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How Jonathan LeVine Projects Embraces a Nimble Approach in a Hybrid Art World

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Jonathan LeVine is embracing a brave new art world. The New Jersey–based gallerist first opened Jonathan LeVine Gallery in 2005, heralding pop surrealism and graffiti art during a 12-year tenure in Chelsea, New York. He then moved to Jersey City, renaming the gallery Jonathan LeVine Projects in 2017 and moving to an online-forward, partnership-focused model.

So why the change? LeVine attributes it to a shift that he has observed in the relationship between artists and galleries, especially as the art market has become increasingly digitized since the COVID lockdowns of 2020. “I’d say predominantly because of Instagram, artists have become more autonomous. They don’t really need us as much,” he told Artsy.

Read more: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-jonathan-levine-projects-embraces-nimble-approach-hybrid-art

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KYOCERA Museum of Art draws audiences into Takashi Murakami’s vibrant world

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Kyoto’s KYOCERA Museum of Art in Japan is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a large-scale art exhibition of large-scale art by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. The art exhibition, Takashi Murakami Mononoke Kyoto, presents around 170 artworks, mostly new, by the celebrated artist who pioneered the Superflat style. Mononoke is on view from February 3-September 1, 2024, and is co-curated by Shinya Takahashi, General Manager of Renewal Project Office, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art and Akiko Miki, Curatorial Cooperation. Takahashi joins STIR for an interview about KYOCERA’s presentation and connects Murakami’s distinct practice to Kyoto’s rich artistic history.

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Sale of De la Cruz Collection Raises Concerns in Miami’s Art World

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Last month, the Cuban-born, Miami-based art collector and philanthropist Rosa de la Cruz died at the age of 81. A few weeks later, the museum that housed her private collection in the city’s Design District closed permanently. A portion of the artworks were consigned by Christie’s, where they will go under the hammer in a series of sales kicking off this evening, May 14, in New York City.

The 30,000-square-foot de la Cruz Collection, open for 15 years, reportedly contained 1,000 pieces. To date, Christie’s has obtained over 200 works acquired by Rosa and her husband, Carlos, and the inaugural 26-lot sale, with works by Ana Mendieta, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Glenn Ligon, Mark Grotjahn, and Peter Doig, among others, is expected to fetch over $30 million, according to Julien Ehlrich, head of Post-War to Present. As major artworks leave Miami, perhaps never to return, questions have arisen regarding the city’s over-dependence on private art collections for its cultural ecosystem, whether other models should be explored, and why artists get the short end when works hit the auction block. 

Read more: https://hyperallergic.com/915055/sale-of-rosa-de-la-cruz-collection-raises-concerns-in-miami-art-world/

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Carpenter’s Yard at Priddy’s Hard in Gosport to be transformed into arts centre after £600k government grant

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Carpenters’ Yard at Priddy’s Hard is being transformed after £600,000 was awarded from the Capital Investment Programme. Work will commence to create nine affordable art studios, with funding also being put towards making a creative community which runs cultural and creative activities.

A total of £24.2m is being put towards 67 cultural organisations across the country. Darren Henley, chief executive at Arts Council England, said: “This infrastructure investment will help a whole range of different cultural organisations across England to flourish, increasing opportunities for people to enjoy creatively excellent cultural events close to where they live.

Read More: https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/politics/priddys-hard-gosport-arts-centre-funding-4620104

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