Music photographer Dennis Morris is suing conceptual artist Richard Prince and his gallery, Gagosian, for copyright infringement.
As Pace Expands, New York Galleries Start Dwarfing Museums
On Friday Pace Gallery revealed plans to build an eight-story, 60,000-square-foot building where the largest of its spaces on West 25th Street in Chelsea currently sits.
A Young Artist Debuts at Gagosian, Thanks to Richard Prince
Richard Prince unwittingly gave an emerging conceptual artist his Gagosian debut. The appropriation artist’s current Gagosian exhibition New Portraits — which Hyperallergic’s Tiernan Morgan dismissed as “an amusing exercise, but it doesn’t translate as great art” — features an Instagram photo from Sean Fader’s social media art piece “#wishingpelt.”
Balthus Exhibition Canceled Amid Accusations of Pedophilia
In response to a public outcry, the Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany, has canceled an exhibition of Polaroid photographs taken by the French-Polish artist Balthus, The Art Newspaper reported.
Dior Gets Perspex-tive from Anselm Reyle
Designer/artist crossbreeding is nothing new. MAC had Cindy Sherman, Louis Vuitton had Takashi Murakami, and Stella McCartney had Barry Reigate. But for the 65 year-old house of Dior, a new accessories and cosmetics collection made in collaboration with German contemporary artist Anselm Reyle may be a bold new step that will help invigorate the French label.
Saturday, August 6, marked the opening of James Franco’s latest venture into the art world. High/Low Rob Lowe opened at Terence Koh’s Asia Song Society on Canal Street, but closed indefinitely the day after opening. We know many of you have been suffering from Franco fatigue. Thoughts are definitely mixed about the actor’s rise in the commercial gallery world. Is he the real deal or just an over privileged famous guy? Honestly, he seems genuine, but that doesn’t mean he deserves the coverage he has gotten. Whatever you think, this whole Franco art thing doesn’t seem to be going away.