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Five Artists in the News: Anish Kapoor's Bean Bounces Back, Elizabeth Frink's Wild Things and Joana Vasconcelos' Super Soft Furnishings

3 min read  ·  17 Jun 2024

Hank Willis Thomas, Duality, Nexus and Strike, Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite. Copyright the artist. Image courtesy Galleries West

Chicago: Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate, aka “The Bean”, is due to reopen to the public at the end of June, following remedial work to its surrounding plaza in Millennium Park, ARTnews reports.

Vancouver: Hank Willis Thomas has unveiled three works of public art, which form part of the Vancouver Art Gallery's offsite program, Galleries West reports.

Miami: Kehinde Wiley shows have been quietly postponed or called off by museums in the US, after allegations of sexual misconduct are made against the artist. The Pérez Art Museum Miami is the latest, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Shows: Highlights of a gift of Elizabeth Frink’s bronzes and watercolors are due to on show at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in July, focusing on the artist’s works inspired by animals. HENI News

New York: Joana Vasconcelos has unveiled “The Bombom”, a collection of sofas, rugs and soft furnishings she has designed for Roche Bobois. They are presented in its Madison Avenue store, WWD reports.

And in other news

Munich: Works by Alexej Jawlensky and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner were among the 87% of lots selling above their low estimate at Ketterer Kunst $43.83m auction. For all the highlights, see the HENI News report.

"‘She pushed him to do something new and to be more creative politically.’ Dora Maar expert on Antoine Romand on her influence on Picasso in the 1930s, as Maar’s photographs and collages go on show at London’s Amar Gallery."

- The Guardian

Joana Vasconceslo's "The Bombom" collection for Roche Bobois.