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This Week's Top Stories: Rothko Murals Head to Paris, Damien Hirst Unveils New Paintings

5 min read  · 21 Jul 2023


Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity, Yayoi Kusama, 2009. Photo: Artealdia


Flash Flood at the Hamptons Fine Art Fair in Southampton. Photo: Fremin Gallery

Art Basel Appoints Bridget Finn as Director of Miami Beach Fair
Art Basel has announced Bridget Finn is the new director of its main US fair, Art Basel Miami Beach. The veteran gallerist is due to take up the post, which has been vacant for two years, in September. (ARTnews)

Flash Flood Puts Priceless Art at Risk at the Hamptons Fine Art Fair
Works by artists, including Picasso, Van Gogh, and Matisse, were left hanging as heavy rain hit the Hamptons Fine Art Fair's pavilion on Sunday, forcing the fair to close early on its final day. Minimal damage to art was reported, however. (The Times)


Where the Land Meets the Sea, Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst Unveils New Paintings in 'Where the Land Meets the Sea'
Damien Hirst unveiled three new series—Coast Paintings, Sea Paintings, and Seascapes. Presented by HENI, the exhibition is now on at Phillips' London galleries on Berkeley Square until 18 August. (Fad Magazine)

'Tomorrow We Fly' - Mayor Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Show Opens in Tel Aviv
Two monts after the death of Ilya Kabakov, a major exhibition of the late artist and his partner Emilia's work has opened at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The show includes some of their most famous installations and covers their life in the Soviet Union. (Jerusalem Post)


View of Mark Rothko’s The Seagram Murals at Tate. Image: John Phillips

Tate's Rothko Room Will Make a Rare Trip to Paris
London's Tate is loaning its complete collection of nine Seagram Murals by Mark Rothko to the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris for a major survey show curated by the son of the Abstract Expressionist artist. Tate Modern's Rothko's Room will host works by Joan Mitchell on loan from the Paris-based foundation. (Art Newspaper)

Instituto Inhotim Debuts New Yayoi Kusama Gallery
Brazil's leading open-air museum, the Instituto Inhotim has unveiled a permanent Yayoi Kusama gallery. It will house two of the Japanese artist's Infinity Rooms in the Inhotim collection. (Arte al Dia)

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