WEEK IN REVIEW: From Basquiat to 20x200, Our Top Visual Arts Stories, Mar. 23-29
— Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ex-girlfriend Alexis Adler revealed a trove of works that he created in the East Village apartment they shared, which she plans to publish, exhibit, and, most likely sell.
— Julia Halperin profiled six artists, all women — including Carmen Herrera, Grandma Moses, and Alice Mackler — whose big breaks came after they turned 70, proving that the hottest artists aren't necessarily always young.
— Rachel Corbett looked into the Fridge Art Fair, a cool new fair launching in May during Frieze New York.
— Lawyers for Chuck Close, Laddie John Dill, and the estates of Robert Graham and Sam Francis filed an opening brief in their appeal of a federal judge's ruling that the California Resale Royalties Act — which ensures royalties for artists when their works are sold on the secondary market — was unconstitutional.
— Ben Davis noted the total absence of crucial contextualizing history from the Museum of Modern Art’s blockbuster show “Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925.”
— Editors from BLOUIN ARTINFO’s branches around the world picked their favorite artworks of March for the latest installment of Planet Art.
— Almost a year after moving his operation and home from New York to Los Angeles, gallerist Perry Rubenstein reflected on the City of Angels's rising art world profile: “There is a freshness, a newness that doesn’t exist elsewhere.”
— Boston-based serial collector John Axelrod threw open the doors to his Back Bay townhouse, where works by street artists like Crash and Lady Pink are on view beside classical American prints, European Art Deco artifacts, and much, much more.
— The founders of the new online-only biennial BiennaleOnline, David Dehaeck and Nathalie Haveman, invited an all-star roster of curators — including Jens Hoffman, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Daniel Birnbaum — to select Web-based work for its inaugural outing.
— Collectors who recently bought prints from Jen Bekman’s affordable art start-up 20x200 have been left with neither prints nor refunds since the site went offline on January 31.
— In our weekly Gallery Night series, BLOUIN ARTINFO spoke with Charles McGill and Mac Premo at Pavel Zoubok's new Chelsea digs.