Pinkie, The Parrot’s Big Break – Art News Roundup

From news about Banksy’s true identity to an unusual visitor at the Guggenheim. Read on to catch up with the art news this week!

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There’s always something going on in the art world. Every Sunday, Agora starts the new week by looking back at what happened the week before. Here are our top art news stories from June 18th, 2017 – June 24th, 2017.

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Source: Guggenheim

Pinkie, The Parrot’s Big Break

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York is, for this entire month, hosting a Salmon-crested Cockatoo named Pinkie. The little bird is part of a work of art conceived by artists Lenka Clayton and Jon Rubin. The amusing  project is the latest chapter in the Guggenheim’s ongoing social practice initiative launched last year to present projects that engage the community. A brand ambassador of a pet supply store in Bronx, her job profile includes providing inspiration for “birds-eye-view tours” in the galleries and enjoying avant-garde cinema. Full Story Here →

Banksy’s First Name Revealed

The English musician, Goldie has accidentally revealed some crucial information about Banksy’s identity on a podcast interview. While talking about the street artist’s popularity he said, “No disrespect to Robert, I think he is a brilliant artist. I think he has flipped the world of art over.” Full Story Here →

The Latest Find On Antiques Roadshow

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Source: Artnet

“We’ve had one of the most significant jewelry finds in 40 years of Antiques Roadshow history,” said Simon Shaw, executive producer of the long-running BBC series after the discovery of a Faberge flower study estimated at $1.27 million. This is one of only 80 known surviving examples of fruit and flower studies by Fabergé, which are typically presented in a rock crystal vase that appears to be filled with water, reported ArtnetFull Story Here →

Kandinsky Going Twice!

This Wednesday, at Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern art sale in London, the record for a work by the Russian master, Wassily Kandinsky was broken twice in less than an hour. The final sale was made at $187.7 million, demonstrating a 45 percent increase from last year. Full Story Here →


These are just some of the many news stories that caught our eye this past week. For more stories as-they-happen, be sure to also follow our Facebook and Twitter. You can also sign up for our newsletter for news about Agora Gallery, our exhibitions, and our artists!


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