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De Appel curatorial programme faces tutorial mutiny

12 October 2015

Our daily round-up of news from the art world

Tutors at De Appel Curatorial Programme Show Solidarity with Suspended Director | Tutors including Beatrix Ruf and Elena Filipovic have withdrawn from the De Appel Curatorial Programme, demanding the resignation of the Amsterdam-based institution’s board. The dramatic move has been interpreted as a show of support former Director Lorenzo Benedetti, who was dismissed in September after just a year in the post.

Knoedler Forgery Case Goes to Trial | Two of 10 lawsuits brought against the Knoedler Gallery are set to go on trial in January, reports the New York Times. The gallery and its former director have been accused of knowingly selling 32 fakes purporting be the work of painters including Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. Earlier this year, three lawsuits brought against the gallery were settled out of court.

Yale Selects Architect for Schwarzman Center | Yale University has announced that it has picked Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners to design its new Schwarzman Center, reports the New York Times. BBB is principally known for its renovation projects, including plans for the main terminal at Grand Central Station and restoration work to New York’s City Hall.

Previously ‘Unknown’ Freud Drawing up for Sale | A 1947 Lucian Freud drawing is to go on sale at Sotheby’s in November after nearly 70 years out of public view. The drawing depicts Freud and his first wife Kitty Garman – herself the daughter of Jacob Epstein. The auction house has given a ‘conservative’ estimate of £600,000–£800,000 – not bad for what is essentially an intriguing curio.

David Zwirner Announces Representation of Sigmar Polke Estate | The David Zwirner gallery has announced that it is now representing the estate of Sigmar Polke, according to a statement. Touchingly, Zwirner describes his new affiliation with the artist, who died in 2010, as ‘a dream come true’.