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Monuments

Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be memorialised with statue in Brooklyn

Governor Andrew Cuomo has suggested a site for the monument of the Supreme Court justice, overlooking the Statue of Liberty

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Exhibitions

Incarceration is part of the American experience for many—its art is explored in a major new show at MoMA PS1

Exhibition in New York will include works made by those who are part of—or who have ties to—the largest prison population in the world

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Antiquities trafficking

French dealer sues over Egyptian stele seized on way to Tefaf New York

Legal case brought against antiquities expert who also sold an allegedly looted golden sarcophagus to the Metropolitan Museum last year, while an arrest is made in Germany

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Art market

Manhattan's first and only freeport to close

Arcis, a high-tech $50m art storage facility in Harlem, opened in 2018 and allows for tax-free transactions

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Residencies

New York-based residency for Russian artists goes ahead as 'East-West divide' intensifies

US-Russia tensions heightened in the run up to November's US presidential election

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Public art

Central Park gets its first monument honouring women’s rights advocates on 100th anniversary of suffrage

Hillary Clinton attended the unveiling of the statue depicting Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth

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Public art

When a Gorilla sculpture lands in Hudson Yards, does anyone care?

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Exhibitions

As protestors call for justice in New York, Mel Edwards to install broken chains in City Hall Park

An outdoor exhibition of the sculptor’s work has been postponed to give space to the Black Lives Matters movement

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Exhibitions

Frieze to open delayed sculpture show at New York's Rockefeller Center in September

Free-to-visit, open air exhibition includes site specific works by Ghada Amer, Beatriz Cortez and Andy Goldsworthy

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Art market

Gavin Brown to close his gallery and join Barbara Gladstone’s

The pioneering dealer is bringing ten big-name artists with him, including Arthur Jafa, Joan Jonas, Alex Katz, and Rirkrit Tiravanija

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Media & broadcast

Our friend Keith Haring: in new BBC documentary buddies of the late artist draw back the curtain

Street Art Boy debuted recently on BBC2 and uses unheard interviews to document Haring's upbringing and work

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Commercial galleries

Pandemic pushes gallery districts to decentralise

Dealers are swiftly setting up new spaces in the Hamptons this summer and an increasing number of galleries are taking root in smaller cities

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Art schools

Hunter College art staff protest expected cuts for contract workers that would ‘hobble’ the programme

The school’s full and part-time faculty speak out in defence of college assistants who are at risk of losing their jobs and healthcare

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Protest

Art world workers join protests against injustice in New York—and aim to change racist systems in the culture sphere

Activists working at museums and galleries are bringing the fight for equality from the streets back into institutions

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Art market

Mary Boone released from prison early after the facility sees spike in coronavirus cases

Jailed for tax fraud, the incarcerated Manhattan dealer has been moved to a re-entry facility just under half way through her 30-month sentence

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Street art

A 20,000-foot mural in Queens honours doctor who died on the frontline of Covid-19

The monumental street painting by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada is meant to raise awareness of the pandemic’s disproportionate toll on communities of colour

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Public art

'Victimised and rejected': new work explores the history of artists working in New York and the need for public art

Julia Weist's project embedded in the New York public records reveals the uneven relationship between the city and its creatives

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Lawsuits

Former Paddle8 chief executive sued for $1m

Following the online auction house's bankruptcy filing, creditors claim Valentine Uhovski mismanaged funds from online sales and charity auctions

Podcast

The end of the blockbuster? Museums in a post-pandemic world

Plus, Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger explores Jackson Pollock’s Autumn Rhythm (Number 30). Produced in association with Christie's

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Art market

‘I’ve always been wary of big business’: Paula Cooper on weathering adversity and building better social systems

The veteran New York dealer shares her concerns about the current coronavirus crisis—and what the art world needs to stay focused on

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New York

Artists design messages of hope displayed across 1,800 digital billboards in New York

Starting today, nearly 1,800 digital billboards across New York City will display images from artists with coronavirus-related messages

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coronavirus

Brooklyn Academy of Music expects $7.4m shortfall due to coronavirus shutdown

Announcing it will cancel programming through June, the oldest interdisciplinary arts centre in the US must layoff and furlough staff

