Benjamin Sutton

Benjamin Sutton is the Editor, Americas of The Art Newspaper.

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Gagosian’s chief operating officer Andrew Fabricant leaves gallery

Fabricant’s wife Laura Paulson, a former Christie's rainmaker who helped launch Gagosian Art Advisory, has also left

US museums postpone Kehinde Wiley shows following series of sexual assault allegations against the artist

Exhibitions of the artist's work at museums in Florida, Minnesota and Nebraska have been postponed

Brooklyn Museum director’s home targeted by pro-Palestine activists

The entrance to museum director Anne Pasternak’s apartment building was vandalised with red paint and a banner describing her and the museum as a “White-Supremacist Zionist”

Amid backlash, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will modify exhibition on Hollywood’s Jewish founders

Organised in response to criticisms that its initial display did not acknowledge Hollywood’s Jewish origins, the exhibition now faces charges of antisemitism from Jewish activists

Photofairs' New York fair is cancelled until ‘market conditions improve’

The fair debuted in 2023 on the same dates and in the same building as The Armory Show

State officials will investigate sudden closure of Philadelphia’s University of the Arts as 600 workers are laid off

The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office is examining the circumstances surrounding the renowned school’s closure, and Philadelphia’s city council is planning hearings

Alleged ringleader of Canada’s ‘biggest art fraud’ pleads guilty

David Voss reportedly led a forgery operation that created more than 1,500 fake Norval Morrisseau works over 23 years

MFA Houston can keep Bernardo Bellotto painting sold to the Nazis, appeals court rules

The lawsuit stems from the accidental restitution of the wrong painting in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War

Legal fight brewing over Pérez Art Museum Miami’s digital billboard

Miami’s city commissioners voted to repeal a law passed last year to allow the museum to build an extra-large billboard

New York branch of photography museum Fotografiska will close and relocate

The museum will vacate its historic premises on Park Avenue South this autumn

New tool tracks incidents of artistic censorship related to Israel-Hamas war

The digital resource, created by US non-profit National Coalition Against Censorship, catalogues incidents from cancelled exhibitions and performances to removed works

Prizesnews

Artist Sable Elyse Smith wins $200,000 Suzanne Deal Booth and Flag Art Foundation Prize

In addition to the prize money, the interdisciplinary artist will receive a solo show that debuts at The Contemporary Austin in Texas, then travels to the Flag Art Foundation in New York

Christie’s website brought down by hackers days before marquee spring auctions

The auction giant’s web address currently redirects to a placeholder page where telephone numbers for its various offices are listed

Benjamin Sutton. With additional reporting by Carlie Porterfield

Donald Trump dines with NFT mega-collectors during break from New York hush-money trial

Between days of testimony by Stormy Daniels, the adult-film star who claims she had sex with Trump in 2006, the former president is meeting NFT collectors at Mar-a-Lago

Bard College plans $10m expansion of Center for Curatorial Studies’ library

The expansion of the influential programme’s library and archives will be named the Keith Haring Wing in recognition of a gift from the artist’s foundation

European court rules Italy can pursue restitution of Getty Museum’s prized Greek bronze

“Victorious Youth”, which was found off the Adriatic coast by Italian fishermen in 1964, has been the subject of an international legal feud for decades

Frieze New York's animal art gives fairgoers paws for thought

From fabulous fish to playful pups, The Shed in Chelsea is crawling with wildlife

'Sometimes missing something creates an opportunity down the road': Pete Scantland on avoiding non-buyer's remorse

The Ohio-based collector and board president at the Columbus Museum of Art talks about finding an unusual spot to place a Carol Bove work and the Louis Fratino that got away

Richard Armstrong joins Helen Frankenthaler Foundation board of directors

The longtime director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is keeping busy in retirement

‘I have a John Ahearn female bust in our powder room’: Miyoung Lee on startling her house guests

The vice chair of the Whitney Museum of American Art explains why an early Simone Leigh work would have been a very risky purchase

Meat me in Times Square: artists create giant 65ft-long hot dog sculpture for the New York plaza

Project by Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw is a “tongue-in-cheek tribute to and critique of all that the hot dog has come to symbolise”

The outdoor art not to miss in Manhattan during Frieze New York

From The High Line to Marcus Garvey Park, the borough is buzzing with exciting public works

'It was as if the painting was calling out to me': Kim Manocherian on why collecting means playing the long game

The New York-based collector describes her enduring love affair with Paula Rego’s work and why a Sam Jinks sculpture may not be conducive to a good night’s sleep

Lacma raises nearly $3m and acquires works by Tavares Strachan, Judith Baca, Suzanne Jackson and more

The gifts and acquisitions occurred during the museum’s annual Collectors Committee Weekend

Fifteen exhibitions to see in New York this spring

From a historic Harlem Renaissance show at the Met and MoMA's Joan Jonas retrospective to solo museum debuts for Melissa Cody and Nona Faustine

Prison sentence for climate activist who targeted US National Gallery of Art’s Degas statue

In addition to spending 60 days in prison, Joanna Smith will have to serve 150 hours of community service, ten of which she must spend cleaning graffiti

Crime news

US authorities return 30 antiquities recovered during trafficking investigations to Cambodia and Indonesia

The antiquities, collectively valued at $3m, include a bronze “Shiva Triad” from Cambodia that the dealer Nancy Wiener donated to the Denver Art Museum after failing to find a buyer for it

MFA Boston returns Ancient Egyptian child’s coffin to Swedish museum it disappeared from decades ago

The clay coffin, which the MFA Boston acquired in 1985 with apparently false documentation, has been missing from the Gustavianum, Uppsala University Museum since at least 1970

Getty acquires major Bartolomeo Manfredi genre painting that was previously attributed to Caravaggio

The painting, which was estimated at between $4m and $6m when it was offered at Christie’s in 2022, is now on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum