Art Industry News: Prince William Has Knighted the Turner Prize-Winning Artist Grayson Perry + Other Stories

Plus, the artist list is out for the São Paulo biennial and Hauser & Wirth now represents Daniel Turner.

Artist Grayson Perry poses for a portrait at Sydney Opera House. Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images.

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and the art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Thursday, June 29.


Threat of Sale Looms Over a Historic Diego Rivera Mural – The future of the 74-foot wide mural The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City (1931) is still pending as Cushman & Wakefield announced on Tuesday that the campus of the San Francisco Art Institute, which closed in 2022, will be up for sale, and that includes the mural. (ARTnews)

Prince William Knights Artist Grayson Perry – The Turner Prize-winning artist accepted his knighthood on Wednesday at Windsor Castle in recognition for his services for the arts. Sir Grayson Perry wore a burgundy taffeta” dress for the event—and said he might sign off as “Sir G”  from now on. (BBC)

A Berlin Museum’s Awkward Relations with Russia – The Berlin-Karlshorst Museum is found in an awkward after the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, as the institution’s board of trustees is comprised of representatives from Russia’s authorities. (The New York Times)

Artists Named for the Bienal de São Paulo – The Brazilian biennale reveals a list of 120 participants for its 35th edition, set to take place from September 6 through December 10, 2023. Dayanita Singh, Ibrahim Mahama, Julien Creuzet, Senga Nengudi, and Simone Leigh are among the artists who will be showing in “choreographies of the impossible.” (Press release)


Duchess Kate at Young V&A – The Princess of Wales urged children to “keep up the storytelling” at the reopening of the Young V&A Museum in London, which reopens to the public on Saturday, July 1. She also revealed that her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, tell her stories all the time. (Independent)

Julie Mehretu Will Paint BMW’s Art Car – The Ethiopian American artist known for her abstract painting will be tasked to create the next Art Car, which already has a tradition of more than five decades. (CNN)

Loans at the Louvre – The trove of treasures from the Museo di Capodimonte in Italy featured in the exhibition “Naples in Paris,” including seminal works by Caravaggio and Michelangelo. They will be on view until January 2024. The Louvre has loaned its prized Vermeer work, the Lacemaker, to its satellite Louvre Lens, in the northern city of Lens. (Financial Times) (Le Monde)

Hauser & Wirth Now Reps Daniel Turner – The mega gallery will represent the American artist together with Galerie Allen in Paris. Hauser & Wirth is planning to show an exhibition of his work in 2024. (Press release)


Precious Okoyomon Installs Plant Art Installation in Roman Chapel – The 29-year-old artist, who won the Frieze Artist Award in 2021, has created a living installation titled “the sun eats her children” with plants at Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, a 19th century chapel in Rome. (The Art Newspaper)

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