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Bacon in Moscow by James Birch review – darkly funny account of art behind the iron curtain | Autobiography and memoir

In July 1986, James Birch, a young London gallerist with vague designs on global domination, set off for the Soviet Union. It was his first visit and he had no idea what to expect. Mikhail Gorbachev had then been general secretary of the Communist party for one year: perestroika and glasnost were in the air (or, at any rate, in the British newspapers). But ...

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Gladstone Promises Intimate View of James Ensor, “Painter of Masks” – ARTnews.com

“James Ensor: An Intimate Portrait” is a welcome, if somewhat misconceived exhibition of works by fin de siècle Belgium’s most beloved oddball. Save the appealingly modest scale of the works included in the show, the portrait of Ensor presented at Gladstone Gallery in New York is familiar, not intimate. By familiar, I mean first that the show and its accompanying catalogue deliver few surprises. ...

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ADAA Foundation Names James Cohan President, 2021 Grants Recipients – ARTnews.com

The ADAA Foundation, a grant-giving entity related to the nonprofit organization Art Dealers Association of America, has named a new president and the recipients of its six grants for 2021. James Cohan, founder and partner of his namesake New York gallery, will serve as the foundation’s next leader, succeeding Michael Findlay, a director at Acquavella Galleries. The grants, which are funded by donations from ...

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Met, Studio Museum in Harlem to Oversee James Van Der Zee Archive – ARTnews.com

The Studio Museum in Harlem has long been the keeper of many hidden gems, including an archive devoted to James Van Der Zee, who shook up photography with his studio portraits of Black New Yorkers. Having held the archive for decades, the Studio Museum will now partner with another institution further downtown, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to steward 20,000 prints and 30,000 negatives ...

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MCA Chicago Hires Jamillah James, René Morales – ARTnews.com

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago has filled its two top curatorial positions, both of which have been open for several months. René Morales will now be the institutions chief curator, and Jamillah James will be its senior curator. They will begin in their roles early next year. James is among the most closely watched curators working today. With Margot Norton, she co-organized the ...

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Kerry James Marshall to Design Windows for the National Cathedral – ARTnews.com

Kerry James Marshall has been tapped to design new windows for the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., church officials announced. The previous windows, which had been donated by the Daughters of the Confederacy in 1953, honored the Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. In 2015, the windows became a point of contention. Two years later, in 2017, the National Cathedral decided to ...

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Forbidden Fruit – James Reka – StreetArtNews

Reka’s latest body of work peels back the layers of what it is to be human, questioning the viewer’s moral fibre and substance, teasing at notions of desire and sexuality. The Malta-based, Australian artist penned the following statement as a written exploration to accompany his finest work to-date, digging deep to ask himself, and more broadly, humanity, if they too would honestly not have ...

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James Turrell, Sebastião Salgado Win $137,000 Praemium Imperiale Award – ARTnews.com

The Japan Art Association’s Praemium Imperiale award, one of the world’s top art prizes, has gone to sculptor James Turrell and photographer Sebastião Salgado this year. Both will take home 15 million yen, or about $137,000, each. Turrell has been widely recognized for his grand installations that make use of elegant plays of light. In 2013, for example, he transformed the Guggenheim Museum in ...

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JTT Now Represents James Yaya Hough – ARTnews.com

Monday, July 26 JTT Now Represents James Yaya HoughJames Yaya Hough, a Pittsburgh-based artist whose work focuses on the realities of being incarcerated in the U.S., is now represented by New York’s JTT gallery, where he currently has his first solo show. Having been convicted for murder at age 17 in Pennsylvania, Hough was released in 2019 after a judge ruled that it is unconstitutional to ...

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