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Five Artists in the Headlines: Jeff Koons Is Not Amused, Remembering Richard Hunt and Tracey Emin is Unwell

2 min read  ·  18 Dec 2023

Jeff Koons Freezes Out an Art Critic Jeff Koons was able to veto an art historian’s unflattering essay about the artist’s monumental sculpture in Paris, Bouquet of Tulips. (The New York Times)

Remembering Richard Hunt Chicago-based Richard Hunt, who has died aged 88, was the first Black sculptor to get a retrospective in MoMA New York. (The Guardian)

Damien Hirst’s Xmas Gift Soars at Auction An early collage by Damien Hirst, which was a Christmas gift to a friend, sold for more than 12 times its low estimate. (Bonhams)

Hank Willis Thomas’ Big Year Hank Willis Thomas’ sculpture for Martin Luther King kicked off the controversies of 2023 in the ARTnews review of the year. (ARTNew)

Tracey Emin Is Unwell Tracey Emin has been hospitalized in Thailand when she fell ill during a long-haul flight back from shows in Melbourne and Canberra. (The Times)