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Wolfgang Tillmans Retrospective Sprawls at the Museum of Modern Art – ARTnews.com

Doubling back through Wolfgang Tillmans’s substantial retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, “To look without fear,” I paused in front of a black-and-white photocopy of handwritten text on spiral-bound paper from 1992. The German words (also the work’s title), translate to “who dares to love lives tomorrow.” Given the artist’s history of photographing friends, lovers, and club scenes as much as political rallies, ...

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Warhol Museum Discovered Master Tracks of Velvet Underground’s Debut – ARTnews.com

Mark your calendars with a new holiday: the musings of the Velvet Underground—in all their raw glory—will soon be available for listening. The Andy Warhol Museum has discovered and digitized rare master tapes from the band’s epoch-defining 1967 debut album, “The Velvet Underground & Nico,” from Verve Records. The monophonic reel-to-reel ¼” tapes contain alternative versions and mixes of the nine initial songs that formed ...

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British Museum Chair Rebukes Calls to Return Parthenon Marbles – ARTnews.com

George Osborne, the chair of the British Museum, has stated that the Parthenon Marbles will remain in the London institution’s collection under his watch, in a sharp rebuke to growing pressure for the return of the sculptures to Greece. According to the Art Newspaper, Osborne, the former Chancellor of the UK government, commented on the ethical issue of owning looted sculptures at the institution’s annual trustees dinner on ...

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Warhol Museum Finds Rare Velvet Underground Tapes—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 A TEN-FIGURE AFFAIR. On Wednesday evening in New York, at the Rockefeller Center headquarters of Christie’s, 60 works from the collection of the late Microsoft cofounder Paul G. Allen hauled in $1.5 billion, an all-time record for a single auction—by a wide margin. Angelica Villa has a report in ARTnews. (The previous high mark was set earlier this year, when the Macklowe collection ...

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92 Museum Leaders Condemn Climate Protests, Citing ‘Fragility’ of Art – ARTnews.com

The International Council of Museums (ICOM), a prominent industry group, has released a statement signed by more than 90 museum leaders decrying actions by climate activists that involve targeting artworks. Among the high-profile figures to sign the letter include the Louvre’s director Laurence des Cars, the Prado’s Miguel Falomir, the British Museum’s Hartwig Fischer, the Guggenheim’s Richard Armstrong, director of the Guggenheim, the Mauritshuis’s ...

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Beirut Museum of Art Unveils its Vision at Panel Talk – ARTnews.com

In an impassioned talk Monday night at the Museum of Modern Art, leaders of the long-awaited Beirut Museum of Art revealed details of the project set to transform Lebanon’s cultural landscape. Dubbed BeMA, the institution is set to open in 2026 and it will be the county’s largest modern and contemporary art institution.  The panel included architects Amale Andraos and Dan Wood of the ...

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S.F. Gets Free Museum Weekend—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 TICKET TO RIDE. Twenty-one museums in San Francisco will be free the weekend of December 3 and 4, thanks to an anonymous gift, Datebook reports. Among the institutions participating in the San Francisco Free Museum Weekend, as those days are being billed, are the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (adult ticket: $25) and the Asian Art Museum ($20). Thomas ...

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Climate Activists Glue Themselves to Goya at Madrid’s Prado Museum – ARTnews.com

Protestors from Spanish environmental activist group Futuro Vegetal apparently glued themselves on Saturday to Francisco Goya’s painting The Clothed Maja (circa 1800), which hangs in Madrid’s Prado Museum, and wrote “1.5 C” on the wall next to the painting. “Last week, the UN recognized the impossibility of staying below the Paris Agreement’s goal of staying below a 1.5 celsius degree change,” an account for ...

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