Art Collector Joe Berardo Arrested, Catherine Opie to Kind out Scholar Debt, and More: Morning Hyperlinks for June 30, 2021

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The Headlines

THE LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHER CATHERINE OPIE has been named chair of UCLA’s artwork division, and is now not always going to pursue one more term on the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art in the town, the L.A. Instances reviews. Opie is succeeding Andrea Fraser, who has held the gap since 2018 (and who only lately had a dialog with fellow artist Lorraine O’Grady in  ARTnews ). Opie acknowledged in an interview with the Instances that she will level of curiosity on addressing pupil debt. For “ongoing security in scholarships,” she wants “to herald no longer no longer up to $10 million” over the subsequent three years. “L.A. is an an increasing selection of extra costly city to reside in,” she acknowledged, explaining that there are “factors at UCLA with students being hungry. Some students occupy been sound asleep of their autos.”

Connected Articles

POLICE IN PORTUGAL HAVE ARRESTED the artwork collector Joe Berardo on costs of cash laundering and fraudReuters reviews, an escalation of his merely troubles of contemporary years. Authorities remark that Berardo moved artwork into a belief in sigh to dodge creditors. He and a attorney who used to be furthermore arrested occupy no longer commented on the claims. Berardo is the founding father of the Museu Coleção Berardo in Lisbon, which shows most essential in type and contemporary artworks that he gentle thru a firm is known as the Berardo Series Association. In 2019, the Art Newspaper reported, three banks filed proceed well with to secure higher almost €1 billion (about $1.19 billion) in debt from him. “The banks seized the artwork series from the Museu Colecao Berardo in Lisbon in 2019 as collateral and handed over the safeguarding of the works to the voice,” Reuters reviews.

The Digest

The Virginia Museum of Ravishing Arts in Richmond has tapped SmithGroup for a renovation and expansion project budgeted at $190 million. Construction is slated to originate in the summer of 2023 and inch for two years. [NBC 12 and Press Initiate]

Lucian Freud’s portrait of David Hockney went for an above-estimate £14.9 million (about $20.7 million) in a Sotheby’s London sale of British and classy artwork that introduced a within-expectations £156.2 million ($217 million). [ARTnews]

The Italian artist, architect, and designer Umberto Riva, who designed effectively-known residences and home pieces, and who collaborated commonly with the Triennale di Milano, has died. He used to be 93. [Wallpaper]

Keep Johnson, who led the 1st viscount montgomery of alamein Museum of Ravishing Arts in Alabama for bigger than 20 years, from 1994 to 2017, growing a sculpture backyard and opening an education cruise, has died. [Montgomery Advertiser]

Big names have gotten a member of the board of the deliberate National Museum of the American Latino in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with actresses Sofía Vergara and Eva Longoria and chef José Andrés. [The Washington Post]

Thomas Gainsborough’s storied Blue Boy (ca. 1770) will be loaned to the National Gallery in London subsequent yr, marking its return to the UK for the first time in 100 years. It is being sent by the the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, whose founder, railroad kingpin Henry E. Huntington, bought it in 1922 from the seller Joseph Duveen. [ARTnews]

The Kicker

FEW PEOPLE ARE AS RELIABLY QUOTABLE as Frank Gehry. In an interview with Dezeen, tied to the opening of his fantastical tower for the Luma Arles artwork advanced in France, the 92-yr-ancient architect coated rather a range of floor in his generally pithy vogue. What does he own of the commercial enhance that accompanied the opening of his Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain in 1997? “Of us are constantly telling me how I modified the town,” he acknowledged. “I didn’t indicate to alternate the town, I merely meant to be half of the town.” Requested about the environmental profile of the Luma constructing, he explained, “I reply to every fucking detail of the time we’re in with the people we reside with, in this space.” [Dezeen]

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