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Opening This Week

Doug Aitkens: New Horizons (Martha’s Vineyard, July 12)

Santa Fe Art Week (Santa Fe, July 12-21)

Anthony Hernandez (Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, July 13)

Jay DeFeo (Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, July 13)

By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs (National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., July 14)

ADAA Chelsea Art Week (New York, July 17)

Kohei Nawa (Pace Gallery, Hong Kong, July 19)

San Francisco Art Book Fair (Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco, July 19-21)

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern (Nevada Museum of Art, July 20)

Far Out: Suits, Habs, and Labs for Outer Space (SFMOMA, San Francisco, July 20)

Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion (Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, July 20)

Artists on Artists: Liz Larner on Chris Burden (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, July 21)

Art Industry News

Pledging solidarity with communities facing ‘ climate extinction ,’ the  Tate  unveils an ambitious new  sustainability plan   (Artnet News, July 17)

Pledging solidarity with communities facing ‘climate extinction,’ the Tate unveils an ambitious new sustainability plan (Artnet News, July 17)

How does a gallery stay in business for 35 years? Lisa Spellman on 303 Gallery’s staying power and the hardest part of being a dealer (Artnet News, July 19)

A sprawling show of art by all-star MacArthur Fellows, from Njideka Akunyili Crosby to Mark Bradford, will take over Chicago in 2021 (Artnet News, July 18)

A Brancusi sculpture was sold for a fraction of its worth. Now the original owner is suing (Observer, July 18)

A new campaign to end unpaid internships in the art world exposes a dicey reliance on free labor (Artnet News, July 18)

Space enthusiasts showed up for Christie’s Apollo 11-themed auction, but the star lot failed to launch (Artnet News, July 18)

Louvre removes Sackler name, joining growing list of organizations severing ties from family (Forbes, July 17)

France approves a reconstruction plan for Notre Dame. But some say it’s moving too fast, risking further collapse (Artnet News, July 17)

Meet the collector who just bought 99 of the world’s 100 rarest sneakers for $850,000 (Robb Report, July 17)

Arts and culture donations in Singapore rise for first time in three years (The Straits Times, July 17)

Benin receives $22.5M loan from France for new museum (Hyperallergic, July 17)

New US visa policy could stifle outspoken artists on social media (The Art Newspaper, July 16)

Perez Art Museum Miami gifted $1M for New Caribbean Cultural Institute (Artforum, July 16)

Rothko Chapel receives $2M grant for renovation capital campaign (ARTnews, July 16)

The growing tide against unpaid internships (Hyperallergic, July 16)

‘We have more agency than we realize’: Serpentine curator Lucia Pietroiusti on how the art world can tackle climate change (Artnet News, July 16)

Christie’s goes for the de Staël record, again (Art Market Monitor, July 15)

The 25 works of art that define the contemporary age (The New York Times Magazine, July 15)

How moon-landing tapes found in a $218 batch could fetch $1M (The New York Times, July 15)

Novelist Ahdaf Soueif resigns from British Museum’s board, citing BP funding, labor issues (ARTnews, July 15)

Angered by this Roosevelt statue? A museum wants visitors to weigh in (The New York Times, July 15)

Why Guo Pei, China’s ‘Queen of Couture’, is bringing her Midas touch to Sotheby’s GOLD auction (South China Morning Post, July 15)

Why is Beijing’s arts community struggling to stay afloat? (Hyperallergic, July 15)

Mural supporters plan 2020 ballot measure to protect controversial fresco at Washington High (San Francisco Chronicle, July 15)

Moonwalk recordings offer giant returns for former NASA intern (Bloomberg, July 13)

Penske Media Corporation acquires Art Market Monitor (ARTnews, July 12)

Hand-painted garbage trucks launched by the New York City Department of Sanitation (ARTnews, July 12)

The best idea for Notre-Dame has nothing to do with the spire (Fast Company, July 12)

Artist News

Solange  teams with  Brooklyn Museum ,  LACMA , and other institutions to screen extended  ‘When I Get Home’  video  (ARTnews, July 12)

Solange teams with Brooklyn Museum, LACMA, and other institutions to screen extended ‘When I Get Home’ video (ARTnews, July 12)

Steve Locke withdraws proposal for slave auction block memorial in Boston (ARTnews, July 17)

Ai Weiwei wins copyright lawsuit against Volkswagen distributor Skandinavisk Motor (ARTnews, July 17)

Cady Noland refuses to give up her legal fight over the restoration of her disavowed log cabin sculpture (Artnet News, July 15)

Hiroshi Sugimoto blurs boundaries between truth and illusion while exploring the nature of time and perception (Forbes, July 14)

Robert Rauschenberg and the men on the moon (Hyperallergic, July 13)

Reveling in the languor of David Hockney’s world (Hyperallergic, July 13)

Following Mary Boone closure, legendary painter Peter Saul will be repped in New York by Michael Werner, Venus Over Manhattan (ARTnews, July 12)

Long before Armstrong and Aldrin, artists were stoking dreams of space travel (The Conversation, July 12)

Olafur Eliasson at Tate Modern Review: Spectacle in an Age of Climate Crisis (Frieze, July 12)

On Now

Judy Chicago brings 'The Birth Project' home to New Mexico (Forbes, July 18)

Ursula von Rydingsvard ‘struggles with cedar’ to create her hulking wooden sculptures (Artnet News, July 18)

