InstitutionsArtists 11-10-2017

October 11 | New artist representations for US galleries

New artists join galleries Cherry and Martin (Los Angeles) and Luhring Augustine (New York). In other news, Leonardo da Vinci’s last known work is coming back to the market after the Bouvier-Rybolovlev scandal.

Luhring Augustine is now representing sculptor Oscar Tuazon

The American artist, born in 1975, is currently working on the installation Une colonne d’eau, to be featured in Paris’ Place Vendôme from October 16 through to November 9. The artist, who is also represented by Chantal Crousel (Paris) and Eva Presenhuber (Zurich), works with wood, concrete, glass, steel and piping for his installations, which are rooted in “minimalism, conceptualism, and architecture, and have a direct relationship with both the site in which they are presented, as well as with their viewer, often through physical engagement.” More via Luhring Augustine.

Tomory Dodge joins Cherry and Martin

Tomory Dodge, Imaginary Conversations With Others. Courtesy the artist.


The Los Angeles-based gallery is now representing the American artist, born in 1974. The painter, who is also a musician, is known for his “dynamic paintings that explore the representation and mechanics of picture-making.”, and will have his first solo show at the Cherry and Martin November 11. Read more on the gallery’s website.



Rybolovlev’s Da Vinci to be featured at Christie’s

Leonardo Da Vinci's Christ as Salvator Mundi. Courtesy Christie's.


Acquired by Yves Bouvier for a price ranging between $75 and $80 million, Salvator Mundi was then sold to Dmitri Rybolovlev for $127.5 million, igniting one of the biggest art world scandals of recent years. Painted around 1500, the masterpiece — the last known by the artist to still be in private hands — will be auctioned off at Christie’s New York on November 15, where it could fetch up to $100 million.

The sale will also feature another major work: Sixty Last Suppers (1986) by Andy Warhol, inspired by Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. The work is expected to sell for at least $50 million. Christie’s has secured third-party guarantees for both works. More via Bloomberg.



Brussels’ “Centre Pompidou” has a name!

Brussels’ former Citroën warehouse — which will play host to a 15,000 m2 museum and a 10,000 m2 architecture centre — finally has a name: Kanal.

Construction works on the building should begin towards the end of 2019, whereas the official opening date is yet to be confirmed. From May 2018 through June 2019, the institution will launch several cultural initiatives, including an exhibition organized as part of the Centre Pompidou’s fortieth anniversary. The Brussels government will pledge $1 million to acquire works by Brussels artists. More information via La Libre.



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