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Opening This Week

Richard Serra: Triptychs and Diptychs (Gagosian Madison Ave, New York, Sept 16 - Nov 2)

Richard Serra: Forged Rounds (Gagosian 24th St., New York, Sept 17 - Dec 7)

Richard Serra: Reverse Curve (Gagosian 21st St., New York Sept 17 - Feb 1)

United Nations General Assembly (New York, Sept 17 - 24)

Utopian Imagination (Ford Foundation Galleries, New York, Sept 17 - Dec 7)

The Melancholy Museum: Love, Death and Mourning at Stanford (Cantor Art Center, Stanford, Sept 18)

Danh Vo: Cathedral Block, Prayer Stage, Gun Shock (Marian Goodman Gallery, London, Sept 19 - Nov 1)

Hiroshi Sugimoto / William Forsythe (Opera National de Paris, Sept 19 - Oct 15)

Expo Chicago (Navy Pier, Chicago, Sept 19 - 22)

In The Absence of Light: Gesture, Humor and Resistance in The Black Aesthetic (Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago, Sept 19 - Dec 29)

Robert Rauschenberg: Against the Grid, Drawings 1983 (Pace, Soeul, Sept 19 - Nov 16)

Judy Chicago: The End (National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., Sept 19 - Jan 20)

Marsden Hartley (Louisiana Museum of Art, Humlebaek, Sept 19 - Jan 19)

Photofairs (Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, Sept 20 - 22)

Printed Matter Book Fair (MoMA PS1, New York, Sept 20 - 22)

Albrecht Duerer (Albertina, Vienna, Sept 20)

Toronto Biennial (various locations, Toronto, Sept 21 - Dec 1)

Marina Abramović, The Cleaner (The Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Sept 21 - Jan 20)

Betye Saar: Call and Response (LACMA, Los Angeles, Sept 22 - April 5)

Yayoi Kusama: Where the Lights in My Heart Go  |  Narcissus Garden (Westport Arts Center, Westport, Sept 22)

Art Industry News

Sotheby’s  Shareholders Vote to  Approve Sale  to Telecom Billionaire  Patrick Drahi   (Observer, Sept 5)

Sotheby’s Shareholders Vote to Approve Sale to Telecom Billionaire Patrick Drahi (Observer, Sept 5)

Major Museum Exhibition Highlights How Manet’s Influential Late Works Led A Transition From Realism To Impressionism (Forbes, Sept 8)

V&A Director Tristram Hunt Defends Fossil Fuel Money (Frieze, Sept 6)

Dynamic, passionate, cheap: Art Jakarta fair praised for courage in showing young artists, and for its low prices (South China Morning Post, Sept 8)

A New Move by the Trump Administration Makes It Possible for Collectors to Sue to Reclaim Art Seized by Cuba (artnet News, Sept 6)

In the Culmination of a Longstanding Feud, the Mayor of Washington, DC Locked the City’s Arts Commission Out of Its Own Vault (artnet News, Sept 6)

‘A Fantastic L.A. Moment’: Hammer Museum Will Partner with Huntington for 2020 Made in L.A. Biennial (ARTnews, Sept 6)

Post Hurricane Dorian, Pérez Art Museum Miami Collects Aid for the Bahamas (Hyperallergic, Sept 6)

Is Co-Working The Future Of Art? (Forbes, Sept 6)

The Art Institute of Chicago Acquires Nearly 500 19th-Century American Photographs (Hyperallergic, Sept 5)

Sotheby’s stays upbeat amid global slowdown and turmoil in Hong Kong (South China Morning Post, Sept 5)

Are African Artifacts Safer in Europe? Museum Conditions Revive Debate (The New York Times, Sept 4)

Adjunct Professors Share Salaries and Working Conditions in a New Spreadsheet (Hyperallergic, Sept 4)

Harvard Art Museums Update Painting Labels to Reveal Histories of Slavery and Sexism (Frieze, Sept 3)

The Studio Museum Residency Has Shaped the World’s Understanding of Black Contemporary Art. That’s a Lot of Responsibility (artnet News, Sept 3)

A Billionaire Art Collector’s Lawsuit Against Gagosian Over Delayed Jeff Koons Works Can Proceed, a Judge Rules (artnet News, Sept 3)

Why Political Turmoil in the Three Largest Art Markets Proves That Governments Shape Culture (Artnet, Sept 2)

Artist News

Judy Chicago  says,  ‘I was being erased’  from  Southern California art history  ( Los Angeles Times, Sept 6)

Judy Chicago says, ‘I was being erased’ from Southern California art history (Los Angeles Times, Sept 6)

Why Sterling Ruby’s Fashion Shows Won’t Save the Art Market (artnet News, Sept 9)

Francisco Toledo, renowned Mexican artist and activist, has died, aged 79 (The Art Newspaper, Sept 7)

The boxer is the closest I can get to a superhero’ – an interview with Godfried Donkor (Apollo Magazine, Sept 6)

From Prospect New Orleans to the Whitney Museum: Kara Walker’s Steam-Powered Calliope to Travel to New York (ARTnews, Sept 6)

Luhring Augustine Now Co-Represents Photographer Lee Friedlander With Fraenkel Gallery (ARTnews, Sept 6)

