Art Industry News: The Frick to Hang Contemporary Queer Artists Alongside Grandmasters at the Breuer Building + More Stories


Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most important developments from the art world and the art market. Here is what you need to know on Tuesday, September 29.


Two of the first portraits of African men are presented together – Albrecht Dürer’s sketch from 1508, discovered in his studio when he died, and Jan Mostaert’s portrait, which dates from around 1525, are on display together for the first time as part of a new exhibition at the Rijksmuseum. The curators of the exhibition say the juxtaposition refutes the idea that Europe was homogeneous and emphasizes works that, until the Black Lives Matter movement, received little museum interest. The identity of the two models remains unknown. (Guardian)

The Madrid copy of Mona Lisa Highlights the original – The Prado explores the wild world of Leonardo copies in a new exhibition which opens today (until January 23). The museum now believes that one of the Mona LisaThe most famous copies were made by a pupil of Leonardo (either Andrea Salaì or Francesco Melzi) and claims that the same artist is behind two other well-known copies of the master’s work, the Ganay version of the Salvator Mundi, now in a private collection, and Saint Anne, owned by the Hammer Museum in LA (BRONZER)

Frick to show contemporary paintings with old masters – The Frick brings young cannons to hang alongside the old masters in the Breuer building. In “Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters”, paintings by Doron Langberg, Jenna Gribbon, Salman Toor and other contemporary artists will share the walls with masterpieces by Vermeer, Holbein and Rembrandt. The intervention will be visible until January 2022. (BRONZER)

The implications of the German elections for culture – A number of experts are optimistic about the impact of the German elections on the cultural sphere. The Green Party, which has made significant gains, and the SPD, which has won a narrow majority, are interested in forming a separate culture ministry that is no longer associated with the “media”, as is currently the case. . Both parties have also included the treatment of the colonial era in their campaign agendas. Experts hope new governments will expand support for artists, including unemployment insurance. (Deutsche Welle, Deutsche Welle)


Right-wing TV station presenter appointed NPG administrator – Inaya Folarin Iman, presenter of the British right-wing channel GB News, has been appointed administrator of the National Portrait Gallery in London. The pro-Brexit media figure, who called the Black Lives Matter movement a divisive, has been given a four-year term by the government. Earlier this year, another GB News presenter, Mercy Muroki, joined the board of the Museum of the Home in London. (BRONZER)

The Getty Foundation donates $ 1.3 million to Wupatki National Monument – The Wupatki National Monument in Arizona will use the Getty grant for a long-term conservation project in light of climate change and increased tourism. The indigenous site contains an ancient pueblo as well as over 5,000 exceptionally well-preserved archaeological sites. This is the first time that the Getty has supported the preservation of indigenous heritage. (The arts journal)

Porsche launches artistic initiative – The German sports car maker is launching ‘The Art of Dreams’, a new series of art and design commissions in creative capitals around the world. The French architect turned artist Cyril Lancelin has been asked to create the first installation, which will be presented at the Palais Galliera Musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris from October 15 to 24, 2021. Future stops are planned in Milan during the next year. year 2022. Salone del Mobile as well as in Asia later in the year. (Press release)

The V&A Museum of Childhood gets a new name – While undergoing a £ 13million ($ 17.5million) redevelopment, the V&A Museum of Childhood has announced that it will change its name to Young V&A, with a mandate to attract and inspire an audience from 0 to 14 years old. (Press release)


For Freedoms launches its first public art project outside the United States – Publishing producer Avant Arte collaborates with artist collective For Freedoms, which is perhaps best known for mounting billboards designed by artists in the United States. Together, they will launch a series of London-based public art activations that will be accompanied by prints. editions of artists Christine Wong Yap and Hank Willis Thomas. (Press release)

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Print edition of Who taught you to love by Hank Willis Thomas (2020).

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