Weekly recap of art-world news.
15% of Vivian Maier Collection Sold to Toronto Gallery
To remove himself from the ongoing legal battle surrounding Vivian Maier’s estate, Jeffrey Goldstein has sold the majority of his collection to Stephen Bulger Gallery. The sale includes 17,500 black and white negatives that make up approximately 15% of the entirety of Maier’s work.
Read the full story (Hyperallergic)
2014 National Geographic Photo Contest Winners Announced
National Geographic Magazine has announced the winners for it’s annual photo contest. Photographs were submitted in three categories: people, places, and nature. Brian Yen was selected as the grand prize-winner and will receive a trip to National Geographic headquarters and $10,000.
Read the full story (National Geographic)
Disgruntled Woman Sues Artist Over Unauthorized Use of High School Graduation Photo
Santa Fe County resident Veronica Virgil is suing successful artist Anne Taintor for allegedly obtaining her high school graduation photo and using it in a collage without her permission. The photograph is accompanied by text that references substance abuse, causing Virgil to sue for defamation of character. Thousands of Taintor Inc. products bearing the collage have been sold. Read the full story (Albuquerque Journal)
The Most Admired Art Dealers of 2014
Polling dealers on who they most admired this year, ArtNet News has released its list of the most admired art dealers of 2014.
Read the full story (ArtNet News)