Art Industry News: NFT Skeptic Bill Gates Will NOT Be Buying Any ‘Expensive Digital Images of Monkeys,’ Thanks Very Much + Other Stories


Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most important developments that emerge from the world of art and the art market. Here’s what you need to know on Wednesday, June 16th:

Need to read

Ada Calhoun about being the daughter of an art critic – “The brilliant eyes and dazzling wisdom loved by my readers, my art critic’s father, Peter Sheldal, are often directly encountered as a kind of mean thing, frankly. ” Journalist Ada Calhoun, who writes by middle name to avoid it, writes.She is with her New Yorker The father of a critic. “In public, he’s enthusiastic. In private, he’s merciful, unreliable, and prefers to smoke in the office rather than playing with his grandchildren.” Calhorn in her new book I’m recording a complex relationship, Also poet: Frank O’Hara, my father, and me.. She didn’t expect Schjeldahl, who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer three years ago, to live to read it. In the end, he did, and he thought it was great. ((((New York Times).

Peter Max’s daughter filed new proceedings over guardianship – The ongoing battle for the care of aging pop artist Peter Max with dementia has taken a new direction this week. His daughter, Tenbinza, causes her serious emotional distress by the artist’s current court-appointed guardian refraining from information about her father’s health and isolating him from friends and family. He filed a new proceeding claiming that he had given it. Her guardian, Barbara Listener, appointed in the artist’s court, claims that Libra is cooperating with the “Free Britney” movement for her own purposes. ((((Rolling stone).

Bill Gates hates NFTs – Microsoft co-founders opposed the NFT and described the digital collection epidemic as “more than 100% based on stupid theory” in a TechCrunch talk on Tuesday. Described the entire industry as an elaborate way to avoid taxes in essence, he had a particularly tough word for the boring Ape Yacht Club. “Obviously, expensive digital images of monkeys will greatly improve the world,” he said with a laugh. “As you know, I think it’s great.” (((ARTnews).

Dan Koren is moving to better high fashion – A bad boy artist who turned to a farmhouse in northern New York, he reinvented himself as a fashionable designer. Sky High Farm’s early apparel companies, which direct their revenue directly to nonprofits, work with Comme des Garcons, Balenciaga, Denim Tears and others. Currently available are a $ 746 recycled cashmere cardigan and a $ 536 work jacket. ((((The Wall Street Journal).

Mover & Shaker

Han Bing joins Thaddaeus Ropac – A Chinese-born Paris-based artist joins her leading Sadaeus Ropak in Europe and South Korea. She is still represented by Antenna Space in China and Night Gallery in the United States. Bing’s work goes back and forth between abstraction and sculpture, and artists are particularly attracted to the “glitch” that occurs in the city, such as when an ad is torn from a wall. ((((press release).

Sotheby’s expands in Monaco – The auction house has turned Monaco’s pop-up gallery, launched last summer, into a permanent private sales space. It is headed by Louise Glacier, the newly appointed director of Sotheby’s Monaco. The gallery is part of the ongoing expansion of Sotheby’s’ private sales hub, which recently opened in Aspen, Palm Beach, and East Hampton. ((((press release).

Artist and activist Hunter Reynolds dies at age 62 – An artist with a memorable and inspirational piece focusing on the AIDS crisis and the damage it has caused for generations died at his home in East Village, his gallery PPOW said. confirmed. Reynolds’ art took many forms, including performances, photography, and large installations, and was widely known by the altar ego, Patina du Prey, which he created in the year he learned that he was HIV positive. .. An active member of ACT UP, he remained a vibrant and tenacious activist until his death. ((((ARTnews).

Nontsikelelo Mutiti joins the Yale School of Art Faculty – Zimbabwe’s designers, artists and educators have been appointed directors of graduate studies in graphic design at top art schools. Mutiti will take office in August. She succeeds Professor Sheila Levran de Brettville, who has led the division for 32 years. ((((Contemporary &).

For art

Welsh Congress Announces Portrait of Terry Higgins – – Approximately 40 years after his death at the age of 37, Terry Higgins, who was first confirmed to have died of an AIDS-related illness in the UK, was honored with a portrait on The Senedd. The work of Cardiff artist Nathan Wyburn is made from Welsh red and green colored heart-shaped stamps. The government has launched a 12-week public consultation on proposals for plans to end new HIV infections by 2030.Independence).

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