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Five Artists in the News: Christo’s Wrapped VW, Carsten Holler’s Dream Hotel and a Venice Boost at Basel

3 min read  ·  11 Jun 2024

Christo, Wrapped 1961 Volkswagen Beetle Saloon (1961), presented by Gagosian at Art Basel Unlimited. Copyright the artist’s estate. Photo courtesy of Art Basel

Basel: Christo’s Wrapped 1961 Volkswagen Beetle is presented by Gagosian at Art Basel Unlimited with a $4m price tag.

Basel: Claudia Andujar is among the artists presented at Art Basel whose international profile has been raised by Adriano Pedrosa’s Venice Biennale exhibition, The Art Newspaper reports.

Washington, DC: Glenn Kaino’s spectacular sculpture, a tribute to the Olympic sprinter Tommie Smith who gave a Black power salute in 1968, will be unveiled in June by the Smithsonian, East City Art reports.

Los Angeles: Sidney Felsen, the co-founder of the influential West Coast printmaker Gemini G.E.L., has died aged 99.

Doha: "Ellsworth Kelly at 100", a major survey show of the US artist organized by Glenstone Museum, will travel to Qatar after it closes at the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

In other news

Paris: A fire at Versailles was quickly brought under control with no damage to the palace or its collections.

"‘It’s the ultimate idea of freedom. It’s the very naive, romantic dreams we have about letting it all behind and flying away, effortless.’ Carsten Holler has been working with a sleep expert to to create Dream Hotel at Fondation Beyeler."

- The Art Newspaper

Carsten Höller and Adam Haar, Dream Hotel Room 1. Copyright the artists, courtesy of Fondation Beyeler