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Five Artists in the News: Agnes Denes’ Wheatfield Grows in Basel, Gaza Protest Delays Galli’s Show and Urs Fischer Goes Large in Las Vegas

3 min read  ·  10 Jun 2024

Agnes Denes, Wheatfield. Image courtesy of Art Basel

Basel: Agnes Denes' most famous work of Land Art, a field of wheat she planted beneath the World Trade Center in 1982, has been recreated at Art Basel.

London: Galli's solo show at Goldsmith CCA has been postponed because students demonstrating in support of Palestine have occupied the college’s gallery.

Paris: Joan Mitchell’s untitled work of 1959, which sold for $796,000, 21% above estimate, led Christie's $10.54m 'Art contemporain' Auction. For the top lots and outperformers, see the HENI News report.

London: Works by Keith Haring and Damien Hirstwere among the 77% of lots selling above their low estimate at Phillips 'Evening & Day Editions' auction. HENI News

Las Vegas: The desert city is “artificial, but in a good way,” the Swiss artist Urs Fischer tells the New York Times, a his monumental, gold-leaf sculpture goes on show.

In other news

Legal: Former staffers at Carpenters Workshop Gallery have made allegations of sexual misconduct by co-founder Loïc Le Gaillard and accused the gallery of questionable accounting, ART News reports.

"‘Vera Molnár wrote simple programs that she ran in her head, plotting the results on paper. For several years, Molnár became a computer. She called her invention a machine imaginaire’. How the Hungarian artist, whose work is presented at Art Basel, pioneered computer art before she gained access to an IBM computer in 1968. "

- Forbes