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Five Artists in the News: Banksy’s Rat Thief, Julian Schnabel Surfs the Hamptons and Photographers Head to Rencontres d’Arles

3 min read  ·  20 Jun 2024

Banksy’s masked rat on the back of a parking sign in Paris. Image copyright AFP

Paris: A man has been convicted for the theft of a work by Banksy that the artist had painted on a parking sign near the Centre Pompidou.

Shows: A Mary Ellen Mark survey at the Espace Van Gogh will be a highlight of Rencontres d’Arles, the prestigious annual photography exhibition, which opens on July 1.

Rome: Ariana Papademetropoulos is creating a contemporary version of a nymphaeum in the historic Villa Medici, she tells Artnet News.

New York: Francesca Mollett’s abstracts are in-demand among collectors, including Howard Rachofsky, who is presenting the young artist’s work in his Dallas space in 2025, The Art Newspaper reports.

London: Zak Ové has unveiled a glass mosaic in London’s Notting Hill. Called Jumbie Jubilation, it is inspired by the district’s Carnival and the heritage of masquerade.

In other news

Florence: former Uffizi director Eike Schmidt has won 33% of the vote in the first round of Florence's mayoral elections.

Market: Sotheby’s credit rating has been downgraded to B- by ratings agency Standard and Poor’s.

"‘When you’re in the water and you look back to the land, it looks the same way it did when you were 15 years old.’ Julian Schnabel on the importance of surfing at Montauk. He was speaking ahead of his solo show, opening at Guild Hall in East Hampton on August 4. "

- Cultured Magazine