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Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach opened yesterday to VIPs and invited guests. Judd Tully has the report on the day’s brisk sales, including a $2.4 million David Hammons and a $1.7 million Helen Frankenthaler.
ARTnews

And here are photos from around the fair, including a stunning collaboration by Raúl de Nieves and Cajsa von Zeipel and Mera Rubell snapping a photo of an Amoako Boafo portrait of Lorraine O’Grady.
ARTnews

A large-scale protest on climate change and rising sea levels will take place in Miami on Friday.
The Art Newspaper

News

Several French museums are closed or partially closed today as part of a national strike against retirement reforms.
The Art Newspaper

The Freer/Sackler in Washington D.C. is rebranding as the National Museum of Asian Art—but it’s not an official name change. (And the museum says it has nothing to do with the ongoing protests against the Sackler family, either.)
Washington Post

Lisa Movius: “Yuz Museum and LACMA confident they can show Middle Eastern art in China—despite crackdown on Islam.” The two are involved in a major curatorial partnership.
The Art Newspaper

Local police have received over 500 tip calls related to the recent jewelry heist in Dresden, Germany.
The Local.de

The Market

Pace gallery founder Arne Glimcher hosted a fundraiser for former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign at his “art-filled apartment.” Works on view included a Calder mobile, a Rothko, and an Oldenburg sculpture of an electrical plug.
Crain’s New York Business

And Vanity Fair gathered together 50 of the living artists that Pace represents for a jaw-dropping photo shoot.
Vanity Fair

Jezebel dives deep into Superchief, a Brooklyn street art gallery that it says “built its name on exploitation.”
Jezebel

Misc.

In a beautifully designed interactive feature, titled “12 Stunning Cookies That Will Impress Everyone You Know,” Susan Spungen has two recipes inspired by the late, great Ellsworth Kelly.
The New York Times

Ai Weiwei’s latest film, Vivos, which is about the 43 students who disappeared in Mexico in 2014, will head to Sundance in January.
IndieWire

An oral history of the steps of the Met, on the occasion of the Gossip Girl reboot coming next year.
Town & Country



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