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Five Artists in the News: Banksy’s Boat Too Far? Remembering Audrey Flack, June Leaf and Jacqueline de Jong

3 min read  ·  02 Jul 2024

Banksy’s inflatable depicting migrants in a small boat at Glastonbury. Photo by Safi Bugel/The Guardian

Shows: Banksy’s inflatable migrant boat that made an appearance above the crowds of the Glastonbury festival has been criticized by a UK minister, The Guardian reports.

New York: Audrey Flack, a photorealist painter and sculptor has died, aged 93. Flack was one of the few female artists to make their mark in a male-dominated movement.

New York: June Leaf, a figurative artist known for her expressionist paintings and sculptures, has died, aged 94. Leaf enjoyed late career success but was long overshadowed by her husband, the photographer Robert Frank, writes the New York Times.

Amsterdam: Jacqueline de Jong has died, aged 85. The Dutch figurative painter had to wait until her 70s before her international reputation matched her profile in The Netherlands.

Hamptons: Eddie Martinez’s solo show at the Parrish Museum of Art is a must-see exhibition this summer on Long Island, writes Cultured Magazine.

In other news

New York: A planned New Jersey branch of the Centre Pompidou has been thrown into doubt after politicians voted down further funding for the project.

"‘When people are talking loudly in these artworks, it’s kind of, like, what’s the point? But the food was fantastic. Steve McQueen has mixed feelings about a museum benefit among the monumental works at Dia: Beacon, which now includes his own work."

- The New Yorker