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Coronavirus

“Sotheby’s Shuffles Auction Schedule, Closes Most Locations to Help Combat Coronavirus.” [ARTnews]

Robin Pogrebin surveys the scene of online viewing rooms. “If galleries are closed, how can we sell art?” asks David Zwirner. “The online platform is something we have envisioned as an important part of what we do.” [The New York Times]

As arts institutions in the UK close, industry bodies say government’s lack of an outright ban on visiting venues leaves them unable to claim insurance. [The Guardian]

Modernist architect Vittoria Gregotti, whose buildings include Barcelona’s Olympic Stadium, died at the age of 92 after contracting the coronavirus in Italy. [The New York Times]

Art

At a renovated farmhouse in rural Germany, conceptual artist Danh Vo has embraced the simple life. [Garage]

Learn how Arthur Lewis, the creative director of UTA Fine Arts and UTA Artist Space, “built a dynamic collection of black art” by the likes of Ebony G. Patterson, Genevieve Gaignard, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Torkwase Dyson, Sadie Barnette, and Kerry James Marshall among others. [Artsy]

A photo archive “that shines a light on the undimmed spirit of township life in apartheid-era South Africa” is going to auction at Bonhams in London. “Life was restricted but these photographs show pure creativity and fun,” a house specialist says. [The Guardian]

Genesis

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, who died over the weekend, made a wide array of artworks worth revisiting. [ARTnews]

In case you missed it, here’s the artist’s obituary. [ARTnews]

Misc.

“Four centuries is a long time to wait for justice, but Artemisia Gentileschi hasn’t got it yet”—writes Jonathan Jones, after an exhibition of the artist’s work at London’s National Gallery was canceled because of the coronavirus. “This is a tragedy for anyone who likes to see a wrong…

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