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Auction houses

Christie's settles $16.7m in tax claims with New York District Attorney

Manhattan prosecutors say the auction house failed to collect sales tax on $189m in private sales over five years

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coronavirus

Museums are chronicling the coronavirus pandemic for future generations

The New-York Historical Society and others are soliciting donations of objects and ephemera to document the "unprecedented times in which we are now living"

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Coronavirus resources

New York artist launches platform to link people in need of help with others amid coronavirus lockdown

Social practice artist Jody Wood started her S.O.S. online aid network as part of her belief that "everyone is responsible for caring for one another"

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Diary

Artist draws to celebrate New York's restaurants—and donates his sales to save them

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coronavirus

Magazzino Italian Art Foundation commissions eight Italian artists to produce new work in response to coronavirus

The New York-based foundation says there is an "absolute need to support artists" as the Covid-19 pandemic shutters exhibitions around the world

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Art market

Sotheby's postpones New York May 'gigaweek' sales due to coronavirus

Move is in line with Christie's and Phillips which postponed their sales to late June, but Sotheby's is yet to announce when its auctions will actually happen

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Art market

New York galleries seek rent relief from state government in the wake of coronavirus shutdowns

Some dealers are "prepared for a rent strike" if Governor Cuomo does not address a new bill offering rent suspensions to small businesses before 1 April

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Photography

Photographers are capturing the stark mood of major cities amid the coronavirus pandemic

As many self-employed photographers face work losses due to Covid-19, others document the "seriousness of what is happening on a personal and community level"

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coronavirus

New York galleries turn on the cameras as they turn off the lights during coronavirus lockdown

As programming and expansion plans are halted, innovation kicks in with virtual performances and tours

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The Insiders

The Great Disruptors: two museum shows look back at 1970s New York

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coronavirus

'I'm gearing up for a conversation with my landlord': Small US galleries prepare for the first wave of coronavirus losses

Considering staff furloughs and calling for state and city governments to expand small business grants, dealers are bracing themselves for significant financial downturn amid Covid-19

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Art market

Christie's and Phillips move May 'giga-week' New York sales to end of June due to coronavirus

Expanded 20th century art week in US will swallow up London auctions. Sotheby's has yet to make a decision about its New York Spring sales

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coronavirus

Met anticipates a $100m shortfall and remaining closed until July—and smaller museums in the US could be hurt even more by pandemic

“Everyone is really whipsawed,” says the New York institution’s president Daniel Weiss, who expects staff reductions

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coronavirus

New York galleries start to close due to coronavirus concerns

Pace, Hauser & Wirth and some others have confirmed that they will temporarily shut down

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Art market

Citing coronavirus, New York auction houses reschedule Asia Week sales from March to June

But specialist galleries, who might expect up to 50% of their revenue to come from the annual event, still plan to host exhibitions this month

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Art market

Armory Show will move to New York's Javits Center in 2021 and switch from spring to autumn

The shift of venue and date follows ongoing issues with the city's west side piers and marks a significant change to the art world calendar

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Storm King Art Center

A behind-the-scenes look at Storm King in the off-season

Curators shelter some sculptures and let winter work its magic on others

Podcast

Surrealism: what was Britain's role?

Plus, Independent Art Fair's director on New York's changing gallery landscape. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

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Exhibitions

'Strikingly experimental': major Donald Judd survey to open this week in New York

The exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, including 70 works made between 1960 and 1992, will trace the artist's development by focusing on key turning points in his career

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Exhibitions

Neri Oxman harnesses the powers of 17,000 silkworms for New York show

The designer has employed natural processes and used materials from plants and shellfish for her exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art

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Art market

Donald B. Marron's $450m collection to be sold by Acquavella, Gagosian and Pace galleries in New York

The unprecedented three-way exhibition of more than 300 works will open in May, coinciding with the city's auction week

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Diary

Fashion Institute of Technology issues apology for 'racist' accessories featured in its inaugural Master of Fine Arts runway show

The show, held at Manhattan's Pier 59 Studios on 7 February during New York Fashion Week, was designed to showcase the work of ten fashion and design graduates

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The Insiders

What’s old is new (and vice-versa)

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Public art

As debate rages around controversial US monuments, New York park invites artists to make their own

