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Owner of Luxury Art Hotel on How Art Is Moving Into Ibiza

Larry's List

As a key lender and advisor to Basquiat and Haring exhibitions in different parts of the world since the 1990s, Lio Malca is also the owner of Casa Malca, a private luxury hotel in Tulum, which features artworks from his private collection consisting of: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marco Brambilla, George Condo, Keith Haring and so forth.

‘Owner of Luxury Art Hotel on How Art Is Moving Into Ibiza’
Larry`s List | July 27, 2016

Pharrell Williams Creates Score for “Rules Of The Game” Performance This Fall

Artnet

Starting on September 12, New York’s Guggenheim will present “Work & Process,” a series that exposes the creative processes of several renowned artists across multiple disciplines, including musician and producer Pharrell Williams.

‘Pharrell Williams Creates Score for “Rules Of The Game” Performance This Fall’
Artnet | Carol Civre | July 26, 2016

Artist Loris Cecchini Turns Gallery Walls into Vibrating Pools of Liquid

Colossal

In his ongoing series of relief sculptures titled “Wallwave Vibrations,” artist Loris Cecchini appears to liquify the walls of art galleries by turning them into pools of undulating waves caused by sound.

‘Artist Loris Cecchini Turns Gallery Walls into Vibrating Pools of Liquid’
Colossal | Christopher Jobson | July 26, 2016

Sotheby’s Nabs South Korean Boy Band Star to Curate Hong Kong Sale

Artnet

Sotheby’s Hong Kong has enlisted an unusual partner for its upcoming October sale: South Korean megastar Choi Seung Hyun, known as T.O.P., will serve as the guest curator of the auction, which has been named “#TTTOP” in honor of his five-million-follower Instagram account.

‘Sotheby’s Nabs South Korean Boy Band Star to Curate Hong Kong Sale’
Artnet | Sarah Cascone | July 25, 2016

Collector and Curator Claus Busch Risvig on His Excitement about the Scandinavian Art Scene

Larry's List

Being one of Denmark’s foremost art collectors, Claus Busch Risvig focuses on collecting art by emerging contemporary artists. To bring his passion for art to another lever, he has become one of the curators of the upcoming CODE Art Fair – the first international art fair in Scandinavia to be held in August 2016.

‘Collector and Curator Claus Busch Risvig on His Excitement about the Scandinavian Art Scene’
Larry’s List | July 23, 2016

French Mega-Collector François Pinault to Display Works from His Collection in Germany

Artnet

François Pinault, the French mega-collector and billionaire owner of Christie’s, is set to display works from his extensive contemporary art collection for the first time in Germany, in an exhibition titled “Dancing with Myself” at the Museum Folkwang in Essen.

‘French Mega-Collector François Pinault to Display Works from His Collection in Germany’
Artnet | Naomi Rea | July 22, 2016

Kanye West Is Last-Minute Addition to Art-Star Studded Watermill Center Summer Benefit

Artnet

Kanye West, who’s been infiltrating the upper echelons of the art world of late, will be collaborating on an art installation piece with Robert Wilson on July 30 at the annual summer benefit gala at the Watermill Center in the Hamptons.

‘Kanye West Is Last-Minute Addition to Art-Star Studded Watermill Center Summer Benefit’
Artnet | Amah-Rose Abrams | July 22, 2016

Rashid Johnson Is Second Artist Ever Named to Guggenheim Foundation’s Board

Artnet

Artist Rashid Johnson is the second artist to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. (Founding director, curator, and baroness Hilla von Rebay, an abstract artist who died in 1967, was the first.)

‘Rashid Johnson Is Second Artist Ever Named to Guggenheim Foundation’s Board’
Artnet | Henri Neuendorf | July 22, 2016

These Artists Are Proving That Parties and Club Nights Can Be Art

Artsy

For artists, the creative impulse doesn’t turn off after leaving the studio. And for some, this overflow of energy manifests in the realm of nightlife, where innovative thinkers have found informal settings and alternative spaces where experimentation is welcome, and celebrated.

