#PelhamPicks vol 31

Pelham's Art Industry News

Quote of the Week


“The world's new big art dealer"


Instagram turned 10 this week, Aimee Dawson explores how the app disrupted the art market for The Art Newspaper

Media Brief


  Artsy and the Financial Times round up Frieze London and Frieze Masters Online; including Hauser & Wirth reporting more than $10 million in sales during the first day of the VIP preview and James Holland-Hibbert of Mayfair's Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert reporting 'healthy sales'' from their hybrid online and in-gallery 'booth'.
The UK Museum Of the Year nominees have been announced this week; Alastair Sooke interviews Art Fund Director Jenny Waldman for The Daily Telegraph.  
  In the wake of that “crass” advertisement encouraging those working in the arts to re-train in cyber – Rupert Christiansen comments for The Daily Telegraph on the value of working in the arts, and how such creativity is linked to entrepreneurial nous.
A seven-foot #MeToo sculpture of Medusa is to be installed across from the New York courthouse where Harvey Weinstein stood trial, reports The Art Newspaper.  
  Mega-gallery Gagosian has announced Gagosian Premiers - original content that pairs artists with luminaries and celebrities to create a buzz around exhibitions as galleries face an extended period of limited numbers.
The UK government announced the 1,300 arts venues that will receive £257m survival funding, The Guardian reports.  

Digital News


  The art and cultural industry’s trend focussed outlook, galvanised by the pandemic, have not only led to swathes of galleries adopting virtual exhibitions, but also influential institutions such as auction houses becoming more collaborative , reports The Crimson in an in-depth article. 

Social Media


Instagram now shows a map and calendar of Stories you’ve posted. The Metro offers more on the new features launched by the platform.  

What to See Now


  Leila Alaoui's first UK retrospective at Somerset House, London - as featured in the Financial Times.
Roberta Smith selects New York gallery shows to see in the coming months including new paintings by Titus Kaphar at his first solo show at Gagosian and the popular Gina Beavers at Marianne Boesky gallery.  

Listen + Read + Watch + Connect


  LISTEN: Accidental architecture, layers of artifice and snakes as a metaphor for the contorting effects of social media - artist Polly Morgan talks to Mariella Frostrup for @TimesRadio about her new sculptures on view at @BombFactoryArtFoundation.
READ: Looking ahead to 2022, Artnet overviews the practice of sculptor Simone Leigh, just been announced as US representative at the forthcoming Venice art Biennale. Commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, director Jill Medvedow remarked that Leigh’s selection “disrupts 400-plus years of Black women being excluded from this global platform and from our history.”  
  WATCH: Now streaming in Film Forum, the film ‘AGGIE’ gives insights to collecting philosophy and stories of philanthropist and major art collector Anges Fund – via New York Times.
CONNECT@alice.rawsthorn - the British critic writing on the ethics, challenges and achievements of design.