The year-long programme Monuments Now at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens aims to evaluate ideas around public art

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Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley's monumental work in New York looks for human connection during 'an absolute fucking disaster'

The project in Brooklyn Bridge Park is a commission of BTS Connect, an international public arts initiative funded by the Korean boyband

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Exhibitions

New York’s Asia Society announces participants in its inaugural triennial

Works by 40 artists and collectives will go on view in June

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Turkey

Scribbled with a prison pen: detained Turkish designer's drawings go on show in New York

Washington Post design director tweets support for Fevzi Yazici who made the works in solitary confinement at Silivri Prison

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Law

Artist pleads guilty to assault and harassment charges in domestic violence case

As part of plea agreement, Tobias Madison must attend a 26-week batterers’ programme and attend weekly therapy sessions to have his criminal record cleared in a year’s time

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Exhibitions

Convention-defying legacy of playwright Alfred Jarry goes on show at New York's Morgan Library

The 300-work exhibition showcases Jarry’s experimentation with book and magazine design, including his rough woodcuts and collages

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The Insiders

The art world is reborn in Tribeca

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Public art

Living refugees of civil war honoured in New York public art project by Krzysztof Wodiczko

The artist hopes to transform an existing monument with contemporary experiences so there will be “no more need for new war memorials”

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Museums

The Met’s British galleries are radically reimagined for museum's 150th anniversary

Lead curator says relaunch next spring is timely as "the UK is reassessing its role on the European and global stage”

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Brooklyn Art Library

Brooklyn Art Library's Sketchbook project expands

Library of more than 45,000 artists’ sketchbooks is planning to become a non-profit, and help establish satellite venues around the country

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Faurschou Foundation

Danish collector Jens Faurschou inaugurates new outpost in Brooklyn

The sprawling gallery follows Faurschou’s spaces in Beijing and Copenhagen

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Openings

Swedish photography hub Fotografiska opens long-awaited New York exhibition space

The franchise’s ambitious global expansion will continue in 2020 with launch of London gallery

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Linda on the loose

Get your rah-rahs out: Paul Pfeiffer marches to a political tune at the Apollo

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Public art

A stampede of one: plans to move lower Manhattan’s Charging Bull sculpture raises furore

The artist and city officials are at odds over the famous work’s removal from the heavily trafficked site it has occupied for 30 years

Auctions

Hammer Time: Sotheby's picks up the pace during a sluggish art week with $270.7m contemporary art sale

Record prices were set for Charles White, Brice Marden, and Wayne Thiebaud, while a Clyfford Still painting prompted a prolonged bidding war

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Hammer Time: records set but reserves remain low at Christie's post-war and contemporary art sale

Ed Ruscha's visual pun Hurting the Word Radio #2 rose to $46m, a new world record for the artist, but most lots barely reached their estimate in a slow sales season

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Hammer Time: consistency and caution are key at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern evening sale

The newly private auction house led the night's lots with its known money-maker Claude Monet, and set a world record for the Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka

Auctions

Hammer Time: Christie's Impressionist and Modern evening sale November 2019

In our new video series, deputy art market editor Margaret Carrigan recaps the highlights of New York's billion-dollar auction week

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Adventures with Van Gogh

For sale: two Van Gogh paintings come up at Sotheby’s New York next week

One of the works was looted by the Nazis from Jewish collector Jacques Goudstikker, but is now being sold by his heir after restitution

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Wayne Thiebaud’s little-known paintings of the Southwest to Shirin Neshat’s exhibition of Iranian women artists

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Exhibitions

The Big Review: the new MoMA

After a $450m expansion and radical rehang, has the 20th century’s emblematic museum found a place in the 21st?

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New York

Brooklyn Academy of Music opens its first gallery for visual art

The exhibition space, named after trustee and art collector Beth Rudin DeWoody, launches during annual New Wave Festival with works by Glenn Kaino

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Commercial galleries

Private view: three must-see gallery shows opening in November

Conceptual videos by Teresa Margolles and the boys of the Beaux Arts Generation are among our picks of the best commercial exhibitions this month

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Public art

New York will soon get its own shiny Anish Kapoor sculpture

The artist’s first permanent work of public art in the city will be installed at a Herzog & de Meuron-designed high-rise in Tribeca

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Cultural policy

New York City’s cultural affairs commissioner, Tom Finkelpearl, resigns

A specific reason was not given for his unexpected exit after five years in the post

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Biennials & festivals

Performa 19 to take viewers on a utopian journey back to the Bauhaus

The latest edition of New York’s performance art biennial commemorates the centenary of the ground-breaking art school

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Law

Who really owns this Schiele watercolour Portrait of the Artist's Wife?