‘These Artists Are Proving That Parties and Club Nights Can Be Art’
ARTSY | ALI GITLOW | JUL 22ND, 2016

French luxury goods billionaire François Pinault makes German debut

The Art Newspaper

The French luxury goods billionaire François Pinault is showing works from his vast contemporary art collection for the first time in Germany in the exhibition Dancing with Myself at the Museum Folkwang in Essen.

‘French luxury goods billionaire François Pinault makes German debut’
The Art Newspaper | July 21, 2016 | GARETH HARRIS

Art Collection of Legendary Dealer Leslie Waddington to Be Auctioned at Christie’s London

Artnet

The collection of the legendary art dealer Leslie Waddington, who passed away last November at the age of 81, will be offered for sale as a single-owner auction at Christie’s London during Frieze Week in October 2016.

‘Art Collection of Legendary Dealer Leslie Waddington to Be Auctioned at Christie’s London’
Artnet | Carol Civre, | July 21, 2016

A First Look at Lisa Frank’s Rainbow-Tinged Take on the Adult Coloring Book Craze

Artnet

Attention adult coloring book fans: All your dreams are about to come true. The latest brand to take advantage of the coloring craze is Lisa Frank, the groovy, psychedelic brand of stickers, folders, and other school supplies that no school girl of the 1990s dared be seen without.

‘A First Look at Lisa Frank’s Rainbow-Tinged Take on the Adult Coloring Book Craze’
Artnet | Sarah Cascone | July 21, 2016

Artist Who Built Wall Around Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame Star Explains Why

Artnet

Lest we forget Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s high-profile celebrity status, anonymous Los Angeles street artist Plastic Jesus has targeted the real estate mogul and former “The Apprentice” host’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a witty new art installation.

‘LA Street Artist Who Built Wall Around Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame Star Explains Why He Did It’
Artnet | Sarah Cascone | July 21, 2016

New Exhibition Explores How Van Gogh’s Work Modernized Painting

Artnet

A major Vincent Van Gogh retrospective titled “Van Gogh in Provence: Modernizing Tradition,” on view at Fondation Vincent Van Gogh in Arles, brings together 31 paintings from the collections of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo.

‘New Exhibition Explores How Van Gogh’s Work Modernized Painting’
Artnet | Carol Civre | July 20, 2016

Frida Kahlo: why we can’t look away from the world’s first selfie superstar

The Guardian

It’s before 10am on a Tuesday but dozens are already lining up outside the Art Gallery of New South Wales, waiting for the gallery to let them into its latest blockbuster exhibition, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Most of them are here for Kahlo, the iconoclastic Mexican artist who died aged 47 after a life marred by disability and whose work – inspired by indigenous Mexican culture and tradition – depicted her dreams, her pain, her feminism and volatile love affair with Rivera.

‘Frida Kahlo: why we can’t look away from the world’s first selfie superstar’
The Guardian | July 20, 2016 | Brigid Delaney

Björk is Back at the Museum With Immersive Reality Show at London’s Somerset House

Artnet

Remember MoMA’s lambasted Björk show last year?
The Icelandic singer seems not to have been deterred by the scathing reviews, as she is dipping her toes back into the art world with a new exhibition, titled “Björk Digital,” which will launch at London’s Somerset House in September.

‘Björk is Back at the Museum With Immersive Reality Show at London’s Somerset House’
Artnet | Naomi Rea | July 20, 2016

Prosecutors Expose Jho Low’s Secret Schemes to Illicitly Acquire $137 Million in Art

Artnet

Following a press conference in Washington, D.C. this morning announcinga planned $1 billion asset seizure from troubled Malaysian financier Jho Low, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released detailed—and frequently mind-boggling—documents showing how hundreds of millions of dollars were inappropriately transferred from Low’s 1MDB fund, to personal accounts or unrelated business entities and in some cases, used to pay for tens of millions worth of art work.

