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Five Artists in the News: Fake Picassos as a Feminist Statement, Shahzia Sikander's Goddess Attacked and why Linder Prefers Cut and Paste

3 min read  ·  10 Jul 2024

Paintings in the style of Picasso have been revealed to be painted by Kirsha Kaechele Photograph courtesy of MONA.

Hobart: Kirsha Kaechele faked paintings initially said to be by Picasso that she hung in the toilets of MONA, her partner David Walsh’s museum. She asked for “forgiveness”, the Guardian reports.

Houston: Shahzia Sikander’s monumental sculpture of a female figure, which sparked protests when installed at the University of Houston, has been beheaded by an unknown attacker.

Paris: Works by Salvador Dali were among the 60% of lots selling above their low estimate at Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr Prints & Multiples Online'auction on July 8. For all the highlights, see the HENI News report.

Los Angeles: The Gordon Parks Foundation and Pace Gallery have joined forces to present an exhibition featuring many of the most memorable images created by the Civil Rights-era photographer, Flaunt reports.

London: Hew Locke is trawling through the collections of the British Museum for a show due to open in the fall. It will feature a new sculptural work called The Watchers.

In other news

London/Basel: Vitrine has announced that it is closing its gallery spaces after 14 years due to the rising cost of shipping and storage, The Art Newspaper reports.

"‘Why labor a paragraph to prove a point when a one liner will do? Why spend months with tubes of oils and watercolors when a magazine and scissors are to hand?’. The feminist artist Linder's retrospective is heading to London's Hayward Gallery in 2025. "

- Artnet News