Earlier this week, ARTnews broke the news that New York’s El Museo del Barrio has canceled its upcoming exhibition of the work of filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky. Now Jodorowsky has spoken about the cancellation. [Artforum]
Self-taught artist Peter Shear is now represented by New York’s Fortnight Institute.
Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun became the highest-selling female pre-modern artist yesterday, when her 1788 painting, Portrait of Muhammad Dervish Khan, Full-Length, Holding His Sword in a Landscape brought in $71.8 million at Sotheby’s.[ARTnews]
Eric Crosby is now the co-director of the Carnegie Museum of Art. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung has been named the artistic director for the 12th edition of the Netherlands’ public-art exhibition, Sonsbeek.[ARTnews]
Holland Cotter on David Zwirner gallery’s exhibition, “God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin.”: “Baldwin’s face is literally absent from much of the second half of the show, which shifts from personal narrative to a far less-compelling essay on influence, a study of developments in contemporary art that he, or his work, anticipated, but that he wasn’t around to see.” [New York Times]
Ever felt like the art world is a horror show? Well, ‘Velvet Buzzsaw,’ a horror movie set in the art world, is here, and it’s “weird”. [CNN]
Photographer Jamie Diamond captures women who mother lifelike baby dolls in photos that are both grim and tender. [The New Yorker]
Apparently these are the most Instagrammed artworks shown at Art Basel Miami Beach.
Olafur Eliasson’s dizzying immersive installation Your blind passenger from 2010 will be on display at the Tate Modern beginning this July as part of a survey of the artist’s work that will also incorporate weekly public Skype calls between the Eliasson’s studio and visitors to the museum. [The Guardian]