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In April, a flood damaged Boston’s SoWa gallery district. Now, just as the city attempts to reopen, the district faces millions in repair costs. [Boston Globe]
According to a new market study, confidence in the market for postwar and contemporary art has dropped 85% since last fall—the lowest it’s been since the 2008 financial crisis. [Barron’s]
In an exclusive interview, Anthony Hopkins talks about his painting practice and being a recent TikTok sensation. [ARTnews]
Patricio Pron and his translator Mara Faye Lethem consider the conflation of morality, politics, and art in his new novel on the Italian Futurists. [Literary Hub]
The Venice Biennale recently joined the long list of exhibitions to be postponed due to the coronavirus. The Biennial’s artistic director, curator Cecilia Alemani, talked with ARTnews about the tough decision to reschedule. [ARTnews]
On Artists & Critics
What does “back to normal” look like for the post-COVID art world? How do we create a new, more humane “normal”? The Times has rounded up five art books that offer some illumination on that subject. [The New York Times]
Cree artist Kent Monkman has hit something like mainstream success—is that going to be a problem? [The New Republic]
Foster’s writing is energized by his oppositional engagement with the sociopolitical trends of the time, but it’s not clear what scope this leaves him to understand the art he writes about as anything more than symptomatic.” The Nation’s art critic takes on Hal Foster’s latest book. [The Nation]
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