A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends to socio-political issues to everything that affects the great aesthetic global consciousness. Or, let’s just travel the world and have some fun!
Head of Russia’s Tretyakov Gallery Zelfira Tregulova replaced after criticism of lack of ‘moral values’
Filmmaker and artist Harmony Korine has joined Hauser & Wirth, one of the biggest galleries in the world. The move will see Korine leave Gagosian, a mega-gallery that frequently acts a competitor to Hauser & Wirth. Among the general public, Korine is best known for directing zeitgeist-defining films like 2012’s Spring Breakers, the not-exactly-wholesome tale of four college students who find themselves in more trouble than they asked for when school isn’t in session. Two former Disney Channel stars, Gucci Mane, and James Franco highlight its cast. Korine is also famous for writing Kids, the 1995 film by Larry Clark about disillusioned teens, and infamous for making 2009’s Trash Humpers, which is about what its title suggests. Details on Art News.
$15M Georgia O’Keeffe painting could be sold by Indiana school
An Indiana university revealed plans this week to sell three artworks worth more than $20 million from its museum’s collection, spurring vigorous opposition from members of the art world. Valparaiso University, a school with around 3,000 students, announced in an email sent Wednesday that it planned to sell works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Frederic Edwin Church, and Childe Hassam from the university’s Brauer Museum of Art, , according to the Valpo Post. The O’Keeffe painting, an image of overlaid peaks titled Rust Red Hills (1930), was the second work the institution ever acquired. The university said it was worth about $15 million, making it the most valuable of the three pieces it could end up selling. Church’s Mountain Landscape was valued at $2 million and Hassam’s Silver Vale and the Golden Gate was valued at $3.5 million. Per the Valpo Post, no sale has been formalized yet, although Christie’s and Sotheby’s representatives have reportedly stopped by the school to consider the pieces in question. The university said it would use the funds to support the building of a new residential complex for first-year students. Read more at Art News.