A weekly update in art world news.
MFA Boston Gifted Howard Greenberg Photo Collection
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has acquired 447 photographs from the Howard Greenberg Collection as a gift from the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Charitable Trust. Photographs by 191 artists represented in the modernist collection will go on view in an exhibition at MFA Boston from August-December of next year. Matthew Teitelbaum, Director at MFA Boston, said in a statement, “The acquisition of these extraordinary works enriches a collection of art across time and cultures, at the highest level. Howard is a visionary collector, and we will be proud to display these transformative images throughout the Museum’s galleries.” Howard Greenberg said of the acquisition, “[MFA Boston] will be a perfect resting place for the collection. Their enthusiasm for the results of my efforts has been unrelenting.”
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Swedish Photographer Jean-Claude Arnault Convicted of Rape
In a scandal that resulted in the canceling of this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature and a two-year prison sentence, the Swedish Photographer Jean-Claude Arnault has been unanimously convicted of rape. Arnault was charged with two counts of rape and found guilty on one count due to “sufficient evidence, consisting mainly of statements during the trial by the injured party and several witnesses,” according to Judge Gudrun Antemar. This is after 18 women came forward with complaints against Arnault last year. The one woman, whose case had not exceeded the statute of limitations, filed the lawsuit against Arnault describing two assaults in 2011. Arnault and his wife, Katarina Frostenson, were a members of the Swedish Academy that awards the Nobel literature laureate. Both have since resigned and the award has been canceled for 2018.
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Marian Goodman Gallery Now Represents Nan Goldin
Nan Goldin has just signed with Marian Goodman Gallery and will make her debut with the gallery at Frieze London. Marian Goodman Gallery will exhibit works by Goldin at their London location in May of 2019, in addition to showing Goldin at the Fiac Fair in Paris later this October. The photographer and activist was previously represented by Matthew Marks Gallery.
Read the full story (The Art Newspaper)
Google Adds Copyright Information to Image Search
Google has added image rights metadata to the photo results in Image Search. This new feature, an effort to protect photographers’ copyright, establishes the owner of the image to the user and comes a year after removing the “view image” button from its platform. To use the new feature, just click on “image credits” when viewing a photo in Google Images.
Read the full story (PetaPixel)