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Five Artists in the News: Faith Ringgold on the Catwalk, George Condo Feted in Greece and an Olympic class show in Paris

3 min read  ·  25 Jun 2024

Faith Ringgold-inspired hangings at the Dior fashion show at the Musee Rodin. Photograph by Adrien Dirand. Copyright Faith Ringgold. ACA Galleries, Chanakya School of Craft, courtesy of Forbes

Paris: Faith Ringgold’s work formed a colorful backdrop to Dior’s Olympic-themed haute couture show held at the Musée Rodin. For illustrated reports, see ARTnews and Forbes

Paris: Works by Christo and Takashi Murakami among others feature in Gagosian’s two-part show organized with the Olympic Museum timed to coincide with the Paris Games.

Shows: The cancellation of Kehinde Wiley shows by museums amid allegations against the artist has been criticized by the National Coalition Against Censorship, reports Artnet News

New York: Arlene Shechet’s monumental sculptures at Storm King are among the must-see shows in greater New York, writes Hyperallergic.

Shows: George Condo’s exhibition on the Greek island of Hydra opened with the annual art-world gathering hosted by collector Dakis Joannou. Dreamideamachine

In other news

Florence: The former director of the Uffizi Gallery, Eike Schmidt, has failed in his bid to become the mayor of Florence, gaining around a third of the votes for a centre-right party.

"‘When I got up I was terrified to see that there was no fog, not even a wisp of mist: I was prostrate, and could just see all my paintings done for, but gradually the fires were lit and the smoke and haze came back.’ Claude Monet writing to his wife, Alice, in 1900 about the challenge of painting atmospheric views of the Thames. Works he made on three painting trips will feature in a show at London’s Courtauld Gallery in the fall. "

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