Art In America

Edward Leffingwell, 1941-2014

Edward Leffingwell, curator, writer and former Brazil correspondent for A.i.A., 72, died on Aug. 5 from cardiac arrest after a long illness. Working in New York and Los Angeles, Leffingwell organized contemporary and modern art exhibitions at...

Harun Farocki, 1944-2014

Harun Farocki, a prolific German filmmaker whose works were often shown in international art museums, died July 30 at 70. The cause of death has not yet been released.

Brian Gayman, 1948-2014

Brian Gayman, 65, died July 1 in Melville, N.Y., after complications following a heart attack. Gayman had been exhibiting sculpture and photography in New York City and elsewhere since the early 1970s.

Otto Piene, 1928-2014

Otto Piene, German artist and co-founder of the postwar art group Zero, died July 17 in Berlin at 86.

Magnus Renfrew to Bonhams as Asia Deputy Chairman

International auction house Bonhams has hired Magnus Renfrew as deputy chairman and director of fine arts, Asia. He will work out of the company's Hong Kong headquarters and will take up his new post in September. Renfrew is currently Asia director...

Jennifer Wynne Reeves, 1963-2014

Abstract painter Jennifer Wynne Reeves died Sunday, June 22 at 51 from brain cancer. Born in Royal Oak, Mich., the artist had lived in New York State for nearly 20 years. Her works combined painted abstractions with bits of things—wire, hair,...

Pew Center Awards Over $9M to Philadelphia Artists, Institutions

Philadelphia's Pew Center for Arts & Heritage announced today the 2014 recipients of over $9 million in grants supporting local artists and cultural organizations. Several of the largest grants, at $360,000, will support upcoming exhibitions at...

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