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Five Artists in the News: a Gold Standard Barbara Hepworth, Joan Jonas super-sized at MoMA and the Chapman Brothers Get Kafkaesque

3 min read  ·  22 Mar 2024

Barbara Hepworth, Three Curves with Strings [Gold Mincarlo] (1971). Copyright the artist’s estate. Courtesy of Christie’s

Barbara Hepworth’s 18-carat sculpture leads Christie's $6.56m Modern British Sale. Peter Lanyon’s landscape was the outperformer in the auction in London, selling for 800% above its low estimate. For more, see the HENI News report.

Joan Jonas gets the super-sized retrospective at New York's MoMA the performance art pioneer deserves, writes ARTnews. “Jellyfish, rabbits, dogs, Icelandic lore, Noh theatre, Grimm fairy tales, mediumistic communion with other realms, and remixed representations of women recur throughout.”

Mike Kelley “Ghost and Spirit” opens at K21 Dusseldorf, E-flux reports. The large-scale survey of the late American artist’s work is co-organised by Tate Modern, the Pinault Collection and the Moderna Museet.

Linder Sterling talks to Elephant about her solo show, which London's Hayward Gallery has just announced for 2025. “For the show I might deep fake myself,” says the artist best known for her photomontages subverting soft porn and consumerism.

The Chapman Brothers are among the 30 artists whose work addresses the legacy of Franz Kafka in a show in Prague. The exhibition “KAFKAesque” marks the centenary of the writer’s death, Arts and Collection reports.

And in other news

The ex-husband of Brent Sikkema, the art dealer who was murdered in Brazil in January, was arrested in New York on Wednesday. Daniel Sikkema was due to be released after signing a bond, ARTnews reports