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

Artsy Editorial
Jul 7, 2014 1:06PM
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, Garry Winogrand opens at Pace/MacGill Gallery; Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler open at Galerie Perrotin, “Conversations” opens at Morgan Lehman Gallery; Willard Boepple and Leland Bell open at Lori Bookstein Fine Art; Walter Robinson opens at Lynch Tham; Ohad Meromi opens at Nathalie Karg; Michael Dweck and Howard Schatz opens at Staley-Wise Gallery; and “The Intuitionists” and “Small.” open at The Drawing Center.

… in Los Angeles, David Hockney and Mark di Suvero open at L.A. Louver; Genevieve Chua opens at GUSFORD | los angeles; Neha Choksi, Patricia Fernandez, David McDonald, and Jeffrey Vallance open at Edward Cella Art and Architecture; and Pegan Brooke, Alexandra Grant, Dennis Koch, Jow, Molly Larkey, Fay Ray, and Brian Wills open at Marine Projects.

… in London, Giulio Paolini opens at Whitechapel Gallery; Bedwyr Williams, Susan Collis, Martin Creed, Tracey Emin, 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 Mark Rothko and Richard Diebenkorn (New York Times); Tracey Emin 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.

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