Thursday, February 25

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Report: New York City’s Arts and Recreation Employment Down by 66 Percent
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Report: New York City’s Arts and Recreation Employment Down by 66 Percent

From 2009 to 2019, employment within the sector — which on this report consists of performing arts, spectator sports activities, playing, leisure, recreation, museums, parks and historic websites — grew by 42 %, quicker than the 30 % price for complete non-public sector employment.In 2019, in line with the report, greater than 90,000 folks in 6,250 institutions have been employed within the arts, leisure and recreation. These jobs had a mean wage of $79,300 and supplied $7.4 billion in complete wages. Along with companies with staff, the report stated, there are numerous individuals who have been self-employed, together with artists and musicians.In February 2020, simply earlier than the pandemic shutdown in New York Metropolis, practically 87,000 folks have been employed within the art...
KAWS at the Brooklyn Museum: A Coming-Out Party
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KAWS at the Brooklyn Museum: A Coming-Out Party

Marshall McLuhan recommended artwork is no matter you will get away with. Warhol, who was so professional at appropriation that the quote is usually attributed to him, proved McLuhan proper. Since then, many artists have accepted the thought as a private problem, draining appropriation of its thrill. Total style corporations are predicated on it. Individuals like what they know.Brian Donnelly, 46, who has labored as KAWS because the mid-Nineties, figured that out early on. He bought his begin colonizing partitions and billboards in his native Jersey Metropolis together with his kinetic graffiti tag, spray portray lettering that alternated between jagged and bloated (the phrase “KAWS” has no deep that means; Donnelly selected the letters as a result of he preferred the way in which they ...
Whitney Lays Off 15 Workers Amid Mounting Financial Losses
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Whitney Lays Off 15 Workers Amid Mounting Financial Losses

One other spherical of coronavirus employees reductions has come to the Whitney Museum of American Artwork, as 15 employees in 11 departments have been informed they have been being laid off, the museum’s director, Adam Weinberg, mentioned in an electronic mail to staff final week.The transfer was solid as a part of an ongoing try to handle the dire monetary results of the coronavirus pandemic. The layoffs have been first reported by Artnet Information.The Whitney shut down final March, as did different museums and cultural establishments in New York Metropolis, due to the pandemic.Since reopening in August, Weinberg wrote, ticket gross sales had been down by 80 p.c in contrast with the identical interval the earlier 12 months.“As lots of you might have seen firsthand, our visitation st...
Dutch Officials Urge New Look at Claim on Painting by Jewish Heirs
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Dutch Officials Urge New Look at Claim on Painting by Jewish Heirs

Within the letter, Amsterdam’s mayor, Femke Halsema, and a number of other different officers, recognized collectively because the School of Mayor and Alderpersons, wrote that they agreed with the findings of the committee, which argued for higher empathy within the restitution course of.“The Jewish individuals had been disadvantaged of their possessions, rights, dignity and, in lots of instances, their lives,” stated the letter, in keeping with a translation offered to The New York Instances. “Insofar as one thing can nonetheless be restored of the good injustice carried out to them, we, as a society, have an ethical obligation to behave accordingly.”The Stedelijk Museum is answerable for town of Amsterdam’s artwork assortment of about 95,000 works. David Röell, director of the Stedeli...
A Donor’s Ties to Epstein Are Criticized at MoMA and Dartmouth
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A Donor’s Ties to Epstein Are Criticized at MoMA and Dartmouth

The artist Ai Weiwei stated that he would ask the Museum of Fashionable Artwork to take away his works from its assortment if the museum refuses to half methods with its chairman, the investor Leon Black, given current revelations in regards to the Wall Road government’s shut skilled affiliation with the convicted intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein.The photographer Nan Goldin joined greater than 150 artists who've additionally referred to as for Black’s removing from MoMA’s board. And at Black’s alma mater, Dartmouth, there are rising requires his identify to be faraway from the school’s visible arts middle.The stress is constructing at a time when establishments are being held to account for every part from the range of their staffs to the skilled ties and actions of their trustees. ...
Art Mystery Solved: Who Wrote on Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’?
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Art Mystery Solved: Who Wrote on Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’?

Lasse Jacobsen, a analysis librarian on the Munch Museum in Oslo who works with Munch’s collected writings, confirmed Guleng’s findings. The infrared images, he mentioned, made it “a lot simpler to see the phrases, and there are some letters in his handwriting which are actually distinct, just like the N, or the D, which turns up on the finish. So once I noticed it there I assumed, ‘That is Munch.’”The 2008 Munch catalog raisonné, a complete examine of his works by the artwork historian Gerd Woll, urged that the phrase had been scrawled by a vandal. “No less than that's the way it was perceived in 1904,” when it was exhibited in Copenhagen, she writes, “{that a} tactless hand has written in pencil.” In an electronic mail to The New York Occasions, Woll mentioned that the brand new proof...
Dutch Officials Urge New Look at Claim on Painting by Jewish Heirs
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Dutch Officials Urge New Look at Claim on Painting by Jewish Heirs

Within the letter, Amsterdam’s mayor, Femke Halsema, and several other different officers, identified collectively because the Faculty of Mayor and Alderpersons, wrote that they agreed with the findings of the committee, which argued for higher empathy within the restitution course of.“The Jewish individuals had been disadvantaged of their possessions, rights, dignity and, in lots of instances, their lives,” mentioned the letter, in keeping with a translation offered to The New York Occasions. “Insofar as one thing can nonetheless be restored of the good injustice executed to them, we, as a society, have an ethical obligation to behave accordingly.”The Stedelijk Museum is accountable for the town of Amsterdam’s artwork assortment of about 95,000 works. David Röell, director of the Stede...
Lorraine O’Grady, Still Cutting Into the Culture
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Lorraine O’Grady, Still Cutting Into the Culture

Had her life been extra standard, Lorraine O’Grady would have been, that Thursday in June 1980, at Wellesley Faculty for her twenty fifth class reunion.As a substitute, she was donning a gown hand-stitched from 180 pairs of white gloves — accessorized with a tiara, sash and cat-o’-nine-tails — and heading to the gallery Simply Above Midtown, to hold out a guerrilla-theater intervention.O’Grady, a daughter of Jamaican immigrants in Boston, had a picaresque itinerary already. An economics graduate, she had labored for the Labor and State Departments, together with as an intelligence analyst within the interval main as much as the Cuban Missile Disaster; tried a novel in Europe; dropped out of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop; run a translation company in Chicago; been a New York rock critic. Tw...