Some of the stories, reviews and discussions we’ve spotted online this week:
Sturtevant, the forerunner of ‘appropriation art’, has died
‘She adopted style as her medium’, said MoMA PS1’s associate director Peter Eleey of Sturtevant, whose ‘repetitions’ of other artists’ works proved highly influential in their own right.
Banksy allows Boys’ club to sell Mobile Lovers
The Broad Plain Boys’ Club in Bristol has been granted permission by Banksy himself to sell one of his works, Mobile Lovers. He gave his blessing in a signed letter, ending with a quote from Abraham Lincoln: ‘Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left behind by those who hustle’.
Art Detective scheme launched
The Public Catalogue Foundation has launched the Art Detective scheme, which aims to put guardians of public collections in touch with experts as a way of pooling specialist knowledge.
A fun house for the Met: the new Roof Garden Commission
Writing for the Financial Times, critic Ariella Budick gave Dan Graham and Gunther Vogt’s new installation a stellar review, describing it as ‘a seriously charming fun-house’.
Frieze to employ union labour
Frieze New York will employ union labour from this year onwards. The move comes after it came under criticism for its former practices.
Julian Schnabel’s exhibition of paintings at London’s Dairy Art Centre has been panned by critics. ‘[T]his vision feels so sixth form’, wrote Alastair Sooke in The Telegraph, giving it a single star.
Adrian Searle on the Turner Prize shortlist
‘It baffles me. For once I’m stumped’. Adrian Searle has suggested that this year’s ‘dour’ Turner Prize shortlist signals a deliberate shake-up by curators who ‘want us to struggle with meaning as much as the artists do.’