Art Movements – the week in Art news briefs

by Tiernan Morgan for HYPERALLERGIC, Mar 17, 2017 –

Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world.

As anticipated, President Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget calls for the complete elimination of the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities (NEA and NEH). The budget also proposes the elimination of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The College Art Association published an “Arts and Humanities Advocacy Toolkit” in response to the anticipated budget earlier this month.

LD50 Gallery, the London art space accused of supporting a racist, far-right agenda, has been evicted from its premises according to a statement by the Shut Down LD50 Campaign.

The Western Cape High Court found Zwelethu Mthethwa guilty of the murder of sex worker Nokuphila Kumalo. The artist is to be sentenced on March 29.

Art dealer Archie Parker plans to sell “Two Hacks,” a painting recently attributed to George Stubbs at the British Antique Dealers Association fair in London. The work, which was thought to be a copy after the artist, was deaccessioned by the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. In a blog post, art historian Bendor Grosvenor described its sale as “one of the biggest deaccessioning blunders of modern times.” Parker purchased the work at Christie’s for a hammer price of $175,000…

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