Almost half of all museum exhibitions in the US are devoted to just 4 percent of contemporary artists, according to a new study – 71Bait

How top-heavy is the institutional art world in the US? Very top heavy. Between 2017 and 2021, just four percent of a group of more than a quarter million artists — roughly 10,000 — were the focus of 47 percent of museum exhibits in the United States, according to a new study. The report, released … Read more

In an effort to diversify museum staff, a new program is offering paid internships at museums across the United States – 71Bait

The Association of Art Museum Directors has launched a new paid internship program for minority college students. It aims to help bring much-needed diversity to museum workers across the country, whose demographics are predominantly white. “Museums will be able to serve their communities more effectively when their leadership reflects the diversity of those communities,” Christine … Read more

Bill Perkins, buyer of the record-breaking Ernie Barnes at Christie’s, tells us about the auction coup of a lifetime – 71Bait

“The secret is out,” said Bill Perkins, the Houston-based entrepreneur and amateur poker player who beat out intense competition from another bidder at last night’s Christie’s evening auction to win a masterpiece by the late African-American painter Ernie Barnes . The Sugar Shack (1976) for $15.3 million. The work had been estimated at only $150,000 … Read more

WM | Whitehot contemporary art magazine – 71Bait

Nocturne 1601, 2021, acrylic on canvas, over concave wood panel, 60 x 90 x 6 in. Andy Moses: In search of the sublimeJD Malate GalleryJune 10 to July 16, 2022 BY LORIEN SUAREZJune 2022 Andy Moses’ upcoming exhibition In Search of the Sublime, curated by Sean Scully at the JD Malat Gallery in London, opens … Read more

WM | Whitehot contemporary art magazine – 71Bait

ThisPlay, exhibition view at Arter, 2022. Photos: Orhan Cem Çetin. This game arter February 17 to April 9, 2022 By ZOË HOPKINSJune 2022 Who could the contemporary surrealists be? In Istanbul, Turkey, Arter may have found the answer to this question. Spanning walls, ceilings and corners on multiple floors, the ThisPlay exhibition is a stubborn … Read more

Christie’s Hong Kong sale beats expectations with proceeds of US$184 million, setting 11 new market star records – 71Bait

It must be a sign of the new reality we live in that no one batted an eyelid when a major Christie’s evening auction was broadcast live from Hong Kong to the world today. Telephone banking specialists in London and those working the wee hours in New York jumped into competition for the lots on … Read more

In Marfa, an art town with few artist residencies, a curator transforms a historic house into a hub for creatives – 71Bait

Add this to your bucket list, Artists: Brite Force, a new invitation-only artist residency, has opened in Marfa, one of the art world’s most desirable destinations. Curator Yvonne Force Villareal set up the program in the ancestral adobe home of her husband Leo Villareal, whose family helped found the Texas city over 100 years ago. … Read more