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Art Production Fund Debuts Artist–Designed Towels at ABMB

Those of us already preparing for Miami Beach fair week are busy taking stock of all the essentials — sunscreen, versatile day-into-eveningwear, a laminated who’s-who guide of various artworld-istas — but one such item may already be waiting for us when we get there. For the ninth year, Art Production Fund will be producing its Artists Towel Series, as part of the Works on Whatever (WOW) project. Designs by James Rosenquist and Glenn Ligon will debut at the Miami Beach’s Standard Spa next week, concurrent with the run of Art Basel in Miami Beach, from December 2 to 7. For those looking to sun in style — and/or, to sun at all without hefting a beach towel on a plane, because really now — check out Ligon’s towel above and Rosenquist’s design below.

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Studio Museum Unveils Glenn Ligon-Designed Bag

At a press event this past Friday, the Studio Museum in Harlem debuted a stylish strategy to help fund its educational programming. Museum director Thelma Golden, artist Glenn Ligon, and handbag company MZ Wallace co-founders Monica Zwirner and Lucy Wallace Eustice were on hand to introduce a new $225 Ligon-designed tote, the proceeds of which will go to the museum’s youth programs. In the museum’s downstairs galleries, the fruit of one such program was on view in “Vantage Point,” an exhibition of photography created by local high schoolers as part of the museum’s “Expanding the Walls” eight-month residency. “This amazing program has been here at the museum for over a decade, allowing students to discover the power of art,” Golden said in remarks to the press.

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Glenn Ligon and Coco Fusco Among Hundreds on Petition Criticizing NYT Art Reviews

An anonymous petition expressing concern about recent New York Times reviews of women and African-American artists has hit a nerve, sparking a wave of support from some serious bold-faced names. Artists Glenn Ligon and Coco Fusco confirmed to ARTINFO this morning that they had signed the letter, while other (currently unconfirmed) signatories include artists Paul Ramirez Jonas, Janine Antoni, Louise LawlerJulie Mehretu, Kara Walker, and Martha Rosler as well as art historians Rosalyn Deutsche, Miwon Kw0n, and Robert Storr. As of this writing, the petition bears 312 signatures and is growing by the minute. (more…)

ARTINFO Itinerary, November 23-27: Art Events to Attend in NYC Thanksgiving Weekend

It’s a quiet holiday week for NYC arts, but a couple of benefits for organizations struck by Hurricane Sandy, a performance by a new media pioneer, and an opening and reopening for two Chelsea powerhouses are some reasons to get out and walk off your extra Thanksgiving pounds. Alternately you can take your visiting relatives out to the museums for a thrilling arts garage sale or rambunctious retrospective. Happy start of the hectic holiday season! (more…)

Glenn Ligon Graces Jack Chiles Gallery’s Bowery Sign Residency With Contradictory Directives

Glenn Ligon is having a moment: a new show of neons at Luhring Augustine that hopefully survived Hurricane Sandy, his largest work to date planned for a new New School building on 14th Street, and now he’s the third artist — following Das Institut and United Brothers, and Rirkrit Tiravanija — to create signage for the façade of Bowery gallery Jack Chiles. (more…)

Online Art Venue Paddle8 Moves West, Teaming Up With LACMA

Looks like museums are starting to do more than just put their collections and archives online. Now, at least one museum is working with an art e-commerce site to raise money, too. The online art venue Paddle8 will unveil a new partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art tomorrow, January 19. (more…)