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MFA debuts Center for Netherlandish Art

Some days, the Museum of Fine Arts’ Van Otterloo-Weatherbie Director Christopher Atkins can be found admiring Rembrandt’s self-portrait “Artist in His Studio.” The focus is on the easel in the middle of the canvas as Rembrandt, holding a brush and palette, seemingly takes a step back to admire his own artwork.  Come Nov. 20, the painting will join an immense collection of Dutch and...

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National Gallery Acquires Iconic Faith Ringgold Painting – ARTnews.com

Ahead of a Faith Ringgold retrospective due to open at the New Museum in February, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. has acquired a painting from the artist’s famed “American People Series.” Titled The American People Series #18: The Flag is Bleeding (1967), the painting was gifted to the museum by the Glenstone Foundation, which was formed by ARTnews Top 200 Collectors...

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Figurative Sculptor Dies at 91 – ARTnews.com

Manuel Neri, whose offbeat sculptures of figures missing limbs and heads count among the most significant works of the Bay Area Figuration Movement, died of natural causes on Monday at 91. San Francisco’s Hackett Mill gallery, which represents Neri, announced the news in an email blast earlier this week. “Neri’s highly evocative, lyrical work with the female form, chiefly in plaster, bronze, and marble,...

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Perrotin and Nahmad Contemporary Center Georges Mathieu in Art History – ARTnews.com

A precursor to Happenings and performance art, and an intriguing example of asemic writing—which resembles language but does not carry meaning—the work of French painter Georges Mathieu (1921–2012) was both influential and prescient. Yet Mathieu’s achievements have largely faded from view, at least within the United States. This remarkable New York survey, featuring some thirty-six major works filling two venues, marks the artist’s centenary....

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Collector to Watch: Michael Sherman – ARTnews.com

Before he produced a documentary on Maurizio Cattelan or worked with Rashid Johnson on his adaptation of Richard Wright’s Native Son, Michael Sherman decided to fill a new home he purchased in Los Angeles in 2011 with art. He bought pieces by Wes Lang, whom he met in New York, and Noah Davis, a recommendation from friends Chris Gibbs and Beth Birkett, owners of...

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Dawn and David Lenhardt – ARTnews.com

In 2004, a young business executive named David Lenhardt attended an auction at Christie’s New York. Surrounded by art world veterans, the former PetSmart CEO remembers being intimidated when he placed his winning bid for a print of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn in Day-Glo pink. “When we won, they all looked at me and were like, ‘Wow, who’s this young kid?’ That was our introduction...

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Dawoud Bey’s Louisiana Landscapes are Haunting and Morally Fraught – ARTnews.com

For the exhibition “In This Here Place,” Dawoud Bey continues his photographic index of locations significant in the African American experience, focusing in this iteration on an historically fraught section of Louisiana’s landscape. Troubling the landscape genre’s affiliation with the sublime, Bey looks to the Southern plantation as a place where memories of horror clash with beauty. The outcome of more than two years...

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‘Blown Away’ Star Alex Rosenberg Reveals his Conceptual Side – ARTnews.com

Few things are as mesmerizing to watch as skilled glassblowers in the hot shop, gathering molten glass on their long iron rods then swiftly adding color, form, and texture before it cools in minutes. In Blown Away, a reality-competition glassblowing show that first aired on Netflix in 2019, this grace and elegance is also punctuated by a lot of stress: the inevitable shattering form,...

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Art Industry News: NFT Sales Have Reached a Whopping $3.5 Billion So Far This Year, Per a New Report + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Friday, October 22. NEED TO READ The Story Behind the “Shadowmans” Popping Up Across New York – During the month of September, some 150 replicas of the late artist Richard Hambleton‘s famous “Shadowman” figures have popped...

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David Adjaye Plans Wild New York Skyscraper—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines FAIR PLAY. A lucky break for the 150 dealers participating in the 2021 edition of Art Cologne, which runs next month: They will get a 34 percent reduction in the cost of their booths, the Art Newspaper reports. The price cut comes as a result of funding from a German government program aimed at ameliorating the...

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