A year of creative disruption? Nan Goldin, Ruangrupa and climate activists occupy top spots on Monopol’s top 100 list – 71Bait

The German art magazine monopoly has published its annual list of the 100 people it considers most important in the contemporary art world. One of the first rankings of its kind this year, the magazine’s picks give a first indication of who’s stood out in a year of success and controversy. Supported by an advisory … Read more

Pamplin Media Group – Hit show “The Art of Food” whets the appetite – 71Bait

Show of Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation is a masterful piece of tasteful objects However you slice it, food is a big subject in the visual arts. From Caravaggio’s peaches to Andy Warhol’s cows, artists have been painting what’s before them for centuries, making viewers salivate (or shudder). … Read more

Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art Announces “Freer’s Global Network: Artists, Collectors, and Dealers.” – 71Bait

The National Museum of Asian Art presents Freer’s Global Network: Artists, Collectors, and Dealers, a groundbreaking exhibition that sheds new light on Freer Gallery of Art founder Charles Lang Freer. The exhibition opens on October 15 – just before the start of the museum’s centenary celebrations – and is still ongoing. An innovative … Read more

Wanted in the US, Lebanese Antiques Collector Maintains H… – 71Bait

(MENAFN- USA Art News) Lebanese dealer and collector Georges Lotfi, who is wanted in the United States for dealing in looted antiques, has firmly denied all charges against him. An arrest warrant was issued in New York last month for the 81-year-old, who accused the former pharmacist of handling “hundreds of antiques” smuggled from war-torn … Read more

“We haven’t sold anything yet”: International art dealers are taking action against the organizers of the KIAF art fair, saying the Frieze overshadowed the smaller event – 71Bait

Despite a rousing press release featuring a long list of gallerists praising KIAF Seoul’s achievements, some art dealers say the fair has been grossly overshadowed by its counterpart, Frieze. Several dealers told Artnet News that after the five-day run of KIAF, they were disappointed with the event’s outcome, which fell short of their pre-fair expectations … Read more

From bugs to marshmallows, there’s festivities all weekend | news – 71Bait

There’s a lot to do this Labor Day weekend. One of the last weekends of summer, the region hosts several main events during this long weekend, including car shows, live music, competitions and more. Here are just a few: In this file photo, attendees interact with each other during the First Fridays: Folk Festival in … Read more