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Opening This Week

Oliver Lee Jackson (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., April 14)

Alicja Kwade (Met Roof Garden, New York, April 16)

Brooklyn Artists Ball (Brooklyn Museum, New York, April 16)

Sarah Morris (White Cube, London, April 17)

Gabriel Orozco (The Noguchi Museum, New York, April 17)

Rob Pruitt (Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago, April 18)

Tim Robbins and K.O.S (Lehmann Maupin, New York, April 18)

Ettore Spalletti (The Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, April 18)

Willem de Kooning (Mnuchin Gallery, New York, April 19)

Simone Leigh: The Hugo Boss Prize (Guggenheim, New York, April 19)

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Art Industry News

Phillips Brings Bradford’s Helter Skelter II to May Sales   Following Phillips’s $12 M. success with John McEnroe’s sale of  Helter Skelter I  in London last Winter, the auction house has secured the pendant for sale with an $8 M. low estimate and a third party guarantee.  (Art Market Monitor, April 18)

Phillips Brings Bradford’s Helter Skelter II to May Sales

Following Phillips’s $12 M. success with John McEnroe’s sale of Helter Skelter I in London last Winter, the auction house has secured the pendant for sale with an $8 M. low estimate and a third party guarantee. (Art Market Monitor, April 18)

Christie’s reveals $30 M. Modigliani head for May (Art Market Monitor, April 18)

A Degas by the desk: Anne Pasternak, director of the Brooklyn Museum, borrows from the basement (The Cut, April 17)

Christie’s to expand their decorative objects, furniture and collectibles markets by collaborating with 1st Dibs (Art Market Monitor, April 17)

Phillips could reset Mark Bradford record again (ARTnews, April 17)

French government to hold architecture competition for Notre-Dame rebuilding (ARTnews, April 17)

Luxury fashion brands like Prada and Louis Vuitton make a splash in the art world (Business Standard, April 17)

Shifts at Gagosian signal new direction (The Wall Street Journal, April 16)

Noguchi Museum will open sculptor’s studio to public after restoration (The New York Times, April 16)

Gagosian Gallery to stage Notre-Dame benefit exhibition (ARTnews, April 16)

Notre Dame Fire Extinguished; Officials Assess Damage. France’s business elite has pledged hundreds of millions to restore the cathedral (The Wall Street Journal, April 16)

‘Art Is for Everybody’: Hip-Hop entrepreneur Swizz Beatz on how he wants to change the art business from the bottom up (Artnet News, April 16)

The Dallas Museum of Art is planning its first overseas pop-up exhibition inside a Venetian Palazzo (Artnet News, April 16)

LACMA announces recent artwork acquisitions from the 33rd Collectors Committee weekend (Unframed, April 15)

Greece - Free our marbles from British Museum's 'murky prison' (Reuters, April 15)

Jerusalem’s Al-Asqa Mosque fire burns at the same time as flames engulf Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (Newsweek, April 15)

Building Coachella’s giant art (The New York Times, April 15)

Warhol, De Kooning star in Sotheby’s print sale (Art Market Monitor, April 15)

Matisse, Munch lead Christie’s April prints sales (Art Market Monitor, April 15)

‘We are amplifying the work’: France starts task force on art looted under Nazis (The New York Times, April 15)

Why the Guggenheim’s Panza Collection initiative does—and doesn’t—matter to the market for minimalist art (Artnet News, April 15)

Generations of generous patrons collided at the Dallas Art Fair (Observer, April 14)

Michael Bloomberg was honored at the Whitney Museum’s Gala and Studio Party (Vogue Fashion, April 14)

Kristen and Joe Cole, this collecting couple promotes emerging, diverse art in Dallas (Artsy, April 13)

Parents press Harvard to remove Sackler name from art museum (The Washington Post, April 12)

HSH Princess Titi von Furstenberg’s Picasso ‘La Lettre (La Réponse)’, 1923 to be sold at Christie’s this May for $20-30m (Art Market Monitor, April 12)

Salvador Dalí Museum in Florida plans $38 M. expansion (ARTnews, April 12)

Cuban galleries rebound as Havana Biennial opens (The Art Newspaper, April 12)

New York City officials have voted to demolish the art-filled Elizabeth Street Garden (Artnet News, April 11)

Phillips CEO: collectors, not art businesses, have profited most from art market's growth (Forbes, April 11)

Art Basel plans ‘interventions’ for 50th anniversary, with Kasper König in charge (ARTnews, April 11)

Carl Lagerfeld’s fashion sketches going up for auction in Palm Springs (WWD, April 11)

EU adopts new rules on cultural heritage imports (The Art Newspaper, April 10)

Some big designers might be skipping the Met Gala this year (Women’s Wear Daily, April 10)

Harlem School of the Arts announces $9.5 M. renovation (The New York Times, April 10)

