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Jay Chou Spends All His Cash on Artwork – Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou—who recently lent his title to a successful sale at Sotheby’s Hong Kong—says that, for him, “art is the most critical asset course.” His selection features Peter Doig’s Street Home, a pink Picasso, and a significant Jean-Michel Basquiat. “I’ve invested nearly all my earnings from my concert events on artworks,” Chou stated. (CNN)
Can the Uffizi’s New Program Struggle Overtourism? – The Uffizi Galleries in Florence are about to launch their Uffizi Diffusi program, which will scatter its masterpieces in galleries around Tuscany in a bid to lessen the tourism tension on Florence. The ambitious project has gained praise from the sustainable tourism industry. “Tourists and citizens will get the opportunity to see exceptional art absent from the crowds, businesses… will see revenues grow, and inhabitants of Florence may possibly get respite from the pressures of honeypot tourism,” said Justin Francis, CEO of Responsible Journey. (CNN)
Beeple Has not Uncovered the Artwork Planet Super Welcoming – There is been significantly curiosity about the next go for Beeple (actual identify: Mike Winkelmann) after his history-busting $69 million NFT sale at Christie’s in March. Now, he is planning a new NFT undertaking that will rework historic times into collectible NFTs, commencing with Andy Murray’s 2013 Wimbledon win. As for the art planet, he claimed, it hasn’t been “overly welcoming,” but he’s gotten some steerage from auctioneer Loic Gouzer. “I made use of to think artwork historical past was silly, but I know I will need to know the tale of art if I’m going to thrust that story ahead,” Winkelmann reported. (Wall Road Journal)
Antwaun Sargent Can make His Gagosian Debut – Gagosian’s celebrity director Antwaun Sargent is opening his to start with demonstrate with the gallery right now at its West 24th Street house in Manhattan. “Social Works” provides work—much of it created about the previous year—by 12 Black artists, such as Rick Lowe and Lauren Halsey, who are lively inside their communities both by way of art and initiatives like food items banking institutions and mentorship packages. (New York Occasions)
Chinese Sculpture Breaks German Auction Report – A gold and bronze Ming dynasty sculpture of the god Vajrabhairava broke Germany’s auction file for the optimum price ever paid out for a perform of artwork when it sold at Nagel Auktionen in Stuttgart for €14 million ($16.7 million). It was ordered by a Chinese collector. (The Art Newspaper)
OOF Gallery to Open up in London – The publishers of OOF magazine, which focuses on the intersection between art and football (that is soccer to y’all People), are opening a business art gallery on Tottenham Hotspur’s dwelling grounds. The initially present, “Balls,” opens July 23, with soccer sculptures by Sarah Lucas and Hank Willis Thomas priced involving £2,500 and £50,000. (FT)
COMINGS & GOINGS
NEA Releases Most current Round of Grants – The Countrywide Endowment for the Arts has declared $135 million in grants for arts and culture businesses as part of President Biden’s American Rescue Approach. “Cultural corporations have been amongst the very first corporations to shut down at the start out of the pandemic, and they’ll be amid the final to absolutely reopen,” the NEA’s main of personnel Ra Pleasure said. (NPR)
Palm Springs Art Museum Names Director – Adam Lerner will be the future director of the Palm Springs Artwork Museum, replacing Louis Grachos, who remaining just after fewer than two many years. Lerner, who will get started in the publish July 15, was beforehand the director and main animator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. (Push release)
FOR ART’S SAKE
You Can Take a look at a Futurist’s Apartment – The previous home of Italian Futurist Giacomo Balla is open for weekend tours in Rome through November 21 as part of the MAXXI Museum’s exhibition on the artist. The multicolored flat on Through Oslavia is a dwelling embodiment of the artist’s “total fusion of art and daily life,” in accordance to the show’s curator. (The Artwork Newspaper)
Avenue Artist Jerkface Installs a Big Donut in London – New York avenue artist Jerkface has embellished the façade of Maddox Gallery in London with a bright pink Simpsons-type D’ohnut to mark the opening of his hottest exhibition, “Villainy” (on see through July 15). The artist has reimagined basic cartoon people from Mickey Mouse to Winnie the Pooh in the custom of geometric abstraction. (Press launch)
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