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Five Artists in the News: Bring on the Chagall Clowns, Lynette Yiadom Boakye Shines at Christie’s and Abraham Lincoln Melts in DC Heatwave

3 min read  ·  27 Jun 2024

Clown à la corbeille by Marc Chagall sold for $287,500. Image courtesy of Christie's Online

London: Lynette Yiadom Boakye led Christie's $13.11m 'Post-War to Present' auction, although 5am, Cadiz (2009), sold for $716,900, 5% below low estimate. For more top lots, see the HENI News report.

London: Daniel Crews-Chubb’s painting, Yasigi and Beast (embrace), set a new auction record for the artist when it sold for $94,000 at Christie's. HENI News

New York: Alex Israel led Phillips $1.61m 'Modern & Contemporary Art: Online Auction’. His Self Portrait (2013), sold for $101,600, 225% above its low estimate. HENI News

Market: Marc Chagall's clowns led Christie's Online $2.59m sale of works formerly in the artist’s estate. For details of the “white-glove sale”, see the HENI News report.

Seoul: Derrick Adams will launch Gagosian’s first presentation in the South Korean capital. The solo show is due to take place in the HQ of Amorepacific, the cosmetics company owned by collector Suh Kyung-bae, in the fall, ARTnews reports.

And in other news

Washington, DC: Sandy Williams IV's Abraham Lincoln statue, part of the artist’s “The Wax Monument Series” melted in the heat wave when the temperature hits 99 fahrenheit. Live Mint

"'They never talked about the atrocities that they saw.’ Blek Le Rat on his family history of the world wars that have shaped his attitude to conflict. The French street artist was speaking as his solo show ‘War and Peace’ opens in London."

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Sandy William IV's wax statue of Abraham Lincoln, Washington, DC. Photo: X/@kirk_bado via Live Mint