‘Prosecutors Expose Jho Low’s Secret Schemes to Illicitly Acquire $137 Million in Art’
Artnet | Eileen Kinsella | July 20, 2016

Lawyerly Lairs: A Lawyer And Art Collector’s $6 Million Home

Above the Law

What does lawyer and art collector Aaron Fleischman have against President Barack Obama? A few weeks ago, we reported on how the Obamas plan to move to D.C.’s tony Kalorama neighborhood after leaving the White House, and now Fleischman’s mansion at 6 Kalorama Circle is up for sale.

‘Lawyerly Lairs: A Lawyer And Art Collector’s $6 Million Home’
Above the Law | July 19, 2016 | DAVID LAT

Ai Weiwei Claims the Chinese Authorities Made Him Famous

Artnet

To mark the start of Ai Weiwei’s exhibition at the Austrian 21er Haus—the contemporary art branch of Vienna’s Belvedere Museum—the Chinese artist and activist gave an interview with the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung in which he declared that the Chinese state made him famous.

‘Ai Weiwei Claims the Chinese Authorities Made Him Famous’
Artnet | Henri Neuendorf | July 18, 2016

DAVID BOWIE’S ART COLLECTION AT SOTHEBY’S

GQ

avid Bowie may not have been a painter or a sculptor, but the late musical legend was an artist in the truest sense of the word.

Auctioneers Sotheby’s have announced that Bowie’s personal artcollection, consisting of almost 300 works by artists including contemporary artist Damien Hirst and conceptual pioneer Marcel Duchamp, will go on display in advance of being put to auction in November.

‘DAVID BOWIE’S £10M ART COLLECTION TO BE REVEALED AT SOTHEBY’S’
GQ | July 14, 2016 | Ailis Brennan

New show reveals grisly details behind Van Gogh’s mutilated ear

The Art Newspaper

An Amsterdam exhibition on Vincent van Gogh’s medical problems will include the revolver which he used to kill himself in 1890. Teio Meedendorp, a researcher at the Van Gogh Museum, believes it is highly probable that the corroded Lefaucheux revolver found in a field was the suicide weapon.

‘New show reveals grisly details behind Van Gogh’s mutilated ear’
The Art Newspaper | July 13, 2016 | Martin Bailey

13 Collectors Who Are Driving the Trend for Super-Sized Art

Artnet

Contemporary art is big business. It’s also in the business of big: Collectors are ever more interested in snapping up the kind of massive, statement-making sculpture and installation work that formerly was the specialty of only the mightiest of museums.

’13 Collectors Who Are Driving the Trend for Super-Sized Art’
Artnet | July 13, 2016

Germany’s Onerous New Art Export Law, Explained

Artsy

On Friday, the German Bundesrat ratified a new law, implementing unprecedented controls over the country’s art market. The law, championed by culture minister Monika Grütters since she took office in 2013, was passed by the German parliament late last month.

‘Germany’s Onerous New Art Export Law, Explained’
Artsy | July 12, 2016 | ALEXANDER FORBES AND ISAAC KAPLAN

 

Artist sued for $5M over painting he insists he didn’t paint

Seattle Times

OK, Peter Doig may have tried LSD a few times when he was growing up in Canada during the 1970s. But he knows, he said, when a painting is or isn’t his.
So when Doig — whose eerie, magical landscapes have made him one of the world’s most popular artists — was sent a photograph of a canvas he said he didn’t recognize, he disavowed it.

‘Artist sued for $5M over painting he insists he didn’t paint’
Seattle Times | July 9, 2016 | Graham Bowley

Eric Shiner Leaves Andy Warhol Museum to Bring More Marilyns to Sotheby’s

Artsy

The nonprofit and for-profit continents of the art world shifted a little closer to Pangea after news broke late Thursday that Eric Shiner, the director of Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum, is leaving the institution to serve as a senior vice president of the new fine art division at Sotheby’s.

