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THE GAME ON! After months of waiting, Frieze has released a list of exhibitors for its first contemporary art fair in Seoul, which will take place from September 2nd to 5th. The line includes a total of about 110 galleries and is rich in high-end dealers such as Гагосян,, Matthew Marx,, David Zwirnerand Hauser and Wirth. A Frieze Masters the section will include 18 stands with works from different eras, and a special group of 10 solo presentations from Asian galleries will be curated by Christopher Y. Liu and Hejung Zhang. The fair, which will be held from 2 to 5 September in COEX congress center along with the long-standing International Art Fair in Koreawill be a major test of the bustling Korean art market and will be Frieze’s first fair in Asia. Alex Greenberger has a complete overview of what will be offered in ARTnews.

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THE SAGA CONTINUES. IN Orlando Museum of Art in Florida, which is facing controversy for now closed Jean-Michel Basquiat a show that was attacked by the FBI last week, reported this Aaron de Groft he is no longer its director and chief executive officer New York Times reports. Some experts say the works in the show are fakes; their owners claim they were found in a warehouse rented by the late screenwriter Tad Mumfordwho acquires them from the artist. Complication of this origin: Mumford told investigators before his death that he had never met the Basque Country. Neither the museum nor De Groft have been charged with criminal offenses. The former director did not respond to times during the press.

The digest

IN OTHER NEWS ABOUT THE MANAGEMENT OF THE MUSEUM: IN Museum of American Folk Art in New York ordered a gift of $ 5 million from philanthropists from Arkansas Becky and Bob Alexanderwho will receive the naming rights for his directorship, the Associated Press reports. And Daniel Weiss will retire as president of Metropolitan Museum of Art next year, ARTnews reports.

Painter Margaret Keanewhose paintings with huge eyes of cartoon children delighted the audience and infuriated more than a few critics, died at the age of 94. Tim Burton movie Big eyes. [The New York Times]

Bonums just can’t stop buying other auction houses. The London-based company grabbed the Parisian one Cornet of Saint-Cyrfollowing his recent acquisitions of Bukovskis in Stockholm, Skinner in Boston and Brown Rasmussen in Copenhagen. [The Value]

Speaking of Boston, Museum of Fine Arts there, her employees also agreed on their first union contract. Officials voted to join United Auto Workers Local 2110 at the end of 2020, the deal will include a minimum 5% salary increase next month, followed by a 3% increase in 2023 and 2024. [The Associated Press]

On sale for contemporary art in Christie’s in Paris on Tuesday, a Jeff Koons A sculpture “Balloon Monkey”, which was sold at auction by a Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk and his wife Elena to support troops from the country sold for £ 10 million (about $ 12.6 million). Villa Angelica there is a full report on the auction and another that followed in London. [ARTnews]

Statues of figures with links to slavery will remain available at Goldsmiths, University of London, after a vote of local residents. Some students called for their removal. [Evening Standard]

Famous Novel A floor mosaic dating back to about 1,700 years has been returned to where it was found in Lod, Israel, near Tel Aviv, after a long tour of world museums. [Reuters]

The kicker

BRUSHED. Well, here’s a story that’s not safe to work with Pierre Auguste Renoiras a fellow artist recounts Silent Dean in the pages of Vogue. Renoir developed arthritis in his hands later in life, and Dean says that someone (very rude) once asked him, “How do you paint when you can’t hold the brush?” The Impressionist’s line: “I paint with my orb.” GOOD! Enjoy your day. [Vogue]

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