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Five Artists in the News: Monet’s $30M Haystack, a Warhol-KAWS Double Bill and Judy Chicago’s Feather Room Opens in Rome

3 min read  ·  25 Apr 2024

Aleksandra Kasuba, A Spectral Passage (1975 – 2023), Exhibition view “AMBIENTI 1956–2010. Environments by Women Artists II”, MAXXI-Rome, 2024. Photo by Cinzia Capparelli. Courtesy MAXXI

New York: A Monet painting of a haystack, which is expected to hammer for more than $30m, is due to go on sale at Sotheby’s on May 15.

London: Tarsila do Amaral leads the Royal Academy of Arts’ exhibition of the birth of Brazilian Modernism, which is due to open in January 2025.

Vienna: Gustav Klimt’s long-lost portrait of a young woman sold at auction for $37m despite a gap in its provenance during the Nazi-era.

Tokyo: "Warhol + KAWS", a show about the dark side of the artists’ work, will open in Pittsburgh before heading to Japan in 2027.

Rome: Judy Chicago’s Feather Room and a work by Zaha Hadid are among the immersive installations on show in part two of “Environments by Women Artists” at the Hadid-designed MAXXI.

"'For the Australian pavilion at the 2024 Venice Biennale, my instinct was to go big but minimal.' Archie Moore reflects on his Golden Lion-winning installation about the trauma experienced by his Indigenous ancestors in colonial Australia. "

- Artforum

On this Day

On April 25, 1886, a company was created in Paris to build a vertical structure as the centerpiece of the International Exposition. Three years later, the Eiffel Tower was officially opened in time for the historic world’s fair.

Claude Monet, Meules à Giverny (1893). Image courtesy of Sotheby's