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Lutkie & Cranenburg, Trein, 1848-1881, print.


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In case you missed it, here’s ARTnews‘s complete coverage of Art Basel Hong Kong. [ARTnews]

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India has dropped an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct against its cofounder, Riyas Komu, who will return to his position. [ARTnews]


Coinciding with Art Basel Hong Kong was the opening of the city’s first Buddhist Art Museum, which cost $400 million to construct. [Artnet News]

The Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida has acquired two sculptures and five drawings by George Segal. [The Art Newspaper]

Marquee Names

The New York Times traces the rise and fall of Mary Boone, a dealer who was recently sentenced to 30 months in prison for tax evasion. The article includes, among many other anecdotes, details of a 2010 “Alec Baldwin Incident” involving Boone, and it reports that she is “certain” she’ll return to New York in 2021. [The New York Times]

A profile of artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, who is fighting leukemia and was hospitalized last month for lung surgery. [Paper Magazine]

And here’s a meditation on Driftwood, the last painting Winslow Homer created before his death. [The Wall Street Journal]


Andrea K. Scott writes of a series of photographs in Paul Mpagi Sepuya’s show at Team Gallery in New York, “The results can appear so kaleidoscopic that it’s hard to believe that they’re not collages.” [The New Yorker]

On the occasion of her exhibition at Hauser & Wirth in Los Angeles, Annie Leibovitz discusses her epic career as a photographer and some of its formative moments. “I had to come to terms with the fact that there are photogenic people,” she says. [The Guardian]

And more!

Stephen Mallon photographed New York City subway cars that were tossed to the sea as part of an artificial reefing project. He snapped images from a tugboat, an experience of which he said, “It’s kind of like surfing or skiing—just keep your balance, keep the horizon line straight, bend your knees, and don’t fall overboard.” [Atlas Obscura]

Finally, an art-related dispatch from The Onion: “Brutalist Beaver Constructs Paul Rudolph-Inspired Dam.” [The Onion]

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