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EXPANDING HORIZONS. Due to supply chain issues, Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, said he plans to unveil his highly anticipated AMO-expansion designed in the first half of 2023, rather than later this year, as originally planned, the Buffalo News reports. The cost of the $168 million project will increase by $20 million. The newspaper also notes that the museum will close its temporary doors Albright-Knox Northland branch in June when its lease expires. He opened it in early 2020, after closing for construction. North of the border, in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario plans its own C$60 million (about US$47.1 million) expansion, which would add space for contemporary art, according to the Globe and Mail. The document also has a deep dive into how the Vancouver Art GalleryEfforts to build a new home have received a much-needed boost with a donation of C$100 million (US$78.6 million).
IN HONOR. It will be a big year for Australian Aboriginal art, FinancialTimes supports, with high profile museum and gallery exhibits on deck, and Sotheby’s presenting a dedicated sale in New York. “This is art from the world’s oldest surviving culture, created by a people who have lived sustainably for millennia,” said the curator. Hetti Perkins say it FT. “These artists can show us the way forward.” During this time, the Guardian visit an exhibition at South Australia Museum in Adelaide, Australia on the early works of the famous artist community of Balgo, Australia. They disappeared in the 1980s and were only recently rediscovered – “spit out by the universe”, as one expert put it. They are glorious.
One of the last remaining memorials in Hong Kong to those who died in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests – calligraphy painted on a street outside a University of Hong Kong dormitory – was overcast over the weekend. The school said it was a routine maintenance issue. [BBC News]
Another part of the supply chain! Frieze Los Angeles, which takes place next month, has canceled plans for a free sculpture exhibit in a Beverly Hills park because some of the planned works were delayed in transportation. Difficulty lining up installers amid the omicron surge was also a factor, according to a fair representative. [Los Angeles Times]
the Verborgene Museum The Berlin exhibition space, which aimed to raise awareness of unsung female artists, closed due to financial difficulties. His archives went to Berlin gallery. [The Art Newspaper]
A portrait from 1994 princess diana through Nelson Shank sold for $201,600 at Sotheby’s, tearing down its high estimate of $20,000. The piece was the result of more than 35 hours of sitting for the artist. [The Wall Street Journal]
Photographer Sandro Miller captured actor John Malkovich in the guise of famous image stars: as Pablo Picasso in one Irving Penn pulled, like Andy Warhol in one of his “dread wig” self-portraits, and many more. [Daily Beast]
the Cincinnati Applicant looks back at the 1973 robbery of two prized paintings from the city museum Taft Museum of Art. [The Cincinnati Enquirer]
THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. the Royal Academy of Arts in London is currently hosting a show that looks at the artist Francis BaconRepresentations of animals. For the New York Timesjournalist Alex Marshall asked disparate types of animal experts — a primatologist, a bullfighter — to share their views on a bacon each. Discuss the artist Second version of the 1944 triptych (1988), populated by monstrous little extraterrestrial organisms, leader Fergus Henderson offered a frank opinion. “These works always remind me of chickens and testicles, which are hostile,” he said. “Both are showing up in my kitchens, but not this way. I don’t often get accused of being disgusted, but it’s the dripping here that kind of puts me off. [The New York Times]