The estate of sculptor David Smith is undergoing a leadership change through which executive director Peter Stevens, who has worked on the late artist’s legacy for 35 years, is stepping down while Smith’s daughters—Rebecca and Candida Smith—move into a more active role as co-presidents.
Hauser & Wirth gallery, which has spaces in New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Zurich, and Somerset, England, now represents the estate of Günther Förg, the painter who was known best for his sly revisions of modernist abstraction.
In the increasingly fierce battle among top-tier art dealers to work with the estates of top-tier artists, David Zwirner has just notched a victory. The gallery, which currently has spaces in New York, London, and Hong Kong, announced today that it now represents the Joan Mitchell Foundation, which works to support the legacy of the great Abstract Expressionist painter, who died in 1992 at the age of 67.
Today brings another entry into the online field, with the Sam Francis Foundation declaring that the first volume of its catalogue for the late painter is now available digitally. It covers 201 works that Francis made between 1945 and 1949, and for a limited time, it is open to the public, at no cost.
Thaddaeus Ropac has secured representation of the estate of Joseph Beuys worldwide. The Austrian dealer revealed the news on the eve of opening what he describes as the “most important” show of the German conceptual artist’s work to be held in the UK in a decade.
Relatives of the estate of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo are considering suing the Frida Kahlo Corporation over claims it holds the rights to her image. Mattel, toy maker and creators of the Barbie Doll recently launched a range of new Barbie dolls.
The directors of the Giacometti Foundation in Paris have revealed details about the new Giacometti Institute, scheduled to open June 20 in the historic district of Montparnasse, where the sculptor lived and worked.
In an unusually frank press release sent out last Friday, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam announced the cancellation of a much-anticipated spring show, the first Dutch retrospective of pioneering Italian designer Ettore Sottsass.
The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program has revealed its list of 2017 grantees. A total of $760,000 will be given to 23 writers, with individual grants ranging from $15,000 to $50,000.