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CATHY WILKES WINS INAUGURAL MARIA LASSNIG PRIZE

Cathy Wilkes has won the inaugural Maria Lassnig Prize. Named for the Austrian feminist painter and funded by the Maria Lassnig Foundation, the prize is given biennially to mid-career artists and comes with €50,000 (about $53,000), as well as a solo show at an institution of the foundation’s choosing. As the winner of the 2017 prize, Wilkes will have an exhibition at MoMA PS1 in New York, where Lassnig’s paintings were the subject of a a 2014 survey curated by Peter Eleey.

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Twombly Foundation gives sculptures to Philadelphia Museum

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the nation’s pre-eminent destinations for the work of Cy Twombly, who died in 2011 and whose monumental Homeric painting cycle “Fifty Days at Iliam” has been on permanent display there since 1989. Now, a group of five important bronze sculptures by Twombly, which he considered to be related to the paintings, will enter the museum’s collection, gifts of the Cy Twombly Foundation.

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Muna Tseng on Keeping the Legacy Alive

This week, Germany’s The Institute for Artists’ Estates hosts Keeping The Legacy Alive: A Conference on Artist Estates as Berlin Art Week kicks off in the city. Muna Tseng from Estate Archive of Tseng Kwong Chi will be discussing the management of her late brother’s legacy on Thursday. 

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Mark Waugh on Keeping The Legacy Alive

This week, Germany’s The Institute for Artists’ Estates hostsKeeping The Legacy Alive: A Conference on Artist Estates as Berlin Art Week kicks off in the city. DACS Foundation’s Mark Waugh will be discussing strategies for mid-sized estates on Thursday. DACS Foundation’s Art360 takes on 30-40 artist estates annually, for artists working since 1900.

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