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Jim Harithas, the freewheeling curator who cofounded two key Houston artwork establishments, died final week on the age of 90, the Houston Chronicle studies. Together with his spouse, Ann Harithaswho died in 2021, Harithas established the Station Museum of Up to date Artwork and the Artwork Automobile Museum. The Station Museum, which opened in 2001 and shuttered indefinitely late final 12 months, offered a big selection of venturesome artwork, from the native to the worldwide. The Artwork Automobile Museum focuses on Houston’s annual Artwork Automobile Parade. Harithas got here to town to function director of its Up to date Arts Museuma place he held from 1974 to 1978. Previous to that, he had led the Everson Museum of Artwork (the place Yoko Ono’s first museum present generated a rumor of a Beatles reunion) in Syracuse, New York, and the Corcoran Gallery of Artwork in Washington, D.C.

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ALL PUBLICITY IS GOOD PUBLICITY. Following information {that a} Florida principal was pressured to resign after sixth-grade college students have been proven a picture of Michelangelo’s David (1501–04), the museum the place it resides, the Accademy’s Gallery in Florence, Italy, invited dad and mom and the scholars from the college to come back and take a look, the Related Press studies. “To suppose that David might be pornographic means really not understanding the contents of the Bible, not understanding Western tradition and never understanding Renaissance artwork,” its director, Cecilia Hollbergstated. Florence’s mayor additionally invited the ousted principal, Hope Carrasquillato come back by. Carrasquilla stated that she could settle for, explaining to the AP that, whereas she has visited the piece earlier than, “I’d like to go and be a visitor of the mayor.”

The Digest

The artist Koo Jeong A will signify South Korea on the 2024 Venice Biennale. Organizing the pavilion will probably be Jacob Fabriciusthe director of the Artwork Gallery Aarhus in Denmark, and Lee Solar-heeits director. The exhibition will contain “invisible components comparable to scents and temperatures,” Kim Da-sol studies. [The Korea Herald]

Sotheby’s hit pause on a web-based public sale, “Natively Digital: Glitch-ism,” after one of many artists within the sale, Patrick Amadonraised concern its lack of female-identifying artists. The public sale home stated it is going to maintain the occasion later with “a extra equitable and numerous group of artists.” [Decrypt]

Archaeologists finding out the burial of a person within the second century at a Roman necropolis on the sting of Sagalassos in Turkey discovered greater than three dozen bent or twisted nails. A brand new paper argues that they have been a part of an occult observe aimed toward guaranteeing the useless didn’t return. [The New York Times]

The artwork historian James Corridor has proposed that Vincent van Gogh’s 1889 The Starry Night time was impressed by the then-new Eiffel Tower and the fireworks surrounding its inauguration, that are channeled within the “pyrotechnical music of the celebs, sky, and clouds” within the artist’s legendary piece, Corridor writes. [The Guardian]

Meet Markus Dochantschithe architect behind a bevy of main New York artwork areas lately, from the new-ish Phillips public sale home in Midtown to the forthcoming Tribeca areas of Marian Goodman and Alexander Grey Associates. His ideas on the white dice? “I’m a bit uninterested in it,” he stated. [The New York Times]

At an occasion on Friday, Greece marked the donation of three fragments of the Parthenon from the Vatican Museums to the Greek Orthodox Church. “This act by Pope Francis is of historic significance and has a constructive influence on all ranges,” Archbishop Ieronymos II stated. [The Associated Press]

The Kicker

GAMECHANGER. Within the New York Instances, Matt Flegenheimer and Kate Kelly have a strong profile of Steve Cohenthe billionaire artwork collector and hedge-funder who’s now the big-spending proprietor of the Mets. He has gone from “a reclusive avatar of scofflaw capitalism to an avuncular Twitterer who may in all probability be elected Queens borough president by acclamation,” they write. As soon as recognized for working a extremely intense office, Cohen stated, “I’ve mellowed.” Due to the massive participant contracts he’s paying, Main League Baseball has instituted a so-called Cohen Tax aimed toward penalizing such offers. Outfielder Brandon Nimmo instructed the Instances that Cohen stated of that rule change: “It’s an honor. Wouldn’t you desire a tax named after you?” [NYT]


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