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RECLUSIVE ARTIST CADY NOLAND IS BACK with an extremely rare solo exhibition which includes new work at Buchholz Gallery At New York. The exhibition, which was not announced and has just opened, is linked to a freshly printed book by the artist and art historian Rhea Anastas title The clip-on method. The duo approached Buchholz to do an exhibit, and the gallery owners handed over the keys to their Manhattan space, Nate freeman reports in Artnet news . (In this case, the concessionaire Jose freire Recount ARTnews A few years ago, he once gave Noland the keys to the gallery so that she could set up a room as she pleased.) ARTnews donor Greg Allen investigated where Noland might have found steel fences and plastic barricades in the show.

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WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF REFUSING VIRUSES IN CERTAIN LOCATIONS, museums are resuming their activities. Last sign: the reopening of various Yayoi Kusama “Infinity Rooms”, the small, mirrored closed rooms that are ideal for taking selfies but not necessarily ideal for enjoying them during an airborne pandemic. the Art journal reports that as of this week, the New York Botanical Garden put on sale tickets for an “Infinity Room” which will allow visitors to enter in August; it is part of the museum’s great Kusama show which opened in April. By Daily Art, the Rubell Museum in Miami is welcoming people back to its two venues starting today. As it turns out, one of Rubell’s pieces from 2017 has a fitting title: INFINITY MIRROR ROOM – LET’S SURVIVE FOREVER. “

The digest

Sculptor Laura “Missie” Thorne, who co-founded what is now the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado with two other artists, has died at the age of 79. The institution opened in 1979 in a former power station and moved into its current Shigeru Ban. – house designed in 2014. [Aspen Times]

A statue of Theodore Roosevelt riding a horse – long criticized as racist and colonialist – is due to be removed from the grounds of the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. The New York City Public Design voted unanimously that it should reside, as a long-term loan, with a still-undecided institution that focuses on Roosevelt. [The New York Times]

An edition of a very different equestrian sculpture, Kehinde Wiley’s Rumors of war, which features a young black man on horseback, will be offered by Phillips at a time when the artist’s market is on the rise. [ARTnews]

The trial of the Egyptian who attacked French soldiers with a machete at the Louvre in Paris in 2017 has begun. He is charged with “attempted terrorist murder” and faces life imprisonment. [AFP/Barron’s]

With the aim of bringing transparency and reasonable prices to the notoriously opaque art market, a new service called Facture brings together the recordings of the catalog raisonné of more than 60 key artists with the results of auctions, the inventory of museums. and gallery listings. [ARTnews]

After four years of work and millions of dollars, a remarkable Diego Rivera mural has been moved from City College San Francisco to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It will be presented there on June 28. [The New York Times]

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has awarded grants totaling $ 3.35 million to 137 artists and nonprofits, including Amy Feldman, Laddie John Dill and Olga Balema. [Artforum]

A new 822-page book provides meticulous documentation of the Sistine Chapel. Produced from 270,000 photos taken over two months in the Vatican, it is priced at £ 16,500 (approximately $ 23,100). [Financial Times]

The kick

IN AN ADVERTISING CUP FOR THE AGES, the first house that the architect Antoni Gaudi never conceived, the Casa Vicens in Barcelona, ​​Spain, will be available for booking on Airbnb for a single night – for € 1 (or around $ 1.20). The 1883-1885 structure was a private residence until 2014, is now a museum and was described in detail in a recent ARTnews introduction to Gaudí. Architectural summary The story contains the details of the hot and very time-limited offer: the unique first-come, first-served reservation will go live on July 12 at 4 p.m. locally (10 a.m. in New York). Good luck! [Architectural Digest]

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