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Top 10 Stories This Week (April 28–May 2).
In an effort to compile an artful playlist for your Frieze Week, May auctions, and assorted other spring art activities, Cait Munro looked back at 12 album covers designed by famous artists. Though it may come as little surprise to find the likes of Banksy, Gerhard Richter, and Damien Hirst on the list, the contributions from Robert Rauschenberg and a 19th-century still life by Henri Fantin-Latour are truly unexpected.
As Blain Southern gets ready to “reposition” the late sculptor Lynn Chadwick as one of the great British artists of the 20th century, Coline Milliard takes a close look at the market for his work, particularly as it stacks up against the likes of Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, and Anthony Caro.
With Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli in the midst of a massive museum hat trick spanning MAXXI in Rome, MOCA in LA, and MoMA PS1 in New York, Yasmine Mohseni visits his Los Angeles show and finds his glamorous, star-studded works making fun of the very Hollywood imagery they replicate so well.
Defending Manifesta 10’s decision to stay in Russia in spite of the country’s anti-gay legislation and military action in Crimea, Mikhail Piotrovsky, director of the State Hermitage Museum—which will host the roving European biennial—said: “We operate in the territory of art, which has its own rules.”
As dealers gear up for Frieze New York and descend on Randall’s Island, Benjamin Sutton spoke to Lehmann Maupin associate director Jayne Johnson about the nuts and bolts of putting together a booth at the mega-fair. Her most important advice? “As with any other endurance activity, it’s important to stay hydrated!”
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