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Five Artists in the News: Banksy’s Mural Attacked, Yves Klein’s Most Radical Works and Kirsha Kaechele’s Day in Court

3 min read  ·  20 Mar 2024

The Banksy mural in north London has been defaced just days after appearing. Image PA.

Banksy’s new tree mural in London, which appeared two days ago, has been defaced. Temporary fencing has also been installed around the tree and wall covered in white paint, ITV news reports.

Yves Klein's symphony composed of just one note and a sculpture that invites viewers to feel a nude model will feature in Lévy Gorvy Dayan in New York’s show focusing on the French artist’s most radical works, Ocula reports.

Do Ho Suh's sculpture Public Figures sculpture will be installed for five years outside the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art in Washington DC. The plinth supported by an army of tiny figures by the artists helps mark the institution’s 100th anniversary, reports The Korea Herald.

Kirsha Kaechele's The Ladies Lounge, a feminist installation at the Museum of New and Old Art, has prompted a male visitor to complain it is discriminatory. The artist, who is married to the Tasmanian museum’s founder, David Walsh, defended her woman-only piece at a tribunal arguing “exclusion of men is the artwork,” the Times reports.

Philippe Parreno will create an AI-driven sound installation at Munich’s Haus der Kunst. Due to open in November, it launches a collaboration between the German institution and Leeum Museum in Seoul.