Teen accused of throwing 6-year-old from Tate viewing deck to appear in court again, today

On Sunday, the Tate Modern in London went into lockdown after a six-year-old boy was thrown from the 10th-floor viewing deck of the museum according to Metropolitan Police. The child fell five stories before landing on the roof of the fifth floor some 100 feet below the observation deck. The boy miraculously survived although he […]

Appellate court upholds ruling by Justice Charles E. Ramos: what this means for Fritz Grünbaum’s heirs, works by Egon Schiele, and the HEAR act

After tediously fighting for two artworks by Egon Schiele, the heirs of Franz Friedrich ‘Fritz’ Grünbaum (1880-1941), a famous cabaret singer from Austria and a vocal critic of the Nazi party, are one step closer to possibly bringing the artworks home. On July 16th, a panel of five judges in a New York Appellate court […]

Kate Klingbeil: Painting the Recovery of the Feminine

Kate Klingbeil “Summer Wind,” 2019. Approx. 16 x 20 inches. Photographed as installed at the Monya Rowe Gallery, NYC. I first saw Kate Klingbeil’s work at the Gallery in 2018. As Klingbeil’s total body work represents the most important inquiry that can happen in the world. cultural production of art today: the exaltation of the […]

Sackler name to remain at the Smithsonian

In response to one senator’s call to remove the Sackler name from a major gallery at the Smithsonian, the institution has announced that it will not be removing the family’s name due to contractual agreements. In June, Jeff Merkley, a US senator for Oregon, penned a letter to Lonnie Bunch, the newly appointed secretary of […]

Leading auction house Sotheby’s takes legal hit amidst Rybolovlev-Bouvier battle

Just days after the announcement that Sotheby’s is set to be sold for $3.7 billion to a company owned by French media tycoon Patrick Drahi, the company suffered a bruising legal setback in Manhattan courts. This Tuesday, June 25th, Judge Jesse Furman, of the District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), denied […]

Mystic Eros: Chris Ofili at Frieze and Zwirner

A monumental painting by Chris Ofili opens the Frieze Fair with an image of this multidimensional eros. The erotic feminine — a group of Aphrodites (incredibly ubiquitous across painting history) — is portrayed as part of an ascending mountain, which is also a fountain that flows back down into the cup of a masculine figure […]

Art Basel highlights the art trading which takes place in the shadows

Art Basel—the world’s biggest art fair— kicks off this week, with thousands of art lovers expected to descend on the Swiss city for six days of lavish events and art exhibitions. Attendees will be treated to installations from some 4,000 artists, from young Emirati photographer Farah Al Qasimi to Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno, whose show […]