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WALKING MACHINES. With Frieze on display next week, and with the big New York auctions in about a month, the art market is buzzing. During these New York auctions, 130 works from the collection of the legendary television producer Douglas S. Cramer (Dynasty, The boat of love) will be offered to Sotheby’s, where they are expected to bring in $ 30 million, ARTnews reports. Meanwhile, 40 dealers from around the world have come together to form a International Alliance of Galleries, which has “embryonic plans for everything from tops to an online sales platform”, Melanie Gerlis reports in the Financial Time. For starters, he plans to grow to 300 guest members. And the exhibitor list is out for the next one Art Basel Miami Beach, which arrives in December, after a two-year gap induced by the pandemic; there are 43 participants for the first time. ARTnews has the details.

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THE MYSTERIES OF HISTORY. Some researchers believe that a painting of Jesus crowned with thorns, recently estimated at $ 1,800 at auction, is in fact a Caravaggio, WSJ Magazine reports. If the work is authenticated, it could be worth several million. Meanwhile, Swedish archaeologists are trying to learn more about the apparent murder of 26 people on an island in the country some 1,500 years ago. National Geographic has history. And at Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum, an unprecedented show sketch for famous artist Potato eaters (1885) includes a letter in which he says he is considering a plan to redo the work “entirely from memory”, the Guardian reports. He committed suicide before doing so.

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The digest

Polish-Roma artist and activist Małgorzata Mirga-Tas was chosen to represent Poland at the next Venice Biennale, which arrives in April. The pavilion is crossed by the Zachęta National Art Gallery in Warsaw; Art historian Wojciech Szymański and conservative Joanna warsza are co-curators. [Artforum]

A new digital tool called the Aerial archaeological mapping explorer allows users to fly over England (virtually, of course), taking in “previously unknown details of local landscapes, including prehistoric hill forts, Roman settlements, and Cold War military installations”, Harriet sherwood reports. [The Guardian]

Black rock President and CEO Larry fink, who is a member of the board of directors of the modern Art Museum in New York, got the profile treatment of Robin wigglesworth. Sadly, Fink’s artistic endeavors are not covered, but his path to running a company that manages nearly $ 10 trillion in assets is mapped out in detail. [FT Magazine]

An art exhibition has opened in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang which is linked to the 30th anniversary of the publication of the art theory of Kim jong il, who was then the supreme ruler of the country, and who is the father of its current ruler, Kim jong un. [Yonhap]

Some new clues on which artist Anicka Yi has in reserve for its next opening Tate Modern spectacle. “I basically built a world in Turbine Hall,” she says in a new profile. “It’s more than an artistic project, really. It is quite another thing. ” [British Vogue]

Fancy some cooking this weekend? Why not try this mouth-watering Jollof rice recipe from the artist Ibrahim Mahama? [Wallpaper]

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DISASTER AVOIDED. This week, Rhythm opens a grandiose new 11,000 square foot gallery in London, and therefore its President and CEO, Marc Glimcher, discussed with the Financial Time about his plans for the business and his life up to this point. Lesser Known Chapter: Glimcher studied molecular biology at Johns Hopkins University , with an emphasis on immunology and vaccine design. “That would have been great,” he said, “but, spoiler alert, I’m not finished. In fact, I almost blew up the top floor of the research center, although very little radiation. really escaped. [FT]

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