—A work by Erwin Wurm, “Untitled 2008,” during the eighth edition of Art Basel Miami, which closed Sunday. (Photo by Juan Castro/AFP/Getty Images.)
Art Basel Miami wound up Sunday. Though not as crowded as other years, the galleries participating in the trade show reported strong sales. We’ll have more on Art Basel Miami later today on Art Beat, when we talk to Jason Kaufman of the Art Newspaper.
Paris museums were open Sunday after a four day strike, which shut down the Louvre, the Musee D’Orsay and the Pompidou Center over issues of attrition and the increasing dependence on private contractors to staff the museums. A union leader at the Pompidou said the return to work is “just a pause in the conflict.”
The Washington Post demonstrates how arts organizations are getting and using stimulus money with a roundup of local arts organizations that stayed afloat during desperate times after they had received a stimulus lifeline.
Malcolm Wells, an environmentally-pioneering architect known for his “gentle” underground designs, died over the weekend at age 83 at his home in Brewster, Mass.