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Five Artists in the News: Richard Serra’s Work in Purgatory, Maurizio Cattelan Burglar Pleads Guilty and When Keith Haring Met Andy Warhol

3 min read  ·  03 Apr 2024

Richard Serra’s Clara-Clara temporarily displayed in the Tuileries Garden, Paris, in 2008. Photo by Tybo via Flickr/Hyperallergic

Paris: Richard Serra's Clara-Clara languishes in a yard on the outskirts of the French capital. In its Olympic year, the academic who tracked the work down asks: could this be the moment to bring the monumental sculpture back from “artistic purgatory”? (Hyperallergic)

Oxford: Maurizio Cattelan's America, an 18-carat gold toilet, is still missing after its theft from Blenheim Palace in 2019 but a man has now pleaded guilty to burglary in an Oxford court, Sky News reports.

Munich: Cao Fei's show at the Lenbachhaus will feature works created through the Chinese artist’s forays into VR, Stirworld reports.

New York: Christopher Wool's retrospective is on show on the 19th floor of 101 Greenwich Street. “This emptied and exhausted site of commerce” feels apt for the artist’s works of resets and erasure, writes The Brooklyn Rail.

Online: Yoshitomo Nara led Christie's $2.23m 20th/21st Century Art auction, which met the pre-sale estimate. For more highlights, see the HENI News sales report.

"Nothing from the show sold. 'Just one freakin Smurf,' said Patti Astor, who felt [Haring’s] work too adventurous for her collectors, who showed up in their limos the next morning. Brad Gooch on the opening of a buzzy show at Fun Gallery in 1983 when Haring first met Andy Warhol. From Radiant: The Life and Line of Keith Haring (Harper Collins)"

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