Art Industry News: Where Are the Great Black Art Dealers? Here They Are + More Must-Read Stories

Grief in the Wake of Art Festival Shooting – Trenton’s Art All Night had been a source of pride in New Jersey, but suspected gang fighting[15] at the festival left two dozen injured and one dead on Sunday morning. As the event’s organizers waited to retrieve art from the crime scene, they raised questions about the event’s future. (New York Times[16])

Cosima von Bonin’s Playground Heads to the de Young – The artist is creating For Lazy Lobsters, a 30-foot-long installation that doubles as a functional playground for the de Young Museum in San Francisco. The Germany-based artist says that she is making up for lost time: As a child, she spent time “on the quite boring playgrounds here in Cologne.” (ARTnews[17])

Abu Dhabi Royal Gets a Named British Museum Space – A British Museum gallery dedicated to ancient farming in the Middle East and Europe will be renamed in honor of the late Sheikh Zayed, the founding father of the United Arab Emirates. The British Museum has served as a consultant on the planned Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi and has agreed to lend “important” objects when it is eventually built. (Press release)

Swimming to Christo’s Mastaba – Alice Thomson, a Times journalist and regular swimmer in the Serpentine lake, was skeptical about Christo’s monumental floating sculpture because it interrupted her morning swim. So she decided to visit the work with the artist himself in a boat—and was converted. She told him she wants to climb it. Security said no. But Christo said, “Wait until dark.” (The Times[18])

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  12. ^ neuroscientist-in-residence (news.artnet.com)
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  15. ^ suspected gang fighting (news.artnet.com)
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