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This Week's Top Stories: Remembering Brice Marden, Frank Bowling enjoys late-career success and Phillips will start art drops

3 min read  ·  11 Aug 2023

Brice Marden at his studio in Tivoli, N.Y. Copyright Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Lauren Lancaster for The New York Times


[**Brice Marden has died, aged 84**]( The critically acclaimed US artist Brice Marden rejuvenated abstract art in the 1960s and kept pushing painting to the end of his long career. (New York Times)

[**Valie Export Gets the Retrospective She Deserves**]( The radical feminist artist from Austria, VALIE EXPORT, who chose a cigarette brand as a name, looks back on her career as a major retrospective goes on show in Vienna. (Whitehot magazine)


[**Barnes Museum Can Loan Its Masterworks**]( A US court has relaxed Albert Barnes’ inflexible rule that none of the 20th century masterpieces in his collection could be moved, opening the door for high-profile loan exhibitions. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

[**British Museum Settles Copyright Dispute With Translator**]( A writer and translator who called out the British Museum for using her work in an exhibition without permission or a fee has settled with the institution after taking to social media and crowdfunding legal support. (ARTnews)


[**How Buddhism Shaped John Giorno’s Art**]( A solo show at Almine Rech Shanghai explores the importance of Buddhism for the late poet-artist John Giorno, who turned his New York home into a temple. (HENI News)

[**Frank Bowling Enjoys Late-Career Success**]( The veteran artist Frank Bowling’s color-soaked abstract and map paintings reflect his travels between Guyana, London, and New York in the 1960s and 70s in a solo show at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (New York Times)


[**Phillips To Begin Drops of New Works**]( The auction house is entering the primary market by launching a digital platform with monthly "drops" planned of new, limited edition works by in-demand artists. (The Art Newspaper)

[**Ukraine Hunts for Art Collected by Oligarchs**]( Ukraine’s anti-corruption taskforce hopes to identify trophy works of art thought to have been bought and sold by wealthy Russians, including those sanctioned after Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. (The Guardian)