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Five Artist in the News: Jeff Koons’ Puppy Goes Unsold, a Missing Francis Bacon Found and Howardena Pindell Joins White Cube

3 min read  ·  23 May 2024

Jeff Koons, Puppy (1992). Copyright the artist. Image courtesy of Wright

Chicago: Jeff Koons, Puppy (1992), which had a $500,000 estimate, was bought-in at Wright. The oil on canvas of his floral sculpture is an artist's proof apart from the edition of 1, which was acquired directly from Koons. HENI News

Moves: Howardena Pindell has joined White Cube, which will represent in Europe and Asia the veteran US artist, who helped found the Just Above Midtown Gallery for Black artists in the 1970s. The gallery is due to present her solo show in Hong Kong in the fall.

London: Marc Camille Chaimowicz has died, aged 77. The Anglo-French artist, best known for blurring the boundaries with interior design, was the subject of a major museum survey in Brussels last year. Instagram

Madrid: A portrait by Francis Bacon stolen in 2015 has been recovered by Spanish police and two people arrested, The Guardian reports.

Boston: Auguste Rodin’s late drawing of a nude led Bonhams Skinner sale on May 22. The 1915 drawing, which the artist gave to a friend shortly before Rodin’s death, sold for $121,200, more than 17 times the $7,000 estimate. HENI News

And in other news

New York: Gagosian has hired Brooke Lampley as a director. She is a high-profile loss for Sotheby’s, where she has been one of the auction house’s key “rain-makers”.

"I wasn’t a known artist, so for my friends in the photos, it was just like, ‘Oh, Cathy’s part of the community and she’s taking these pictures.’ Catherine Opie recalls how she started documenting her queer friends. "

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