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Five Artists in the News: George Condo Stars in Hong Kong, in London and Zurich Kiki Kogelnik Gets Her Dues and Tracey Emin Lives Life to the Full

3 min read  ·  29 May 2024

Transmutation 2 by George Condo sold for $1.91m. Image courtesy of Christie's

Hong Kong: George Condo led Christie's $15.21m 21st Century day sale when his painting, Transmutation 2 (2015). sold for $1.91m, 86% above estimate. For more highlights, see the HENI News report

Hong Kong: A work by the late Chinese-French artist Zao Wou-Ki led Christie's $12.94m 20th Century day sale. HENI News

Hong Kong: Sholto Blissett’s auction record jumped 82% when his work sold for $88,800 at Christie's. HENI News

Hong Kong: Yayoi Kusama’s Pumpkin (2013), which had a guarantee, sold for $6.25m, 21% above estimate at Christie’s. HENI News

London/Zurich: Kiki Kogelnik, the late Austrian Pop artist, is no longer under the radar with a show opening at Pace in London coinciding with a survey show in Switzerland, The Art Newspaper reports.

"‘I am definitely living every day like my last. Every day. I love and believe in art so much. It’s my passion. It’s what I live for.’ Tracey Emin on making the most of a second chance after a major operation for cancer. "

- The Guardian

On this day

On May 29, 1912, the premiere of the Ballet Russes’ L'après-midi d'un faune (The Afternoon of a Faun) took place in Paris. Auguste Rodin was in the audience, applauding while others booed. The lead dancer and choreographer, Nijinsky, posed for Rodin a few days afterwards.

Auguste Rodin, (detail) Nijinsky, (modeled 1912, cast 1959). Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art