Cuauhtémoc Medina.

COURTESY POWER STATION OF ART

The Shanghai Biennale has appointed Cuauhtémoc Medina, the chief curator of Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporanea in Mexico City, as curator of its 2018 edition.

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Felipe Jesus Consalvos. Spy Glass, c. 1920-50.

© VISKO HATFIELD COURTESY THE FOUNDATION TO PROMOTE SELF TAUGHT ART, INC.

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An enhanced version of a photograph of Billy the Kid by Ben Wittick.

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Market Action

The evening sales wrapped up last night in New York, as Sotheby’s sold $310.2 million worth of art at a solid though uneventful postwar and contemporary sale.

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Francis Bacon, Three Studies of George Dyer, 1966, oil on canvas, in three parts, sold for $36.8 million.

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Peter Doig, Red House, 1995–96, oil on canvas, which sold for $21.1 million.

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Outside the North Carolina Museum of Art.

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The North Carolina Museum of Art’s director Lawrence J.

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Anna Uddenberg, Pockets Obes, 2017, shampoo chair, water walls, styrofoam, acrylic resin, fiber glass, polyurethane foam, HDF, automobile interior elements, synthetic leather, synthetic fur, vinyl floor, hiking backpacks, vinyl foam stripes, hairdresser sink, installation view.

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Photograph of Yayoi Kusama at 53 E. 19th Street from Donald Judd’s archive, labeled “Driving Image Room Kusama 1962-1963.

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Lia Gangitano.

DOMENICA BUCALO

The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College has named Lia Gangitano the winner of its 2018 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence.

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A cross-town bus on which Jesus might ride.

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Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi sold at Christie’s last night for a gasp-inducing price of $450.3 million to an unknown bidder on the phone.

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