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IT’S A GREAT MOMENT TO BE IN PARIS. the Hotel de la Marine, where the French royal family stored art, jewelry and more in the 18th century, opened as a museum, after a epic $ 157 million renovation who used period materials and techniques, the New York Times reports. (The curtains were hand-sewn rather than machine-sewn, for example.) About a 25-minute walk away, the multi-storey The Samaritan reopened on Wednesday after an $ 894 million upgrade from LVMH, the luxury group whose president is billionaire art collector Bernard Arnault. CNN possesses a peek inside. The building opened in 1910 and closed in 2005, apparently due to security code issues. This new version features restaurants as well as its high-end retail offerings, and in September it will also house a hotel and spa. Something for everyone!

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THE DIRECTORS OF THE ART MUSEUM ARE ON THE MOVE. The latest news is Palm Springs Art Museum recruitment Adam lerner, director of the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art from 2009 to 2019, be his new boss. The Californian museum locked itself rather quickly in Lerner: its former director, Louis grachos, announced his departure for SITE Santa Fé in New Mexico a little over three months ago. Earlier this week, the Saint-Louis Art Museum patted Min Jung Kim-of American Art Museum of New Britain in Connecticut—be his director (the first woman to hold the post). Some favorite jobs still need to be filled: such as Artadia director Carolyn ramo recently highlighted on the Nota Bene podcast, the hunt for leaders of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

The digest

Speaking of luxury brands owned by LVMH, Dior’s recent Cruise 2022 show in Athens, which featured “400 lights, 200 fireworks and 55 musicians,” was created in collaboration with Italian artist Pietro Ruffo. [Architectural Digest]

Architect Richard Meier is retiring, according to his firm, Richard Meier & Partners, which has been restructured and renamed Meier Partners. The Pritzker Prize winner has been accused of sexual harassment by several women in a 2018 New York Times history, and he resigned his position as an executive of the company later that year. Following the allegations, Meier issued a statement saying, “Although our memories may differ, I sincerely apologize to anyone who has been offended by my behavior,” but subsequently denied specific claims. [Architectural Record]

The artistic career of Moon Joon-yong, the son of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, is once again controversial. Young Moon was recently one of 24 artists to receive a KRW 69 million (approximately $ 60,900) grant from the Korea Arts Council, which has led to accusations of nepotism from lawmakers in the ‘opposition. Last year the politicians leveled similar fees when he received funding for a show through a pandemic relief program. [ArtAsiaPacific]

The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa has an animated new logo which he says embodies the focus on showcasing the work of Indigenous artists and other under-represented artists. The institution’s overall strategy is called Ankose, an Anishinaabemowin word meaning “everything is connected”. [CBC]

Sotheby’s is opening a temporary space in Monaco this summer. “Many of our clients will be there for the summer; we go where the people are, ”Martin Klosterfelde, senior director of international private sales at the house, told Melanie Gerlis. [Financial Times]

Another mention of Palm Springs! Richard Neutra’s legendary 1946 Kaufmann Desert House in the city is on the market for $ 17 million. You might recognize the classic mid-century modern structure in Slim Aarons’ 1970 photograph Poolside gossip. [Robb Report]

The kick

THE DEATH OF THE ARTIST, ANDY WARHOL CONFIDANT, and troublemaker all around Brigide Berlin obtained profile processing of Nancy Hass in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and history is full of great anecdotes about Berlin. Here’s one, via Hass: Berlin “took Polaroids of Warhol’s abdominal scars from the 1968 assassination attempt by Valerie Solanas, another Factory regular, and sold them for $ 5 apiece in Union Square, periodically running across the street to the factory for more. In addition, she was apparently indifferent to money and gave a Gerhard Richter painting that the artist gave him. [T]

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