Weekly recap of art world news.
Aperture Announces Portfolio Prize Winners
Drew Nikonowicz has been awarded first prize by the editorial and curatorial staff at Aperture Foundation for their annual Portfolio Prize. His series titled This World and Others Like It features monochromatic images that question the reality of landscape. Runners up include Lisa Elmaleh, Heikki Kaski, and Laurence Rasti.
Read the press release (Aperture)
MFA Boston Appoints Matthew Teitelbaum as New Director
Following the retirement of Malcolm Rogers, Matthew Teitelbaum will assume the role of Director at the MFA Boston on August 3, 2015. The MFA is one of the largest privately funded museums in the world and houses 147 galleries. Teitlebaum is currently the Director and CEO of the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.
Read the press release (MFA Boston)
New Photographic Imaging Reveals Fragonard’s “Hidden Painting”
Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s famous painting “Young Girl Reading” has always stood out from the rest of his “fantasy figures” series; the subject’s demure pose and calm demeanor contrasting sharply with the directness and vibrancy of the other portraits. Imaging researchers at the National Gallery of Art used near-infrared hyperspectral imaging and X-ray fluorescence imaging to discover a different face and pose underneath layers of oil paint.
Read the full story (CNET)