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RIBA President Alan Jones Temporarily Steps Down
Article date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

RIBA President Alan Jones Temporarily Steps Down

The president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has “temporarily” stood down and his abrupt departure referred to the Charity Commission. Alan Jones, who is also a professor at Queen’s University in Belfast, informed RIBA’s council this week that he was stepping back from his role.

How Coronavirus is Changing the Art and Collectables Auction Market
Article date: Monday, April 6, 2020

How Coronavirus is Changing the Art and Collectables Auction Market

“If this virus had hit us 20 years ago it would have been game over for the industry which relied absolutely on traditional face to face auctions with a small amount of telephone bidding. But thanks to the arrival of the internet and online technology and many agile auction houses who saw early on the opportunities provided in the online sphere, the industry will both survive and thrive.”

$10 Million LA Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund for Museums and Visual Arts Organizations is Created by Getty
Article date: Saturday, April 4, 2020

$10 Million LA Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund for Museums and Visual Arts Organizations is Created by Getty

The J. Paul Getty Trust will create a $10 million COVID-19 relief fund to support Los Angeles-based non-profit museums and visual arts organizations in response to the coronavirus crisis, the J. Paul Getty Trust’s Board of Trustees announced today. The fund, to be administered by the California Community Foundation, will provide emergency operating support and recovery grants to small and mid-size organizations located in Los Angeles County.

David Hockney Shares Exclusive Art from Normandy
Article date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

David Hockney Shares Exclusive Art from Normandy

David Hockney is in lockdown at his house in Normandy with his dog Ruby and two of his long-standing assistants, JP and Jonathan. He is in the garden most days, drawing the spring awakening on his iPad. In a BBC exclusive, he is sharing 10 of his most recent images (including one animation), nine of which have never been published before, for us all to enjoy at this difficult time, along with his thoughts on the role of art in life.

Théo van Rysselberghe at Christie's in June
Article date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Théo van Rysselberghe at Christie's in June


Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts to Offer DC Complete: The Ian Levine Collection in a Single Lot
Article date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts to Offer DC Complete: The Ian Levine Collection in a Single Lot

Sotheby’s will offer DC Complete: The Ian Levine Collection, an exclusive private sale offering of every comic book released by American publisher DC Comics from 1935 – 2016, including complete runs of Superman, Batman, Action Comics, and Detective Comics. The more than 40,000 comics in the collection also features superhero icons Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Hornet and Aquaman, as well as the Justice League series.

A Van Gogh Masterpiece Stolen in Laren Singer Museum
Article date: Monday, March 30, 2020

A Van Gogh Masterpiece Stolen in Laren Singer Museum

A Van Gogh masterpiece was stolen during an early morning break-in at the Singer Museum in Laren, museum officials confirmed Monday afternoon. The theft of the painting, called "De Lentetuin," shocked and angered museum management, they said during a press conference.

The Tefaf Art Fair is under Attack
Article date: Friday, March 27, 2020

The Tefaf Art Fair is under Attack

The Tefaf art fair is under attack because there would have been far more coronavirus infections than was announced. According to the art magazine "The Art Newspaper", earlier this month between 23 and 35 people at the Maastricht fair were infected with the virus. The GGD Zuid-Limburg cannot confirm these Figures.

Manifesta 13 is Postponed due to the COVID-19 Crisis
Article date: Thursday, March 26, 2020

Manifesta 13 is Postponed due to the COVID-19 Crisis

In light of the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus and the French National Government’s announcement on the 16th of March 2020 that France’s borders would close for 30 days and that a national lockdown of 15 days would be enforced, it is in close consultation with the City of Marseille, that Director of Manifesta Hedwig Fijen, together with Manifesta 13 Marseille’s Board members, has officially decided to postpone the 13th edition of the biennial.

New Building for Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp (Belgium) Postponed
Article date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

New Building for Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp (Belgium) Postponed

In 2018 ArtDependence reported that there were plans for a new art institution in Antwerp, Belgium. The MuHKA (Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp) was set to relocate and build a new €65,000,000 museum.

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Linda Brooks - Fantasy Volumes and Landscapes, after Form III, 1976. Albright-Knox Art Gallery - © Linda Brooks.

Linda Brooks - Fantasy Volumes and Landscapes, after Form III, 1976. Albright-Knox Art Gallery - © Linda Brooks.

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