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Five Artists in the News: Kusama Pumpkin Heads to South Ken, Cindy Sherman Goes Greek, Dancing to Jacob Lawrence plus Layoffs at Sotheby’s

3 min read  ·  30 May 2024

Digital rendering of Yayoi Kusama, Pumpkin (2024). Copyright Yayoi Kusama. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Victoria Miro, and David Zwirner, via Serpentine Galleries

London: A giant Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin is due to be unveiled in Kensington Gardens in July, organized by the Serpentine Galleries and Royal Parks.

Profile: Fritz Scholder, who is best known for his subversion of Native American stereotypes, has seen a 123% increase in his HENI Score as his works outperform at auction. HENI News

London: The Surrealist photographer Lee Miller will get a solo show at Tate Britain in 2025, while work by her fellow Surrealist, Ithell Colquhoun, will be featured at Tate St Ives.

Athens: Cindy Sherman's early works, including Untitled Film Stills of the late 1970s, are on show in the city’s Museum of Cycladic Art, the artist’s first show in Greece.

Washington, DC: Jacob Lawrence’s paintings in the Phillips Collection inspired a dance production by Step Afrika!, which the company is reviving to mark its 30th birthday, The Washington Post reports.

And in other news

London: Sotheby’s plans to lay off 50 people in the UK with further job losses expected in New York and the auction house’s European locations, The Art Newspaper reports

"‘My huge collection of postcards transports me around the world, into different times and social classes. The vibrant snippets of writing from different places always keep me flowing.’ Pipilotti Rist on the ideas behind her exuberant work, now on view in Doha’s Fire Station. "

- Artnet News

Studio still life. Courtesy of Pipilotti Rist, via Artnet News