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Anne Vallayer-Coster’s Still Life with Mackerel (1787), which has been acquired by the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.


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The trailblazing artist Carolee Schneemann has died at the age of 79. Renowned for works like Meat Joy (1964) and Interior Scroll (1975), she won the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2017 Venice Biennale. [ARTnews]

The Venice Biennale has released the list of artists who will appear in its central exhibition, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” curated by Ralph Rugoff, which opens in May. Those artists include Julie Mehretu, Alex Da Corte, Danh Vo, Anicka Yi, and about 75 more. [ARTnews]

Armory Action

The 25th-anniversary edition of the Armory Show opened yesterday to VIP guests on Piers 90, 92, and 94 along the Hudson River in New York. Here’s a report from the aisles. [ARTnews]

And here’s our complete coverage of Armory Week. [ARTnews]

The Market

Christopher F. Schuetze took a look at the market for artworks by Adolf Hitler, which experts say is filled with fakes. Interest in the works has reportedly increased over the past decade. [The New York Times]

Artists and Acquisitions

Hermione Hoby profiled the great Betty Tompkins, who’s finally receiving widespread acclaim for her paintings of pornography. [The Guardian]

Steven Kurutz checked in with mural artist Anne Harris, “who does richly detailed interior paintings for homes and institutions.” [The New York Times]

The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, has acquired Anne Vallayer-Coster’s 1787 painting Still Life with Mackerel, and will put it on view Friday in honor of International Women’s Day. [Fort Worth Star-Telegram]


Katya Kazakina reported that some $1 billion worth of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s art is on view in the Brant Foundation’s inaugural show at its new New York digs. [Bloomberg]

Billionaire art collector Harry Macklowe is celebrating his forthcoming marriage to Patricia Landeau by plastering a giant portrait of the two of them outside a Midtown Manhattan building, according to Page Six. The rather dramatic gestures follows his acrimonious divorce from his former wife of nearly 60 years, Linda Macklowe. [Page Six]

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