Art Movements

Wat Rong Kun, the "White Temple," wrecked by an earthquake in Thailand (photograph by VnGrijl, via Flickr)
Wat Rong Kun, the “White Temple,” wrecked by an earthquake in Thailand (photograph by VnGrijl, via Flickr)

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

The unidentified remains of 9/11 victims are being relocated to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum this Saturday.

Amazon was granted a US patent for a photographic “Studio Arrangement,” which gives the company “a legal monopoly on the process of photographing people and things against a white backdrop.”

Amazon's "Studio Arrangement" patent (via US Patent & Trademark Office)
Amazon’s “Studio Arrangement” patent (via US Patent & Trademark Office)

The Delaware Art Museum announced that William Holman Hunt’s Pre-Raphaelite painting “Isabella and the Pot of Basil” will be the first of their works auctioned off to help pay for construction debt and add to their endowment. Here’s Hyperallergic’s coverage of the planned sale.

President Putin banned profanity from public performances, a law that goes into effect this July and carries penalty fines.

The US House approved the creation of a bipartisan commission that will look into building a National Women’s History Museum in Washington, DC.

An earthquake in Thailand wrecked the Wat Rong Khun “White Temple,” created by artist Chalermchai Kositpipat.

The Broken Angel art house in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, was demolished, and a condominium is planned in its place, DNAinfo reported. Here’s Hyperallergic’s goodbye to the DIY architectural marvel.

Maria Lassnig, the Austrian artist known for her expressive paintings, many of which are currently on view at MoMA PS1, died at the age of 94. Here is Hyperallergic’s coverage of the retrospective.

Sturtevant, the artist best known for her repetitions of famous Pop and Minimalist artworks, died at an indeterminate age.

Nan Rosenthal, who served as a modern art curator at the National Gallery of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, died on April 27 at the age of 76.

Jack Agüeros, an activist and former director of El Museo del Barrio, died at the age of 79.

A Northern Plains Indian tunic that belonged to a child and is stained with blood and marked with a bullet hole was withdrawn from its planned Waddington’s auction in Toronto.

The J. Paul Getty Trust is giving $5 million to support Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles/Latin America.

A Monet went for $27 million at Christie’s to a Chinese collector.

Undercover postal inspectors uncovered an art forgery ring that had cost online buyers over $10 million.

Terence Gower's design for "SuperPuesto" at the Bronx Museum (courtesy Bronx Museum)
Terence Gower’s design for “SuperPuesto” at the Bronx Museum (courtesy Bronx Museum)

Terence Gower will be designing a pavilion for the Bronx Museum, which will open June 14. The pavilion is modeled from Marcel Breuer’s “House in the Museum Garden” that was at MoMA in 1949, and will host public programming from its place in the garden of the Andrew Freedman Home across the street.

The design for a new bridge to City Island that was proposed under Bloomberg is being reconsidered under de Blasio.

A painting believed to be by Picasso was seized in the tiny village of Ultan in Iran by Iranian police, following word that a buyer was being sought for $900,000.

Paul R. Davis was named the curator of collections at the Menil Collection in Houston.

Marcus Books in San Francisco — the oldest continuously operated black-owned bookstore in the United States — was evicted May 6.

Allyson Green was named by NYU as the Tisch School of the Arts dean.

The Chicago Design Museum is using Kickstarter to fund its summer exhibition.

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