Art Industry News: New Mapplethorpe Biopic Slammed as a ‘Vanilla’ Dud That ‘Doesn’t Risk Enough’ + Other Stories
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Art Industry News: New Mapplethorpe Biopic Slammed as a ‘Vanilla’ Dud That ‘Doesn’t Risk Enough’ + Other Stories

Ondi Timoner’s new Mapplethorpe biopic. Image courtesy of the Tribeca Film Festival. Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Monday, March 4. NEED TO READ Are Museums Clear Enough About What’s Real and What’s Not? – Museums are not always transparent about what is original and what is a copy, replica, or cast, according to an investigation by artnet News contributor Menachem Wecker. He takes issue with the labels of posthumous casts of Rodin’s sculpture at the Hirshhorn and even questions the cast of the gates of Auschwitz in the Holocaust Museum, which is accompanied by a vaguely worded label. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has now pledged to revise the label accompanying its reproduction of a panel from Jacob Lawrence ’s epic “Migration Series” to clarify that the real thing is in the Phillips Collection. ( Washington Post ) Heirs Petition the Supreme Court to Reclaim a Matisse Portrait – London’s National Gallery successfully defeated attempts to reclaim Matisse’s portrait of Greta Moll, which the subject’s heirs claim was stolen in the […]

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