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posted by CAA — Jun 06, 2018

Female tumbler (c. 1800–30), unknown artist. Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Irving Sandler, Art Historian Who Was Close to Artists, Dies at 92

Art critic, historian, and longtime CAA member Irving Sandler passed away on June 2nd. (New York Times)

Museum of Modern Art Staff Protest Outside Fundraising Gala, Demanding a Fair Contract

MoMA workers and their supporters rallied outside the Museum to draw attention to ongoing contract negotiations that are currently at an impasse. (Hyperallergic)

Director Okwui Enwezor to Step Down from Munich’s Haus Der Kunst

The renowned curator and art historian announced he is resigning from his post due to health reasons. (Artforum)

Art Sold Separately: Why Are People Buying Free Felix Gonzalez-Torres Posters?

Gonzalez-Torres made his first work that includes a stack of paper in 1988, and his first to consist of a stack constantly replenished with “endless copies” in 1989. (

The Paintings that Turned Persian Art on its Head in the 19th Century

While Persian arts are usually associated in the popular imagination with miniature paintings and carpets, the arts of the Qajar period are characterized by large-scale works and new technologies. (Apollo Magazine)

Elliott Arkin’s Quest to Counter Art World Elitism Culminated in a 10-Foot-Tall Picasso

Artist Elliott Arkin just spent roughly $120,000 of his own money producing a 10-foot-tall sculpture of Pablo Picasso pushing a lawn mower. (Artsy)

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