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Opening This Week

Ed Ruscha (Gagosian, London, June 18)

Stanley Whitney and Yves Klein (Galería Cayón, Madrid, June 19)

Collision/Coalition (The Shed, New York, June 19)

Aspen Ideas Festival (June 20-29)

Farah Atassi (Almine Rech, New York, June 20)

Shiota Chiharu (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, June 20)

Mel Ziegler (Perrotin, New York, June 20)

Alex Katz (Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, June 20)

Basquiat’s “Defacement”: The Untold Story (Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 21)

Liu Jianhua (Pace Gallery, Palo Alto, June 21)

Beyond the Streets (New York, June 21)

David Smith (Yorkshire Sculpture Park, June, Wakefield, June 22)

Liam Gillick (Museo Madre, Naples, June 22)

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Art Industry News

Sotheby’s Auction House to Be Taken Private in $3.7 Billion Sale (The New York Times, June 17)

Sotheby’s Auction House to Be Taken Private in $3.7 Billion Sale (The New York Times, June 17)

Serpentine Galleries CEO Yana Peel is indirect owner of company with majority stake in controversial tech firm (ARTnews, June 15)

The Broad acquires David Hammons ‘African-American Flag,’ 50-Foot-Long Mark Bradford work (ARTnews, June 14)

Baltimore Museum of Art acquires works by Charles Gaines, Ana Mendieta, and others (ARTnews, June 14)

Barbados’s Prime Minister wants to open a museum to celebrate Rihanna (Artnet News, June 14)

Berlin’s troubled Humboldt Forum pushes back opening (The New York Times, June 13)

Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art names curators for inaugural edition (ARTnews, June 13)

The family business: illustrious art-world fathers and sons on how art has transformed their relationships (Artnet News, June 13)

Italian magnate Luciano Benetton has assembled 25,000 small-scale works in what might be the world’s largest private art collection (The Wall Street Journal, June 13)

Bringing up baby: making motherhood work in the art world (The Art Newspaper, June 12)

Hong Kong’s pavilion at the Venice Biennale closes for day, joining strike against proposed extradition bill (Hyperallergic, June 12)

Christie’s Asia chief reveals what China’s ‘New Rich’ art collectors are buying (Observer, June 12)

100 Hong Kong arts organizations will protest a new extradition bill that threatens the city’s independence (Artnet News, June 11)

Warriors and SFMOMA form art partnership for Chase Center (San Francisco Chronicle, June 11)

Tate to send its collection to Shanghai's forthcoming Pudong Museum of Art (The Art Newspaper, June 11)

Missing 'Da Vinci' masterpiece turns up on Mohammed Bin Salman’s yacht (Alijazeera, June 11)

Phillips Collection receives collection of Nabi Art from Vicki and Roger Sant (ARTnews, June 11)

‘We’re being treated like parasites’: Guggenheim employees complain of low pay and long hours in a bid to unionize (Artnet News, June 11)

What’s the cure for the UK art world’s gender gap? (Frieze, June 11)

Why some dealers would rather alienate you forever than reveal the price of an artwork (Artnet News, June 11)

With Brexit, it's time to consider whether clients should move their art (, June 10)

Sagrada Familia gets building permit after 137 years (CNN, June 10)

Art dealers look for new business models as retail galleries falter (Houston Chronicle, June 10)

Brazil’s museums dodge Bolsanaro’s cultural funding caps—at least for now (The Art Newspaper, June 10)

To boost audience engagement, the Delaware Museum of Art tries something radically simple: post-its (Artnet News, June 10)

Report says that while women artists’ representation in public institutions slowly increases, commercial galleries lag behind (Hyperallergic, June 10)

Where in the world is ‘Salvator Mundi’? Kenny Schachter reveals the location of the lost $450M Leonardo (Artnet News, June 10)

Egypt can demand return of King Tut statue going up for auction say Former antiquities chief (ABC news, June 10)

State Russian Museum refurbishment cancelled amid protests (The Art Newspaper, June 10)

‘We are trying to create energy centers’: Hauser & Wirth’s Marc Payot on redefining the art gallery (Robb Report, June 8)

Discussing the future of design and tech with Paola Antonelli, senior curator at MoMA (Hyperallergic, June 8)

Artist News

‘I am one and the same person’ – Georg Baselitz looks back at a life in art (Apollo Magazine, June 12)

‘I am one and the same person’ – Georg Baselitz looks back at a life in art (Apollo Magazine, June 12)

Oscar Murillo: ‘I want to hold up a mirror to this country’ (The Guardian, June 16)

Werner Herzog adds to Mikhail Gorbachev’s endlessly strange pop culture legacy (Hyperallergic, June 14)

Howardena Pindell on politics, painting and punching holes (Apollo Magazine, June 14)

Sterling Ruby’s art-driven (and autobiographical) clothing line (The New York Times, June 14)

Lorna Simpson embraces the blues (The New York Times, June 13)

Joyce Pensato, painter of warped cartoons who went from cult icon to celebrated figure, has died at 78 (Artnet News, June 13)

Mexico library claims to discover first known audio of Frida Kahlo (Apollo Magazine, June 13)

‘When Language Isn’t Enough’: Jason Moran and Julie Mehretu blend jazz and painting to make something new (Artnet News, June 13)

‘We get to pass the torch’: former recipients of Anonymous Was A Woman artist grants assemble in New York park for star-studded picnic (ARTnews, June 12)

Hauser & Wirth now represents Annie Leibovitz (ARTnews, June 11)

Seeking the real David Hockney through fact and fiction (The New York Times, June 11)

