Happenings: Top Art News, from the Discovery of a Degas Sculpture to Damien Hirst’s New Gallery

This week, we launch our Los Angeles city guide, we feature highlights from the permanent collection at the J. Paul Getty Museum, and we showcase the Hammer Museum’s biennial exhibition “Made In L.A.”

Elsewhere on the walls, in New York, Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness” opens at MoMA; Michael Massaia, Alan Chimacoff, and Jenny Montgomery open at J. Cacciola Gallery; Stephen McClintock opens at Louis B. James; and Sheryo x The Yok opens at Krause Gallery.

… in London, James Ostrer opens at Gazelli Art House, and “Slow Learner” opens at Timothy Taylor Gallery.

In the news last week, James Turrell received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama (LA Times); Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center added works by Andy Warhol, Richard Diebenkorn, and Jacob Lawrence to its collection (ARTINFO);experts believe they have found a sculpture by Edgar Degas and a figure by Auguste Rodin in the home of German collector Cornelius Gurlitt (New York Times); Damien Hirst’s gallery, which will display his personal collection, is set to open in London in 2015 (The Guardian).

And, in case you missed it, we featured the Watermill Center Benefit Auction and showcased highlights from the permanent collection at the Seattle Art Museum. We also featured up and coming artist Kasper Sonne, shared thoughts on ArtRank.com, questioned whether MFAs are ruining art, and explored how Instagram is influencing the art world. Additionally, we focused on current shows and artists at our partner galleries, including Jim Dine at Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Emma Charles at South Kiosk, Kelly Reemtsen at De Buck Gallery, Gao Xingjian at Alisan Fine Arts, and Juan Escauriaza at CK Contemporary.  

 

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