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A GREAT GIFT. patron of the arts Dimitris Daskalopoulosa pillar of the ART news List of the top 200 collectorsrevealed that he will donate 100 works from his valuable collection of contemporary art in conjunction with the guggenheim museum in New York and the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Arton whose board he sits. ART news Chief Editor Sarah Douglas to the story . The decision to have two institutions sharing such a large body of work has no clear precedent. The director of the Guggenheim, Richard Armstrong, called it “a home run”. In addition, Daskalopoulos, who acquired works by David Hammons, Mike Kelleyand Lynda Benglis over thirty years – will give about 110 pieces to Tate and 140 at National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens.

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CHARITY SALES. Next month in Geneva, Christie’s will offer a 205 carat yellow diamond which was also sold through the house in 1918, during the First World War, by the British Red Cross and the Order of St. John, penta reports. Then it made the equivalent of about $780,000 today; this time it has a high estimate of $10.7 million. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will go to International Committee of the Red Cross , according to Christie’s. During this time, works of art, awards and other items belonging to fire Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are in class auctioned online by Potomac Company for the benefit of Washington National Operathe Associated Press reports. It carries a high estimate of $80,000 and includes a Pablo Picasso plate.

The summary

A hanging wall Louise Bourgeois the spider will be the most expensive sculpture ever offered at auction in Asia, when Sotheby’s takes it to the block in Hong Kong later this month with an estimate of $15-20 million.
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the mattress factory in Pittsburgh has hired david oresick be its managing director. Oresick, who led the Silver Eye Center for Photography in the city since 2014, will take the place of Hayley Haldemanwho announced late last year that she would step down. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Photographer Annie Leibovitz shot a pregnant Rihanna to RitzParis. [Vogue]

Mako Komuro– who renounced his Japanese imperial title, Princess Makomarried a commoner and moved to New York—would work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as an unpaid intern in an exhibition of works by an Okinawan artist Yamada Shinzan (1885-1977). [Town & Country]

Work with Gagosian and society (RED)artist Ed Ruscha has created a limited edition scarf. Proceeds from its sale will benefit efforts to provide “equitable access to COVID-19 aid in countries that need it.” Rosemary Feitelberg reports. A bonus: (RED) co-founder bono arrested by Ruscha’s workshop. [WWD]

The dealer’s house in Brooklyn Audrey Rose Smith and photographer and designer Vicente Munozwho are married and who have extinguished Balcony magazine, includes works by Virginia Greenleaf Koch and Ernst Yohji Jäger. [Clever/Architectural Digest]

the kicker

ONE OF THE MOST QUOTABLE PEOPLE ON THE PLANET, artist, collector and Baltimore Museum of Art curator John Waters say it Ground (“Kansas City’s independent source of news and culture”) which he loves kansas and that “it’s like a beautiful piece of minimalist art”. Waters has a new book coming out, Liar Mouth: a romance that hurtsit’s “probably the craziest thing I’ve written since Pink flamingos ,” he said. “It’s the story of a woman who steals suitcases from airports. Here’s the human trailer: Marsha Sprinkle, suitcase thief, master of disguise, con artist…the kids and the dogs hate her. What more could you want? It’s coming out next month. [The Pitch]

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