Art industry news: Copycat climate protesters cling to Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup paintings in Australia + 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 this Wednesday, November 9.


More Just Stop Oil Arrests and Actions – Two members of the press, a photographer and a filmmaker, have been detained for 13 hours after they were arrested while reporting on a Just Stop Oil protest in the UK on Monday. In Australia, climate protesters tried to glue themselves to Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup paintings at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. They weren’t arrested and the room didn’t appear to be damaged. (evening standard, evening standard)

British Museum president pushes back on restitution – George Osborne, chairman of the British Museum, told trustees at an annual dinner last week that the artefacts will not leave the museum for good, although it is open to loans and partnerships. “We hear the voices calling for restitution. But creating this global British Museum has been the dedicated work of many generations,” he said. “Its dismantling must not become the reckless act of a single generation. (TANNING)

Getty pledges $1 million to preserve Ukrainian culture – The Getty Trust is awarding a million dollar grant to Ukraine to help fund the safe storage of works of art in the war-torn country, the conservation and protection of monuments and the salaries of Ukrainian professionals in the inheritance. (Hyperallergic)

Critic Brian O’Doherty dies at 94 The artist and critic died of natural causes in New York at the age of 94. He was best known for his era-defining book Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of Gallery Space from 1986. (ART news)


Anna Weyant’s new show, commented – The painter has come under a lot of scrutiny – for her age, her partner Larry Gagosian and the exorbitant prices of his art. But what about the work itself? Her first Gagosian show features a number of duplicate paintings of women. But double vision is not provocative, writes Alex Greenberger. (ART news)

Presentation of the Jane Lombard Prize for Art and Social Justice Australian Aboriginal collective proppaNOW, based in Meanjin/Brisbane, is the recipient of the 2022-2024 award and accompanying $25,000 grant. Their winning exhibition, “OCCURRENT AFFAIR”, took place in 2021 at the University of Queensland Art Museum. (art forum)

The Bally Foundation appoints its director Vittoria Matarrese will take over the reins of the Swiss foundation, leaving her position as Director of Performing Arts at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The Bally Foundation, the non-profit arm of the fashion brand, will open an outpost in Lugano, an Italian enclave in Switzerland. (The world)

Béatrice Salmon reappointed as head of the CNAP Salmon was reappointed for a second term of three years at the head of the National Center for Plastic Arts in Paris. (The Journal of the Arts)


Artists unveil 21-foot sculpture at Cop27 – A giant sculpture, Bodies joined by an air molecule, by art studio Invisible Flock and Jon Bausor is on display at the World Health Organization pavilion on the sidelines of the COP27 climate conference, held this week in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh . (Getty Pictures)

Bodies joined by an air molecule by Invisible Flock art studio and Jon Bausor. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP via Getty Images.

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