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THE SCREENING ROOM.More detailshave been releasedabout the forthcoming biopic onCandy Darling, the transgender pioneer,Andy Warholsuperstar, and subject of one of theVelvet Underground’sgreatest songs,Deadlinereports.TransparentactressHari Nefis starring, andTransparentwriterStephanie Kornickis handling the script. “The dream was always to play Candy, and it is the honor of my life to get the chance to do it,” Nef said. A director has not yet been named. Meanwhile, theLos Angeles County Museum of Artannounced that the honorees for itsstar-studded annual Art+Film Galawill be artistHelen Pashgianand directorPark Chan-wook, theHollywood Reporterreports. It is on the calendar for November 5.
THE MANEUVER THAT MADE SOHO.Architect and developerBernard Marsonis not a widely mentioned name in accounts of Downtown Manhattan art history, but he was essential, working to make SoHoa haven for artists. In the late 1970s, he spotted a loophole in “an obscure zoning resolution that allowed for ‘studios with accessory living’ in manufacturing districts,” which helped legalize artist tenants there,Sam Robertswrites in theNew York Times,in an obituary. Marson, who died last month at 91, was not just an eagle-eyed reader of regulations. He also was involved in buying and converting buildings in SoHo into lofts, and was architectMarcel Breuer’s site rep during the construction of hisWhitney Museumon the Upper East Side.
JOB POSTINGS.Muyiwa Oki, of the firmMace, waselected presidentof theRoyal Institute of British Architects,ArtReviewreports. Oki is RIBA’s first Black president.Daisy Nam, a curator atBallroom Marfasince 2020, has beennamed directorof the Texas exhibition space, theArt Newspaperreports. Also in the Lone Star state:Andrew Eschelbacher, who is director of curatorial affairs at theAmerican Federation of Arts, is joining theAmon Carter Museum of American Artin Fort Worth asdirector of collections and exhibitions, per theFort Worth Business Press.
The esteemed rock magazineCreemis coming back, andRaymond Pettibonhas created art for its first cover. “I don’t remember if I ever had any aspirations of making a cover forCreem, but there it is,” the artist said.[Vanity Fair]
Preparations are underway for the first comprehensiveBrice Mardencatalogue raisonné, and the project is seeking submissions from owners of his work.Tiffany Bellis editor on the initiative, which is supported byGagosian. In other Marden news, he has solo shows on view now at theKunstmuseum Baselin Switzerland and theMuseum of Cycladic Artin Athens.[Official Marden Catalogue Raisonné Site]
Pour yourself another cup of coffee, or mix yourself another cocktail: Savor this slideshow of unforgettable photographs from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s by the great Ghanaian photographer James Barnor.[The Guardian]
Curator and socialiteStacy Engmanclaimed that she was accosted by a “stalker” at the recentWatermill Centerbenefit in the Hamptons (here’stheARTnewsreportof the event) over NFTs she has been making. “Someone said she was targeting me since I’m a billionaire and since my NFTs are worth so much,” Engman said.[Page Six]
JUST HOW BAD IS GENDER INEQUALITY IN ART?According to a study conducted by artist and art historianHelen Gorrill, women artists make about £0.10 from selling their work for every £1 that men make from selling theirs,theGuardianreports. (That’s about $0.12 to $1.22 at the current exchange rate.) “It’s the most shocking gender value gap that I’ve come across in any industry at all,” Gorrill has said.[The Guardian]