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July 31, 2013

Art News from Elsewhere – July

SUN RISES IN TWILIGHT OF CAREER
30 July 2013
The Age’s Dewi Cooke reports from Melbourne on the unveiling of an ambitious commission by John Olsen entitled The King Sun.
Read More: The Age

Painter John Olsen with one of the eight panels of The King Sun erected in Collins Square. Photo: Luis Enrique Ascui

Painter John Olsen with one of the eight panels of The King Sun erected in Collins Square. Photo: Luis Enrique Ascui

ARTIST LEON FERRARI DIES AMID PAPAL CONTROVERSY ABOUT HIS ENDURING LEGACY
29 July 2013
In an unfortunate coincidence, Pope Francis unintentionally made reference to a 2004 denouncement of Ferrari’s work just hours after the 92-year-old artist passed away.
Read More: Gallerist NY

Ferrari’s ‘Western Civilization and Christianity’ work at the 2007 Venice Biennale. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/ AFP/ Getty Images

Ferrari’s ‘Western Civilization and Christianity’ work at the 2007 Venice Biennale. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/ AFP/ Getty Images

NEW DIGS
29 July 2013
The Art Newspaper reports on the highly anticipated new wing of the Serpentine Gallery in London designed by Zaha Hadid
Read More: The Art Newspaper

The new wing of the Serpentine Gallery designed by Zaha Hadid

The new wing of the Serpentine Gallery designed by Zaha Hadid

ROBERT WILSON GOES GAGA
29 July 2013
Art Info profiles Robert Wilson’s annual charity event. Guests included Wynona Ryder, Cindy Sherman, Marina Abramovic and the latest pop star to hitch her wagon to Contemporary Art, Lady Gaga.
Read More: Blouin Art Info

Cindy Sherman and Winona Ryder at the Watermill Center Summer Benefit

Cindy Sherman and Winona Ryder at the Watermill Center Summer Benefit

ARTIST WALTER DI MARIA DIES AGE 77
26 July 2013
American Land artist known for The Lightening Field and the New York Earth Room has died.
Read More: The Guardian

Walter De Maria, The Lightning Field, 1977. Photo: John Cliett. © Dia Art Foundation.

Walter De Maria, The Lightning Field, 1977. Photo: John Cliett. © Dia Art Foundation.

DEITCH DITCHES MoCA
24 July, 2013
After a controversial 3-year tenure as Director of Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeffery Deitch has resigned as the museum’s Director. Huffington Post reports on his announcement
Read More: Huffington Post

Jeffrey Deitch & China Chow at the Helmut Newton opening night, Annenberg Space For Photography. Photo by Mike Windle

Jeffrey Deitch & China Chow at the Helmut Newton opening night, Annenberg Space For Photography. Photograph by Mike Windle

QATAR ART MARKET SPENDING SPREE
July 23, 2013
The Sydney Morning Herald reports on Qatar’s insatiable art appetite.
Read More: Sydney Morning Herald

MUSCIAN IAN DURY’S ART SCHOOL COLLECTION ON DISPLAY IN LONDON
July 23, 2013
The Late Ian Dury was one of many British rockers that emerged from England’s Art School breeding ground. A new exhibition looks at works the musician created in the mid sixties at the Royal College of Art. Mark Brown previews the exhibition.
Read More: The Guardian

Art by Ian Dury on display at the Royal College of Art. Photograph by Ray Tang/Rex Features

Art by Ian Dury on display at the Royal College of Art. Photograph by Ray Tang/Rex Features

ROYAL BABY STEPS
July 23, 2013
In response to the birth of Britain’s Prince George the Guardian’s Johnathon Jones looks at the history of portraiture of infant royals.
Read More: The Guardian

“OH BRAD!” LICHTENSTEIN REMIXED
19 July, 2013
American Pop Art Icon Roy Lichtenstein’s works to be ‘remixed’ at National Gallery of Australia.
Read more: National Gallery of Australia

Roy Lichtenstein Crak! 1963-64 colour lithograph National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 1996 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein Crak! 1963-64, colour lithograph

THIEF DESTROYS EUROPEAN MASTERPIECES
17 July, 2013
Romanian mother destroys stolen Picasso, Monet paintings worth over $130 million.
Read more: Artdaily.com

MELBOURNE’S DARK SIDE
17 July, 2013
‘Art Nite’, an initiative designed to draw people to galleries after dark, to debut in Melbourne.
Read more: The Age

QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY WANTS FUNDS FOR APOCALYPSE
12 July, 2013
A 500-year-old apocalyptic puzzle is on the brink of being decoded – the full picture is just $150,000 away.
Read more: Brisbane Times

Albrecht DÜRER, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, c.1497-98, (detail)

Albrecht DÜRER, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, c.1497-98, (detail)

JAY Z’S ART WORLD DANCE
12 July, 2013
Hip Hop super star Jay Z teams up with performance artist Marina Abramovic for new art world music video.
Read more: New York Times

Rapper, Jay Z and performance artist, Marina Abramovic

Rapper, Jay Z and performance artist, Marina Abramovic

AFRICAN ART BOOM
11 July, 2013
The Guardian reports on the growing African art market being fuelled by the rise of the African power elite.
Read more: The Guardian

Dusasa 1, 2007, by El Anatsui. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian

Dusasa 1, 2007, by El Anatsui. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian

ART’S BAD GIRLS
10 July, 2013
A new French exhibition profiles the legacy of iconoclastic female performance artists.
Read more: Huffington Post

ELEVEN AUSTRALIANS SHORTLISTED FOR “100 PAINTERS OF TOMORROW”
10 July, 2013
A diverse group of emerging Australian painters have been selected for an international publication focusing on the new generation of global painters. The list includes Tom Polo, John Spiteri, Stefan Dunlop and Jelena Telecki-Starcevic.
Read more: Blouin Art Info

"Recent" by Stefan Dunlop

“Recent” by Stefan Dunlop

HANDSOME AQUATIC SCULPTURE TURNS HEADS IN LONDON
9 July, 2013
A 12-foot statue depicting Colin Firth’s Mr Darcy from the 1995 BBC Mini Series Pride and Prejudice has appeared in Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake.
Read more: New York Times

DO IT YOURSELF EXHIBITION
9 July, 2013
The Guardian previews a new exhibition of instructional based works by Ai Wei Wei, Yoko Ono, David Lynch and writer Douglas Coupland where visitors collaborate to make the work.
Read more:The Guardian

Yoko Ono’s Wish Piece. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

Yoko Ono’s Wish Piece. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

SMASH IT UP
July 9, 2013
In the wake of recent high profile vandalism of art works, the Guardian’s Jonathan Jones profiles a new British exhibition that looks at the history of deliberate assaults on art.
Read more: The Guardian

VALE ARTIST GWYN HANSSEN PIGOTT
7 July, 2013
The Age profiles the life and passing of influential Australian ceramicist Gwyn Hanssen Pigott.
Read more: The Age

THE COLLECTION OF GAME SHOW IMPRESARIO REG GRUNDY GOES UNDER THE HAMMER
June 28, 2013
The Age profiles a ‘stunning’ 19 million dollar auction of works from the Grundy Collection.
Read more: The Age

John Brack, The Jockey and His Wife, 1953

John Brack, The Jockey and His Wife, 1953

ART GALLERY OF NSW ANNOUNCES NEW VISION
6 March 2013
The Art Gallery of NSW plans to double its size by 2021.
Read more: Art Gallery of New South Wales

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