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This Week’s Top Stories: A $120 Million Picasso Heads to Auction, Marina Abramovic’s Brush With Death and the Rising Cost of MoMA

3 min read  ·  15 Sep 2023

Pabo Picasso, Femme à la montre (Woman With a Watch) (1932). Courtesy Sotheby's

Pabo Picasso, Femme à la montre (Woman With a Watch) (1932). Courtesy Sotheby's


Picasso’s $120 Million Portrait of His Mistress Heads to Auction

A 1932 portrait by Picasso of his young mistress Marie Therese-Walter heads to auction at Sotheby’s New York, the star lot in a single-collector sale that includes other blue-chip works by Ed Ruscha, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol that belonged to former Whitney trustee, the late Emily Fisher Landau. (Artnet News)


Marina Abramovic and Hans Ulrich Obrist Talk Life and Death

Ahead of her major show at the Royal Academy in London, Marina Abramovic tells curator and friend Hans Ulrich Obrist, “now I’m all about living. I never want to do anything close to even thinking about dying,” after a health crisis. (AnOther)


LA Artists Get Scrappy at the Hammer Museum

Assemblage is having a moment (again) in the Hammer Museum’s biennial “Made in LA”, where artists transform palm fronds, car parts and the detritus of the city into memorable works of art. (The New York Times)


MoMA Raises Entry Fee to $30

New York’s Museum of Modern Art will join the Whitney and Guggenheim when it begins charging adults $30 for admission from October, its first price hike in more than a decade. (ARTnews)

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