‘Eric Shiner Leaves Andy Warhol Museum to Bring More Marilyns to Sotheby’s’
ARTSY | ISAAC KAPLAN | JUL 8TH, 2016

Inside Los Angeles’s Oddball Underground Art Scene

Artnet

Underneath the surface of Los Angeles’s pristine white-cube galleries and star-studded opening nights lies an entirely different type of art scene. A slew of project spaces, artist-run galleries, and non-profits rule in the second-largest city in the US.

‘Inside Los Angeles’s Oddball Underground Art Scene’
Artnet | July 7, 2016 | Henri Neuendorf

Why a Princess-Collector Turned Into a Painter

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A frequent guest to Andy Warhol’s Factory and residing in one of the largest privately owned palaces in the world, the Palace of St. Emmeram in Regensburg (Germany), Gloria, Princess of Thurn and Taxis belongs to one of the most prestigious royal families in Europe. She is one of the few people who rejected to be portrayed by Lucian Freud because he wanted her to sit six months for him – naked.

‘Why a Princess-Collector Turned Into a Painter’
Larry’s List | July 6, 2016

Anthony Haden-Guest on Why He Did Not Kill Jean-Michel Basquiat

Artnet

It began some five years ago with a startling question: A woman I barely knew asked was I responsible for the death of Jean-Michel Basquiat. I said no, and asked where that idea had come from? It was something she had heard, she said.

‘Anthony Haden-Guest on Why He Did Not Kill Jean-Michel Basquiat’
Artnet | July 6, 2016 | Anthony Haden-Guest

Russia’s Richest Man Is Building a Venice Art Institution to Combat Nationalism

Artsy

It’s not that Venice lacks private art collections: There are the Punta Della Dogana and the Palazzo Grassi, owned by French luxury commodities magnate Francois Pinault, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, all which show in vaunted architectural environs.

‘Russia’s Richest Man Is Building a Venice Art Institution to Combat Nationalism’
ARTSY | ANNA KATS | JUL 6TH, 2016

A portrait of Van Gogh’s ‘faded’ woman

The Guardian

In 1889, after the turbulent months with Gauguin in the Yellow House in Arles that culminated in him mutilating his own ear, Van Gogh took refuge at Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, a small asylum in the Provençal countryside where the regimen was kind.

‘Let Me Tell You About a Man I Knew by Susan Fletcher – a portrait of Van Gogh’s ‘faded’ woman’
The Guardian | July 6, 2016 | Clare Clark

Matthew Stone’s art reminds us how much we need each other

Dazed

Is an artistic utopia possible? Even if it’s not, it’s an intriguing concept to explore – especially when it’s artist, shaman and co-founder of now-disbanded east London creative network and art collective !WOWOW!, Matthew Stone, leading the exploration.

‘Matthew Stone’s art reminds us how much we need each other’
Dazed | July 6, 2016 | Ashleigh Kane

Inside the mysterious world of witch tattoo art

dazed

The best word to describe Noel’le Longhaul’s tattoos is “primeval.” Even when freshly inked and uploaded onto her Instagram, they look like illustrations from an ancient grimoire or a book of disappeared folk tales, passed through the generations and probably bound in human skin.

‘Inside the mysterious world of witch tattoo art’
Dazed | July 5, 2016 | Evelyn Wang

Escape Artists: Why These 7 Creatives Disappeared from the Art World

Artsy

In 1923, rumors circulated that renowned artist Marcel Duchamp was renouncing art to devote his life to chess. “I am still a victim of chess,” he explained at the time. “It has all the beauty of art—and much more. It cannot be commercialized.

