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THE TOP JOB.CuratorPollyanna “Polly” Nordstrandhas beenhired as directorof theMuseum of Indian Arts & Culturein Santa Fe, New Mexico. Nordstrand, who is Hopi, was previously at theCrystal Bridges Museum of American Artin Bentonville, Arkansas, where she was its first curator of Native American art. In other leadership news, theKunsthall Trondheim, which opened in that Norwegian city in 2016,has a new director,Artforumreports:Adam Kleinman. He is coming from theKadistarts organization (of Paris and San Francisco), where he was lead curator for North America. Kleinman was involved in organizingDocumenta 13, has been editor in chief and curator at what is now theKunstinstituut Mellyin Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and is succeedingStefanie Hessler, whowas tappedto run theSwiss Institutein New York.

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NIFTY:Paris prosecutors have filed charges against five “young adult suspects” forallegedly stealing NFTsworth some $2.5 million between late 2021 and early 2022, theAFPreports. The digital theft included some of theBored Ape Yacht Clubtokens. The suspects’ alleged scheme involved convincing victims that they could animate their static images and then taking their property. Meanwhile, theCalder Foundationis teaming up with theTRLabNFT platform on a project called“The Calder Question”that will include educational programs about artistAlexander Calderand the chance to buy Calder NFTs (details to be announced). Proceeds will go toward a conservation fund.

The Digest

ARTISTS UP CLOSE.PhotographerTyler Mitchell, who has a new show atGagosianin London, was interviewed byCNN. The painterBernice Bing, who died in 1998, was covered by theNew York Timeson the occasion of a survey of her work at theAsian Art Museumin San Francisco. And painterGlenn Brownwas profiled in theWall Street Journal. Brown will have an exhibition next month atGagosianin New York, and just opened a museum in London that is currently showcasing his art. “My works are slightly repulsive, so I want to give people time with them,” he said.

A Berlin court ruled thatEnno LenzeandWieland Giebel, of theBerlin Story BunkerMuseum, can place a damaged Russian tank outside that country’s embassy in the German capital. Local officials, who had previously rejected the proposal, can appeal.[DW]

In May, theBroadwill stage aKeith Haringshow with more than 120 works. It’s the late artist’s first major survey in Los Angeles,Deborah Vankinreports. Museum foundersEliandEdythe Broadfirst bought Haring’s art in 1982, and Broad curatorSarah Loyersaid that “it feels sort of part of our DNA as an institution to put on a show like this.”[Los Angeles Times]

In an interview,Muyiwa Oki, the first Black president of theRoyal Institute of British Architects, detailed his agenda, which includes requiring that all practices chartered by RIBA pay overtime.[The Guardian]

King Charleswill appear on an upcoming episode of the BBC show The Repair Shop, which features experts restoring notable antiques. The newly reigning monarch will bring in for repair an old clock and a piece of pottery made forQueen Victoria‘s Diamond Jubilee in 1897.[BBC News]

Collectors, if you are strolling the aisles atFriezeand thinking about buying something, but are not sure if you want to do it, British restaurateurJeremy Kinghas some wise words for you: “If you love it, don’t give a fuck what anyone else thinks.” (He said that is the best collecting advice that he ever received.)[TAN]

The Kicker

TOUGH LOVE.Writing in theWashington Post, critic Sebastian Smeeshared a delightful anecdoteaboutAndrew Lloyd Webberand his grandmother. It seems that, in the 1960s, the theater-giant-in-the-making sawEdward Burne-Jones’s astonishing paintingFlaming June(ca. 1895) at a London shop and asked his grandmother for £50 to buy it. Her response: “I will not have Victorian junk in my flat.” Tough break! But the futurePhantom of the Operaking would of course one day be able to buy plenty of art on his own. The work subsequently changed hands a couple times (for larger sums) and ended up at theMuseo de Arte de Poncein Puerto Rico. That institution is currently undergoing post-Hurricane Maria repairs, and it has loaned the work to theMetropolitan Museum of Artin New York, where it ison view through February 2024. Go have a look; see what Lloyd Webber’s grandmother missed.[WP]