After decades of ‘appalling’ institutional neglect, museums are now clamoring for artist Frank Bowling’s work (Artnet News, June 11)

Gary Hume, affiliated with prestigious portrait prize call on National Portrait Gallery to end BP sponsorship (Hyperallergic, June 10)

The ideas hidden in Elaine Reiche’s Embroidery (Hyperallergic, June 8)

Cindy Sherman: ‘I enjoy doing the really difficult things that people can’t buy’ (The Guardian, June 8)

On Now

Dame Paula Rego: Will Gompertz reviews Obedience and Defiance in Milton Keynes (BBC News, June 15)

Squeeze at like an orange: passionate painter Huguette Caland shines at Tate St. Ives (ARTnews, June 14)

'Manet and Modern Beauty' now at the Art Institute suggests that you don't know your Manet (Chicago Tribune, June 14)

Dia diversifies, while staying true to its roots (The New York Times, June 13)

Mandatory viewing: Nancy Spero’s bold feminist art (The New York Times, June 13)

Female surrealists re-emerge in 2 startling shows: Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo (The New York Times, June 13)

Chicago Cashes in on Virgil Abloh at MCA (Business of Fashion, June 12)

Natalia Goncharova’ review: an exuberant vision (The Wall Street Journal, June 12)

Paula Rego review – a monumental show of sex, anger and pain (Guardian, June 12)

Shades of grey – the austere artistry of Vilhelm Hammershøi (Apollo Magazine, June 12)

Major Picasso show in China charts his development as an artist – and how he came into his own (South China Morning Post, June 9)

Frida Kahlo invites a deeper examination of female surrealists (Forbes, June 9)

Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection’ review: an artist-led sampler (The Wall Street Journal, June 8)

Art Industry Movements

Hauser & Wirth will open exhibition space, residency program on Menorca’s Isla del Rey ( ARTnews, June 13)

Hauser & Wirth will open exhibition space, residency program on Menorca’s Isla del Rey (ARTnews, June 13)

Salon 94 acquires new headquarters on New York’s Upper East Side (ARTnews, June 12)

Chakshu Patel named Studio Museum in Harlem’s director of institutional advancement (ARTnews, June 12)

Auction houses Wright and Rago to merge (ARTnews, June, 12)

Lehmann Maupin Gallery and former employee Bona Yoo settle their lawsuit Over the alleged theft of trade secrets (Artnet News, June 12)

Gagosian will open gallery number 17 in Basel, Switzerland (ARTnews, June 11)

United Talent Agency names Arthur Lewis creative director of fine arts division and artist space (ARTnews, June 11)

South Africa’s Goodman Gallery is opening a London space as it seeks out new markets for African Art (Artnet News, June 10)

Seattle Art Museum names Amada Cruz director and CEO (ARTnews, June 10)

Financial & Global Markets

U.S. super rich are descending on London’s luxury housing market (Bloomberg, June 15)

US prosecutors widen probe into collapse of Abraaj (Financial Times, June 14)

The future of fundraising: millennials are givers, after all (Forbes, June 13)

Amazon seeks to revive its faltering loans business (Financial Times, June 13)

UBS' Wealth Management business could cross $19B in five years (Forbes, June 13)

Entrepreneurs donate more to education sector (China Daily, June 13)

Who is advising Asia’s ultra wealthy? (International Advisor, June 11)

Mauritius to grant umbrella license to wealth management providers (International Investment, June 11)

Personal capital, latest to join boom in basic banking (, June 11)

The first condos in New York’s tallest residential building have finally hit the market (Robb Report, June 11)

More rich millennials are abandoning New York than any other state — and they're not the only ones fleeing the high cost of living (Business Insider, June 11)

Funds say climate change is now part of their investing equation (The Wall Street Journal, June 10)

Credit Suisse teams up with Privé to boost WM offerings (Investment Europe, June 10)

2 real-estate investors dish on why they think NYC's Billionaires' Row is not a good investment — and which luxury building they would consider buying in (Business Insider, June 8)


A-Rod  is selling  Basquiat  and  Richard Prince  works at  Phillips  to start a new collection with fiancée  Jennifer Lopez  (Artnet News, June 13)

A-Rod is selling Basquiat and Richard Prince works at Phillips to start a new collection with fiancée Jennifer Lopez (Artnet News, June 13)

Jean-Claude Juncker tries his hand at art criticism - again (Apollo Magazine, June 15)

U.S. House Committee votes to hold commerce secretary—and storied art collector—Wilbur Ross in contempt of congress (ARTnews, June 13)

Sarah Sanders, Trump’s spokeswoman, to leave White House (The Wall Street Journal, June 13)

The billionaire cofounder of WhatsApp assembles what may be the most expensive compound in America's richest town (Markets Insider, June 13)

Lori Hardwick to lead Riskalyze board as chairman (, June 11)

Growth in the Cloud: CyrusOne CFO Diane Morefield (The Wall Street Journal, June 9)


AI fail: Japan’s Henn-na Hotel dumps ‘annoying’ robot staff, hires humans (South China Morning Post, June 16)

Stanford team aims at Alexa and Siri with a privacy-minded alternative (The New York Times, June 14)

Chinese cyberattack hits telegram, app used by Hong Kong protesters (The New York Times, June 13)

Uber and Lyft set aside rivalry in driver status fight (Financial Times, June 12)

A fake Zuckerberg video challenges Facebook’s rules (The New York Times, June 11)

Huawei is said to demand patent fees from Verizon (The New York Times, June 12)