Art Industry News: Notorious Art Scammer Anna Delvey Freed and Now Deported to Germany + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily summary of the most important developments in the art world and the art market. Here’s what you need to know on Tuesday, March 15.


Biden appoints arts advisory committee – US President Joe Biden announced the appointment of 14 people to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts, including photographer and artist Bonnie Lautenberg and Barbara Goot Gamson, trustee of the Menil Collection, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum. of art from Aspen. in Colorado. (The arts journal)

Digital art company sues artist for breach of contract in making NFT – Danny Casale, also known as Coolman Coffeedan, is being sued by Florida-based company DigiArt, which claims the artist breached an exclusive NFT sales and profit-sharing agreement with DigiArt. Casale says such an agreement was never reached. (TANNING)

Anna Delvey has been released from police custody – Con artist Anna Sorokin, who went by the name Anna Delvey, was deported to Frankfurt, Germany yesterday after being released from an upstate New York detention center. She had been detained by ICE for almost a year. The former socialite, who was looking to open her own art foundation in Manhattan before her downfall, is the subject of the hit Netflix show Invent Anna. (New York Post)

France has released 1 million euros for Ukrainian artists – The French Ministry of Culture offers refugee artists (and their families) three-month residencies as well as research and performance grants. The new €1 million ($1.1 million) fund will also support Russian dissident artists who have been “forced into exile”. (Local)


The Met chooses Lauren Halsey to install the roof – The Los Angeles-based artist has been shortlisted for the Met’s prestigious rooftop commission. His work, called the east side of south central los angeles hieroglyph prototype architecture (I), will examine the connections between ancient Egyptian symbolism, 1960s architecture and graffiti marking. It will be on view from May 17 to October 23. (New York Times)

Director of the Swiss Institute Taps – The New York Contemporary Art Association has appointed Stefanie Hessler as its new director. She previously directed Norway’s Kunsthall Trondheim, where she focused on programming exploring ecology and society. (art forum)

Huntington Library Acquires Eve Babitz Archives – The late author’s Los Angeles archives have been acquired by the Huntington Library, the Art Museum and the Botanical Gardens. The treasure includes works of art, manuscripts, diaries, photographs and correspondence dating from 1943 to 2011. (Los Angeles Time)

Artist Rafa Esparza wins the 2022 Pérez Prize – The Pérez Art Museum Miami has awarded Los Angeles-based artist Rafa Esparza its annual award, which comes with an unrestricted cash grant of $50,000. (ART news)


UK government blocks export of Joshua Reynolds painting The British artist’s 1776 portrait of Polynesian celebrity Omai has become one of the most expensive works to ever be banned from export to the UK. A local buyer has until July 10 to raise £50m ($65.4m) for the painting, which otherwise will go overseas. (The arts journal)

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by Joshua Reynolds Portrait of Omai on the move at Tate Britain. (Photo by Matthew Fearn – PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

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