Gaga for Gago Mago – Richard polsky analyzes the evolution of art publishing, the disappearance of Maintenance the rise of Gagosian Quarterly, the uber-dealer glossy infomercial magazine.
The Frick advances – The Frick Collection cleared a major hurdle this week when, despite public outcry, the museum was given the green light to move forward with its multi-million dollar expansion.
Christ heads for the desert – The “last Leonardo”, Salvator Mundi is now bound for Louvre Abu Dhabi. The record-breaking painting has been the subject of rumors since its purchase last year, and its arrival at the Middle East Museum is confirmed for September.
Zwirner adds audio to visuals – To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the David Zwirner Gallery has teamed up with Slate to produce a star-studded podcast, with a roster to rival any top panel.
Risk breeds reward in Baltimore – The Baltimore Museum chose to swap a cache of paintings by white male artists last month in a risky move to diversify, and now they’ve added significant collections from Jack Whitten, Julien Isaac, and Amy Sherald.
A changing landscape of art collectors – Women and millennials are starting to get into the art collecting game in earnest, according to a new study from the US Trust.
Remember David Goldblatt – The South African photographer passed away this week at the age of 87 after a long career documenting the horrors of apartheid in his country, creating an international awareness of those who have suffered.
Cheim & Read closes its shop – After two decades, loyal New York art dealers are turning to private sales and moving away from their traditional Chelsea gallery setup to a business center by appointment only.
Spain’s conservation calamity – Another restoration failure lights up social media after a local art teacher dabbled in restoring a 500-year-old Saint George sculpture.
Break the blockchain – Tim Schneider of artnet News lifts the veil on a company’s claim to “democratize” the art market using blockchain technology.
SFMoMA avoids PETA’s wrath – Following the onslaught of critics that assaulted the Chinese Guggenheim show last year, SFMoMA has withdrawn to show animal works of art, keeping activists at bay.
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