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Giovanni di ser Giovanni Guidi, called Lo Scheggia, Saint Anthony Abbot Tempted by Gold, mid-15th-century.


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A new art prize has been created with a $1 million purse, making it one of the largest in the world. Nomura Holdings, Inc., a Japanese financial holding company, is behind the award. [ARTnews]

The check that comes with the annual Audain Prize for Visual Art, which is devoted to artists in British Columbia, has been increased from $30,000 to $100,000 Canadian (about $22,500 to $75,000 in U.S. dollars). [CBC]


Carol Vogel profiled Brice Marden, who will have a show of 60 drawings at Gagosian in Paris next month. Marden, now 80, is at work on new paintings, and last summer “had a sellout, one-night-only exhibition and dinner at Villa Malaparte, the 1938 Modernist house perched over a cliff on the Gulf of Salerno in Capri, Italy,” organized by Larry Gagosian. Among the guests were Steven A. Cohen, Jimmy Iovine, and LeBron James. [The New York Times]

Flashback! Here’s a photo of James and Marden together. [Gagosian/Instagram]

Working with nonprofit RxArt, Rob Pruitt has created an expansive installation for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County in California. [GavinBrownsEnterprise/Instagram]


The long-awaited museum of the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation, which will house their collection of modern and contemporary art, will open on October 1 in Athens. [Ekathimerini]

Next month, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and the Grey Art Gallery at NYU will open the exhibition “Art After Stonewall: 1969–1989.” Here’s a roundtable from our Spring 2019 issue about the legacy of Stonewall and a great deal more. [ARTnews]


A new book looks at the many sumptuous places that the late art historian John Richardson called home in New York, London, and beyond. James Tarmy has photos. [Bloomberg]

Another article that overflows with wonderful images: Michael Snyder examined vanguard houses in Chile. [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]

Klaus Biesenbach, the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, met up with Gwyneth Paltrow and Virginie and Laurent Degryse. [Klaus Biesenbach/Instagram]


After criticism, Hudson Yards in New York tweaked its terms and conditions pertaining to images that visitors upload of Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel to say that the photo takers “retain ownership of any photographs, text, audio recordings or video footage depicting or relating to the Vessel.” The development had previously claimed the right to use such material “for any purpose whatsoever in any and all media.” [The New York Times]

An artist named Stan Herd has created a massive portrait of presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke using sand, rocks, and the like that is almost the size of two football fields and visible from the air. [New York Post]

In case you missed it, and not really art-related: O’Rourke loves giving speeches while standing atop counters and various other elevated platforms. [Eater]

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