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ARTIST UPDATES.It’s Friday! Why not enjoy a bevy of newly published artist profiles with a coffee or cocktail? The always incisive text artistJenny Holzeris inVogue, on the occasion of her currentHauser & Wirthshow in New York.Jamie Diaz, a Mexican American trans woman who has been making radiant watercolors while incarcerated, is inNBC News, in conjunction with her exhibition atDaniel Cooney Fine Artin New York. The rules-flouting cartoonistR. Crumbis inT: The New York Times Magazine, and the polymathLinda Goode Bryantis inHarper’s Bazaarin advance of theMuseum of Modern Art‘s survey ofJust Above Midtown, the trailblazing venue for Black artists that she ran in Manhattan in the 1970s and ‘80s. Fellow artistLorna Simpson, who showed there, told the magazine, “I really see her as making this genuine effort to create meaningful culture at a time when things were really open but also very shut down and segregated too—in some ways, very similar to the time that we’re in now.”

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IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME.British painterGlenn Brownwillopen a museum of his workin central London next month, timed toFrieze Week, theArt Newspaperreports. Brown is backing the effort himself, and plans to integrate pieces by historical figures into the displays. Across the Atlantic, theArt Gallery of Nova Scotia’s chair,Grant Machum, said at a meeting this week thatprivate donors have pledged CA$30 million(about US$22.6 million) for the construction of a new waterfront home for the institution,CBC Newsreports. That construction plan had beenput on holdby the province’s premier,Tim Houston, earlier this summer, when the estimated cost spiked some CA$25 million ($18.8 million) above the original CA$137 million (US$103 million) figure. The museum cited inflation for the increase. The government’s deputy minister for culture said at the meeting that his “department remains committed to the project.”

The Digest

Unionized workers atPhiladelphia Museum of Artsaid that they will stage a one-day strike today amid contract negotiations that have been underway for 22 months.[Artnet NewsandWHYY/PBS/NPR]

This year’s winners of thePraemium Imperialeawards, which are presented by theJapan Art Associationand come with ¥15 million (about $105,000), includeAi Weiweifor sculpture,Giulio Paolinifor painting, andSANAAfoundersKazuyo SejimaandRyue Nishizawafor architecture.[Artforum]

The photo-focusedAperture Foundationis moving from its rented fourth-floor home in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood to the Upper West Side, after buying two floors of a building right by theAmerican Museum of Natural Historyfor $8.95 million. It plans to open in the new location in the summer of 2024.[The New York Times]

Billionaire businessmanRonald S. Lauder, the founder of theNeue Galeriein New York, and anARTnews200 Top Collectorveteran, reportedly floated toPresident Donald J. Trumpthe idea of the United States buying Greenland from Denmark and offered to handle negotiations. Alas, Denmark rejected the possibility of a sale.[The New York Times]

A small painting thatKeith Haringmade on the wall of his childhood home in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, went for about $144,000 atRago Auctionsin Lambertville, New Jersey, beating its $50,000 high estimate. It was sold by the home’s current owners, who plan to use the funds to help pay for their son’s college education.[Reading Eagle]

TheMarian Goodmangallery named as the executive director of its forthcoming Los Angeles spaceAdrian Rosenfeld, aMatthew Marksalum who ran his own San Francisco gallery from 2016 to 2020. It also tappedNathalie Brambilla, ofSimon Lee Galleryin London, to be a director at its Paris location.[Press Release/ArtDaily]

The Kicker

FIT TO PRINT. The Print Shop, the legendary Manhattan dealer of maps, prints, and the like that dates back more than a century, is relocating from its longtime Murray Hill home to a new place nearby, and theNew York Timeschecked in with the familythat owns it mid-move. They uncorked some superb stories about former customers (AndyWarhol,President Franklin D. Roosevelt). The shop’s president,Robert Newman, also counseled against being overly cautious when it comes to caring for and displaying prints. “When the conservation departments get hold of museums, they get less interesting,” he told the paper.[NYT]