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News

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]

Market

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]

Artists

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]

Antiquities

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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