Art results of the week: 11.11.2019 – 17.11.2019

  • Jayne Wrightsman leaves over 375 works of art and $80m to the Met. The Met said that a selection would go on display at the museum, including 22 paintings by Canaletto, Delacroix, Géricault, van Dyck, Tiepolo, Seurat and others; a portrait on paper of Marie Antoinette by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun; “exquisitely bound” rare books; and 55 small objects ranging from a pair of 17th-century Italian porphyry urns to an 18th-century French porcelain inkstand in the form of a pomegranate.
  • Teresa Iarocci Mavica to Curate the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2020. Teresa Iarocci Mavica, co-founder, and director of the V-A-C Foundation was appointed as commissioner of the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2020 by the Russian Ministry of Culture. Mavica will serve as the curator of the pavilion at both the International Art Exhibition and the International Architecture Exhibition until 2021.
  • Artemisia Gentileschi’s depiction of Lucretia sold for €4.8m at Artcurial. A work by the 17th-century artist Artemisia Gentileschi sold for €4.8m at the Parisian auction house Artcurial.
  • Glenn Lowry named most influential art figure. A $450m revamp and relaunch of the Museum of Modern Art in New York has propelled the gallery’s head to top spot in an annual contemporary art power list, – The Guardian reports. – Glenn Lowry has been named the world’s most influential art figure in the 18th edition of the Power 100, produced annually by the magazine ArtReview. In second place is the photographer Nan Goldin, who has led protests against galleries taking money from the Mortimer and Raymond branches of the Sackler family. Banksy, meanwhile, appears on the list for the first time since 2008.
  • Kyoto museum to reopen in March with new contemporary art section. A newly constructed contemporary art section in a Kyoto museum that will exhibit works from various genres including manga and fashion has been shown to the press before the museum’s reopening in March. The new section of the Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art was added to the northeast part of the main building. As part of the renovation, the public museum also created a glass ceiling for its inner garden so the space can be used as a reception venue, – Kuodo News reports.