A three-way battle is brewing in New York courts as the heirs of two Holocaust victims take on the work’s current owner

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Public art

New York opens applications for two new monuments honouring black history

The city forges ahead with its campaign to build new memorials, as public officials face pressure to reform selections process

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In the frame

Little ditty ‘bout John and Robert: two-person show in New York pairs artist Robert Rauschenberg with rocker John Mellencamp

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Linda on the loose

The new MoMA makes New York—and its artists—proud

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Exhibitions

How a method of armour decorating in 16th-century Germany spawned a new printmaking technique

Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art charts the evolution of etching through Renaissance artists such as Albrecht Dürer and Lucas van Leyden

Podcast

MoMA special: our verdict on the museum opening of the year

We speak to two of the museum's curators leading the expansion and our New York team sit down to discuss the highs and lows of the new space. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Opioid Crisis

Nan Goldin brings Pain to Purdue Pharma bankruptcy hearings in New York

Demonstrators at the White Plains courthouse kept up the pressure to hold Sackler family accountable in opioid crisis, as a $10bn settlement hangs in the balance

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Law

Letter calls attention to domestic assault allegations against Swiss artist

Signatories have asked New York's Swiss Institute to address “troubling claims” about an artist included in current group show

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Museums & Heritage

Rubin Museum restructures, reducing staff, hours and programmes, for ‘long-term sustainability’

The changes also include plans for immersive installations and artist residencies

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Commercial galleries

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening in October

Steamy Trinidad scenes and black female fetishisation—the best new commercial exhibitions this month

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The Insiders

New York gallery season kicks off with rights, wrongs and rising above the ‘other’

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Performance art

I crawled down New York’s streets for Pope.L's Conquest performance

The project was both silly and unsettling, completely theatrical and real

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New York

Janine Antoni’s symbolic images of the afterlife fill Green-Wood’s catacombs

The artist is the first to have a major commission in the historic burial vault

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In the frame

Pick up an artist-designed protest sign for New York's climate strike

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Obituaries

Gianfranco Gorgoni, photographer of Land Art and the New York avant-garde, has died, aged 77

The photographer, first known for his intimate portraits of artists, was later renowned for his monumental images of art in remote places

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the LMCC’s Art Center inaugural season to William Powhida’s watercolour memes

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David Hammons

Whitney Museum breaks ground on public installation by David Hammons

The museum celebrated the project, due to be completed in 2020, with a NYPD fireboat performance and specially commissioned jazz composition

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Tate's William Blake blockbuster. Plus, Pace and the New York gallery boom

We take an in-depth tour of the Blake show and talk to Marc Glimcher about his vast new space in Chelsea and why galleries are becoming supersized. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Activism

Artists confront ‘neo-fascist’ plague in performance in New York

The performance responds to the policies of Jair Bolsonaro and Donald Trump

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Commercial galleries

Mega-galleries pick up the pace in the race for space

Commercial galleries continue to expand in Manhattan despite steep real estate costs

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In the frame

Time magazine’s top 100 destinations list includes Damien Hirst’s $100,000-per-night Las Vegas suite

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Art law

Number of Manhattan's park art vendors can be limited by New York City, court rules

Appeals court says that guidelines limiting number of sellers in four green spaces are constitutional

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Conservation & Preservation

New York Public Library shores up its marble lions

Two-month conservation effort for the sculptures follows a public appeal to donors

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Performa

Performa 19 to explore the influence of the Bauhaus School on live performance

The biennial includes around 20 new commissions by artists such as Kia LaBeija and Ed Atkins

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the relationship between humans and nature at the Cooper Hewitt to love and unity at the Ford Foundation

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Media & broadcast

Into the cluttered maze of a packrat photographer

“Jay Myself” captures an artist and collector in his overflowing six-storey home