A weekly recap of art world news.
MFA Boston Censored by Instagram
Instragram has censored images of Imogen Cunningham’s abstracted nudes from Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts’ account. Although the museum has contacted Instagram to explain that they are an art museum and their posts showcasing nude works of art should not be removed from their account, they have not received a response.
Read the full story (Boston Globe)
New Lawsuit Filed Over Vivian Maier’s Estate
Vivian Maier has fascinated photography lovers since the release of the documentary Finding Vivian Maier debuted and shined a spotlight on the talented street photographer who died in obscurity, leaving behind a treasure trove of work and no estate. Maier’s estate is represented by Chicago law firm Marshall, Gerstein & Borun and has filed suit against Jeffrey Goldstein, a dealer who was exhibiting and selling her work without any official sanction.
Read the full story (ArtNet News)
National Galleries of Scotland Digitizes Its Collection
The National Galleries of Scotland, comprised of the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, has digitized approximately 40,000 from its collection of 95,000 works of art. A selection of images can be accessed on its website and the rest of the collection will be added over the next five years.
Read the full story (Artforum)