MARLENE DUMAS ‘ AGAINST THE WALL’ EXHIBIT
Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1953, Marlene Dumas received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Cape Town and had her first exhibition in Paris in 1979. Her works have since been shown in Basel, Amsterdam, The Tate Gallery London and at The Saatchi Gallery.
Her new exhibit ‘Against The Wall’ opened yesterday at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York City and is running through April 24, 2010.
Living On Your Knees
For more information visit the David Zwirner Gallery.
LARRY SALANDER IS THE BERNIE MADOFF OF THE ART WORLD
Former art dealer Larry Salander has plead guilty to 29 counts of grand larceny in a Manhattan courtroom yesterday and confessed to defrauding artists, art consigners, investors, and other businesses in a series of schemes that are believed to have cost victims around $120 million. Arrested on March 26, 20009, Salander was charged with 100 counts including grand larceny, falsifying business records, scheming to defraud, forgery, and perjury. The gallerist got into trouble when he borrowed money and leveraged clients’ artwork to expand his operations and fell behind on payments, resulting in a barrage of lawsuits. Read the whole article: artinfo.
IRAN BANS IT’S TOP FEMALE POET FROM INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
Eighty-two year old Simin Behbahani, was about to board a flight to Paris, where she planned to read her poetry at a conference, when she was detained, interrogated for hours and finally released and sent home, without her passport. For decades she has written what might be deemed controversial and powerful poetry, but never once was she detained or imprisoned. The reason for her detention and subsequent loss of her passport has not been given. Read whole article: npr.