Dora Maar’s seductive surrealism at the Centre Pompidou (Hyperallergic, July 18)

Unmissable new Balenciaga exhibition now open in Madrid (Forbes, July 18)

Illuminated River: first London bridges lit up by Leo Villareal (BCC, July 17)

Baltimore Museum of Art reinstalls contemporary collection galleries with new view (, July 17)

Detroit Art Week’s second edition energizes the city’s creative scene (Observer, July 17)

‘Russian to a T’ – Natalia Goncharova at Tate Modern, reviewed (Apollo Magazine, July 17)

‘Drawing in space’ – the ingenious structures of David Smith (Apollo Magazine, July 17)

The Met's blockbuster moon exhibit shows how much the Apollo missions exposed about life on earth (Forbes, July 15)

The brutal death that politicized New York’s art world, on view at the Guggenheim (BBC, July 15)

David Park: A Retrospective’ review: subtle humanism in thick paint (The Wall Street Journal, July 15)

Luc Tuymans’s moral distance (Hyperallergic, July 13)

Stanley Whitney’s machine for painting (Hyperallergic, July 13)

Is David Hammons trolling his gallery? (Frieze, July 12)

Art Industry Movements

Kerry Bishop departs Frieze to join London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts (Artforum, July 16)

Pace/MacGill moves to Pace Gallery's new headquarters at 540 West 25th Street (, July 16)

Long March Space, heavyweight Beijing gallery, to stop participating in fairs (ARTnews, July 16)

Frieder Burda, prodigious collector of German Expressionism who founded private museum, has died at 83 (ARTnews, July 16)

Ohio State—along with other organizations—reviewing Jeffrey Epstein’s donations (Forbes, July 16)

Bart van der Heide, chief curator of Stedelijk Museum under Beatrix Ruf, named director of Museion in Italy (ARTnews, July 16)

Post-Chelsea, Cheim & Read Gallery lands uptown, will open in fall with Ron Gorchov (ARTnews, July 16)

Public Art Fund promotes Kellie Honeycutt to Deputy Director, Daniel S. Palmer to curator (ARTnews, July 15)

Sadie Roberts-Joseph, founder of Baton Rouge African-American Museum, found dead in trunk of car (Hyperallergic, July 14)

Leslie Koch named president of World Trade Center’s Performing Arts Complex (Artforum, July 12)

A new pedigree of curators hits London (Apollo, July 12)

National Museum of African American Music receives $6M donation (Nashville Public Radio, July 12)

Financial & Global Markets

Singapore 'Fort Knox' said to be up for sale as Swiss owner fights Russian tycoon (Strait Times, July 18)

Influencers seek Wall Street's help to manage newfound wealth (Bloomberg, July 17)

Hong Kong retailers forecast sharp sales drop as protests rock city (Business of Fashion, July 16)

Recoding retail: Women bring digital savvy to art, pop-ups and fashion (San Francisco Chronicle, July 16)

Will Singapore become a safety net for Hong Kong’s millionaires? (Vice, July 16)

Don't scoff at influencers. They're taking over the world (Business of Fashion, July 16)

Charles Schwab in talks to buy USAA wealth-management, brokerage units (The Wall Street Journal, July 15)

Why LVMH struck a deal with Stella McCartney (Business of Fashion, July 15)

Tiffany & Co. celebrates “Vision & Virtuosity” with its largest ever exhibition in Shanghai (Singapore Tatler, July 15)

Learning from Gucci’s wild success with Millennials and Gen Z (The Jing Daily, July 15)

Ford spearheads mobility living lab for real-world workout of self-driving tech and more (Forbes, July 14)

Barneys New York explores options that include bankruptcy (Reuters, July 13)

Every day is Amazon Prime Day for Amazon (Quartz, July 13)

Facebook dodged a bullet from the F.T.C. It faces many more. (The New York Times, July 13)

Chanel hires its first diversity chief (Business of Fashion, July 12)


The man with the $13 Billion checkbook.  Darren Walker  has some of  New York ’s best connections. How he uses his influence could affect  philanthropy’s future .  (The New York Time, July 12)

The man with the $13 Billion checkbook. Darren Walker has some of New York’s best connections. How he uses his influence could affect philanthropy’s future. (The New York Time, July 12)

Scarlett Johansson told the painter David Salle that art ‘should be immune to political correctness’—and a firestorm ensued (Artnet News, July 18)

Gabriel Weinberg: A feisty Google adversary tests how much people care about privacy (The New York Times, July 15)

As Tom Steyer enters 2020 race, climate activists shrug: ‘I really don’t get it, man’ (Huffington Post, July 12)

Jeffrey Epstein’s dark façade finally cracks (Forbes, July 12)


Next billion-dollar startups 2019 (Forbes, July 16)

Following lawsuit, Facebook cracks down on scam ads (Forbes, July 16)

What you look like as a Renaissance painting, according to AI (Fast Company, July 16)

How Girls Make Games is inspiring the next generation of game developers (Forbes, July 16)

Facebook’s crypto woes deepen as Mnuchin joins parade of critics (Bloomberg, July 15)

First major trial of VR therapy for serious mental health conditions launches (Forbes, July 15)

Is Apple's rumored AR exit a head fake? (Forbes, July 13)

Neo Cab takes on Uber & Lyft's gig economies via near future sci-fi (Forbes, July 12)