Met Acquires Works From Indian Art Collection Previously Rejected Over Provenance Concerns

Haidar ‘Ali and Ibrahim Khan, “Sultan Muhammad ‘Adil Shah and Ikhlas Khan riding an elephant” (c. 1645), gouache with gold on paper (all images courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art) The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced last week that it had acquired almost two-thirds of abstract British painter Howard Hodgkin’s personal collection — the same collection … Read more

San Francisco Museums Acquire Works by 30 Bay Area Artists

Wesaam Al-Badry, works from the Al-Kouture series (2018): “Valentino #X,” “Gucci #VII,” and “Gucci #II,” archival pigment prints (images courtesy the artist and Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco and New York) Wesaam Al-Badry calls it an “institutional stamp of approval.” For Chelsea Ryoko Wong, it’s “monumental.” And Rupy C. Tut says she will now be … Read more

MoMA Will Exhibit Georgia O’Keeffe’s Rarely Seen Works on Paper –

Maybe it’s her ubiquity in the Southwest American imagination that can make you forget that there’s more to learn about Georgia O’Keeffe. The patron saint of nature’s sickly, sensual side, O’Keeffe created some of the most iconic paintings of the last century. A new show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, however, … Read more

Three Men Indicted for Selling Faked Works by American Modernists –

The US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois unsealed an indictment last week that charged three men for fraud as part of a scheme to create and sell fake paintings, including those by American modernists Ralston Crawford, George Ault, and Gertrude Abercrombie. The three men identified in the complaint are two Michigan brothers, … Read more

The Toledo Museum of Art Is Deaccessioning Impressionist Works to Diversify Its Collection

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) will send three works by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir to auction next month. Proceeds from the sale, an estimated $60 million, will be used to build a more diverse collection with the goal of “broadening the narrative of art history,” the museum said in a statement. … Read more

M+ Museum Pulls Three Politically Charged Works From Display –

Ahead of its long-awaited, after a pandemic-related closure, Hong Kong’s M+ Museum has removed three politically charged artworks by Chinese contemporary artists from an exhibition dedicated to works amassed by Swiss collector Uli Sigg, whose donation of over 1,400 works helped form the basis of M+’s permanent collection. The three works are Wang Xingwei’s New … Read more

Dimitris Daskalopoulos Gives 100 Works to Guggenheim, MCA Chicago –

Three years ago, the Greek collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos, having amassed over 500 artworks by 220 artists over two decades, decided to stop collecting. Last September, he told Artsy“My collection is big enough and important enough that it requires attention to what will happen to it in the future.” He’d already said—in 2014, in an interview … Read more

Arnold J. Kemp’s Works Revolve Around Masks in Chicago Show –

Over 15 years ago, Chicago-based artist Arnold J. Kemp bought a rubber mask bearing Fred Flintstone’s face from a street vendor in downtown New York on Halloween night. Years later, Kemp would rediscover the mask in his studio, and it eventually became a practice a fixture in his artistic. His 2016 sculpture Headless shows the … Read more

$250 M. Anne Bass Works Will Be Sold at Christie’s—and More Art News –

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines READY YOUR PADDLES. Christie’s has won the opportunity to offer 12 major works from the collection of the late art collector, philanthropist, and socialite Anne Hendricks Bass, Melanie Gerlis reports in her Financial Times column. With … Read more

Artists Withdraw Works From Russian Museums to Protest Invasion

Last Thursday, after tens of thousands of Russian troops stationed at the Ukrainian border launched a full-fledged attack on the country, artist Faith Holland asked the state-backed Multimedia Art Museum (MAMM) in Moscow to remove her work “Touchscreen” (2020 ) from its ongoing international biennial, Art for the future. “With direct ties and funding coming … Read more