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Officials at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York, are defending a controversial decision to deaccession a Jackson Pollock from its collection. “It’s easy to cast stones when you have nothing invested in Syracuse and our community,” one trustee said. [Syracuse.com]
Graduate students at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts are boycotting an exhibition of their work at the Philadelphia art school after it instructed faculty and staff not to associate themselves with Black Lives Matter–related statements. [The Philadelphia Inquirer]
An important Yoshitomo Nara painting from a formative stage in the artist’s career will head to auction at Phillips in Hong Kong this November. [Art Market Monitor]
Although the FIAC art fair was canceled earlier this week, Paris Photo will continue as planned with an in-person edition due to open in November. [Le Figaro]
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A wooden statue of Melania Trump that went viral has been replaced after the original carving was burned in an arson attack. [The Guardian]
Gerhard Richter has stated that he is officially done with large-format painting, and instead, he’ll focus for the remainder of his career on “smaller things.” [Monopol]
Grimes, FKA Twigs, Ellie Goulding, and more are lined up to give virtual talks about art as part of a Google initiative. [Variety]
Masks have become a fixture of daily life during the pandemic. Now, Seattle’s Museum of Museums is devoting an exhibition to 900 of them. [Crosscut]
Published at Wed, 16 Sep 2020 13:00:54 +0000
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