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Five artists in the news: $18M Warhol-Basquiat Collab Heads to Auction, Damien Hirst Takes Over Museo Jumex and Lynda Benglis Fountains Flow in Madrid

3 min read  ·  28 Mar 2024

The Basquiat-Warhol collaboration (1984) is a highlight Sotheby's Contemporary Evening Auction, New York. Courtesy Sotheby’s

The Basquiat-Warhol collaboration (1984) is a highlight Sotheby's Contemporary Evening Auction, New York. Courtesy Sotheby’s

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s untitled 1984 painting heads to sale at Sotheby's in May, ARTnews reports. The joint production, which has a $18 million estimate, could raise the bar for their collaborative series, which received a mixed response.

Lynda Benglis’s sculptural fountains have been united in a Madrid park. The exhibition of the US artist’s work in Jardín Banca March is a collaboration with her galleries and the Spanish foundation, Banca March. Widewalls reports.

Damien Hirst's big show in Mexico City has opened at the Museo Jumex, the private museum founded by Eugenio Lopez. The show features more than 50 works, including Hirst's diamond covered skull, For the Love of God.

Ibrahim Mahama has won the inaugural Sam Gilliam prize. As well as $75,000, the Ghanaian artist’s work will be featured by Dia in the fall, The Art Newspaper reports.

Ben Enwonwu led Bonhams' $1.65m African art auction in London. Portrait of Tonkin Jackson (1982) sold for $481,700, 25% above its low estimate. For more highlights, see the HENI News report.