Today’s links concern a new fundraising incentive (an artist’s book!), an historic sculpture show in LA, Ellsworth Kelly
in Dallas, adjunct advice, Italian painting heist, and a painting’s
troubled history. Tomorrow I will introduce the artists who have been
invited to cover the Miami Fairs for Two Coats of Paint.
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The NYTimes reports that Dallas Cowboys owners, Jerry Jones and his wife, Gene, bought Ellsworth Kelly’s 2012 aluminum sculpture White Form (image above) at a charity auction for amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, and the Dallas Museum of Art. “The work is just the latest acquisition for the stadium’s Dallas Cowboys Art Collection, which now includes 59 works — paintings, sculptures, photography and video art — by major artists including Anish Kapoor, Olafur Eliasson, Jenny Holzer and Doug Aitken.” They plan to hang it at the stadium. Read more.
Carolina Miranda reports at the LA Times that an historic survey of sculpture made by women in the post-World War II era will be the debut show at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, the soon-to-open Los Angeles outpost of the Swiss blue-chip gallery, helmed in part by Paul Schimmel, the former chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art. (Image: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times) Read more.
Dushko Petrovich’s art project-publication Adjunct Commuter Weekly posts recipes for the road warriors known as adjunct faculty, who are often on the road for more than twelve hours, but can’t afford to spend money on food throughout the day. In this post, Charlotte Glynn tells how to make a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner in one mason jar. Read more.
Hyperallergic reports that 17 paintings, including works by Mantegna, Rubens, and Jacopo Tintoretto have been stolen from the Castelvecchio in Verona. “Thursday night three masked men… tied up and gagged a security guard and a cashier, and stole artworks said to be worth a total of €15 million (~$16 million). ” Apparently they knew what they were doing. Read more. Image: Giovanni Francesco Caroto – Portrait of a Young Benedictine and Portrait of a Child with a Drawing (courtesy of hyperallergic.com)
ArtForum reports that the original owners of this beautiful painting, Henri Matisse’s Portrait of Greta Moll, 1908, want their painting back. “The painting was bought by the National Gallery in London in 1979, two years after Greta Moll’s death, but Moll’s family insists that the work was stolen and sold without permission by a family friend who took it to Switzerland shortly after the war for safekeeping.” Read more.