December 1 | Salvator Mundi might soon be on show at Paris’ Louvre
After announcing that it might soon show Leonardo da Vinci’s prized Salvator Mundi, the Louvre might well hold its title as the world’s most instagrammed museum for the second year in a row. Elsewhere, the New Museum announces its 40th birthday celebrations, and the Andy Warhol Foundation recognizes the work of 23 arts writers.
Salvator Mundi might soon be on show at Paris’ Louvre
In an interview with French radio RTL, Louvre director Jean-Luc Martinez has expressed his desire to show Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi — which sold at Christie’s New York for $450 million a couple of weeks ago — next to the Mona Lisa.
In 2019, the museum will feature an exhibition dedicated to the Italian artist as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the pyramid. More via RTL.
The New Museum to livestream artworks across New York for its 40 years
As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, the New York museum will livestream exhibitions, performances and special events across 20 screens in various New York locations, including Times Square, Hotel Indigo, Mr. Purple and Barcade.
Highlights from the “Museum Live” program include a performance by “Trigger” artists Nayland Blake and Justin Vivian Bond in December, as well as the “Who’s Afraid of the New Now?” event (December 2-3), featuring conversations with over 40 artists whose works have been integral in shaping the New Museum over the past 40 years, including Raymond Pettibon, Carroll Dunham, Sharon Hayes and Jeff Koons. Read more via newmuseum.live.
Justin Vivian Bond, My Model | My Self: I’ll Stand By You, 2015. Courtesy the artist and VITRINE, London. Photo: Scott Rudd.
The Andy Warhol awards writing grants
The Andy Warhol Foundation, in collaboration with Creative Capital, has awarded its annual Writing Grants to 23 arts writers, who will receive between $15,000 and $50,000 each.
Among the awardees are: Stephanie Schwartz and Solveig Nelson in the “Articles” category, João Enxuto and Erica Love in the “Blogs” category, Janet Kraynak in the “Books” category and Jordan Amirkhani, Raquel Gutierrez and Siddhartha Mitter in the “Short-Form Writing” category. Read more via Artnews.
The Andy Warhol Museum.