With a new Herzog and de Meuron-designed building and a new name, the Miami Art Museum hopes to make that tropical city a center of the art world. Formerly known as the Miami Art Museum, the institution will be re-named in Pérez's honor when it reopens in December as the Art Museum Miami. Read More
Last night's contemporary art sale at New York auctioneer Phillips totaled $78.6 million, falling short of the evening's high estimate of $110 million. The undisputed star of the evening, Andy Warhol, accounted for three of the evening's top 10 sales, with his silkscreen painting Four Marilyns (1962) ringing in at $38.2 million. The house found buyers for 31 of the 38 lots offered. Read More
As part of the Frieze Projects program at the second annual Frieze New York fair (May 10-13), curator Cecilia Alemani commissioned The Vault from Los Angeles-based artist Liz Glynn, known for sculptural installations and interactive performances. In theory, 200 visitors per day would be randomly selected to receive a key, upon entry to the fair, to a speakeasy-style cocktail bar tucked away somewhere in the fair. The secrecy and exclusivity around the bar lent an air of intrigue and suspense. Read More
The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles will welcome two new additions to its curatorial staff, both starting this summer. Cornelia Butler, named in April as co-curator with Michael Ned Holte of the upcoming Hammer biennial "Made in LA 2014," will assume the position of chief curator. She replaces Douglas Fogle, who left the Hammer in 2011 to be an independent curator. Aram Moshayedi, currently of REDCAT, will also join the Hammer, in the newly created position of curator. Read More
Gold leaf, honey, tar, blood, wax, flowers, leeches, pheasants, arrows: such are the materials used by Seattle-based experimental theater company Saint Genet, whose new work Paradisiacal Rites opens at Seattle performance space On The Boards this week. The company returned in early May from Krems, Austria, where the piece made its lauded debut at the Donau Arts Festival. The show combines dance, installation and original music, typical of past work such as The Dorothy K-a piece Robert Wilson included in his "Works and Process" series at New York's Guggenheim Museum in 2011. Read More
Mixed Media. Courtesy Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, and the artist.
Extraction, the most recent series of mixed media collages