Luxembourg & Dayan and Salon 94 Have Joined Forces to Represent Fast-Rising Star Derrick Adams (artnet News, Sept 5)

‘It’s About Time!’ Betye Saar’s Long Climb to the Summit (The New York Times, Sept 4)

‘Western Museums Expanding Into China Is a Joke’: Ai Weiwei Decries Cultural Institutions for Their Silence on Hong Kong’s Fight for Democracy (artnet News, Sept 4)

Marina Abramovic’s Nude Performance Piece ‘Imponderabilia’ Goes to London in 2020—Can Brits Take the Heat? (ARTnews, Sept 4)

Zendaya and Simone Leigh Are Going Beyond Beauty (Garage Magazine, Sept 3)

John Currin, Painting's Male Provocateur, Turns His Brush To Men (GQ, Sept 3)

In the Studio with Zhang Enli (Frieze, Sept 2)

I.M. Pei's Art Collection Is Going to Christie's, DDC Outlet to Open in Midtown, and More News in New York (Architectural Digest, Sept 2)

On Now

Wangechi Mutu : A New Face for  the Met   (The New York Times, Sept 5)

Wangechi Mutu: A New Face for the Met (The New York Times, Sept 5)

Speaking Terms: Faith Ringgold’s Decades-Long Artistic Legacy Finds Power in London (ARTnews, Sept 6)

How Six Female Artists in Post-Revolutionary Mexico Broke Down the Borders Between Fine Art and Design (artnet News, Sept 6)

Display Cases: Greg Tate on a Whitney Biennial Haunted by Warren Kanders and Mamie Till (ARTnews, Sept 6)

An Artist Just Planted 300 Trees in a Stadium to Warn About Climate Change (Architectural Digest, Sept 6)

‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’: An Art Show of Stuff From Under Musicians’ Beds (The New York Times, Sept 5)

Jacqueline Humphries’s Digital Paintings, Aglow in the Dark (The New York Times, Sept 5)

Albrecht Dürer And Southern Women Provide Something For Everyone This Month In Memphis (Forbes, Sept 4)

Dior show smashes total attendance record at the V&A—but Alexander McQueen exhibition had more daily visitors (The Art Newspaper, Sept 3)

On the Scene at the 2019 Venice Film Festival (Vogue, Sept 1)

Industry Movements

‘Chelsea Just Got to Be Too Corporate’: New York’s P.P.O.W Becomes the Latest Gallery to Depart Chelsea for Tribeca (ARTnews, Sept 6)

Amira Gad Joins Lehmann Maupin as Artistic Director (press release, Sept 5)

Magalí Arriola, Force in Mexico City Art Community, Named Director of Museo Tamayo (ARTnews, Sept 4)

Musuem of Arts and Design promotes Elissa Auther to Cheif Curator, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs (Artforum, Sept 4)

The Met Is Expanding Its Definition of American Culture by Hiring a Curator of Indigenous Art for Its Famed American Wing (artnet News, Sept 4)

Amy Sadao, Champion of Overlooked Artists, Steps Down as Director of ICA Philadelphia (ARTnews, Sept 4)

Eva Langret: New Artistic Director of Frieze London (Frieze, Sept 3)

Financial & Global Markets

A Better Way To Make Charitable Gifts (Forbes, Sept 6)

The Fight for Hong Kong Is Not Over (Frieze, Sept 6)

Brexit breathes life back into Scottish independence push (San Francisco Chronicle, Sept 4)

Billionaire Population in Middle East Declines by 5.4 Percent (Albawaba, Sept 4)

Pictet targets Asia as wealth managers battle for ultra-rich (Financial Times, Sept 2)

Rich people are hoarding cash, and wealth managers are getting frustrated (Financial Times, Sept 2)


The  2019  Vanity Fair  Best-Dressed  List  (Sept 5)

The 2019 Vanity Fair Best-Dressed List (Sept 5)

Tom Ford on Georgia O’Keeffe: ‘I Thought She Was the Strangest Person I Ever Met’ (ARTnews, Sept 7)

Howard Schultz, Noted Art Collector and Former Starbucks CEO, Drops Out of U.S. Presidential Race (ARTnews, Sept 6)

Christian Louboutin Doesn’t Want a New Thing (Vanity Fair, Sept 5)

Top Fashion Brands Cancel Shows at the Shed Over Board Member’s Ties to Trump (Hyperallergic, Sept 5)

For Billionaire Glenn Dubin, the Epstein Saga Isn’t Over (Vanity Fair, Sept 4)

Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale Sequel on the 2019 Man Booker Prize Short List (New York Magazine, Sept 3)

This Labor Day, We Salute the (Arts) Workers (The New York Times, Sept 2)

Dr. Seuss Dreamed Up a Guide to Art History That Was Never Published—Until Now (Artnet, Sept 2)


Philanthropists should treat AI as an ethical not a technological challenge (Financial Times, Sept 5)

The Lure Of The Dark Side: Using Offensive Cyber For Good (Forbes, Sept 4)

Navigating The High Seas Of Data (Forbes, Sept 4)

Apple and Burberry Develop Personalized Retail Chat Service for Luxury Shoppers (MacRumors, Sept 2)