Art Industry News: A monumental work of art has surfaced in Brooklyn chronicling lies about the Republican election and other stories

Art Industry News is a daily round-up of the most momentous developments in the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Tuesday, November 8th.


Critic waves Orange County Museum of Art – After a long time without pans we got two! ARTnews did Not like the Alex Katz retrospective at the Guggenheim last week, and now, a WSJ Critics said the Orange County Museum of Art’s inaugural exhibits were “confusing and slightly disappointing.” Sculptor Fred Eversley’s cramped retrospective, he writes, had a “gift shop feel”. (WSJ)

New York’s Salary Transparency Act is now in effect – The law requires employers with four or more employees to post good faith salary ranges in job listings. Live postings range from a Whitney Museum director of people and culture making $150,000 a year to Met security guards making $16.50 an hour. (The art newspaper)

Brooklyn Installation Chronicles Election Lies – Artist Phil Buehler’s 50-foot banner, the wall of liars and deniers, contains tens of thousands of lies former President Donald Trump has told since his election, including the so-called “big lie” that the 2020 election was stolen. The second edition of the work, unveiled ahead of the midterm elections, contains lies linked to the “big lie” of those running for office. (Guardian)

Evelyn de Rothschild has died – The art collector, scion of the Rothschild financial dynasty and ex-head of the bank NM Rothschild and Sons Ltd died “peacefully at home” at the age of 91. (evening standard)

movers & shakers

The Royal Ontario Museum is hiring a new curator – Vicki Sung-yeon Kwon was appointed as the first curator of Korean arts and culture. The Canadian museum has the largest collection of Korean art in North America. (press release)

Snøhetta is restoring the Natural History Museum in Lille – The architecture firm announced plans to modernize the Natural History Museum in northern France, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. The institution, which is scheduled to reopen in 2025, expects a mixture of monument preservation and contemporary exhibition design. (design boom)

Bankrolls from Anonymous Donors San Francisco Museum Weekend – Remember the 3rd-4th December when 21 museums across San Francisco celebrate Free Museum Weekend. Institutions waive entrance fees and independent institutions open special exhibitions to the public. reservations are Available online. (Chronicle of San Francisco)


Gavin Turk extinguishes Richter’s flames – Former YBA Gavin Turk has presented a new series of candle still lifes – variations on Gerhard Richter’s famous works from the 1980s – at Ben Brown Fine Arts in London. Turk first encountered the series in 1988 on the cover of a Sonic Youth album. “It got stuck in my subconscious,” he said. “Now, more than 30 years later, this pathos reappears in my work.” (press release)

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