Tiananmen Square in Beijing, with a portrait of Mao Zedong. The work is painted anew each year.
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By some indicators, the rich are spending less than in recent years, which could help push the U.S. economy into recession. [CNBC]
Many in the U.K. art world are not pleased about Prime Minister Boris Johnsonâ€™s plan to suspend Parliament as the possibility of a no-deal Brexit looms. [The Art Newspaper]
Nan Goldin was among the activists arrested at a protest outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomoâ€™s office in Manhattan yesterday. The protestors were calling on the governor to approve the use of overdose protection centers, where people can legally consume drugs. [ARTnews]
Wang Guodong, who for years painted the portrait of Mao Zedong that hangs in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, died at the age of 88. [The New York Times]
Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim: â€œMario Davidovsky, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who opened up new vistas in chamber music by pairing live acoustic instruments with electronics,â€ died at the age of 85. [The New York Times]
Nicolas Party has made organizing elaborate dinner parties part of his practice. Kate Guadagnino attended one at a mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]
Reviewing Da Long Yi, a new hotpot establishment near galleries in Manhattanâ€™s Chinatown, food critic Pete Wells writes, â€œThe menu is illustrated with still-life ingredient photographs that look as if Vermeer painted them, and the pictures arenâ€™t that far off from reality.â€ [The New York Times]
Felix Salmon on the politics and value of seats on museum boards: â€œâ€¦increasingly we live not in a world where museums collect collectors, but rather in a world where collectors collect museums.â€ [The Art Newspaper]
Ben Davis reviews the newly opened Sam Gilliam show at Dia:Beacon in New York. [Artnet News]