One of the largest diamonds in the world is now for sale (Bloomberg, April 10)

Phillips to sell Hip Hop pioneer Matt Dike’s Basquiat works (Art Market Monitor, April 10)

When Sotheby’s meets eBay: Q&A with Jacquie Denny, co-founder of Everything But the House (Observer, April 10)

A little help from Brad Pitt—pushes LACMA’s controversial building plans forward (Artnet News, April 10)

Art finance business, Athena Art Finance, sold for $170 M. to YieldStreet (Financial Times, April 10)

Qatar is becoming an art powerhouse and its new National Museum proves it (Robb Report, April 10)

Artist News

Ai Weiwei reveals candid details about his early years in new documentary ‘Yours Truly’ (Observer, April 18)

Celestial visions on the Met Roof by Alicja Kwade (The New York Times, April 18)

Why Vilhelm Hammershøi is Europe’s great painter of loneliness (BBC, April 18)

‘Time 100’ list includes artists David Hockney and Luchita Hurtado (ARTnews, April 17)

Eduardo Chillida museum reopens in San Sebastián (The Guardian, April 17)

Ai Weiwei creates Lego portraits of missing Mexican students (The Art Newspaper, April 16)

Kehinde Wiley’s art annex: the painter will be living and working alongside visiting artists in a cliffside compound in Senegal (The Cut, April 14)

Tony Matelli on sleepwalkers, stray dogs and his latest garden of delights (Observer, April 14)

An artist rises, and brings a generation with him: an interview with Titus Kaphar (The New York Times, April 12)

Habitat: Peter and Sally Saul in studios in Upstate New York (ARTnews, April 12)

Nick Cave talks about surrendering to the sacred (Hyperallergic, April 12)

Julian Schnabel makes us see through Van Gogh’s eyes – ‘At Eternity’s Gate’ reviewed (Apollo Magazine, April 12)

‘Because art uplifts!’: New York Foundation for the Arts inducts Sanford Biggers, Karl Kellner, Min Jin Lee to Hall of Fame (ARTnews, April 12)

Mike Kelley Foundation awards $400K to L.A. arts organizations (ARTnews, April 11)

A book assumes the voice of Louise Bourgeois in uncomfortable ways (Hyperallergic, April 11)

These trailblazing female artists are finally getting the recognition they deserve (Robb Report, April 11)

French sculptor Claude Lalanne has died at age 93 (Vogue, April 10)

Mark Bradford is shipping his plywood Noah’s Ark to Shanghai for his biggest show in China yet (Artnet News, April 10)

There’s a thriving underground barter network among artists. Doug Aitken, Dread Scott, and others share their most memorable trades (Artnet News, April 10)

On Now

Guggenheim’s Hilma af Klint survey is most popular show in its history (ARTnews, April 18)

Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor is a tribute to living, breathing works of art, currently on view at the National Gallery of Victoria (The Conversation, April 16)

Gagosian has borrowed a self-portrait by Rembrandt for a face-off with his roster of artists (Artnet News, April 12)

Three radical 1960s visions, far from the tumult of Tokyo, currently on view at the Japan Society (The New York Times, April 11)

Naomi Beckwith on Laurie Simmons at MCA Chicago (Phillips, April 11)

At the Broad Museum, the groundbreaking ‘Soul of a Nation’ puts a refreshed focus on the struggles of black artists in LA (Artnet News, April 11)

Marclay’s Clock: 24-hour installation highlights a modern obsession with time (The Conversation, April 11)

Lessons learned at the feet of Frederick Douglass: Isaac Julien at Metro Pictures (Hyperallergic, April 11)

New Berlin exhibition exposes Emil Nolde’s Nazi ties (The Art Newspaper, April 10)

Play It Loud’: rock 'n' roll gets the fine-art treatment at the Met (GQ, April 10)

Fashion for a blurring binary, currently on view at MFA Boston (The New York Times, April 10)

‘How Beautiful Yellow Is!’: major Vincent van Gogh retrospective beckons in Houston (ARTnews, April 10)

Reich Richter Pärt’ review: a most colorful collaboration at the Shed (The Wall Street Journal, April 10)

Hilma af Klint at the Guggenheim: one work, many layers to love. A final review by Roberta Smith (The New York Times, April 10)

Art Industry Movements

Richard Gray Gallery names Anastasia Karpova Tinari as director (ARTnews, April 17)

Pollock-Krasner Foundation awards more than $3 M. in grants (Artforum, April 17)

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art appoints Austen Barron Bailly as Chief Curator (ARTnews, April 17)

Independent Curators International’s Leo Award goes to Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (ARTnews, April 15)

Guggenheim Fellowships go to 25 winners in fine arts plus other disciplines (ARTnews, April 12)

American Federation of Arts appoints Belinda A. Tate and Daniel Weiss as new members to board (ARTnews, April 11)

Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel to curate Riga Biennal’s second edition (Artforum, April 11)

Venice Biennale appoints International Jury for 2019 Awards (ARTnews, April 11)

Ralph Rugoff takes on a tough gig at the Venice Biennale (The New York Times, April 10)

Palm Springs Art Museum names Louis Grachos executive director (ARTnews, April 10)

Helsinki is getting an art biennial (ARTnews, April 10)

American Academy awards Rome Prizes to 5 artists, including James Casebere and Sarah Crowner (ARTnews, April 10)

Financial & Global Markets

How foundations in Asia are being passed down to the next generation (Hong Kong Tatler, April 18)

A wealth manager for the ultrarich rarely trades stocks, even when the market is in turmoil. Here's why (Business Insider, April 18)

Business quietly returns to Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi’s murder (The New York Times, April 17)

Morgan Stanley leans on wealth management to beat estimates (Reuters, April 17)

Why life insurance agents are becoming wealth managers (Private Wealth, April 18)

China’s economy stabilizes after Beijing opens the bank vaults (The New York Times, April 16)

Controlling the ledger: the world's largest financial firms embrace blockchain (Forbes, April 16)

BlackRock’s profit declines, but assets under management again top $6 Trillion (The Wall Street Journal, April 16)

In search for leverage, Trump may be undercutting his own trade deals (The New York Times, April 15)

UBS tops Asia private banking league for sixth straight year (Bloomberg, April 15)

Motivate and train the next generation to safeguard and build upon your legacy (Forbes, April 15)

Who goes public when? Tech companies maneuver to stand out in the horde (The New York Times, April 15)

To win in China’s luxury market means to succeed in the world (Jing Daily, April 15)

Why fashion and luxury companies are investing in film (The Wall Street Journal, April 15)

Everything you need to know about the Pinterest I.P.O. (The New York Times, April 14)

For stocks, the good times came back. But for how long? (The New York Times, April 12)

U.S. retail stores’ planned closings already exceed 2018 total (The New York Times, April 12)

Rich women increasingly calling the shots, wealth heads say (Bloomberg, April 11)

Luxury brands focus on China’s younger consumers (Financial Times, April 11)

China and US reach milestone agreement on road to trade peace (South China Morning Post, April 11)

HSBC Private Banking in Singapore hires ex-Credit Suisse banker for ultra high net worth unit (Straits Times, April 11)

A charity accepts Uber stock as donations. Then uses it to pay staff bonuses. Is that O.K.? (The New York Times, April 11)

The new retail: today’s China is tomorrow’s America (Jing Daily, April 11)

Brexit hard-liners reassess: maybe we overplayed our hand (The Wall Street Journal, April 11)

Net Neutrality vote passes House, fulfilling promise by Democrats. But is said to be ‘dead on arrival’ to Senate (The New York Times, April 10)

Uber is said to aim for I.P.O. valuation of ip to $100 Billion (The New York Times, April 10)

What does a tax cut reveal about China’s luxury climate? A Lot. (The Business of Fashion, April 10)

Macau group targets rich Hong Kong retirees with promise of better quality of life in Greater Bay Area (South China Morning Post, April 10)

Vista Global buys an Uber for private jets (Bloomberg, April 10)


Susan Wojcicki: the most measured person in tech is running the most chaotic place on the internet  (The New York Times, April 17)

Susan Wojcicki: the most measured person in tech is running the most chaotic place on the internet (The New York Times, April 17)

How Bill and Melinda Gates are transforming life for billions in the 21st Century (Forbes, April 18)

Lehman Brothers, a family saga, as viewed by some who lived it (The New York Times, April 17)

‘Homecoming’ documentary comes with a surprise: a Beyoncé live album (The New York Times, April 17)

Robert A. M. Stern on his definition of luxury and the most expensive home sale in U.S. history (Forbes, April 16)

Johnson & Johnson heirs list 373-acre estate with horse stables and private helipad (Forbes, April 15)

Meet Nicholas Chow, the Sotheby’s star who wears Tom Ford and can’t get enough of vintage Japanese photo books (Robb Report, April 12)

The Parkers, an Australian billionaire dynasty, confront the end of an empire (Bloomberg, April 11)

Bernard Arnault's fortune gets fresh lift from Louis Vuitton (Bloomberg, April 10)


Notre-Dame fire: how new tech might help the rebuild (BBC, April 18)

Blockchain’s billion dollar babies (Forbes, April 16)

Apple and Qualcomm settle all disputes worldwide (The New York Times, April 16)

Why China has made the right call on cryptocurrencies (Forbes, April 14)

One month, 500,000 face scans: how China is using A.I. to profile a minority (The New York Times, April 14)

ArtTech emerges in Bahrain with a bigger promise ahead (Forbes, April 11)

Darkness visible, finally: astronomers capture first ever image of a black hole (The New York Times, April 10)