Andy Warhol, “Self-Portrait” (1964), acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen, 20 x 16 inches, (image courtesy The Art Institute of Chicago, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York)

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has awarded a total of $3.81 million in grants for its spring 2019 season, announcing the 41 recipients this week. The recipients range from small arts institutions to major museums, each receiving between $60,000 and $120,000. Ten single exhibitions by artists who were deemed experimental or underrecognized won grant support, while 31 institutions were awarded program support. ArtForum has the full list.

Spain’s Museo Nacional del Prado has been gifted 11 works by German businessman Hans Rudolf Gerstenmaier. The paintings are from late 19th and early 20th century artists like Eduardo Chicarro, Joaquín Sorolla, Ignacio Zuloaga, and more, and they will be on display until January 12, 2020 in the museum’s Villanueva building.

Nyugen Smith, “Bundlehouse: Borderlines No. 4 (Sint Maricotín)” (2017) (pen, ink, watercolor, thread, colored pencil, acrylic, graphite, gesso, metallic marker, tea, Diaspora soil, and lace on paper. 48 x 54 inches. Courtesy the artist via Pérez Art Museum Miami. Included in The Other Side of Now publication.)

The Pérez Art Museum Miami has received a $1 million gift from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the museum’s newly formed Caribbean Cultural Institute. The donation is timed with the July 18 opening of The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art — an exhibition featuring 14 artists from Caribbean region and its diaspora, including Nyugen Smith, Deborah Anzinger, Charles Campbell, Andrea Chung, and more.

Houston’s Rothko Chapel, home to 14 paintings by Mark Rothko, has received a grant for $2 million from Houston Endowment in order to fund its renovation plan. The chapel has so far raised $12.5 million as part of its capital campaign.

A Sotheby’s sale of Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite, and British Impressionist Art closed at a total of £1,960,500 (~$2,456,181). The highest sale in the lots: James-Jacques-Joseph Tissot‘s “Room Overlooking the Harbour” (ca. 1879) which went for £495,00 (~$620,152).

The Sotheby’s sale of 19th and 20th Century Sculpture netted a total of £2,162,250 (~$2,708,940). The highest lot of the bunch wound up being Raffaello Bartoletti’s life-sized rendition of a female nude worshipper of the god Bacchus, “Bacchante,” which sold for £287,500 (~$360,189).

The Christie’s sale of Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art netted a whopping £7,189,625 (~$9,007,406) in sales. The top of the ticket: Sir Alfred James Munnings’s “The Bramham Moor Hounds at Weeton Whin” which sold for £2,171,250 (~$2,720,215) — over four times the price of the next highest lot, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones’s “Astrologia.”

The Christie’s sale of European Art rounded out at £2,117,750 (~$2,653,189), and its top lot was Julio Romero de Torres’s “The Slave” (ca. 1925-1929) which sold for 299,250 (~$374,910).

The publishing company Penske Media Corporation, which already owned ARTnews and Art in America, has bought Art Market Monitor, the subscription publication known for its “Artelligence” podcast and analysis of the art market. Penske is known for its ownership of niche trade publications like Variety, Deadline Hollywood, as well as its ownership of Rolling Stone.

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