January 4 | Artist Betty Woodman has passed away
An icon of contemporary art has passed away. In other news, the Weinstein effect hits the art world… yet again.
Artist Betty Woodman has passed away
The artist, who passed away aged 87, was one of the first living women to have her work on show at the Met Museum of New York. Represented by gallery Salon 94, the artist specialized in ceramics, inspired by Etruscan and Egyptian art as well as by Sevres porcelain.
The artist, who also worked with galleries Francesca Pia (Zurich) and Isabella Bortolozzi (Berlin), had an exhibition at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2015. Woodman was married with painter George Woodman, who passed away last year. More via The Art Newspaper.
Betty Woodman, Wallpaper 16, 2017, glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, acrylic paint, 112 x 209 x 1 inches (284.5 x 530.9 x 2.5 cm) — © David Kordansky Gallery
Photographer Thomas Roma accused of sexual misconduct
Columbia University professor and photographer Thomas Roma was accused of sexual misconduct by five of his former students. The accusations depict behavior said to have occurred mostly in the 1990s.
Roma is accused of abusing his power and influence, and the power disparity between student and professor to initiate sexual relationships with or making sexual advances to her students. Read more on The New York Times.
Thomas Roma, Dyker Dog Park #6, Brooklyn, NY, 2012 — © Howard Greenberg Gallery
Hollywood Talent Agency IMG Acquires Exhibitions International
Following the company’s purchase of a stake in Frieze art fairs in 2016, IMG has announced its acquisition of Exhibitions International, a major exhibition production company, which was responsible for organizing, among others, shows including “Pompeii: The Exhibition”, “Mummies of the World”, and “King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh”, an exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. More via artnet news.
Egyptian Sarcophagus at "Mummies of the World" at Union Station, Kansas City. Photo: Mummies of the World.