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This Week’s Top Stories: David Salle Teaches AI to Paint, and Damien Hirst’s Secret Garden Paintings Revealed

3 min read  ·  29 Sep 2023


Barkley L. Hendricks Impresses the Fashion Crowd at Frick Madison

The full-length portraits by the US artist now on show at Frick Madison in New York celebrate his subjects’ fashion sense and individual style, impressing leading designers today. (WWD)


David Salle Teaches AI to Paint With Mixed Results

The veteran New York painter spent a year working with an AI creative program to see if he could teach it to create a "David Salle" work that would fool his gallerist. (The New York Times)


Damien Hirst’s Secret Garden Revealed at Frieze

Gagosian will unveil Damien Hirst’s “The Secret Garden Paintings”, a new series, in a solo booth at Frieze London. (Gagosian)


Monets Worth $45 Million Lost in Mansion Fire

Three landscapes by Claude Monet, with an estimated value of $45m, were destroyed in a house fire in 2022 on the shores of Lake Michigan, according to court papers. The owners and insurers are now locked in a legal dispute. (Mlive)


Female Artists to the Fore at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian’s American Art Museum reopening exhibition “American Voices and Visions” features an unprecedented number of works by leading female artists and artists of colour with pieces by Jenny Holzer and Alison Saar impressing. (Smithsonian Magazine)