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Amazon Has Killed Jill Soloway’s TV Show About Judy Chicago’s ‘Womanhouse’

Judy Chicago seems to be everywhere right now, but she will not appear, as previously expected, in a new television series about “Womanhouse,” the groundbreaking feminist art installation she and Miriam…
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Antiques Trade Groups Sue to Strike Down New York’s ‘Restrictive’ Ivory Law

Two art trade organizations are suing New York State over the right to sell antique ivory. In an unusual case, Art and Antique Dealers League of America and the National Art…
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Like a Cow Flies Over a Church: Pioneer Works Pays Tribute to Werner Herzog in Brooklyn

Werner Herzog, Michael Shannon “The ship goes over the mountain like a cow flies over a church.” Thus spoke Werner Herzog last night at Pioneer Works, the vast and expansive…
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An Expert Flagged Two Antiquities Headed for Sale as Suspicious. What Happened Next Reveals Why the Antiquities Market Is So Treacherous

Call it a tale of two objects. In late March, after scanning the online catalogue for Christie’s upcoming antiquities auction in New York, an archaeology expert flagged two objects that he believed…
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Artist Sophia Al-Maria Wins the US’s First Major Award for Contemporary Middle Eastern Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Los Angeles gallerist Shulamit Nazarian have announced the first major American award for contemporary Middle Eastern art. The Qatari-American artist Sophia Al-Maria has won the…
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Former Art Magazine Editor Lindsay Pollock Has Been Named Head of Communications at the Whitney Museum

The former editor in chief of Art in America magazine Lindsay Pollock is joining New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art as its chief communications and content officer. Pollock, who…
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Art Industry News: Mexican Judge Blocks Sale of Frida Kahlo’s Non-Unibrowed Barbie Doll + More Must-Read Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Monday, April…
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How the Rockefellers’ Art Dealer Forever Changed the Way the West Collects Asian Art

Next month, New York’s Rockefeller Center will play host to an unprecedented sale of objects once owned by the scions of the building’s namesake family. More than 1,600 objects acquired…
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From Jerry Saltz’s Epic Pulitzer Prize Win to the Latest From Hollywood’s Rubber-Faced Rembrandt: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

New York Magazine critic Jerry Saltz nabbed the Pulitzer Prize for his convention-defying, social-media savvy, deeply felt, and inherently humanistic salvos on the state of the art, politics, and society at large.…
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Marko Peljhan Will Represent Slovenia at 2019 Venice Biennale

Marko Peljhan’s Makrolab. COURTESY THE ARTIST Big news late on this Friday evening: artist Marko Peljhan has been picked by the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana to represent his native…
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