Gagosian announced plans to open its 17th gallery, in Basel, Switzerland. [ARTnews]
The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., has acquired more than 40 works of Nabi art through a promised gift from Roger Sant and his late wife Vicki, who was a trustee at the museum. [ARTnews]
“Tate will send its collection to Shanghai’s forthcoming Pudong Museum of Art.” [The Art Newspaper]
The New York Times takes a look at Unlimited—“the 156,000-square-foot exhibition space at Art Basel devoted to art that simply can’t fit into a standard gallery booth.” [The New York Times]
Dealers in Houston are trying to transform the gallery model to sell art in the city and other locales around Texas. “Rather than fill the same space with 20 different artists over a two-year span, we’re trying to find spaces that make sense for the work and time it so that we’re avoiding the slow seasons,” one of them explained. [The Houston Chronicle]
Meredith Monk’s ambitious experimental opera Atlas—a work long thought “virtually impossible to replicate”—is being staged in a rare occurrence by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. [The New York Times]
For a show titled “Beauty From Ashes” at the Museum of Northern California Art, Shane Grammer made art from the remains of things burnt by wildfire. “I can sit in a museum, in front of a Jackson Pollock for an hour … and just bawl,” he said. “So when people come up to me and tell me my murals did that for them, that they felt like a beacon of hope, it’s an incredible feeling.” [Mercury News]
A group of artists called on the National Portrait Gallery in London to cut ties to the BP oil company. [The Guardian]
Thieves made off with thousands of dollars of art from Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Arts Festival. “The stolen artwork includes a horse painting and a larger version of a print paying tribute to the Penguins Stanley Cup victory.” [CBS Pittsburgh]
“With its Frankenstein fauna and cosmopolitan chickens,” an exhibit by Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen gets described as “a hipster Wunderkammer.” [The Guardian]
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