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A Salvador Dalí diptych based on the form of his and his wife’s silhouettes will head to auction at Bonhams with a £7 million–£10 million ($9.1 million–$13 million) estimate. [The Art Newspaper]

Film producer Robert Cicutto will be the next president of the Venice Biennale. Through the position, he’ll oversee the famed art exhibition, as well as a related film festival, architecture biennial, and more. [Artforum]

Seth Cameron, a founder of the Bruce High Quality Foundation collective, will be the next director of the Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York. [The New York Times]


Gagosian’s online viewing rooms have seen major sales, including one for an Albert Oehlen painting that was bought for $6 million last year. According to some officials at the gallery, it’s allowing Gagosian to expand its reach internationally. [Fast Company]

With the recent opening of K11 Musea, a shopping complex that also contains artworks, Hong Kong is experiencing a veritable trend—art in malls. [CNN]

The Critics

The internet has responded to a restoration of the Ghent Altarpiece by memeing a human-looking lamb in it. But Jonathan Jones says the painting is worthy of more attention than that in his five-star review of the restoration. [The Guardian]


In his remembrance of artist Jason Polan, who died on Monday at age 37, Jerry Saltz writes that the artist was “one of the consummate draftsmen of the 21st century.” [Vulture]

Stephen Kaltenbach, an artist who found success in the 1960s New York art scene, then abruptly disappeared from it, gets the profile treatment. [The Sacramento Bee]


Historian Mary Beard has suggested that nude sculptures may have provided stimulation for ancient viewers. In a new op-ed, critic Hettie Judah ponders her remarks. [The Guardian]

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