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THE ARTISTS SPEAK. Jayson Musson, who shot to repute because the sensible artwork YouTuber Hennessy Youngman, has his first museum display up on the Cloth Workshop in Philadelphia, and is within the New York Occasions. “Jokes can also be tough, nevertheless it’s now not simple to inform a just right shaggy dog story,” he stated. Feminist nice Suzanne Lacy has a survey up on the Queens Museum in New York, and is within the Artwork Newspaper. “Activism is impacting alternate,” she stated. “I’m now not satisfied that artwork does anything else profound and distinctive in and of itself, however that it operates to make stronger and push a normal, social, political concept ahead.” And T: The New York Occasions Taste Mag spoke with artists who're combating mass incarceration thru their paintings. “I’m now not focused on simplest telling the tale of the blameless,” Sable Elyse Smith stated. “I'm focused on disagreement.”

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AUCTION ACTION. Leisure large Undertaking‘s IMG has snapped up a majority stake within the collector-car public sale corporate Barrett-Jackson in a deal price $261 million, Closing date stories. The company’s many different holdings come with the Frieze artwork honest and New York Model Week. In the meantime, the property of author Joan Didion is heading to public sale later this 12 months at Stair Galleries in Hudson, New York, Architectural Digest stories. The fabric coming to the block is alleged to incorporate artwork, furnishings, and naturally, books. A catalog for the choices arrives October 31; the sale will probably be on November 16. 

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French illustrator Jean-Jacques Sempé, who equipped graphics for the “Little Nicolas” sequence of books, that have bought north of 15 million copies, died the day prior to this, on the age of 89. [The Guardian]

The Alabama Division of Archives and Historical past stated that it's enterprise efforts to go back Local American stays and funerary items that it holds to tribes, as federal regulation calls for. [The Associated Press]

Midtown Long island’s Crown Construction, traditionally the website online of many artwork galleries, is now house to the priciest resort within the town, Aman New York. Nook suites opt for $20,000, and a few spaces are simplest open to contributors. (The present initiation rate is $200,000). [Bloomberg]

Talking of luxurious, Vainness Truthful has a deep dive at the Carbone eating place empire, whose flagship New York department opened in 2013 with artwork curated via broker Vito Schnabel. Its homeowners have seized the zeitgeist “now not with Momofuku Ko’s Donald Judd–impressed minimalism or wd~50’s thing-that-looks-like-another-thing neo-surrealism, however with a unique pour of self-aware nostalgia,” Nate Freeman writes. [Vanity Fair]

JOB POSTINGS. A trio of team of workers pieces, by way of ArtDailyGiampaolo Bianconi is becoming a member of the Artwork Institute of Chicago as affiliate curator of recent and fresh artwork, coming back from Munich’s Museum Brandhorst; the Joan Mitchell Basis has tapped Solana Chehtman, who has been director of ingenious apply and social affect on the Shed in New York, to be its director of artist techniques; and Baltimore’s Walters Artwork Museum has employed Gina Borromeo as senior director of collections and curatorial affairs (and its senior curator of historical artwork) and Earl Martin its curator of ornamental arts, design, and subject material tradition. Borromeo is coming from the Rhode Island Faculty of Design‘s Museum of Artwork, Martin from the Bard Graduate Heart.

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A MAN OF MANY TIPPLES. British artist John Gilroy is in all probability most famed for drawing animals to market it Guinness beer (toucans, particularly). However consistent with one legend, he was once rather a gin drinker, and ran up any such bold invoice on the bar of the Morritt Hands Lodge in Greta Bridge, England, that he painted a mural in 1946 to hide the costs, one worker instructed BBC Information . Now that mural—a full of life birthday celebration scene—has been restored. Artist Sarah Hodgkins, who led the efforts, stated, “I might completely like it if he was once to stroll in, order a drink, take a look at the partitions and say, Oh, it lasted rather neatly.” Alas, Gilroy died in 1985, at 86, however his mural lives on. [BBC News]