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This Week's Top Stories: Art Collectors Flock to the Armory and Frieze Seoul and Basquiat's Studio Is Painted Over (Again)

3 min read  ·  08 Sep 2023

Street artist Doodlehedz picking away at pinkwashed façade of 57 Great Jones Street, a two-story building that once housed Jean-Michel Basquiat between 1983 and 1988. Photo: Rhea Nayyar/Hyperallergic


The Best Booths at the Armory Show

Under-recognised artists, rising and established names collide in the Armory Show at New York’s Javits Center with Sonia Boyce, who has just joined Hauser & Wirth, on a hot streak with a solo booth presented by her Italian gallery, APalazzo. (ARTnews)

Solid Sales at Seoul's Fairs Defy Market Dip

Reports of a dip in the South Korean art market cast a shadow ahead of Seoul Art Week but at Frieze Seoul and the Korea International Art Fair dealers report solid early sales. (Art Newspaper)

Keith Haring’s Amiga Digital Works on sale as NFTs at Christie's

Keith Haring's 1980s digital artworks, created on an Amiga computer, are now available as NFTs at Christie’s online auction "Keith Haring: Pixel Pioneer". (Nft Now)


Nairy Baghramian Makes Her Mark in New York

Iran-born artist Nairy Baghramian speaks to The Times as she achieves greater visibility in the United States. Her sculptures are being installed on the facade of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and she has a major work in MoMA’s Sculpture Garden. (New York Times)


Leading Artists Combat Antisemitism in Billboard Campaign

For Freedoms, a collective of activist artists, has unveiled "The Highest Form of Wisdom is Kindness", a digital billboard series showcased across eight cities. The series presents works by 12 leading artists that addresses the rise of antisemitism in the US. (Guardian)


Museum Quietly Lifts Ban on Photos of Guernica

Museo Reina Sofia has quietly lifted its ban on visitors taking photographs of Picasso’sGuernica. However, flash photography, tripods and selfie-sticks are still not allowed. (The Times)


The Artist Who Keeps Painting Over Basquiat’s Former Studio Is Accused of ‘Desecration’

An artist named Roberto Palacio has painted over the entrance of Jean-Michel Basquiat's former studio in New York and its multi-layered artworks on three occasions. He claims his actions recall Robert Rauschenberg's work Erased de Kooning. Others call it desecration. (Artnet News)

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