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Five Artists in the News: Kara Walker the Surrealist and Chantal Joffe’s Goes Yellow Mellow

3 min read  ·  08 May 2024

Chantal Joffe, My Dearest Dust by Shadowboxer (2024). Copyright the artist. Courtesy the artist, Victoria Miro, and Skarstedt. Photo by Jack Hems

Hobart: Mona, the controversial Museum of Old and New Art, plans to keep Kirsha Kaechele’s Ladies’ Lounge a woman-only installation by turning it into a single-sex toilet.

New York: Chantal Joffe stocked up on huge tubes of lemon, cadmium and lead-tin yellow, ahead of her first show in New York, which has just opened at Skarstedt, she told AnOther.

Sydney: Cressida Campbell led Bonhams Australian Art auction. Her landscape Parsley Bay, Sydney (1992), sold for $129,700, 33% above its low estimate. For more highlights, see the HENI News report.

Fort Worth: Kara Walker is among the contemporary artists featured “Surrealism and Us: Caribbean and African Diasporic Artists since 1940” at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, which underlines the internationalism of the movement.

Wakefield: Kim Lim is emerging from the shadows cast by her partner, the artist William Turnbull. The first major exhibition of Lim’s work in 20 years is now on view at Hepworth Wakefield.

"‘Frank Stella’s 1959 painting Die Fahne hoch!... contains a bizarre kind of beauty. It also hides a secret: its title refers to a Nazi marching anthem.” Remembering Frank Stella (1936-2024) "

- ARTnews

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On May 8, 1903, Paul Gauguin died, aged 54, on Atuona, Marquesas Islands, in French Polynesia.