in News | 12 JUL 16

Briefing

Peter Doig is taken to court; two London galleries open spaces in New York

in News | 12 JUL 16

  • Having been prevented from travelling to London from Tehran’s international airport last week, leading Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli claims that he is now facing criminal charges. In a recent email, Tanavoli wrote: ‘The accusations are that my art is based on “spreading the falsehood” and “creating public anxiety”.’
     
  • London-based dealer Timothy Taylor is set to open a new space in New York this coming September. The gallery, which will take up residence in a Chelsea townhouse, will be christened ’16 x 34’ after the dimensions of the space.
     
  • The German Parliament has passed a controversial law that will tighten import and export regulations in order to protect cultural heritage. The Cultural Property Protection Law, which has been spearheaded by culture minister Monika Grütters, has long-faced opposition from collectors and dealers, who believe that the ruling will impact upon the legal trade.
     
  • Celebrated Scottish painter Peter Doig is being sued for denying that a 1976 painting of a desert landscape is his work. When Doig was first shown the canvas, which is signed ‘Pete Doige 76’, he said: ‘Nice painting. Not by me.’
     
  • London gallery Seventeen is set to open a new space in New York. The gallery, which represents the likes of Oliver Laric, Hannah Perry and Jon Rafman, is reported to have settled on a vacant furniture shop at 214 Bowery on Lower East Side, near the New Museum.
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