SFMOMA Announces Furloughs for Employees and More: Morning Links from August 31, 2020 – ARTnews

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The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has announced furloughs for all full-time and some part-time employees, precipitating a 20 percent reduction in hours and pay. [Datebook]

A boat transporting refugees across the Mediterranean sea that the street artist Banksy had funded made calls for help this weekend after becoming stranded. [ARTnews]

This fall, Sotheby’s will sell over 140 works from Keith Haring’s collection, including pieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and George Condo. [Art Market Monitor]


Douglas A.J. Latchford, a prominent collector of Cambodian antiquities who was indicted for trafficking such pieces, has died at age 88. [The New York Times]

Artist Siah Armajani, who explored the possibilities of architecture with his imaginative structures and public works, has died at 81. [ARTnews]


Marley Marius writes on the “joyous normalcy of the Met’s reopening” following the institution’s months-long closure amid the pandemic. [Vogue]

To mark the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s current exhibition of paintings by Jacob Lawrence, the New York Times shared a version of an interview between the artist and critic Michael Kimmelman from 1996. [The New York Times]

The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia, will receive a loan of 65 paintings from the Met, including works by Rembrandt, Goya, Vermeer, and more marquee names. [The Art Newspaper]

As part of its efforts to center history and education, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust has changed its name to the Holocaust Museum Los Angeles. [Los Angeles Times]

Art & Artists

Tyler Mitchell discussed his 2016 photograph Untitled (Tear), which features the artist’s friend Santangelo Williams, with the Times. “He’s always been an emblem of the ever-expanding notions of Black masculinity that I touch on in my work,” Mitchell said of Williams. [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]

“I still don’t like things that are predetermined, that say you have to do things or wear things a certain way,” Sonia Gomes, whose debut exhibition at Pace Gallery opens September 3 in East Hampton, said of her work. [The New York Times]

A painting in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford long believed to be a faked Rembrandt has been attributed to the Dutch master’s workshop. [The Guardian]