Dealer Sean Kelly Heads to Los Angeles—and More Art News –


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GO WEST! The New York retailer Sean Kelly is opening a department in Los Angeles together with his son Thomas Kelly on the helm, studies the Monetary Occasions. This yr marks the thirtieth anniversary of Kelly’s enterprise, which he began as a non-public firm earlier than opening a public house in SoHo in 1995. Headquartered in Hudson Yards, the gallery options Marina Abramović, Dawoud Bey, Kehinde Wiley and plenty of extra. “It is not only a sideways shift, it is a generational shift,” Sean Kelly advised the newspaper. The brand new location – a former yoga studio – is in Hollywood and is because of open in spring. The Kelly Household joins a wave of Manhattan sellers who’ve dropped out in LA in recent times, together with Jeffrey Deitch, Tanya Bonakdar, and Reena Spaulings. The worldwide powerhouse Hauser & Wirth can be getting ready a second gallery within the metropolis.

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CLAIMS IN THE GARDEN STATE. Federal attorneys have charged Eugene Lemay, govt director of the Mana Modern Arts Heart in Jersey Metropolis, New Jersey, and an accountant of practically $ 8 million tax evasion and conspiracy to defraud the IRS, the Jersey Metropolis Occasions studies. The case allegedly issues Lemay’s stake in Moishe’s Shifting Methods, the transferring firm based by artwork collector Moishe Mana. Mana Modern, which additionally has places of work in Chicago and Miami, mentioned Lemay was on go away pending authorized clarification, the Jersey Journal studies. In response to the Actual Deal, Lemay faces a most of 15 years in jail.


4 feminine curators – all girls – have been chosen to be the creative administrators of the Singapore Biennale 2022, which is scheduled for October. They’re: Binna Choi, Nida Ghouse, June Yap and Ala Younis. [ArtReview and ArtAsiaPacific]

In a brand new episode of the BBC tv program The Outlaws, actor Christopher Walken painted over an actual Banksy graffiti work that the nameless artist (who apparently likes to destroy his artwork!) [The Sun and BBC News]

Water injury from a storm that struck the Oakland Museum of California final month has delayed the opening of a retrospective by ceramist Edith Heath and the short-term closure of Mothership: Voyage Into Afrofuturism. Thankfully, the artwork has stayed secure and the museum continues to be open to the general public. [Datebook]

When M + opens in Hong Kong tomorrow, guests will discover a fastidiously preserved Tokyo sushi bar, Kiyotomo, designed by the late Shiro Kuramata and purchased by the museum. Sadly, the glossy, minimalist room will not be in operation. [South China Morning Post]

Actual Property Offers: The late artist John Baldessari’s Santa Monica, California house is in the marketplace for $ 3.9 million, Artnet Information studies, and the late clothier Karl Lagerfeld’s summer season dwelling on the French Riviera is accessible to hire for about 17,000 {Dollars} an evening, studies Architectural Digest.

The volleyball assemblage, which served because the lonely “good friend” of actor Tom Hanks on a abandoned island at Forged Away in 2000, bought for practically 4 instances its excessive estimate on the London public sale home Prop Retailer for £ 230,000 (about $ 308,000 ). [BBC News]

The kicker

AN ALL STAR SHOW. Unfavourable critiques are at all times enjoyable, however typically it is good to see a evaluate rave off. Adrian Searle did simply that in a Guardian piece that gave the newly renovated Courtauld Gallery in London 5 stars. “It is all an excessive amount of, however not a lot that you simply stay numb,” he writes. “The scale of the galleries, the historic momentum and the range of the gathering, the surprises at each flip maintain you alert and maintain you looking out.” It additionally presents a particular story in regards to the spill of paint in entrance of a Monet within the museum as a teen Artwork pupil. A few years in the past, “college students have been nonetheless required to repeat the works, though fortunately few have been as messy as I used to be,” he writes. [The Guardian]