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Art Basel Miami Beach Continues—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

Art Basel Miami Beach Continues—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

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Miami Action

View photographs of the events and exhibitions around Miami this week, which were attended by everyone from Gucci Mane to Chloë Sevigny. [ARTnews]

Bloomberg has the scoop on P.P.O.W. gallery’s efforts to present Portia Munson’s The Garden, an intricate installation of over 1,500 objects, at Art Basel Miami Beach. Spoiler alert: The massive work was purchased by Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, founders of the 21c Museum Hotels. [Bloomberg]


The Hepworth Wakefield in England is this year’s recipient of the Freelands Award, which comes with $132,000. The funds will support a forthcoming exhibition of work by photographer Hannah Starkey. [Artforum]

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“The wise and sane thing to do would probably be to ignore this, but I will admit it: I love the banana, even as it fills me with dread,” ARTnews‘s Andrew Russeth writes of Maurizio Cattelan’s new sculpture, which consists of a banana taped to a wall, on view at Art Basel Miami Beach. [ARTnews]

Here are 2019’s most significant artworks and art world events by Times critics Roberta Smith, Holland Cotter, and Jason Farago. [The New York Times]


The University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Museum has returned fragments of 387 clay tablets dating between 2100 and 2000 BCE to Iraq’s embassy in Washington, D.C. The tablets were excavated from 1922 to 1934 as part of efforts sponsored by the Penn Museum and the British Museum. [The Art Newspaper]

The Talent

Stamatina Gregory, who most recently served as associate dean at Cooper Union in New York, will be the first director of curatorial programs at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art. The news follows other recent developments at the institution, including the launch of a capital campaign and the establishment of an acquisition endowment. [The Art Newspaper]


GQ examines the history of the fashion house Balenciaga and how it “has become a wardrobe, a partner, and a source of fascination and inspiration to artists, gallerists, and buyers.” [GQ]


Here’s a look at the Marcel Duchamp works given by ARTnews Top 200 collectors Aaron and Barbara Levine to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. [Smithsonian Mag]

View a selection of photographs figuring in the ongoing presentation “The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture” at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto. Works by Zanele Muholi, SJ Moodley, JD ‘Okhai Ojeikere and Lebohang Kganye are included in the show. [The Guardian]

Leah Ollman writes that Tatiana Trouvé “has conjured a natural disaster as fable, stocking the tale with power, fear, tenderness, witness, and mysterious channels of agency” in her first Los Angeles show at Gagosian. [Los Angeles Times]

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