Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, June 5, 2013

Vancouver

A glimpse at the the Art Spiegelman Exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery Digital Producer, Sharad Khare is proud to present the first of his digital interview series for the summer exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery for 2013. The Province, June 4, 2013

Vancouver street photographer Foncie Pulice gets retrospective The Vancouver Museum hosts a retrospective of Foncie Pulice’s historic photos of people strolling along Hastings and Granville streets. CBC, June 5, 2013

Toronto

Lawren Harris, William Kurelek works highlight Joyner art auction A Lawren Harris sketch of the Canadian Rockies was one of the highlights during the Joyner Waddington’s spring auction Monday night.The Harris work, Mt. Sampson, Maligne Lake, Mountain Sketch CVI, sold for $212,400 at the Toronto event. CBC, June 4, 2013

Santa Fe

That’s the Spirit: O’Keeffe’s Kachinas The artist’s depictions of the landscape and Native American cultures around Santa Fe are featured in a traveling show. Artnews, June 3, 2013

Minneapolis

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Receives Japanese Art Collection Valued at $25 Million Mary Abbe reports in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that philanthropists and cattle breeders Libby and Bill Clark have given the Minneapolis Institute of Arts a collection of nearly 1,700 Japanese objects—paintings, sculpture, ceramics, woodblock prints, and bamboo baskets—estimated to be worth a total of $25 million. Artforum, June 5, 2013

Detroit

Bill to protect DIA artwork passes state Senate committee A state Senate committee moved quickly today to approve a bill that would protect the art collections at the Detroit Institute of Arts specifically, and Michigan museums in general, from liquidation in the event of a municipal bankruptcy proceeding. Detroit Free Press, June 4, 2013

New York

Remembering Ada Louise Huxtable A gathering at the Metropolitan Museum of Art honors Ada Louise Huxtable, the pioneering architecture critic who died in January. New York Times, June 5, 2013

Discovered at 64, a Brooklyn Artist Takes His Place After three decades of making art for himself, Rafael Leonardo Black sold 10 works at prices ranging from $16,000 to $28,000. New York Times, June 5, 2013

Christie’s pulls works after ‘forgery’ concerns Ten items from one collection withdrawn from New York auctions. The Art Newspaper, June 5, 2013

Lucama, North Carolina

Vollis Simpson, Visionary Artist of the Junkyard, Dies at 94 Mr. Simpson made metal scraps into magnificent things that twirled and jangled and clattered when he set them out on his land. New York Times, June 5, 2013

London

William Morris Gallery wins top UK prize Art Fund’s £100,000 award goes to museum celebrating arts and crafts hero. The Art Newspaper, June 5, 2013

Paris

The Degas Debate: Analyzing the Controversial Plasters Are 74 plasters ‘discovered’ in a foundry storeroom ‘original’ works by Degas? A Degas scholar analyzes the sculptures, outlines the controversy, and considers competing meanings of ‘original’. Art News, June 5 2013

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