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.
Three artists have been chosen this year to move in to Alexander Calder’s former home studio in Saché, in France’s Loire Valley, which the artist designed and built in 1962. Abbas Akhavan, Rochelle Goldberg and Eva Kot’átková to “continue in Calder’s legacy” through three-month residencies.
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.
The Fort Wayne Museum of Art announced Monday that it has been given the works by the estate of artist David Shapiro, who died in 2014 after a long battle with cancer. The artworks’ estimated value of $6.2 million makes the gift the largest the local museum has ever received.
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.
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.
Why do we care about an artist’s studio? Artsy’s George Philip Lebourdais gives a short history on the artist’ studio as the place where the strange magic happens, as much for the artist’s imagination as for the public’s.
After 21 years in the making, Yale University Press will release a catalogue raisonné of the works of Richard Diebenkorn, the California painter who forged a distinct West Coast brand of Abstract Expressionism, in October 2016. It’s the first exhaustive catalogue of the artist’s work.