million dollars at Christie’s in London (LA Times); and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña pledged $23 million dollars to funding arts education in 2015 with a plan to hire 120 new art teachers across the city (Hyperallergic).
And, in case you missed it, we featured highlights from the permanent collection at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926 - 1938.” We also shared insights on the 2014 MAD Biennial, a profile on up-and-coming Spanish artist Secundino Hernández, news about the 20th anniversary of Manifesta, and our take on the Jeff Koons Retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Additionally, we showcased current shows and artists at our partner galleries including “Barely There” at Jack Geary Contemporary; the summer exhibition at Paul Stolper Gallery; “Flying Awareness” at Lazarides; Lydia Venieri at Vanessa Quang Gallery; “Fast-Moving Tides” at Priska Pasquer; and Henry Jackson at LewAllen Galleries.