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MoMA appoints Clément Chéroux new chief curator of photography

Plus: Former Sotheby’s attorneys to found new art law firm | Anne Marion (1938-2020) | and recommended reading

14 February 2020

Our daily round-up of news from the art world

MoMA appoints Clément Chéroux new chief curator of photography | Clément Chéroux has been named the sixth chief curator for photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Chéroux has led the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Pritzker Center for Photography since 2017. Previously he was appointed chief photography curator at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2013, having joined the museum as a conservator in 2007. Taking up the new role at MoMA in June, he replaces Quentin Bajac, who left to direct the Jeu de Paume in Paris in 2018. 

Former Sotheby’s lawyers to found new art law firm | The art lawyers John Cahill and Jonathan Olsoff, who recently left Sotheby’s, are co-founding a new dedicated art law firm with Paul Cossu, previously a partner at Pryor Cashman LLP. Olsoff, Cahill, Cossu LLP will operate in New York, Los Angeles, Zurich and London. Aimée Scala, a former photo editor at Artforum, will join as a partner in Los Angeles.

Anne Marion (1938-2020) | The art patron Anne Marion, who was a major donor for the Modern Art of the Modern Art Museum in Fort worth, Texas, has died at the age of 81. In 1997, Marion opened the privately funded Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, establishing one of America’s first museums dedicated to a female artist. 

Recommended reading | The novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard’s profile of Anselm Kiefer for New York Times Magazine, provides a first-hand insight into the warehouse studio where the artist has worked and lived. In the The New York Times, Sophie Haigney reports on new research revealing how oxidation is causing yellow cadmium sulphide pigment in Edvard Munch’s The Scream to fade over time. Azmina Jasani analyses the potential legal pitfalls when artists and galleries decide to part ways, for The Art Newspaper.

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