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GAME ON! After months of anticipation, Frieze has launched the exhibitor listing for its inaugural Seoul fresh artwork honest, which runs September 2 thru 5. The lineup includes a overall of a few 110 galleries, and is wealthy with upper-echelon sellers like Gagosian, Matthew MarksDavid Zwirner, and Hauser & Wirth. A Frieze Masters segment will function 18 cubicles with works from all over the ages, and a unique grouping of 10 solo displays by means of Asian galleries is being curated by means of Christopher Y. Lew and Hyejung Jang. The honest, which is able to happen September 2 thru 5 on the COEX conference middle along the long-running Korea Global Artwork Truthful, shall be provide a significant check for the buzzed-about Korean artwork marketplace, and it is going to even be Frieze’s first honest in Asia. Alex Greenberger has a complete rundown of what's going to be on be offering in ARTnews.

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THE SAGA CONTINUES. The Orlando Museum of Artwork in Florida, which has been dealing with controversy over a now-shuttered Jean-Michel Basquiat display that was once raided by means of the FBI remaining week, introduced that Aaron De Groft is now not its director and CEO, the New York Instances stories. Some professionals have mentioned that works within the display are fakes; their house owners declare they had been present in a garage unit rented by means of the overdue screenwriter Thad Mumford, who obtained them from the artist. A complication with that provenance: Mumford advised investigators prior to his demise that he by no means met Basquiat. Neither museum nor De Groft has been accused of felony wrongdoing. The previous director had now not answered to the Instances by means of press time.

The Digest

IN OTHER MUSEUM LEADERSHIP NEWS: The American Folks Artwork Museum in New York has coated up a $5 million present from Arkansas philanthropists Becky and Bob Alexander, who will obtain naming rights for the its directorship, the Related Press stories. And Daniel Weiss will step down as president of the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork subsequent 12 months, ARTnews stories.

Artist Margaret Keane, whose huge-eyed art work of cartoonish youngsters overjoyed the general public and enraged quite a lot of critics, has died at 94. The tale of her artwork, and her husband taking credit score for it, was once the topic of the 2014 Tim Burton movie Giant Eyes[The New York Times]

Bonhams simply can't forestall purchasing different public sale homes. The London-based company has snapped up Paris’s Cornette de Saint-Cyr, following its fresh acquisitions of Bukowskis in Stockholm, Skinner in Boston, and Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen. [The Value]

Talking of Boston, the Museum of Positive Arts there and its workers have agreed on their first union contract. Staffers voted to enroll in the United Auto Staff Native 2110 in overdue 2020. The deal will come with a a minimal 5-percent bump in wages subsequent month, adopted by means of 3-percent boosts in 2023 and 2024. [The Associated Press]

At a modern artwork sale at Christie’s in Paris on Tuesday, a Jeff Koons “Balloon Monkey” sculpture that was once being auctioned by means of Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk and his spouse Olena to fortify troops from the rustic bought for £10 million (about $12.6 million). Angelica Villa has a complete file at the public sale, and some other that adopted in London. [ARTnews]

Statues of figures with hyperlinks to slavery will stay on view at Goldsmiths, College of London, following a vote by means of locals. Some scholars had known as for his or her elimination. [Evening Standard]

A famend Roman ground mosaic relationship again some 1,700 years was once returned to the site the place it was once found out in Lod, Israel, close to Tel Aviv, after occurring an extended excursion of worldwide museums. [Reuters]

The Kicker

BRUSHED-OFF. Neatly, here's a not-safe-for-work story about Pierre-Auguste Renoir, as advised by means of fellow artist Tacita Dean within the pages of Fashion. Renoir advanced arthritis in his arms later in existence, and Dean says that some (very impolite) particular person as soon as requested him, “How do you paint when you'll’t cling a broom?” The Impressionist’s rejoinder: “I paint with my prick.” OK! Experience your day. [Vogue]