News Recap: April 15, 2016

A weekly recap of art world news.

Aline Smithson on view at Verve Gallery, AIPAD

Aline Smithson on view at Verve Gallery, AIPAD

Warhol “Campbell’s Soup Cans” Stolen From Museum
Between 5:30PM and 8:45AM on Wednesday and Thursday, unknown persons broke into the Springfield Art Museum and stole seven of Andy Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Cans” prints off of the museum’s walls. The color screenprints were acquired in 1985 in a gift by Ronald K., Robert C., and Larry H. Greenburg and have been a part of the museum’s permanent collection as a set of 10. The FBI is offering a $25,000 award for information that leads to the recovery of the artworks.
Read the full story (Springfield News-Leader)

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies Merges with Maine College of Art
In the fall of 2015, the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies announced it would close, but a recent merger has secured its future. After several months of discussion and planning by the Salt Institute, Salt’s alumni board, Maine College of Art, and the Quimby Family Foundation, The Salt Institute will now operate as a discrete program under the auspices of Maine College of Art.
Read the full story (Maine College of Art)

The AIPAD Show Opens
In its 36th year, The AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers) Show is one of New York’s most anticipated photography events. This year’s show features 86 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries and dealers all under one roof, though it will be the last year that it will be held in the Park Avenue Armory. Future shows will be located at Pier 94, joining the increasing number of art events held on the New York City piers.
Read the review (Don’t Take Pictures)