Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library October 7, 2014



Vancouverite that won Marilyn Monroe photo at raffle cashes in 31 years later Richard Avedon photo of Marilyn Monroe, won in 1983 with a $5 ticket, could bring $60,000 at auction. Vancouver Sun, October 7, 2014


Whistler gallery gets access to largest collection of E.J. Hughes paintings The new Audain Art Museum in Whistler will be able to permanently show the biggest collection of E.J. Hughes paintings in the country thanks to a loan from the artist’s largest collector. Jacques Barbeau and Marguerite Owen are loaning 15 of their best paintings to the $30 million museum being built to house some of the collection of art collector, developer and philanthropist Michael Audain. Vancouver Sun, October 7, 2014

Collector donates E.J. Hughes works to Whistler’s Audain Art Museum “It’s going to provide the museum with the largest display of Hughes’s work in Canada,” said Ian Thom, a Hughes expert who selected the work for the Audain Art Museum. Mr. Thom called the donation an “extraordinary gesture.” Globe and Mail, October 7, 2014

E.J. Hughes paintings going to Audain Art Museum in Whistler Vancouver art collectors Jacques Barbeau and Marguerite Owen are sending 15 of the best paintings from their collection of 80 original works by late B.C. artist E.J. Hughes to a museum opening next year in Whistler. CBC, October 7, 2014


Video: Toronto art exhibit shows the personal impact of war An exhibit at the Archives of Ontario called ‘Dear Sadie’ marks 100 years since the First World War by telling individuals’ tragic stories. Globe and Mail, October 7, 2014


Projection art project will have everyone looking up at Montreal’s homeless We usually look down at them. Or through them, as if they were invisible. But for once, artist Krzysztof Wodiczko wants us to look up at the homeless individuals who people our downtown streets. For the next six weeks, Montrealers will be able to view Wodiczko’s latest creation: video images of 21 itinerant Montrealers projected on the tiered roof of Théâtre Maisonneuve in Place des Arts. Montreal Gazette, October 7, 2014

Los Angeles

A Mover Among Shakers The director of donor relations at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles has infiltrated the city’s upper strata with remarkable success. New York Times, October 6, 2014


Single artist museum finds surprise success in varied programming Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum has kept visitors coming back with ten special exhibitions in the three years since it opened. The Art Newspaper, October 7, 2014

New York

Guggenheim Plans New Building in New York City The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is planning the construction of a new building somewhere in New York City that will be used for offices, art storage and some public programming. New York Times, October 6, 2014

A 36-Hour Jeff Koons Marathon at the Whitney For the closing weekend of “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective,” the Whitney will be open from 11 a.m. Oct. 18 through 11 p.m. Oct. 19, a last blast before the museum’s move. New York Times, October 6, 2014

Met Museum Rescues Ancient Egyptian Collection From Auctioneer’s Bench “The Metropolitan Museum of Art played the role of deus ex machina late last week, agreeing to purchase a trove of Egyptian antiquities that were about to go on the block at Bonhams in London, consigned by a St. Louis archaeological society. Archaeologists and historians alike had assailed the auction, fearing that the nearly 4,000-year-old artifacts would disappear into the hands of private collectors. Art and Antiques, October 5, 2014

Good Enough for Patti Smith On Thursday, the Neue Galerie, opens “Egon Schiele: Portraits,” the first American exhibition to focus on Schiele’s portraiture. New York Times, October 7, 2014

Brother, Can You Spare a Wall? “Thomas Hart Benton’s ‘America Today’ Mural Rediscovered” offers a raucous, wide-angle look at America as it entered the Depression. New York Times, October 6, 2014

40 Portraits in 40 Years The Brown sisters have been photographed every year since 1975. The latest image in the series is published here for the first time. New York Times, October 6, 2014

Reality Skewed and Skewered (Gushing, Too) Robert Gober’s brooding realism, at the Museum of Modern Art, is as American as apple pie — with the sugar left out. New York Times, October 6, 2014

United States

Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory for Artists If you say you are an artist, but you make little money from selling your art, your work can still be considered a profession in the eyes of the I.R.S. New York Times, October 7, 2014

A Potential Game Changer for Estate Taxes on Art A court battle over taxes on a family’s art collection may have created a template for other families looking to reduce the burden of taxes on their portfolios. New York Times, October 7, 2014


V&A East could be vast A planning brief released by the mayor of London reveals details of the cultural quarter for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Art Newspaper, October 7, 2014

Hirst’s straw hat heads to Dulwich Devotees of the Canadian artist Emily Carr (1871-1945) are in for a treat as Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London will open next month the first major solo exhibition in Europe dedicated to the Canadian artist and author. The Art Newspaper, October 7, 2014


Artistic freedom wins the day Iranian photographer decides to accept the €50,000 prize she returned last month after organisers adapt rules to safeguard the integrity of the work. The Art Newspaper, October 6, 2014

Syria and Iraq

Facing The Destruction Of Ancient Sites In Syria And Iraq “Beyond trying to confirm the losses, antiquities guardians around the world are asking themselves this question: Is it better to raise the alarm about what’s in harm’s way – or keep quiet to avoid the militants’ New York Times, October 5, 2014


Time For A Second Bauhaus Design Revolution “While universities often encourage interdisciplinary studies, their mission is to teach and grant degrees. What if there’s a new way of building, designing, drawing, performing that isn’t being developed because arts resides in specialised companies and institutions?” Newsweek, October 7, 2014


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