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STORAGE OR NO STORAGE. That’s the question that frequently pops up in conversations about Confederate monuments that have been dismantled. ONE Robert E. Lee the monument that was taken down in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past summer will not be kept in its original form, Washington Post report. Instead, it will be melted down and turned into another work of art by Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, a local Negro-led museum. Meanwhile, a monument of a very different kind was erected at Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, each New York Times: One temporary installation aims to enable the community to process the loss of black girls and women like Breonna Taylor, Latosha Harlins, and others to police violence. Work being presented as part of Andrea Bowers survey.
A HUGE LOSS. As ARTnews report yesterday, reviewer Greg Tate, who is known for writing about hip-hop and related art styles, has died at the age of 64. Few critics have proven as influential as Tate in recent years and Tributes for him quickly appeared on social networks. Criticize Hua Hsu, who to handle Tate’s posts in New Yorkers in 2016, say on Twitter that Tate is “inimitable.” Artist Arthur Jafa wrote on Instagram that Tate is “the absolute love of [his] life.” Musician Questlove praises Tate as his “Northern Star” in one Facebook post. Expect the compliments to continue to flow.
In a new report titled “Anti-Corruption Strategy” NS The White House says the art market is “particularly vulnerable to a wide range of financial crimes,” and blames it on “the available blur” and the ease with which goods are transported between visitors. [New York Post]
Rich collection of late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has started selling at Sotheby’s. In the first two auctions, various works of art and design items — including one Takashi Murakami portrait of Lagerfeld — sold for $13.8 million. [Artnet News]
Desert X officially scheduled a second edition in the AlUla desert of Saudi Arabia next February. It will take the theme of “Sarab” and will explore the concepts of “illusion and oasis”. [The Art Newspaper]
New York’s . latest outing Tina Kim Gallery is a three-person show that showcases the works of Leo Amino, Minoru Niizuma, and John Pai, all of whom are influential teachers but little known as artists. The gallery’s founder described the show as “overdue.” [The Guardian]
New York Times critic Roberta Smith and Holland Cotter shared their favorite art exhibits of the year, including a Jasper Johns retrospective spanning the two institutions and a presentation that qualifies under what Cotter has labeled a “business unusual in the museum”. [The New York Times]
“ART OF SUCKS.” That’s the latest statement from the artist Jamian Juliano-Villani, who is known for his peculiar paintings that feature combinations of seemingly dissimilar figures and objects. Her latest project is not a series of paintings but a gallery in New York, O’Flaherty’s, and Cut only one file of space. You ask, how does an artist who describes himself as “bankrupt and unbroken” finance a gallery? Juliano-Villani mainly makes money using the sale of his art works. So far, the gambit is paying off: Maurizio Cattelan and Hans Ulrich Obrist visited.
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/robert-e-lee-monument-melted-down-white-house-art-market-morning-links-1234612745/ The Burning Robert E. Lee Monument — And More Art News – ARTnews.com