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A Monumental Louise Bourgeois ‘Spider’ Could Rake in $40 Million at Sotheby’s + Other Stories

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Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most important happenings from the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Tuesday, April 25th.

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Meet the artist who spent the night working security at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – No one works longer shifts than security guards at museums, so Greg Kwiatek decided to take advantage of the quiet night shift to study the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection. During the day, he draws inspiration from his night work to create his unique paintings, which are currently on display in a group exhibition at the Fiermann Gallery on New York’s Lower East Side. . (new york times)

How art historians use codes – When can computers replace art historians? The Getty Digital Art Historian uncovers new connections between 19th-century Spanish artists and helps curators learn about art history differently. We created data visualizations to help tell the story. (getty)

Louise Bourgeois Spider Go to auction – A monumental 1996 edition from the French-American modernist’s most iconic series, inspired by motherhood and her complex relationship. Spider It will be put up for auction for the first time in over 10 years. It is expected to sell for up to $40 million at Sotheby’s New York Contemporary Evening Auction on May 18th.press release)

Tyrannosaurus rex to be exhibited at Art Foundation in Antwerp – The giant dinosaur skeleton was purchased by the nonprofit Phoebus Foundation last week at Kohler Auction House in Switzerland. The foundation now plans to present the artifacts to the public at the new Bollentollen Cultural Center in Antwerp. (AFP)

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Prix ​​Rome winners names – A total of 36 winners have been announced for the biannual American Academy Awards in Rome, including seven visual artists Dred Scott, Estefania Puerta Grisales, Zachary Fabbri, Nao Bustamante and Mike Cloud. , Kamruz Alam. (art news)

The Andy Warhol Foundation adds new board members – The foundation has expanded its board of directors to include artist and choreographer Guadalupe Maravilla, Ryan N. Dennis, chief curator and artistic director of the Mississippi Museum of Art Center for Arts and Public Exchange, and art attorney Sarah Conley. Mr. Odenkirk and Paula Volent, investment manager at Rockefeller University. (press release)

LACMA Supporters Fund 10 New Acquisitions – The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s 37th Collectors’ Committee fundraiser adds works by Max Ernst, Nick Cave, Theatrical Gates, Miyoko Ito, Bernardo Polo, Kunihiko Moriguchi, and Analia Saban to its permanent collection . To learn more about how museums like LACMA organize their acquisition strategies, visit Artnet News Pro. (press release)

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NPG successfully raises money to share portrait of Omai – The National Portrait Gallery in London has successfully raised the £25 million (approximately $31 million) needed to fulfill its agreement with the Getty Museum in Los Angeles to jointly acquire works by Joshua Reynolds. . Portrait of Mai (Omai). Half of the total came from his unusual £10 million (about $12.5 million) grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, a £2.5 million (about $3.1 million) Arts Fund grant, and other private and public funding. Funded by donations. . The work will go on display when the gallery reopens on June 22nd, before traveling to Los Angeles in 2026 before splitting its time equally between the UK and US (press release)

Portrait of Mai (Omai) (c. 1776). Image courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery and Getty, London. ” width=”631″ height=”1024″ srcset=”https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2023/04/Portrait-of-Mai-Omai-Sir-Joshua-Reynolds-c- 1776-Image-courtesy-of-National-Portrait-Gallery-London-and-Getty-631×1024.jpg 631w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2023/04/Portrait-of-Mai -Omai-Sir-Joshua-Reynolds-c-1776-Image-courtesy-of-National-Portrait-Gallery-London-and-Getty-185×300.jpg 185w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news- upload/2023/04/Portrait-of-Mai-Omai-Sir-Joshua-Reynolds-c-1776-Image-courtesy-of-National-Portrait-Gallery-London-and-Getty-947×1536.jpg 947w, https:/ /news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2023/04/Portrait-of-Mai-Omai-Sir-Joshua-Reynolds-c-1776-Image-courtesy-of-National-Portrait-Gallery-London-and -Getty-1262×2048.jpg 1262w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2023/04/Portrait-of-Mai-Omai-Sir-Joshua-Reynolds-c-1776-Image-courtesy- of-National-Portrait-Gallery-London-and-Getty-31×50.jpg 31w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2023/04/Portrait-of-Mai-Omai-Sir-Joshua -Reynolds-c-1776-Image-courtesy-of-National-Portrait-Gallery-London-and-Getty-1184×1920.jpg 1184w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2023/04/ Portrait-of-Mai-Omai-Sir-Joshua-Reynolds-c-1776-Image-courtesy-of-National-Portrait-Gallery-London-and-Getty-scaled.jpg 1578w” sizes=”(max-width: 631px ) 100vw, 631px”/>

Sir Joshua Reynolds, Portrait of Mai (Omai) (c. 1776). Image courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery and Getty, London.

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