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Five Artists in the News: Warhol’s Liz Stars at Auction, When Anthony McCall Met Carolee Schneeman and Mike Kelley’s High School Hell

3 min read  ·  19 Jun 2024

The exhibition “Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today” is on view at Mudac, Lausanne. Image courtesy of Vitra Design Museum. Photo by Ludger Paffrath

Market: Andy Warhol's Liz, which sold for 60% above estimate, led Bonhams Prints & Multiples Auction. For all the highlights, see the HENI News report.

Amsterdam: A Wassily Kandinsky show helps launch H’Art, which was the Hermitage’s satellite in the Dutch city until Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. New York Times

London: Anthony McCall recalls when he and Carolee Schneemann were a power couple in 1970s New York, as McCall’s light sculptures head to Tate Modern. The Guardian

Shows: Meret Oppenheim is among the female pioneers who will get their dues in three exhibitions in Lausanne marking the centenary of Surrealism, Swiss Info reports

New York: Mike Kelley’s high-school inspired installations, which are on show at The Brant Foundation, are “a fever dream that can’t be switched off”, writes Frieze

On this day

On June 19, 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed at Sing Sing for spying for the Soviet Union. A decade later, Andy Warhol used a press photograph of the electric chair as the source of screenprinted canvases.

"'83% of respondents aged 43 and younger own art or would like to,' states the Bank of America survey of high-net-worth Americans."

- The Art Newspaper