A Rare Wayne Thiebaud Painting Is Headed to Christie’s and More: Morning Links from June 12, 2020


June 12, 2020 9:44am

Wayne Thiebaud, Four Pinball Machines, 1962.COURTESY CHRISTIE’S

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Five influential American charitable foundations will increase their payouts to nonprofit organization by more than $1.7 billion over the next two years. [The Art Newspaper]

Philadelphia Museum of Art leaders have been criticized for telling employees that “every individual life matters.”

An anonymous woman in a 17th-century painting that hung on the wall of one of Great Britain’s prominent royal residences for hundreds of years has been identified. [Smithsonian Magazine]

The Art Market

Christie’s will offer Wayne Thiebaud’s Four Pinball Machines painting at auction. [Art Market Monitor]

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Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum’s prized Paul Gauguin painting, Mata Mua (In Olden Times), may be heading to auction. [ARTnews]

Sotheby’s is launching The Dealer’s Eye, two online sales of more than 100 Old Master and 19th-century paintings and drawings consigned by more than 35 dealers. [The Art Newspaper]

Art & Artists

Painter Faith Ringgold talks about the pandemic, Black Lives Matter, and her iconic American People Series #20: Die, in a new interview.  [The New York Times]

‘It’s exciting!’: Tracey Emin, Anish Kapoor, and Jake Chapman share their (enthusiastic) opinions on the recent spate of monument toppling. [The Guardian]

Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí was nearly chosen to create a Confederate statue in Virginia.  [ARTnews]


“Our big art museums…have offered the awkward spectacle of suddenly woke institutions competitively jostling to assert their “solidarity” with Black Lives Matter.” Holland Cotter on how institutions can transcend superficial support for recent protests. [The New York Times]


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