‘Escape Artists: Why These 7 Creatives Disappeared from the Art World’
Artsy | July 5, 2016 | ALEXXA GOTTHARDT

13 Photographers Who Captured the Epic Beauty of America’s National Parks

Artsy

On August 25th, the National Parks Service turns 100 years old. Celebrations have ranged from the First Family’s vacation through Yosemite and Carlsbad Caverns last month to an exhibition at the George Eastman Museum exploring the intertwined histories of photography and parkland.

’13 Photographers Who Captured the Epic Beauty of America’s National Parks’
ARTSY | ABIGAIL CAIN | JUL 1ST, 2016

Picasso and Matisse Trade Blows in a Cubism vs. Fauvism Bar Brawl

Hyperallergic

Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse were the 20th century’s greatest artistic frenemies. When Gertrude Stein introduced them in 1906, Matisse said he and Picasso were “as different as the north pole is from the south pole.

‘Picasso and Matisse Trade Blows in a Cubism vs. Fauvism Bar Brawl’
Hyperallergic | Carey Dunne | June 30, 2016

Candy Coleman Leaves Gagosian for Sotheby’s

Blouin Art Info

Sotheby’s announced on Thursday that Candy Coleman, who has run the Beverly Hills branch of Gagosian Gallery since the year it opened,1995, will move to the auction house this summer as a member of its global contemporary art department based on the West Coast.

‘Candy Coleman Leaves Gagosian for Sotheby’s’
Blouin Art Info | June 30, 2016 | Taylor Dafoe

ARTIST SPENCER TUNICK PLANS TO FIGHT TRUMP WITH NAKED WOMEN

PAPER

With the Republican National Convention only a few weeks off, Spencer Tunick is busier than usual. The world’s foremost photographer of large scale nude works, he’s organizing a shoot that’s likely to get lots of attention from the media, and the hordes of celebrants, protestors and provocateurs expected to gather in Cleveland in mid July to name the Republican presidential candidate.

‘ARTIST SPENCER TUNICK PLANS TO FIGHT TRUMP WITH NAKED WOMEN’
PAPER | David Hershkovits | June 30, 2016

A Brief History of Surrealist Master Salvador Dalí

Artsy

One of the most famous figures in art history, Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) is remembered as much for his extravagant persona and iconic mustache as he is for his creative output—which spanned painting, sculpture, and product and set design, as well as film.

‘A Brief History of Surrealist Master Salvador Dalí’
Artsy | JUNE 30, 2016 | BY SARAH GOTTESMAN

THE MOST EXPENSIVE GUSTAV KLIMT PAINTINGS SOLD AT AUCTION

Widewalls

Gustav Klimt paintings tell the truth, the truth about life, the truth about beauty, the truth about love. The Austrian symbolist painter was one of the foremost members of the Vienna Secession movement, famous for his paintings, sketches, murals, and other works of art.

‘THE MOST EXPENSIVE GUSTAV KLIMT PAINTINGS SOLD AT AUCTION’
Widewalls | June 29, 2016 | Ana Moriarty

12 Saudi Arabian Artists Explore the Kingdom’s Future

The Creators Project

Using video, sculpture, painting, installation, and performance to explore the politics that shape modern life and culture inside the theocratic kingdom, the newly mounted group exhibition, Parallel Kingdom: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art in Houston Texas, gives a glimpse into life in the Persian Gulf.

’12 Saudi Arabian Artists Explore the Kingdom’s Future’
The Creators Project | Antwaun Sargent | June 29, 2016

REVEALING THE POWER AND BEAUTY OF YEMENI WOMEN

Feature Shoot

Frustrated by the constant questions about her experience as a woman in the Middle East, Yemeni Egyptian American photographer Yumna Al-Arashi wanted to show another side of wearing the hijab in her project Northern Yemen; one that conveys Yemeni women’s power, grace and beauty without showing their skin or face.

‘REVEALING THE POWER AND BEAUTY OF YEMENI WOMEN’
Feature Shoot | June 29, 2016 | Elizabeth Sulis Gear