Art Movements

Picasso's Guernica (photograph by Max Alexander/PromoMadrid)
Picasso’s Guernica (1937) at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (photograph by Max Alexander/PromoMadrid)

Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world.

This Tuesday Mayor de Blasio signed a measure into law that gives unpaid interns working in New York City the right to sue for discrimination and sexual harassment.

The United States will be represented by video and performance artist Joan Jonas at the 2015 Venice Biennale.

Novelist Gabriel García Márquez — prolific author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and other works that mixed the mythical with the real of Latin America — died at the age of 87.

Poly Auction Hong Kong has given up on the search for the HK$28 million (~$3.6 million) Cui Ruzhuo painting believed to be accidentally thrown in the trash.

Both Pace and Axel Vervoordt are opening galleries in Hong Kong, the Art Newspaper reported.

Simon Brault was named the new director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, departing his position as CEO of the National Theatre School in Montreal.

The retail unit at 716 Broadway that houses the Shakespeare & Company bookstore is up for rent. With their ten-year-old lease expired and rent nearly doubled, the East Village stalwart’s departure is all but imminent.

The Incubator Arts Project in St. Mark’s Church in the East Village will be closing in July.

OK Cigars on West Broadway, which was started by gallery owner and Andy Warhol’s art dealer Ivan Karp, is closing in June, Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York reported.

Jonathan F. Fanton was named the president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, following the stepping down of Leslie Cohen Berlowitz earlier this year after issues over her compensation and resume discrepancies.

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (photograph by ranti/Flickr user)
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (photograph by ranti/Flickr user)

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation gave an additional $5 million to support the endowment and next five years of exhibitions at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.

James Ballinger, who has served as the director of the Phoenix Art Museum for over 30 years, is retiring.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has created a 12-person task force to search for sites that could potentially host George Lucas’s arts museum.

Several works were vandalized at the Delaware Museum of Art with small stickers, and the perpetrators have yet to be found.

Officials in Los Angeles are working to get $7.5 million in city funds out of its legal restrictions that are stopping its use on public art.

An 1883 painting by Paul Signac looted by the Nazis that was in the storage of the Vienna Philharmonic was returned by the orchestra to the Jewish owner’s descendants.

The planned auction of Nazi artifacts by auction house CVV was called off after pressure from France’s Jewish organizations.

Prior to next week’s visit by Barack Obama, the United States and Seoul are working to return illegally smuggled Korean artifacts seized five months ago.

A 320-page manuscript by Rachmaninov is going to auction at Sotheby’s, the second time it has attempted the sale after the object was rediscovered in 2004 and a legal battle emerged with relatives of the composer. It is estimated to fetch between £1–1.5 million (~$1.7–2.5 million).

The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award for female photojournalists was established by the International Women’s Media Foundation in honor of photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus, killed in Afghanistan earlier this month.

Applications are open through May 21 for the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program.

A rally led by the Pen American Center was held on the steps of the Brooklyn Museum in support of free expression in China and Ai Weiwei, whose exhibition opens this week at the museum.

My Art Invest, a street art gallery in East London, is selling shares in its art.

Sculptor and painter John Clemmer, who worked in Cubism and abstraction in the New Orleans area, died at the age of 92.

Antonio Banderas is planning to play Pablo Picasso in Spanish director Carlos Saura’s film 33 dias about the painting of “Guernica.”

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