June 14, 2024

Water Rises Around Vibrant Architectural Models in James Casebere’s Haunting Photos


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Water Rises Around Vibrant Architectural Models in James Casebere’s Haunting Photos

June 15, 2024

Grace Ebert

water rises around candy-colored architectural models

“Stairs” (2023). All photos © James Casebere, courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles, shared with permission

June 13, 2024

New York’s Center for Italian Modern Art to close permanently

The Center for Italian Modern Art (Cima), an art museum and research center in the Soho neighbourhood of Manhattan, announced on Friday (14 June) that it would close its doors permanently on 22 June. Its current exhibition, Nanni Balestrini: Art as Political Action —One Thousand and One Voices—the first stateside retrospective of the Italian experimental visual artist and novelist—will be Cima's last.

June 13, 2024

The ‘Mona Lisa of Brabant’: Dutch museum raises €6m towards buying a memorable Van Gogh portrait

The Noordbrabants Museum, in the south of the Netherlands, is hopefully set to acquire one of Van Gogh’s peasant studies. Head of a Woman (Gordina de Groot) (March-April 1885) is now on offer to it for €8.6m, providing the money is raised by the middle of August. The painting is currently on loan to the museum, which is in ’s-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch).

June 13, 2024

The Week in Art podcast | Art Basel: fireworks and nuance, Lynn Barber on her artist interviews, Guillaume Lethière at the Clark

This week, it’s arguably the best-loved of the major art fairs among collectors and dealers, but what have we learned about the art market at this year’s Art Basel, in its original Swiss home? The Art Newspaper’s acting art market editor, Tim Schneider, tells us about the big sales in Switzerland amid the wider market picture.

June 12, 2024

US museums postpone Kehinde Wiley shows following series of sexual assault allegations against the artist

The Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, will reopen to the public in September following a $100m renovation and expansion, but one of the biggest shows of its inaugural season—a solo exhibition of new paintings the renowned painter Kehinde Wiley made in response to works in the Joslyn’s collection—has been postponed indefinitely following a series of sexual assault allegations against the artist.

June 12, 2024

A bucolic Basel Social Club adds a new layer to the art fair model

Drive 15 minutes south of the newly verdant Messeplatz, temporarily home to Agnes Denes’s wheatfield installation, to find an even greater art world pastoral turn. Basel Social Club (BSC, until 16 June), a roving art project that combines elements of an exhibition, sales platform and social venue, has shifted to 50 hectares of farmland for its much-anticipated third edition.

June 12, 2024

Diary: Parcours curator is top of the pops, donkey unimpressed by art, and Russell Tovey’s making plans for Hockney

Meet the next Swiss Eurovision entry

As Basel week winds down, you can guarantee that the art world will let off steam by singing their hearts out during a raucous karaoke session. And so it came to pass that luminaries descended on the Hotel Merian on the Rhine for a Parcours singalong event hosted by Wendy’s Wok World (an alter ego of Sam Lui).

June 12, 2024

Art created in response to Aids crisis resonates at Art Basel

Artists who reflect on the HIV/Aids crisis are taking centre stage at Art Basel, with the late photographer Peter Hujar especially undergoing a renaissance both critically and commercially. Hujar died of an Aids-related illness in 1987, aged 53; his photographs of drag queens, poets, artists and Sicilian catacombs currently on show in Venice (Portraits in Life and Death, until 24 November) have been a talking point of this year’s Biennale.

June 12, 2024

Artist who created Queen Elizabeth II portrait on Canadian coins sues dealer over stolen and damaged works

The artist Susanna Blunt, whose depiction of the late Queen Elizabeth II adorned Canadian coins for decades, is suing a local dealer in Vancouver for damages.

Blunt, whose image of the Queen without her crown was chosen to be stamped onto all of Canada’s coins beginning in 2003, filed a civil claim in the Supreme Court of British Columbia on 30 May against Benjamin Lumb of the Benjamin Lumb Art House, a gallery in Vancouver.