Sex! Lights! Electric guitars! That’s what being an artist in New York City is all about, or so it seems from the trailer for the new Art 21 documentary series New York Close Up, which launches June 13, 2011.
The National Gallery of Canada’s economic hardships came to a head last week when it laid off five members of its 24-person curatorial staff, including curator of European art Graham Larkin and curator of modern Canadian art Denise Leclerc, plus the museum's assistant curator for prints and drawings, the assistant curator of contemporary art and a curatorial assistant in Canadian art.
The latest museum to be hit by the bizarre four-month-long Russian embargo on art loans to the U.S. is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which is scrambling to fill in the gaps of its “Gifts of the Sultans: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts” show, which opened to the public on Sunday for a summer-long run, June 5-Sept. 5, 2011.
London is hosting two art fairs this week. Opening today is London’s Latin American art fair, PINTA, June 6-9, 2011, with a record number of 60 exhibitors specializing in modern and contemporary art, including first-timers Max Estrella, Rafael Ortiz and Galería Barcelona.