News Recap: August 9, 2019

A weekly update of art world news.

The National Portrait Gallery Acquires Vogue Portrait of Beyoncé
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has acquired Tyler Mitchell’s photographic portrait of Beyoncé, which originally appeared in Vogue. Last year, at only 24-years-old, Mitchell became the first black photographer to have an image on the cover of Vogue’s coveted September issue. Leslie Ureña, the museum’s associate curator of photography, stated that the acquisition, “will allow us to document a significant shift in the history of fashion photography through the depiction of a key figure in American culture.”
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Teenager Throws 6-Year-Old Boy Off Tate Modern
A 17-year-old boy was arrested on Sunday afternoon for allegedly throwing a six-year-old boy from the 10th floor of the Tate Modern in London. The child is a French national and was visiting London with his family. He was found on a fifth-floor roof and flown to a hospitable in London where he remains in stable but critical condition. The 17-year-old was charged with attempted murder.  
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Photographer Barbara Crane Dies at 91
Chicago photographer Barbara Crane has died at the age of 91. Crane is best known for her stylized photographs of Chicago, its residents, and its iconic modernist architecture, particularly her 1976-78 series “Chicago Loop.” Her work is in many notable collections including the Getty Museum, MoMA New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
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