The Andy Warhol Foundation plans to file a lawsuit against the pop artist in the Supreme Court + more stories


Art Industry News is a daily summary of the most momentous developments in the art world and the art market. You need to know this this Friday, December 10th.


Portugal accused of botched the Venice Biennale selection – Bruno Leitão, curator of the Portuguese pavilion at the Venice Biennale, accuses the country’s Ministry of Culture of breaching its duty in the application process and describes it as “scandalous, completely unrealistic and hostile to art”. Leitão said a jury member deliberately gave a dramatically low rating to Portuguese artist Grada Kilomba’s application, which studies colonial legacy and racism, to ensure the average score was low enough to not get through. (The art newspaper)

Another left-wing museum director in Poland sacked – Jaroslaw Suchan, who has been director of the Łodz Art Museum since 2006, will not renew his contract, the Ministry of Culture and Heritage announced last week. Cultural institutions in Poland have been confronted with a change in leadership since the right-wing government came to power. (The art newspaper)

Warhol Foundation urges the Supreme Court to review the verdict – The Warhol Foundation in New York filed a petition Thursday arguing that the Supreme Court should review an earlier decision in favor of photographer Lynn Goldsmith, who accused the famous pop artist of copyright infringement in his 1984 series “Prince” who on a 1981 she photographed the musician Prince during an assignment for News week. (ARTnews)

A lawyer for the Wildenstein saga is also charged with tax evasion – Claude Dumont-Beghi, a lawyer who accuses French art dealer Guy Wilderstein, who has cheated his stepmother Sylvia out of an inheritance fortune, now faces the same fate as her enemy. While Guy Wildenstein is under criminal investigation for alleged tax evasion, Dumont-Beghi, who had hidden $ 5.1 million received from her late client Sylvia Wildenstein, was found and convicted of tax fraud. (Bloomberg)


Frieze LA publishes list of exhibitors – About 100 galleries from 17 countries will be in the line-up for Frieze Los Angeles 2022, the first edition of the IRL since shortly before the 2020 pandemic lockdown. The latest edition also shows significant growth from the 2020 edition which was 75 Galleries presented. The LA fair also includes Frieze Sculpture Beverly Hills and Focus LA, which are dedicated to LA-based galleries under the age of 15 doing solo or duo presentations. (ARTnews)

Investigators are taking action against the illegal trade in antiques Investigators from Greece and the US have seized 180 illegally traded antiques, including ancient statues and jewels from Greece. The recovered works included a statue of a young man from 560 BC. And a bronze eagle that was part of a cauldron from Crete from 660 BC.monopoly)

Christie’s moves its headquarters to Shanghai – Christie’s will move its Shanghai office and art space to Bund One, a centuries-old historic building in the heart of China’s art and culture scene, in the spring of 2022. The new location marks the continuous expansion of the auction house in the region. It is expected to move to its new Hong Kong headquarters in 2024. (Press release)


Future Generations Art Prize awarded – The Afghan artist Aziz Hazara, who lives in Berlin, was awarded the Future Generation Art Prize worth 100,000 US dollars for his video installation Bow Echo, a reaction to the resistance of the Kabul community in the midst of ongoing military conflicts. (ARTnews)

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