Friday, September 3
Halston Archive to auction ephemera to benefit fashion scholarship fund
Articles from the archives of the fashion designer Halston will be offered 44 items from his estate at an auction in September at Phillips. The collection includes illustrations by the designer and longtime creative director Joe Eula, photographs by Helmut Newton and Bill Cunningham, and works on paper by Victor Hugo and Joan Miró. Estimated between $ 500 and $ 35,000, the works will be sold in an online sale that will take place from September 9 to 16. Proceeds from the auction will benefit a fashion scholarship initiative funded by the Halston Archives. Leslie Frowick, Halston’s niece and CEO and founder of the Archives, said in a statement: “The archives are teeming with historical material, dotted with a few special pieces of art that illustrate his symbiosis with other distinguished artists of his time.
NYFA names photography scholarship recipients
The New York Foundation for the Arts announced the five winners of the JGS scholarship for photography, which goes to five New York-based photographers and comes with grants of $ 7,000. This year’s scholarship recipients are Adrianna ault, Ryan frigillana, ITENJI, Adrian Javon, and Funmi Oladipo. In a statement, the executive director of the NYFA Michael L. Royce said, “It is an exciting time for photography, and we hope the JGS scholarship is a stepping stone for recipients into the next phase of their careers. We can’t wait to see the rest!
Thursday September 2
Denver Art Museum receives $ 25 million donation
The Denver Art Museum in Colorado received a $ 25 million donation from an anonymous donor to support its Department of Textile Art and Fashion. The money will be split, with $ 15 million to support DAM’s continued programming, research and preservation of its textile collection and the remaining $ 10 million will be used to create an endowment fund for new acquisitions. The donation also creates a new textile art and fashion institute, which will be headed by Florence Muller, the museum’s curator of textile arts and fashion. In a statement, the director of DAM Christoph heinrich said, “The goals of the new institute are to support the development and sharing of the museum’s textile art and fashion collection and to create a base for academic research and exchange in ways that are engaging and valuable to our community. “
Wednesday September 1
Steven Shearer is now represented by David Zwirner
David Zwirner, one of the largest galleries in the world, now represents Steven shearer, who is known for his figurative paintings that pay homage to Edvard Munch, romanticism, heavy metal music, and more. Shearer, who has previously shown in New York with the now defunct Gavin Brown business, will continue to be represented by Eva Presenhuber Gallery. He represented Canada at the Venice Biennale in 2011 and is expected to present exhibitions to Eva Presenhuber in Zurich and Polygon gallery in Vancouver in September and November respectively. “I am delighted to be working with Steven Shearer, an artist whom I have worked with for many years,” dealer David Zwirner said in a statement. “Steven is a true artist and artist and his work defies easy categorization.”
Black Art Futures Fund announces 2021 grant recipients
The Black Art Futures Fund has awarded more than $ 40,000 in grants to black-led arts organizations that have served black creators and communities for at least ten years. The recipients of its sixth round of funding are a nonprofit New York publisher African Voice Communications; the collaborative performance group Angela’s pulse; and the Memphis Black Arts Alliance. Each organization will receive grants of $ 10,000 to support programming and general operating costs. The Philadelphia-based dance company Iquail dance, a member of the 2020 cohort of scholarship recipients, will also receive a second round of funding.
Destination Crenshaw appoints 7 artist commissions for Crenshaw Boulevard
Destination Crenshaw, a community project founded in 2017 that invests directly in local small businesses and builds green community gathering places and parks, announced the first seven artists who were commissioned to create outdoor public works of art along of a 1.3 mile stretch of Crenshaw Boulevard in the historically black neighborhood of Los Angeles. With eventual commission plans from around 100 artists, the seven artists, all of whom have close ties to South Los Angeles, are Charles Dickson, Melvin edwards, Maren Hassinger, Artis Street, Alison Sarre, Kehinde Wiley, and Brenna youngblood. Destination Crenshaw will submit the artists’ proposals to the City of Los Angeles Committee on Cultural Affairs in October for review and approval.
Tuesday August 31
Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler now represents Brook Hsu
Hsu Creek, known for its multimedia explorations of pre-Christian myths, is now represented by the Berlin gallery Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler. The Taiwanese-American artist will also continue to be represented by the Hong Kong-based company. Edouard Malingue Gallery. Hsu, whose solo exhibition at Krauoa-Tuskany Zeidler opens tomorrow, uses paint, textiles, sculpture, and text to explore the meeting point of personal and mythology. A book of his works, Norwegian forest, should be released next week.
The Julia Stoschek Foundation appoints the members of its advisory board
The Julia Stoschek Foundation, the body that manages the collection of the eponymous German collector, has appointed the five people who will constitute its advisory board. they are artists Meriem Bennani and Arthur Jafa; Chrissie Islands, curator at the Whitney Museum; Andrea Lissoni, director of the Haus der Kunst; and Udo Kittelmann, director of the Frieder Burda Museum. They will help oversee the holdings of Julia Stoschek, who is known for her collection of time-based art and has been ranked on the ARTnews List of the 200 best collectors each year since 2012.
Governors Island Art Fair cancels 2021 edition
The 2021 edition of Governors Island Art Fair in New York was quashed by the artist-run nonprofit 4heads, who cited concerns about the spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19. The event was originally scheduled to take place September 8-13 on Colonels Row on Governors Island in New York City, with 34 participating artists. This was to coincide with The Armory Show, which will still largely take place in person. 4heads has announced plans to hold the next edition of its fair on Governors Island in September 2022, while artists who plan to showcase work at the 2021 fair will continue the 4heads residency program, which ends in November.
Monday August 30
The Frick collection receives a major donation of drawings and pastels
The Frick Collection in New York City received a donation of 26 drawings and pastels — 18 drawings, 5 pastels, 2 prints and an oil sketch — from the collection of museum administrators Elizabeth “Betty” and Jean-Marie Eveillard. The works range from the late 15th century to the 20th century and represent leading European artists, including Gustave Caillebotte, Edgar Degas, Eugène Delacroix, Francisco de Goya, John Singer Sargent and Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun. The museum will present an exhibition of these works in the fall of 2022 in its temporary location Frick Madison.
Barbara Hammer Estate announces the appointment of a general manager
Louky Keijsers Koning was appointed the first executive director of the Barbara marteau domain. During his lifetime, Hammer received numerous awards for his groundbreaking experimentation films, many of which considered forms of intimacy from a lesbian perspective. The artist died in 2019 and is survived by his wife, Florrie Burke, who runs the estate. Keijsers Koning was the founder of LMAKgallery, which she led for 15 years before focusing on art evaluation. At the estate, she will work with two representatives of the Hammer gallery – KOW in Berlin and Company in New York – to manage exhibitions of the artist’s work.
The Getty Museum acquires Ken Gonzales-Day Photographs
The Getty Museum in Los Angeles acquired six photographs of Ken Gonzales-Day. Three are from Gonzales-Day’s “Searching for California Hang Trees” and “Memento Mori” series, which focus on stories of the California lynching and the victims of that violence, many of whom were BIPOC or Latinx. Another work by Gonzales-Day was also acquired by the Middlebury College Museum of Art in Vermont, his gallery, Luis De Jesus, revealed.