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An Art of Changes: Jasper Johns Prints, 1960–2018

16 February - 20 September 2020 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. When Jasper Johns’s paintings of flags and targets debuted in 1958, they brought him instant acclaim and established him as a critical link between Abstract Expressionism and Pop art. In the ensuing 60 years, Johns (US, b. 1930) has continued…

John Baldessari dies aged 88

John Baldessari, the Californian artist and teacher known as the godfather of conceptual art, has died aged 88. His death on Thursday at his Los Angeles home was confirmed last night by his long-time dealer Marian Goodman who described him as “intelligent, loving and incomparable”. At 6 ft 7 inches…

Maurizio Cattelan’s $120,000 Banana Was Ejected From Art Basel

Maurizio Cattelan’s banana sculpture at Art Basel Miami Beach has taken on a life of its own. On Saturday, amid a crush of fairgoers, a performance artist successfully managed to nab, peel, and eat the conceptual fruit duct-taped to the wall of the booth of Perrotin Gallery. The New York-based…

Turner Prize 2019 Winners Announced

It has been announced that the Turner Prize 2019 has been awarded, for the first time in its history, to a collective bringing together the four nominated artists: Oscar Murillo, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, and Tai Shani. The decision was made after the four artists contacted the jury to…

In Focus: Teresita Fernández

7 November 2019 – 4 January 2020 Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York. Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce In Focus: Teresita Fernández. This special installation debuts the artist’s most recent series, Dark Earth, begun in 2019. The presentation will feature four panels made of solid charcoal on chromed metal that…

FIAC 2019

17 - 20 October 2019 Grand Palais, Paris. For its 46th edition which will take place in the Grand Palais in Paris from October 17th through October 20th 2019, FIAC will host a carefully curated selection of galleries specializing in modern and contemporary art, together with a tightly focused group…

Urs Fischer makes wax portrait of Leonardo DiCaprio and his family

14 October – 20 December 2019 Gagosian Gallery, Paris. Gagosian is pleased to present Leo, an exhibition of new work by Urs Fischer. Across his protean oeuvre, Fischer frequently evokes art historical genres and motifs with wry self-awareness and humor. In Fischer’s work, the processes of material creation and destruction…

Yayoi Kusama in Paris

15–21 October 2019 Place Vendôme, Paris. In collaboration with Victoria Miro, Ota Fine Arts and David Zwirner, FIAC 2019 presents a major public work conceived for the Place Vendôme by Yayoi Kusama. Installed near the Vendôme Column, Life of the Pumpkin Recites, All About the Biggest Love for the People,…

Banksy’s Chimp Parliament Painting Sells for a Startling $12 Million

'Devolved Parliament' came in equal to a work by Basquiat, and dwarfed interest in another monkey painting—by Francis Bacon. There is absolutely no doubt about what stole the thunder yesterday evening at Sotheby’s Frieze week contemporary art auction—and it was a bunch of monkeys. Devolved Parliament, the massive painting by …

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