After a year-long debate, the spire at Notre-Dame Cathedral will be restored to its former 19th-century Gothic design. The announcement was made on Thursday by French President Emmanuel Macron, who had previously leaned towards a more “contemporary gesture“. Continue reading
Art lovers will have rejoiced over last week’s announcement that UK museums will begin to reopen from 8 July. When the day arrives, how many visitors can arts institutions actually expect to come knocking on their doors? According to an Ipsos MORI report released on 2 July, it will not be a deluge. Continue reading
Artist Titus Kaphar has created a new painting for TIME magazine’s latest issue, “Special Report: Speak Their Names.” The poignant image and issue were conceived as a response to the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests across the US and President Donald Trump’s response to the demonstrations. Continue reading
Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests are taking place across cities in the US as a response to the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by a Minneapolis police officer. A video of the incident sparked outrage around the world, with Londoners organising mass BLM protests throughout this week to show solidarity. But until recently, most galleries and museums have remained silent.
Tate Britain has decided to cancel the most high-profile award in British art for only the second time in its history. The Turner prize 2020 was due to take place in the autumn, but it will adopt a very different format this year in response to the unprecedented upheaval caused by Covid-19. Continue reading
Three rather unusual aquatic guests waddled through the halls of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Missouri last week. “They reacted very much like our visitors, who wander around the rooms and look a little here and a little there,” said director Julián Zugazagoitia. Continue reading
As the outbreak of COVID-19 has intensified, the UK art market, an inherently international industry, which thrives on both its domestic and global events, has felt the unprecedented effects. Despite this, the art market is proving a very resilient and flexible industry finding new and innovative ways to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances we are finding ourselves in.
Art Law & More brings you A View from the Market, a series of Q&As with figures from different realms of the art world as we uncover how they are adapting to the new normal, their reflections on how COVID-19 could change the future of the art market and the great importance of art and creativity.
We continue the series with Preston Benson, Managing Director of Cromwell Place. Cromwell Place is a membership organisation offering a first-of-its-kind exhibition and working space in central London due to open in Autumn 2020.