Paris Hilton, art collector – and more news –

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The New-York Historical Society has unveiled an outdoor exhibit of oral histories and photographs of New Yorkers from the coronavirus era. [The New York Times]

60 leading artists, writers and filmmakers have signed an open letter condemning a recent raid by Israeli police on three Palestinian cultural centers. [Hyperallergic]

Italian Americans in the United States are campaigning to block the removal of statues of Christopher Columbus. [The Art Newspaper]

Art & Artists

“As we blink into the light, leave space in your life to make art.” British artist Grayson Perry has a few words to share with the masses. [The Guardian]

Iconic TV personality Paris Hilton is also a burgeoning pop artist and collector: “Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, Damien Hirst, Alex Israel, David LaChappelle are a few that I have in my collection. [Forbes]

Ahead of his new monograph, acclaimed Nigerian photographer Samuel Fosso spoke with the late curator Okwui Enwezor about his early autobiographical work and the power struggles at the heart of his practice. [Aperture]

The market

For the “Say It Loud (I’m Black and Proud)” show, Christie’s curators established a list of conditions designed to protect artists from exploitation, including the requirement that artists receive 100% of the proceeds from the sale of their work. [Artnet News]

Phillips announced the opening of a space in Southampton on Thursday, joining Sotheby’s and Christie’s in expanding to Long Island in New York. [ARTnews]

Norma D. Ross