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Meet the Real Andy Warhol, Strikes at London's National Gallery, & More

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Meet the Real Andy Warhol, Strikes at London's National Gallery, & More

Thomas Krens, the former Guggenheim Foundation director and the man behind the gargantuan Mass MoCA, has put forth a proposal for a privately-owned 160,000 square-foot museum on the grounds of the North Adams airport. (BE)

 

Jerry Saltz remembers Ingrid Sischy, the former editor-in-chief of Artforum who transformed the magazine from a thin academic read into what Saltz calls the “glossy, bossy” periodical we know now. (Vulture)

 

Philip Kennicott writes on the controversy surrounding the Hirshhorn Museum's new director Melissa Chiu’s decision to throw the D.C. institution's 40th anniversary gala in New York City.  (WP)

 

Stephen Smith delves into the private life of Andy Warhol through interviews with his friends and collaborators, revealing a man quite different from the Pop Art master we’ve come to know. (Guardian)

 

Iconic works by Alexander Calder, Francis Bacon, and more will hit the market this fall as Christie’s begins auctions of over 400 items from the collection of Arthur and Anita Kahn. (NYT)

 

Striking workers at London’s National Gallery have closed around ¾ of its exhibits in protest of the institution’s decision to bring in the private international firm Securitas. (Telegraph)

 

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